The Voice of the Wildcats

The Paw Print

The Voice of the Wildcats

The Paw Print

The Voice of the Wildcats

The Paw Print

AS English 1 and English 1 share some coursework, such as reading and analyzing Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime, but English 1 has less coursework overall than AS English 1 and is at a slower pace

Opinion: Cutting AS English 1 is doing Woodside a serious disservice

Conrad Berke, Beat Editor November 15, 2023

Advanced Standing (AS) English 1 was cut for freshmen last year. This was the wrong decision. The SUHSD Board of Trustees should vote to fix this and bring back AS English 1 for future school years this...

The heterogenous English I class that all 9th graders at Woodside currently take provides a diverse and comprehensive curriculum.

Opinion: Detracked classes benefit all students

Kailyn Holty, Editor in Chief November 15, 2023

70 years ago the Supreme Court made the historic decision to make it illegal to segregate public schools on the basis of race with the Brown v. Board of Education case. Yet, schools still experience stark...

The mosh pit was where the negatives of homecoming, the shoving and the sub-par music delivery, were most clearly seen

Opinion: Last night’s Homecoming was disappointing

Conrad Berke, Beat Editor October 22, 2023

Homecoming is an American high school classic, so it’s disappointing that last night’s Homecoming wasn’t particularly great. When I think of a Woodside Homecoming, I think very positively. The...

Sequoia Heathcare District is a public entity that provides community-based health care services (, which recieves 1.4% of San Mateo County residents property taxes

Opinion: Sequoia District Healthcare should stay in its own lane

Conrad Berke, Beat Editor September 27, 2023

On September 19th, the Sequoia District Healthcare (SHCD) Board President Aaron Nayfack wrote an email to the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) Board of Trustees. The part that sets off alarm...

Woodside AVID students have the opportunity to go on college tours.

Opinion: Why you should consider taking AVID next year

Xamara Carrillo, Online Editor September 6, 2023

Study skills, study groups, tutorials, and focused notes all make up the Advanced via Individual Determination (AVID) program. AVID is a program that students should consider when selecting their classes...

More and more frequently, academic essays and research write-ups are overpowering the impact of creative writing.

Opinion: We’re losing the “arts” in English language arts

Winnie Einhorn, Co-Editor in Chief September 6, 2023

Topic sentence, context, evidence, analysis, transition. English students see these rigid, sentence-by-sentence expository writing outlines beginning freshman year, and practice them consistently throughout...

College Board currently offers AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Microeconomics, and AP Macroeconomics.

Opinion: Creating an AP Economy/Government class would be invaluable

Conrad Berke, Beat Editor August 30, 2023

Currently, Woodside has a single-track system for Economics/Government, a class available only to seniors, rather than Advanced Placement (AP) Econ/Gov options. For the 2023-2024 school year and for future...

The cartoon dramatizes how music theory can ease someone’s understanding of music.

Opinion: Advancing the music program with AP Music Theory

Chloe De Leon, Multimedia/Online Editor August 28, 2023

Woodside High School’s robust music program lacks one essential class that could give students the opportunity to further their understanding of music while earning college credit: AP Music Theory. Music...

Raphael, School of Athens, fresco, 1509-1511 (Stanza della Segnatura, Papal Palace, Vatican)

Opinion: There is a hole in Woodside’s history curriculum

Patrick Van Hoven, Managing Editor May 18, 2023

In Barack Obama’s 2102 Inaugural Address, he spoke of “unalienable rights.” He spoke of the importance of fair and open elections. He spoke of “debates about the role of government.” And he spoke...

Ellos son algunos de los estudiantes que nos encontramos aprendiendo Inglés.

Opinion: Why do international students not integrate themselves into activities at Woodside?

This article was translated into English.  On many occasions, international students face a lot of fear and really complicated situations. We international students and newcomers have to face the fear...

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