The Paw Print

Middle Schoolers Should Learn LGBTQIA+

Kianna Koeppen, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

In sixth grade I was walking on the playground at my middle school when two of my classmates ran up to me and asked me to check my nails. I held my hands out with my palms facing the ground so I could look at my nails, to which they let out a breath of relief and said, “Okay good, you’re not gay....

Catcalls vs. Compliments

Catcalls vs. Compliments

Taila Lee, Copy Editor

November 30, 2017

I didn’t realize they were talking about me. I strode to class from lunch, walking in my favorite lace skirt.  Behind me, I heard two male voices laughing.  As their voices grew closer, I caught a fragment of their conversation: “I knew I saw a fresh piece of ***.  Come here, cutie… ” I sti...

Your Social Media Presence as a Teenager

Your Social Media Presence as a Teenager

Grace Newby, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

Most teenagers are involved in social media, but every comment, like, or picture they post could have an affect on how colleges and future employers see them. In the age of the internet and social media, students tend to spend a lot of time tweeting, instagramming, and/or snapchatting. It seems tha...

Girls Join in on the Campfire

Stefan Sujansky, Co-Editor in Chief

November 2, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America announced this month that they would be welcoming girls to their ranks in the upcoming year, drawing a wave of praise and criticism from across the political spectrum. Chicago businessman William D. Boyce  founded the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1910, modeling them after...

Healthier Students or Heavier Traffic?

Healthier Students or Heavier Traffic?

Emma Chiu, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Nearly eighty-three percent of high schools nationwide, Woodside included, offer classes beginning earlier than eight thirty in the morning.  Although later start times may improve teens’ overall health, the California State Assembly recently shot down a bill to push start times later. To add to the pr...

Woodside’s Preparedness for Disaster, Ready or Not?

Woodside’s Preparedness for Disaster, Ready or Not?

Joe Balsama, Photo Editor

November 2, 2017

At Woodside, students are often fooling around and not taking emergency drills seriously, leaving some worried about the preparedness in case of a real life situation. Danny Avina, a Woodside student, does not believe that students would follow the guidelines: “Since we have so many kids, and it’s...

What Does LGBTQIA+ Mean to Members?

What Does LGBTQIA+ Mean to Members?

Kianna Koeppen, Health & Lifestyle Editor

November 2, 2017

The acronym LGBTQIA+ means different things to different people, especially to people within the LGBTQIA+ community. LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, Intersex, asexual, aromantic or all, and the + represents the other sexualities and genders that exist. A person ...

Brazilian Rainbow Rights Regress

Brazilian Rainbow Rights Regress

Taila Lee, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

Brazilian judge Waldemar de Carvalho legalized conversion therapy in early September 2017, causing indignation among the LGBTQ+ community. In 1999, Brazil’s Federal Council of Psychology banned psychologists from “curing” sexuality, but Carvalho recently overturned this ban by supporting psychologis...

How to Manage Senior Stress

How to Manage Senior Stress

Grace Newby, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

Most seniors are stressed at Woodside High School. The Senior Thesis and the added stress of college applications weigh down their spirits and affect their moods. These new assignments, combined with the average coursework given by teachers, make a toxic environment full of dissatisfaction and exha...

Should non-Woodside sports count for PE credit?

Should non-Woodside sports count for PE credit?

Emma Chiu, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

After completing one year of physical education, Woodside students can opt out of a second— provided they take three seasons of a Woodside sport and pass the state-mandated fitness test. However, non-Woodside sports no longer count for PE credit.  According to Woodside physical education teacher Laur...

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