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Woodside 2020 Mock Election Results

Woodside 2020 Mock Election Results
November 30, 2020

*Per California law, a ballot measure cannot pass without a majority of votes cast **POTUS stands for President of the United States, VPOTUS stands for Vice President of the United States ***The...

New Netflix Show ‘Cuties’ Receiving Backlash

Movie poster of the film showing girls dancing
Student's feelings on the French Film 'Cuties'
November 23, 2020

Netflix is facing intense backlash from members and subscribers of their platform after the arrival of the award-winning French film, "Cuties," which is being heavily criticized for sexualizing young girls. The...

Trump Administration Plans to Push Ahead with Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling

A Male Black-bellied Plover hangs out at the Bair Island unit of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge on its way up to the Alaskan tundra in April.  The breeding habitat that he and other birds need to breed is under threat by recent advances from the Trump Administration
What impacts would that have on the Bay Area?
November 12, 2020
California is a wonderful location, home to some of the coolest species in North America. However, not all of them are ours alone. Each year, millions of birds migrate from the northernmost reaches of Alaska just to be here. However, they are under threat. 

Snow Fall: Rare Goose Visits Woodside

This Snow Goose, a rare visitor to the SF bay and Peninsula, has spent the last few days foraging on Woodside's Softball field, much to the delight of many.
The adult, light morph Snow Goose is a great bird for the area, much less Woodside High School's Softball field!
November 9, 2020
The Goose, first photographed by the author on Saturday, November 9th, is a pure, white bird with black on the wings. It is smaller than the local Canada Geese with a reddish-pink bill and legs.

Pass or Fail?

With the pass/fail system, grades A-D are written as
November 5, 2020

Due to COVID-19, high schools all over the world were shut down in attempts to control cases. This led to schools and districts trying to explore new ways of teaching, resulting in online distance learning. The...

What Bay Area Residents Think About San Francisco’s Rush to Reopen

Illustration of a person working out under heavy homemade protective gear.
Is San Francisco opening too soon? Bay Area residents give their opinion on the reopening.
October 19, 2020

San Francisco wants to make it their goal to reopen establishments such as gyms and middle schools by mid-October. What do Bay Area residents think of this plan?  San Francisco opened up schools with...

Online Schooling – Is It Working?

Online Schooling - Is It Working?
Many schools have had to switch to online schooling and online platforms this year due to the coronavirus - what are the student's views on this?
October 19, 2020

Schools have had to change with the coronavirus still affecting the nation. For the past four weeks, online schooling has become the new normal for students of all ages or 4-6 weeks and elementary through...

Before and After the Pandemic: How Have People Around Our Community Been Affected?

Announcement at Woodside High School promoting mask and social distancing.
October 15, 2020

People in the Bay Area have been affected negatively by COVID-19 throughout this pandemic ever since March, and their daily lives continue to adapt to fit pandemic guidelines. Janet Suazo, a 28-year-old...

Woodside Clubs During Online Learning

Woodside class of 2020's  reminder on their instagram for class board meetings.
October 15, 2020
Woodside High School clubs have started to meet during online learning, mostly using online resources like Zoom and Instagram Live.

What Do Your Teachers Think of Distance Learning?

Woodside teacher Ann Akey conducts distance learning office hours from her room in the F-wing on October 1st, 2020. Akey says that she has been teaching online from school instead of at home due to a much better connection and fewer distractions at school.
Five teachers and one principal share their opinions on learning online.
October 14, 2020
Since the novel coronavirus caused the Sequoia Union High School District to close all schools on March 12, the comforts of the home have taken over the school desks for many teachers, But has it ever been wondered what are their thoughts on it are?
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