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A sign certifying the SUHSD ventilation requirements graces the front of Woodside's 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 you've seen a tree before in your lifetime, but have you REALLY seen a tree? If it's good enough for these two then it's good enough for you! Coincidentally, this very photo won an award in November's 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. 
This Snow Goose, a rare visitor to the SF bay and Peninsula, has spent the last few days foraging on Woodside's Softball field, much to the delight of many.

Snow Fall: Rare Goose Visits Woodside

Cedrik von Briel, Politics Editor November 9, 2020
The Goose, first photographed by the author on Saturday, November 9th, is a pure, white bird with black on the wings. It is smaller than the local Canada Geese with a reddish-pink bill and legs.
Woodside teacher Ann Akey conducts distance learning office hours from her room in the F-wing on October 1st, 2020. Akey says that she has been teaching online from school instead of at home due to a much better connection and fewer distractions at school.

What Do Your Teachers Think of Distance Learning?

Cedrik von Briel, Politics Editor October 14, 2020
Since the novel coronavirus caused the Sequoia Union High School District to close all schools on March 12, the comforts of the home have taken over the school desks for many teachers, But has it ever been wondered what are their thoughts on it are?
An orange, hazy cover of smoke is seen above the Woodside traffic circle and PAC on September 9th, 2020. The large amounts of smoke from the fire have been causing a variety of inconveniences for Woodside students and teachers since the fires were started less than a month earlier

Wildfire smoke causes disruptions to Woodside Teachers and Students

Cedrik von Briel, Staff Writer September 17, 2020
According to a paper on Wildfire smoke by various government agencies, wildfire smoke can have “thousands of individual compounds, including particulate matter, carbon dioxide, water vapor, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and other organic chemicals, nitrogen oxides, and trace minerals, ” making its dangers similar to smoke from a house or building fire, though with much larger quantities of those materials.
The coronavirus situation has changed from what it once was, with masks being commonplace. But what else was risen out of the ashes of shelter-in-place?

Notes on the Pandemic

Cedrik von Briel, Health/Lifestyle/Technology Editor June 24, 2020
My first experience with the novel coronavirus was as a result of a coincidence. I was researching stories to talk about on air for Woodside TV Live when a story of a new virus across the ocean in China caught my eye. In a week that saw the death of Kobe Bryant, the rapid but relatively small spread of a virus seemed like a mere afterthought, just another news story.
The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz is said to contain a prediction to the current coronavirus, however this may just be a coincidence.

No Eyes for the Current Darkness: Why a 40-Year-Old Book Has Become Relevant Today

Cedrik von Briel, Health/Lifestyle/Technology Editor April 15, 2020
“Chilling.” “Gripping.” “Kept me on the edge of my seat.” An “emotional wringer.” That’s how various papers, websites, and amateur book reviewers described Dean Koontz’s 1981 thriller, The Eyes of Darkness.
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