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Ozzy Simpson is the Editor-in-Chief and has been since the beginning of Volume 3
The first things about Sequoyah that come to mind for many people are kids running around barefoot and no grades. When I think of Sequoyah, I think of The Barefoot Times and a confusing grading system. Mastery- and standards-based...
The Barefoot Times recently polled 48 high school students at Sequoyah about 2020 presidential candidates and the issues they care about. Of those who responded, which constitute just over 33% of the student body, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders leads...
In the beginning of January, mysterious traffic cones began appearing on multiple Sequoyah students’ doorsteps late at night. The students who were “coned,” all juniors, were baffled when orange traffic cones appeared in front of their homes overnight. On the...
On Monday, February 25th, picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church are planning on protesting in front of Sequoyah’s high school campus as students arrive at school. The Topeka, Kansas based anti-gay group said in a press release released on...
Every once in a while, Gryphon Media Company staff members share articles from around the web with the wider community. Read on to learn about the migrant caravan, avocados, holographic marriage, the history of podcasts, and more. Saudi Arabia and...
Every once in a while, Gryphon Media Company staff members share articles from around the web to share with the wider community. Read on to learn about western do-gooders, the #MeToo movement, student activism, pets on planes, and more. Voluntourism “The...
Sequoyah's high school, in its second year, is sending tenth and eleventh graders on two ten-day trips to Costa Rica during Mod 7, the first international field studies trip in over a decade. Two years ago, a planned trip...
After working at Sequoyah off and on for the past ten years, Kelsey Wetmore has left her role as Director of Daycare & After School Activities. Her last day was on Friday, September 29. Wetmore left the school to...

Why am I Vegan?

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I have heard so many times, “I hate vegans, except Ozzy.” Why? Is it because they think all vegans are man-bun-wearing, Kombucha drinking hipsters? Or that they just love their animal products too much to hear anything about why...
This year students will lead a conference with their advisor at the end of Mod 2 and Mod 5 to discuss ways to improve on each Learning Outcome, instead of getting a full progress report at the end of...