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Wildfire smoke causes disruptions to Woodside Teachers and Students

An orange, hazy cover of smoke is seen above the Woodside traffic circle and PAC on September 9th, 2020. The large amounts of smoke from the fire have been causing a variety of inconveniences for Woodside students and teachers since the fires were started less than a month earlier

Cedrik von Briel, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

According to a paper on Wildfire smoke by various government agencies, wildfire smoke can have “thousands of individual compounds, including particulate matter, carbon dioxide, water vapor, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and other organic chemicals, nitrogen oxides, and trace minerals, ” making its dangers similar to smoke from a house or building fire, though with much larger quantities of those materials.

The Redwood City Police Department’s Role in Helping with the Fires

Image from Fires rage in Boulder Creek, California on August 21.

Emma Montalbano, Online Editor

September 15, 2020

Redwood City Detective, Bill Cagno, explains the Police Department's role in helping with the fires.

From the Frontlines

Firefighters on the front lines of the Northern California wildfires.

Claire Manuel, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Firefighters across California have been trying to contain the 29 Northern California wildfires that started from mid-August to mid-September 2020.

Parks Sustain Fire Damage

The inside of a redwood remains burning after the fire has passed.

Jack Freeman, Co-Editor in Chief

September 10, 2020

The CZU August Lightning Complex fire ignited after lightning strikes touched down near Loma Mar; since then, the fire has resulted in one death, multiple injuries, and the burning of over 86,000 acres of land, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE).

Fires in San Mateo and Santa Cruz County erupt following lightning storm

The 5-14, 5-15, and the 5-18 fires (pictured here) in San Mateo County have burned a total of 604 acres and are 0% contained, according to CALFIRE.

Jack Freeman, Co-Editor in Chief

August 18, 2020

After the massive lightning storm on Sunday, August 16, several medium-size fires have broken out over the last few days throughout San Mateo and Santa Cruz county. The fires named the CZU August Lightning Complex by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE), one person has been injured and 1000 acres have been burned so far. Ev...

What You Missed at the BLM March in SF on May 30, 2020

About 1,000 people marched in San Francisco yesterday to honor the memory of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Zoe Mason, Guest Contributor

May 31, 2020

Woodside senior Zoe Mason shares her experience at yesterday's Black Lives Matter protest in San Francisco.

Wildcats Find Ways to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Elise Hadidi, a Woodside sophomore, sews a N95 mask cover at home.

Taila Lee, Coeditor in Chief

May 29, 2020

COVID-19 has affected everyone’s lives, and though times are tough, students at Woodside High School are finding ways to support their communities.

“I Can’t Breathe”: George Floyd’s Last Words Heard Across America

During an interview with CNN, George Floyd's two brothers and cousin hold up a photo of Floyd.

Taila Lee, Coeditor in Chief

May 28, 2020

A disturbing video from Monday night shows a white police officer pressing his knee on the neck of an unarmed black man, who is moaning and repeating that he can’t breathe. The handcuffed black man, identified as George Floyd, died at age 46 soon after his arrest.

Kaylee Wall: Art and Animation

A self portrait Wall created using a digital art platform to use for her art account profile photo

Sam Brook and Tessa Bertine

May 14, 2020

Woodside senior Kaylee Wall has always had a passion for art, but she recently found her true calling: 2D animation.

Grace Jau: Avid Volunteer

Grace Jau volunteers at an arts-and-crafts program for young children.

Emma Montalbano and Claire Manuel

April 30, 2020

Grace Jau, a junior at Woodside High School, loves to volunteer and give back to her community in any way she can.

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