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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

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 Redwood City Police Department’s Role in Helping with the Fires

Image from Fires rage in Boulder Creek, California on August 21.

Emma Montalbano, Online Editor

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.

Emma Chiu, Coeditor in Chief

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”

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Taila Lee, Coeditor in Chief

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.

Chloe Postlewaite, Online Editor

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”

Claire Manuel, Stephanie Dorsett, Cedrik Von Briel, and Emma Chiu

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.

Emma Chiu, Coeditor in Chief

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”

Emma Chiu and Taila Lee

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.

Everything you need to know about the California State Senate candidates

All Seven candidates will be up for election Tuesday to see which of the two will compete for the California District 13 State Senate seat during the the general election

Cedrik von Briel, Health/Tech/Lifestyle Editor

March 2, 2020

With the primaries coming up on Tuesday, many of Woodside's seniors will be voting in the primaries for the first time. While the presidential election is the one most will pay attention to, there are other high-profile races that affect people at the local level. One of these is the California District 13 State Senate race to replace Democrat Jerry Hill, who will be termed out next year.

More Than $5,000 in Student Body Funds Stolen

Leadership sold tickets to the basketball game at the ticket window at the front of the new gym.

Emma Chiu and Taila Lee

February 28, 2020

More than $5,000 in cash was stolen from Woodside student body funds after the senior basketball game versus Menlo-Atherton on Friday, February 14.

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