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Detracking, or the removal of advanced classes, has become one of the defining issues of Sequoia Union High School District.

Detracking in SUHSD: A Brief Overview

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor November 14, 2023

If you are plugged into the news of the Sequoia Union High School District, you have probably heard the word “detracking” thrown around in the past few months. Detracking is a major political issue...

Terrorist fighters from the Palestinian militant group Hamas waged a vicious attack against neighboring Israel.

Editorial: Hamas must be condemned

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor October 11, 2023

Note: As an editorial, this piece reflects the opinion of the Paw Print newsroom as a whole.  Beginning on the morning of October 7, Hamas, an Iran-backed militant and terrorist group that governs...

Four Woodside freshman recently emerged on top after a 12-person race for freshman leadership.

Freshman win office in annual elections

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor October 5, 2023

The 2023–2024 freshman elections recently occurred, with Miles Moore elected as freshman President, Mina Buhr elected as Vice President, Pardis Aghatehrani elected as Secretary, and Henry Schwab elected...

The Supreme Court struck down affirmative action last June in a 6-3 vote.

With Affirmative Action Overturned, Students Reflect

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor September 21, 2023

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of affirmative action, the college admissions landscape, and students' perception of it, is changing.  On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court struck down...

Raphael, School of Athens, fresco, 1509-1511 (Stanza della Segnatura, Papal Palace, Vatican)

Opinion: There is a hole in Woodside’s history curriculum

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor May 18, 2023

In Barack Obama’s 2102 Inaugural Address, he spoke of “unalienable rights.” He spoke of the importance of fair and open elections. He spoke of “debates about the role of government.” And he spoke...

Octagon Club: Club members gather for a presentation.

Photo Gallery: The Clubs of Woodside

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor April 24, 2023

Election Day, by Stanford professor Emilee Booth Chapman, illustrates the importance of elections to democracy.

Review: A vote of confidence for “Election Day”

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor April 3, 2023

In her new book Election Day (2022), Stanford political science professor Emilee Booth Chapman describes how popular voting embodies a variety of democratic values, arguing that elections fulfill an important...

Crystal Leach has been selected as the new superintendent.

District chooses Crystal Leach for superintendent position

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor March 24, 2023

After the unexpected exodus of previous superintendent Darnise Williams, the Sequoia Union High School District board has chosen Crystal Leach as the new superintendent  Former superintendent Darnise...

Jessie Lin, left, poses for a photo after a KQED Youth Advisory Board event.

Students pursue extracurricular interests

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor March 10, 2023

Once a month, junior Simon Campbell hops in the car, driving ten minutes to a house in Menlo Park. There, he sits down with a group of 10-15 other like-minded students and discusses topics in philosophy,...

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California

College trips and more coming up for juniors

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor March 2, 2023

Woodside’s College and Career Center is offering a variety of services this spring aimed at assisting juniors in their journey to college. Starting in February, Woodside will be taking juniors on several...

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