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WHS Dreamers’ Club forms amidst DACA uncertainty

WHS Dreamers’ Club forms amidst DACA uncertainty

Holly Rusch, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017

The country has been in a state of turmoil over the fate of the newly rescinded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program- and the decisions surrounding it will drastically and directly affect the students and staff of Woodside High School. On September 5th, the Trump administration announced that they w...

Local Institutions Respond to D.A.C.A. Developments

Local Institutions Respond to D.A.C.A. Developments

Stefan Sujansky, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2017

WOODSIDE, CA- President Donald Trump’s decision on September 5th to issue an end-date for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has caused an uproar in California, as officials in all levels of government race to condemn him. Established by executive order under President Obama in 2012, DA...

Do Clubs Really Matter on College Apps?

Do Clubs Really Matter on College Apps?

Kenna Beban, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2017

As college admissions become more competitive, students all over the country try to make themselves the most unique candidate possible. At Woodside, this means joining clubs. Extracurricular activities are becoming increasingly important as universities look for a diverse range of applicants. This...

Closing of a Redwood City Essential

Closing of a Redwood City Essential

Chloe Postlewaite, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017

Redwood Roller Rink, one of the last roller skating rinks in the Bay Area, is closing September 30th after sixty years of serving the community. Redwood Roller Rink has been a place full of fond memories for children and adults alike. From roller derbies to middle school parties, the roller rink h...

J is for Justified

J is for Justified

Emma Chiu, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017

After sixteen months of construction, the new J-wing is finally open for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) classes― but does it meet Woodside’s expectations? The approval of Measure A provided funds for the J-wing in June of 2014; however, construction did not begin until May of 2016...

Heat and Hydration

Heat and Hydration

Jess O'Neill, Local News Editor

September 13, 2017

Extreme temperatures spread throughout the Bay Area this past Labor Day weekend, creating dangerous conditions and causing its citizens to be on high alert about their health and safety. Temperatures rose to triple digits this past weekend creating remarkably uncomfortable conditions for both indoor a...

Despacito surpasses Gangnam Style as most viewed YouTube video

Travis Moss, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Latin-Pop single “Despacito” surpassed Gangnam Style as the most viewed video on YouTube on August 4, after being uploaded for only 7 months. Gangnam Style, a one-hit wonder by Korean Pop singer PSY, had previously been the most viewed YouTube video, and the first YouTube video to ever reach a bill...

Diversity in the Freshman Elections

Joe Balsama, Photo Editor

September 12, 2017

Woodside’s Freshman elections held this week hope to bring new campus diversity. Leslie With, the Student Activities Director, commented on diversity in a few different ways, stating, “Yes, we want to have diversity, but I want diversity also of students middle schools, like where they come from, ...

Less Snapchatting, More Sweating

Less Snapchatting, More Sweating

Taila Lee, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017

To reduce student phone usage in class, Woodside PE Dance teachers will promptly purchase iPads for their classrooms. Students use their smartphones in class for research, school surveys, or music for group dances, but a majority of students misuse their phones by texting or accessing social media. ...

The WHS Freshman Experience

Grace Newby, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017

Nearly 500 students arrived at Woodside High School as members of the freshmen class of 2021. As they first came onto campus events like AS/AP boot-camp on August 10th and 11th and Arena Check-In on August 12th welcomed them and began to integrate these new students into the Woodside community. Fresh...

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