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Freshmen perform at the homecoming rally

A mid-year check in with freshmen

Logan Marrow , Staff Writer March 16, 2023

Going from middle school to high school is a big change in every student's life.  Most high school students remember being nervous their first year of high school. In middle school, you might have...

While often disregarded as easy work, stay-at-home parents often have just as much responsibility to balance.

The stay-at-home parent

Maggie Mein, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

Those who work as stay-at-home parents are often not recognized for their hard work. While they work to make their children and spouses’ lives easier, in return, they are frequently disregarded as someone...

Rehearsals take place on and off the stage, with much time dedicated to vocal performance and training.

Behind the carriage doors of “Cinderella: Enchanted Edition”

Winnie Einhorn, Co-Editor in Chief March 10, 2023

From the moment the Performing Arts Center lights dim, to the impassioned applause at the final curtain call, Woodside’s spring musicals never fail to bring a show – and an audience – to life.  While...

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

Students pursue extracurricular interests

Patrick Van Hoven, Politics 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,...

Hopkin’s CTE Engineering Design and Development class currently has six females to nineteen male students.

Where are all the girls?

Kailyn Holty, Campus/Local Editor March 10, 2023

The harmony of tinkering and clicking sounds greets sophomore and Robotics club member Abigail Brown as she enters the engineering classroom. Yet instead, she’s met with the overwhelming lack of girls...

Woodside offers seven co-ed sports including cross country, swimming, wrestling, track and field, badminton, and cheerleading.

Co-ed sports: The solution to the gender dilemma in athletics

Kailyn Holty, Sports Editor January 31, 2023

With eighteen states across the U.S. banning trans-women and girls from playing on school sports teams, the question of providing equal opportunities to all, no matter gender, is often debated throughout...

Woodside students engage in a multitude of sports, often played outside of school.

Beyond Woodside athletics: A look at sports students participate in outside of school

Kailyn Holty, Sports Editor October 28, 2022

The clock ticks down with only a few seconds left in the game. Sweat droplets dot the floor and the sound of squeaking shoes fills the air. Players cling to the last moments, hoping to make that final...

A collection of pictures from Akeys time abroad sits in her classroom. Akey, who has been teaching at Woodside now for over two decades, previously taught in places like Zambia, Benin, Iowa, and inner-city Sacramento

Around the world and back again: Ann Akey’s multi-continent teaching journey

Cedrik von Briel, Managing Editor April 28, 2022

Teaching AP Environmental Science, chemistry, and leading the Green Academy is no small task, but it helps if you have some experience. Luckily for Ann Akey, that’s exactly what she has.  Ever...

Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby is taught in almost every level Junior English class at Woodside.

Banned books plague school curriculums nation-wide

Cebelli Pfeifer and Sofia Kalberer March 23, 2022

Controversy surrounding the censorship of books like “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger, “Maus” by Art Spiegelman, and “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain has sparked a national debate as to...

Senior Shai Dickman uses his hobby of coding to create beautiful pieces of art.

Unusual hobbies: Enjoying the oddities in life

Mia Hua and Kailyn Holty March 21, 2022

As high school is a melting pot of stress and anxiety, many students engage in unusual hobbies for a much-needed break in the day. Often, these niche activities, like karate, memorizing digits of pi, and...

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