The Paw Print

A packaged COVID test sits ready for use on Thursday, October 7th, 2021. Woodsides COVID test site mis using the PCR method to scan for the Coronavirus, which is often considered the Gold Standard of tests

Need a COVID Test? Woodside’s Got You Covered!

Cedrik von Briel, Managing Editor October 14, 2021
The testing is run by Worksite Labs, a San Francisco-based company formed at the start of the pandemic to specifically run mobile COVID testing units. According to Lao, tests are sent to a facility at the San Francisco International Airport where they are screened and results are returned within 24 hours. Lao added that getting tested is beneficial for both yourself and those around you. 
Woodside Quarterback Ben Shepard (number 10) meets with team members during Woodside’s game last month against Aragon. Woodside lost its recent game against Cupertino and now has a 3-1 record.

Woodside Football Hoping to Bounce-Back this Season

Cedrik von Briel, Managing Editor October 1, 2021
Woodside have lost almost 10 key players to injury so far this season. Shepard says that although that has contributed to low morale, the team is still practicing well.
A sign is posted on the F-wing bathroom door letting students know of Fridays closures.

Devious Licks Challenge Leads to Bathroom Closures at Woodside

Cedrik von Briel, Managing Editor September 24, 2021
These closures come after reports surfaced Friday morning of acts of a vandalized sink in the J-wing.  Only the D-wing bathrooms across from the College and Career Center (D-7) remain open at this time. 
Woodside Math Teacher Stephanie Finander was one of 22 nationwide teachers to win the  2021 Edyth May Sliffe Award from the MAA

Woodside Math Teacher Stephanie Finander wins National Award

Cedrik von Briel, Managing Editor September 16, 2021
Finander, who teaches Advanced Placement [AP] Physics and AP Calculus B at Woodside, beat out teachers from over 5,000 schools across the United States to win the award, which includes a $500 stipend from the MAA and a free trip to their annual Mathfest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania next August. 
A sign advocating for the recall of Gavin Newsom and the election of front-runner Larry Elder hangs along Highway 1 just outside of Half Moon Bay, California on Monday, September 6, 2021. Voters will be deciding on September 14 whether Newsom will retain his seat in office in an election that has been heavily politicized.

Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Cedrik von Briel, Managing Editor September 10, 2021
According to the latest polls from the political poll site FiveThirtyEight, Republican talk show host Larry Elder is the top candidate to replace Newsom - if voters choose to recall him - with 22.6% of the vote, followed by finance Youtuber Kevin Paffrath (Democrat) at 9.6% and Businessman John Cox (Republican) at 5.0%. Campaigning has been mostly subdued for those running in the recall election, but some, like Democratic Candidate Joel Ventresca, are still out there attempting to get their voices heard.
A sign certifying the SUHSD ventilation requirements graces the front of Woodsides New Gym on Friday, March 20, 2021. Proper airflow and circulation is critical to making indoor classes safe for students returning to classes in early April

Admin: Woodside Taking Health and Safety First as In-Person Classes Prepare to Return

Cedrik von Briel, Local News Editor April 5, 2021
On February 24, 2021, Sequoia Union High School District [SUHSD] released plans for a limited group of teachers and students to return for in-person classes starting on April 5. Now, with a little over a week left until that date, Woodside has been working hard to ensure that its campus is up to local health standards.
Former President Donald J. Trump smiles a stupid grin during one of his many dumb 2017 speeches early on in his presidency. Thinking of his time as one of the reality TV shows he likes so much, how did he do in the highest office of the land?

Trump’s Out of Office. Let’s Look Back

Cedrik von Briel, Politics Editor February 9, 2021
This four-year reality television (TV) show about a supposedly wealthy businessman and complete political outsider who ascends to the highest position this country can bestow was amazingly entertaining and (I’ll admit it) kind of fun to watch at times, but horrifyingly, scary for most of it. 
An old version of the Woodside Paw Print stares back at you from 2018. While you will no longer find this design anywhere within the hyperlink gracing your search bar, many of the articles that appeared on this homepage are still available and searchable for your veiwing pleasure to this day!

Why Not Check Out the Paw Print?

Cedrik von Briel, Politics Editor December 22, 2020
The very site you’re currently on has much to read, enjoy, and think about! 
Two kids play on a tree at Rov Cloud Elementary School this past October. It highly likely that youve seen a tree before in your lifetime, but have you REALLY seen a tree? If its good enough for these two then its good enough for you! Coincidentally, this very photo won an award in Novembers Journalism Education Association convention beating out over 20 other participants!

Why You Should Look at Trees

Cedrik von Briel, Politics Editor December 16, 2020
Well, for starters, they’re pretty cool.
A Male Black-bellied Plover hangs out at the Bair Island unit of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge on its way up to the Alaskan tundra in April.  The breeding habitat that he and other birds need to breed is under threat by recent advances from the Trump Administration

Trump Administration Plans to Push Ahead with Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling

Cedrik von Briel, Politics Editor November 12, 2020
California is a wonderful location, home to some of the coolest species in North America. However, not all of them are ours alone. Each year, millions of birds migrate from the northernmost reaches of Alaska just to be here. However, they are under threat. 
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