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What Do Your Teachers Think of Distance Learning?

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.
Five teachers and one principal share their opinions on learning online.
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?

School in the Time of COVID-19

Students in Spain social distance and wear masks as they resume in-person school.
A look into how schools across the world have adapted to the circumstances of COVID-19
October 13, 2020

The new school year has begun for students across the world in recent weeks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they return to circumstances they have never seen before. The Paw Print reached out to students...

Wildfire smoke causes disruptions to Woodside Teachers and Students

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
Distance learning and daily life are affected by the smoke
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 Redwood City Police Department’s Role in Helping with the Fires

Image from Fires rage in Boulder Creek, California on August 21.
September 15, 2020
Redwood City Detective, Bill Cagno, explains the Police Department's role in helping with the fires.

“The Timing Was Right”: Bob Dylan’s Newest Release Isn’t a Coincidence

Bob Dylan released “Murder Most Foul,” his first original song since 2012, on March 26, 2020.
A Review of Bob Dylan’s “Murder Most Foul”
April 14, 2020
If you’re looking for a cheerful pop tune with a catchy backbeat, Bob Dylan’s newest song, “Murder Most Foul,” may not be for you. But, in darker times—such as the current coronavirus pandemic—the haunting ballad provides an unexpected comfort.

Out Of His “Idle Town”: Review of Conan Gray’s “The Comfort Crowd Tour”

For his performance of
In honor of Conan Gray releasing his debut studio album "Kid Krow" on March 20, reporter Taila Lee takes us back to Gray's "Sunset Season" era.
March 21, 2020
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA— Sad, soulful, and sassy, YouTuber-turned-pop-star Conan Gray is a rising king of dream pop with his down-to-earth lyrics, comforting voice, and growing fanbase.

Coronavirus Closes Woodside Until April 6

A student works on an online assignment to prepare for online learning.
All Sequoia Union High School District schools are moving to online classes to limit the spread of coronavirus.
March 13, 2020
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), all Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) schools are transitioning to online learning beginning Monday and will return to in-person classes on April 6.

A Look at Woodside’s “Non-Essential Activities”

March 13, 2020
Following district guidelines regarding the coronavirus, a number of prominent student activities were deemed "non-essential" and prohibited from continuing. Here's a closer look at four of them.

Menlo School Reopens Following Coronavirus Scare

Menlo School closed from March 4 to March 6 after a faculty member was exposed to COVID-19.
March 9, 2020
Menlo School, a private school in Atherton, reopened today after a three-day closure related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ten Years Later: Still Waiting for “Superman”

A decade after the initial publication of the controversial documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman,’” educators around the Woodside community reflect on the film’s impacts.
March 9, 2020
In 2010, during her first year as Instructional Vice Principal of Woodside High School, Diane Mazzei was not expecting to face the press.
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