The Paw Print

Is the Spotlight Shone on the Right People?

Traditionally, actors and actresses receive the most praise in drama productions.

Kianna Koeppen, Diversity Editor

May 3, 2019

When you think of a musical, play, movie, television show, or some form of visual entertainment that tells a form of a story, what roles do you think of? The lead actor with a crisp jaw line, handsome complexion, and stunning talent? The gorgeous actress whose stunning beauty matches their talent? The brilliant director who managed to pull it all together in incredible accuracy?

What is Normal?

A collection of teenagers who are all dressed the same.

Kianna Koeppen, Diversity Editor

March 19, 2019

The main goal of a teenager is to fit in, not to stand out. To appear "normal" to the people around you. Yet the point of high school is for teenagers to figure out who they are before going to college, and one common piece of advice about how to do this is to stay true to yourself. So, why is it that a majority of high schoolers are changing who they are to fit in? If everyone is desperately trying to meet the expectation of normal, then wouldn’t that mean that everyone’s definition of normal would be the same?

Lack of Governmental Involvement in Issues in America

Lack of Governmental Involvement in Issues in America

Kiki Koeppen, Diversity Editor

March 5, 2019

Racism, sexism, homophobia, gun control, climate change, conversion therapy, sexual harassment scandals; what do all of these issues and many others have in common? The government’s lack of will to change the United States for the better.

Valentine’s Day Stereotypes

Valentine's Day Stereotypes

Kianna Koeppen, Diversity Editor

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a long held holiday celebrating the concept of love. However, present and past societal norms have caused most people to view this holiday primarily celebrating love between a male and a female.

Valentine’s Day Pick Up Line Contest Results

Valentine's Day Pick Up Line Contest Results

Kianna Koeppen, Diversity Editor

February 14, 2019

Michael Aguilar "Me: You remind me of the 21 letters of the alphabet. Wingman: There's 26 letters Me: Oh yeah. How can I forget? U R A Q T." Isabel de Oliveira "Are you my appendix? Because you’re giving me this funny feeling in my stomach that makes me want to take you out." Rachelle Taveau "Excuse me do...

Coming Out Analogy

February 11, 2019

Imagine being a marionette, a perfected, painted, polished puppet taught to perform for other people’s enjoyment. The ropes that constrict you are society, which are forcing you to walk, talk, and do anything they want you to do, whether you like it or not. Whenever you try to go your own way to b...

A Sexual Assault Victim’s Reaction to Politicians Accused of Sexual Assault

Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual assault, recently became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Anonymous, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

It’s no secret that there are politicians that have been accused of sexual assault and rape— many of which are currently in office and/or running for a position. Some Americans might ignore this issue, but people who have been a victim of sexual assault, like myself, are far from letting it slide.

Climate Change Changing Our Lives

Rising sea levels are one indication of climate change.

Kianna Koeppen, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence, which is currently tearing across the southern United States, serves as another example of the increasingly prevalent effects of climate change.

New Teachers, Old School

The large Woodside logo on the side of the PAC greets the new staff members

Kiki Koeppen, LETH Editor

August 28, 2018

A huge influx of 22 new Woodside High School teachers, specializing in areas including mathematics, English, history, and counseling, makes the start of the school year an exciting time for both students and faculty.

Marginalized Groups in America

Marginalized Groups in America

Kianna Koeppen, LETH Editor

June 7, 2018

Odds that the person reading this is marginalized in some way is higher than one would think.   Don’t believe me? Then answer these questions: do you identify as a cisgender primarily masculine male? Are you heterosexual? Are you Christian or another religion that is Protestant and Catholic?...

The Voice of the Wildcats