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Many Bothered by BMI

Many Bothered by BMI

Chloe Postlewaite and Sara Raubvogel

February 18, 2018

Despite being a mandatory assessment in California schools since 2001, the BMI fitness test still sparks controversy among students. Adolphe Quetelet, a Belgian mathematician, created the Body Mass Index (BMI) in 1832.  Today, twenty-one states, including California, require the BMI. Schools use it both...

Sophomores in the Mix

Emma Chiu (article) and Noelia Arteaga (photos), Local News Editor and Sports Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

Woodside’s aspiring musicians continue to use the online music platform SoundCloud in hopes of publicizing their music― despite the company falling behind its competitors due to a lack of subscribers. Unlike the popular music-streaming service Spotify, SoundCloud allows users of all musical skill levels t...

Apple gets backlash at intentional reduction of iPhone performance

Sean Moriarty and Kiki Koeppen

February 15, 2018

Apple’s recently instituted policy of strangling performance on its line of iPhones have resulted  in many customers smothering the corporation with complaints Last January, Apple released the mobile software update 10.2.1, which, among other things, caused significant reductions in performance for...

Uber: Safe for Students?

Uber: Safe for Students?

Taila Lee, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018

Contributing to Uber’s forty million monthly rides, Woodside students commonly use Uber for quick transportation: how safe are students taking Ubers? Uber, the popular mobile app that allows users to instantaneously access quick rides, boasts a soaring net revenue of $6.5 billion in comparison to i...

Movie Review: “Voldemort: Origins of the Heir”

Movie Review: “Voldemort: Origins of the Heir”

Kianna Koeppen, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Technology, and Health Editor

February 5, 2018

Potterheads are enchanted by the fan-made film by the name of “Voldemort: Origins of the Heir,” which was published on YouTube on January 13th and has received a lot of positive attention. The film is a 59 minute theory of what caused the Harry Potter villain Tom Marvolo Riddle to become the infamous Lord V...

A Spotlight on Spotify’s“Spotlight”

A Spotlight on Spotify’s“Spotlight”

Taila Lee, Copy Editor

February 5, 2018

Spotify recently launched a new program called Spotlight, introducing unique visuals to play alongside podcasts, news, and other audio. Released January 18, 2018 and currently accessible in the United States, Spotlight will feature content from media outlets like Buzzfeed News, Refinery29, Genius, Chedd...

Homophobia in Hip-Hop at Woodside

Homophobia in Hip-Hop at Woodside

Grace Newby, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

Listeners recently called out Offset, a member of the hip hop trio Migos, for a line perceived as homophobic in his verse of “Boss Life” by YFN Lucci. Offset responded to this criticism by explaining he had not known “queer,” the controversial word he used, disparaged gay people. This controversy r...

Survival of the Festivals

Survival of the Festivals

Joseph Balsama, Multimedia Editor

February 5, 2018

Music festivals popped up everywhere around the world suddenly in the past few years with new investors trying to get in on the profits, but recently artists have been backing out and the concerts failing. David Anhalt, who has interned with music companies and helped put on a music festival shares his ins...

HQ Gaming

HQ Gaming

Zack Hage, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

Helmed by the creators of such apps like Vine and Jetsetter, HQ Trivia is the newest game to take over the App Store. Tasking players to correctly answer 12 questions live for a rotating cash prize (typically between $1,500 - $10,000), the app has risen in popularity almost exponentially. In fact, ...

Beauty Contestants Stand up to Sexism

Mykha Latimer, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

For years pageant contestants have been asked to disclose their waist, hip, and bust sizes, but as a form of rebellion against these oversexualized events, the contenders in the Peru Beauty Pageant, this past October chose to share trafficking, femicide, and harassment statistics in place of the meas...

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