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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
Reporter Cedrik von Briel interviewed the seven candidates running for the 2020 District 13 nomination.
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.
“This is your money. They stole from you guys… And that’s why that hurts.”
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.

North Star Academy Holds First Redwood City School District Climate Strike

Natalie Su waved a sign that said
'Listen to the children': An eighth grader at North Star Academy organized and led a climate strike last Friday.
February 2, 2020
More than 150 students at North Star Academy, a third through eighth grade school in Redwood City, walked out of class to raise awareness about climate change and demand climate action on Friday, January 31.

Clases de Colocación Avanzada: Los Segregadores no Intencionales

At Woodside, students of minority races are less likely to take Advanced Placement classes than their white counterparts.
Las clases de colocación avanzada tienden a atraer los estudiantes caucásicos, los angloparlantes nativos y los de mayores niveles de ingresos.
January 31, 2020
Las clases de colocación avanzada tienden a atraer los estudiantes caucásicos, los angloparlantes nativos y los de mayores niveles de ingresos.

TikTok: The Epitome of Gen Z

With an audience of mostly teenagers, TikTok currently has over 500 million active users.
It’s Time to Talk About TikTok
December 22, 2019
Reporter Taila Lee explores the app TikTok's sudden popularity and the evolution of social media.

“Isn’t It Just Soap?”: Gender Stereotypes in Marketing

Old Spice commercials for men can sometimes display stereotypical masculinity.
December 21, 2019
Earplugs, pens, soap, tape, and razors: what do these products have in common? Many are commonly marketed separately towards men and women.

A Trip to the Circus

A family takes a picture with director and head clown Giovanni Zoppé outside Zoppé Family Circus's distinctive tent after a show on October 26, 2019.
A fall-time “family tradition” returns for a twelfth year in Redwood City.
December 19, 2019
After four weeks in Redwood City, Zoppé Family Circus is back on the move.

Guns, Schools, and Activism

A student speaks at the March For Our Lives protest in Redwood City.
Gun violence, school shootings, and what we can do about them.
December 16, 2019
On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old Joaquin Oliver walked to class with a bouquet of flowers and a plan for a date with his girlfriend to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Later that day, Oliver was shot in the hallway outside his creative writing class. He and 16 others died that day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Florida.

National Period Day Raises Awareness For Period Poverty

The subscription service Peach Pack advocates for open discussions about menstruation.
In honor of National Period Day, reporter Taila Lee spoke with the co-founders of the company Peach Pack to discuss menstruation stigma.
November 6, 2019
People across the United States celebrated National Period Day on Saturday, October 19, organizing rallies in all 50 states to raise awareness for period poverty and to petition for increased accessibility to menstrual products.

Photo essay: 13 birds for the 3 billion lost

A male Blue Grosbeak sings for his mate on a fencepost in Boulder County, Colorado. Over 25% of all migratory birds like this one were lost since 1970, according to a new study.
What are some of the bird families discussed in the new Cornell Lab of Ornithology study?
October 18, 2019
A startling report recently published by the Cornell lab of Ornithology states that North America has lost about 2.9 individual birds of many different species since 1970; that’s just over one in four individual birds lost. Here is just a sample of some of the many bird families that were featured in the study:
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