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The Voice of the Wildcats

The Paw Print

The Voice of the Wildcats

The Paw Print

Gen Z spends an average of 1 hour and 20 minutes of TikTok a day.

Mixed views on a TikTok ban

Ollie O'Toole, Staff Writer June 6, 2023

100 million Americans use TikTok daily, a reality under threat as a nation wide TikTok ban becomes more of a possibility. With a bill called the RESTRICT Act making its way through Congress, and 34...

Power outages leaving various neighborhoods dark and without electricity.

Lights Out: What to do?

Jaiedenn Dolan, Editor April 5, 2023

Due to recent storms, power outages swept through the Bay Area, leaving various neighborhoods and households without electricity for days. Power outages impact Woodside students' home life in a variety...

Alaskas North Slope is where thousands of oil barrels will be extracted.

The future of The Willow Project

Jaiedenn Dolan, Editor March 28, 2023

The Biden administration recently approved The Willow Project on March 13th. The Willow Project is a $6 billion proposal to drill oil in Alaska North’s Slope, which is in the National Petroleum Reserve.  The...

AP African American Studies is a new proposed course, which, according to the College Board, examines the diversity of African American experiences through direct encounters with authentic and varied sources

Florida bans AP African American Studies from schools, prompting curriculum changes and backlash

Conrad Berke, Co-Editor in Chief March 1, 2023

Florida’s Department of Education (FDOE) recently announced the rejection of a proposed Advanced Placement African American Studies class by the College Board, with Florida press secretary Bryan Griffin...

Police brutality have taken the life of so many, there needs to be a change.

Say his name: Tyre Nichols

Jaiedenn Dolan, Editor February 17, 2023

Here’s what to know: On January 7th, Tyre Nichols was severely beaten by several different Memphis police officers. This eventually led to his death on January 10th due to the extensive injuries he sustained...

We asked DALL-E, an AI image generator, to create an impressionist painting representing the dangers of AI on education.

New AI text-generation capabilities affect Woodside classes

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor February 2, 2023

The recent release of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) text generator, ChatGPT, has led to plagiarism and cheating, which is forcing educators to reevaluate the way they teach. ChatGPT was released in...

Students discuss how they view political conversations and engaging in political topics.

Students consider participation in political conversations

Jaiedenn Dolan, Editor January 28, 2023

Many teenagers have shown increased resistance to bringing up political topics with their peers due to the rising division between the two political parties.  It can also be challenging to partake...

The closest voting center to Woodside High is located in the Redwood City Hall Council Chambers.

Your guide to the midterm elections

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor November 7, 2022

Midterm elections are coming up, and the deadline to vote is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. This article contains information about how and where to vote, and summarizes four key issues appearing on the California...

Students who are 18, vote in the upcoming November Midterm elections and make your voices heard!

Encouraging students at Woodside to vote in upcoming November elections

Jaiedenn Dolan, Editor November 3, 2022

Midterm elections are coming on November 8, and administrators and history teachers think it's important that 18-year-old students vote. AP US History and Government/Economics teacher Ramie Macioce...

While Americas institutions ostensobly reward merit and hard work, other more arbitrary factors are often at work.

Opinion: The lie of American merit

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor October 24, 2022

The idea of the American dream is widely canonized in our society. It is embedded in literature (The Great Gatsby), in film (The Pursuit of Happiness), and even in public opinion. According to studies...

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