Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

News

COVID-19 has presented itself as a major threat to the working class and lower income communities, a majority of which are located in East Los Angeles. Many people in these areas cannot afford to buy in bulk...
In an effort to deter chronic tardiness, Sequoyah recently implemented a program at the high school that gives students with numerous tardies community service time. Under this program, any student who is tardy to either Morning Meeting...
On March 12th, Head of School Josh Brody sent an email to all students and families notifying them that school would close on Monday, March16th in light of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus. The email stated that...
On Tuesday, February 25th, Sequoyah held its first ever “DEI Day” at the high school campus. DEI Day, which stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Day, was a response to the Westboro Baptist Church protest that occurred...
Earlier this year, a new type of coronavirus (a type of virus that causes respiratory problems in humans) emerged in the province of Wuhan, China. Very quickly, the virus infected tens of thousands of people and after...
While most Sequoyah students were not eligible to vote on Super Tuesday, from March 3 through March 4, 31 Sequoyah students voted in the 2020 primaries in a mock election run by The Barefoot Times. Most (93.5%)...
Following a poll The Barefoot Times conducted among Sequoyah students in February, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has grown his lead among polled Sequoyah students, with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in a distant second place. The February poll was conducted...
Sequoyah’s high school boys and girls basketball teams recently finished their best season in Sequoyah history. The boys ended their season with an overall record of 6-6 and a league record of 6-2. The girls had a league record...
This year there has been a surge of green initiatives at Sequoyah involving many student-driven groups advocating for rapid change as a response to the current climate crisis.  Senior Ozzy Simpson initiated Sequoyah’s Sunrise hub, a youth-led group advocating for...
Last year, Sequoyah joined the Mastery Transcript Consortium, a group of schools building a new high school transcript that focuses on the skills students learn, rather than on the grades they receive in their courses. As a pilot school,...