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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, Staff Writer 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, Staff Writer 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, Staff Writer 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...

Every voting age adult in California is required to be sent a vote by mail ballot for the June 7th election.

High school seniors were less likely to vote in midterm elections

Spencer Calsing Lyons, Staff Writer June 13, 2022

The class of 2022 had the first opportunity to vote in a state or federal election on Tuesday, June 7, but many were not enthusiastic about the idea.  The California midterm elections had many offices...

The shooting in Buffalo, New York, took place at Tops Friendly Market.

How the Buffalo shooting has affected young Black people in America

Elaine Haag, Staff Writer June 12, 2022

On May 14th, 18-year-old-Peyton Gendron shot and killed 10 people, injuring 2 more in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. The 10 people that Gendron killed were Black, while Gendron himself was white....

Student waves their pride flag during Woodsides Spring Assembly One Planet, One People.

Students revolted by Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill

Jessica Lin, Local Editor April 21, 2022

“Don’t say gay?” That is what many members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community here at Woodside said in unison after The Parental Rights in Education bill, more known as the “Don’t Say Gay”...

The various social media platforms provide mixed feelings about whether there should be increased laws and regulations on these sites.

Social media accounts provide job opportunities for students at a cost

Kailyn Holty, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

After recent posts on social media platforms spurring viewers to partake in various dangerous activities like the “Orbeez Challenge,” students question whether social media needs more regulations.  In...

Pride and support for Ukraine is not just present in Ukraine as Americans fly Ukrainian flags outside their homes.

Teenagers in America react to the war in Ukraine

Sofia Kalberer , Staff Writer April 18, 2022

The war between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for 54 days now, and as people around the world watch through their phones, a big part of this audience is teenagers.  Russia launched an invasion...

A single row of tents stand in the backstreets of San Franciscos Tenderloin district.

Newsom passes a massive $12 billion in new homeless spending plan

Amos Figueroa, Staff Writer February 12, 2022

In October 2021, The Office of Governor Gavin Newsom released two ‘historic’ bills, announcing $5.8 billion dollars to house 42,000 California homeless residents, and a $12 billion dollar spending...

Woodside senior Erika Rohlfes asks a question at the weekly Senior Class board meeting.

Teens vs. politics: A spotlight on teen apathy and involvement

Mia Hua, Politics Editor February 6, 2022

While Woodside students generally have many opinions, politics seems to be the one subject where student involvement varies; some avidly participate because they’re passionate about our political climate,...

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