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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...

The pop-up menu offers a variety of meals, including a Crispy Chicken Drumstick with Biscuit and Mixed Vegetables.

Behind the scenes of the cafeteria

Winnie Einhorn and Birdie Kwan March 17, 2022

From the pre-packaged salads to the individual entrees made daily, everything is snatched up from the school lunch counter within minutes. We all know that there must be a system in place to bring us so...

To get campaigners for the March 16 BOSA elections, leadership members created posters around the school.

BOSA campaigning: Keys to success

Conrad Berke and Xamara Carrillo March 15, 2022

With BOSA (Board Of Student Affairs) elections right around the corner, Woodside’s BOSA candidates have strived to broadcast their campaigns and make sure their voices are heard. The election process...

Tech crew has been working extremely hard to ensure that this years spring musical, Freaky Friday will be a success.

Tech Crew: The unsung heroes of Woodside’s performing arts

Amelie de Leon, Co-Editor in Chief March 11, 2022
An often unappreciated group of students at Woodside is the tech crew, who are instrumental in ensuring that Woodside drama productions run smoothly and efficiently.
Despite the controversial aspects of assisted death, measures are still put into place to ensure well being of patients such as an oral demand to their physician to qualify for assisted death drugs.

Living in the last moments: the importance of assisted death

Kailyn Holty, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

TW: This article discusses assisted death and suicide The Swiss company Sarco developed a ‘suicide pod’ in December 2021 that fills with nitrogen so a person loses consciousness and dies within...

Woodside families have found many silver linings of the COVID pandemic.

The Silver Linings of COVID-19

Mia Hua, Politics Editor January 14, 2022

While COVID-19 has undeniably caused harm and tragedy across the world, Woodside students, teachers, and staff reflect on the silver linings they’ve found throughout lockdown. COVID-19 shut down the...

Artist depicts military and navy standoff between China and Taiwan

Taiwan vs China: What’s at Stake?

Jessica Lin and Kaitlyn Chen January 12, 2022

Note: In this article, interviewees requested to remain anonymous due to safety concerns and privacy. Therefore they are only referred to their last name.  The tension between China and Taiwan has...

Protesters on both sides of the abortion debate rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016

My Body, My choice, My opinion

Jessica Lin, Politics Editor September 27, 2021

A wave of emotions ran through Woodside after Governor Greg Abbott signed a law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy in Texas. Senate Bill 8 was effective on Wednesday, September 1, 2021,...

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