Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Op-Eds

Over the past three weeks I have been reporting on the COVID-19 coronavirus for The Barefoot Times. In these three weeks I have talked to over 30 students, asking them about their perspective on the virus and...
In 1968 the Stanford Research Institute issued a climate change report– but it gave just an inkling of the threat. The Stanford Research Institute had extensive ties to the fossil fuel industry. In 1968 it warned the American Petroleum Institute...
Scientists say we have 10 years until the climate crisis becomes irreversible. 10 years. If we do nothing, and even if we continue to take small steps towards combating the climate emergency, come 2030, we will have failed. Failed...
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...
What if instead of signing up for a conventional sport, such as volleyball or soccer, you could try something new and skateboard for P.E. credit? Last year I skated to school, and upon arrival put my skateboard under the...
On the morning of October 12th, Sequoyah School students “walked out” of classes to protest against the normalization of rape culture and sexual harassment, but there was a catch: students had to turn in a permission slip, signed by...
The 2018 midterm elections were one of the most important and anticipated political events of 2018, arguably as important as the 2016 presidential election. Since it was the first major election that took place during Trump’s presidency, it was...
Humans have a tendency to name things; we name our pets, our stuffed animals, even small inanimate objects. Humans also have a tendency to give nicknames, not just to things or people, but to themselves. If someone obviously prefers...
When I was young, I often witnessed bullying from people I considered to be friends. I had been bullied myself, but these bullies were always nice to me, so I did not speak up. It was not until they...
Last year, our fifth and sixth grade class at Sequoyah School in Pasadena read the book Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling. We learned how Sylvia Mendez and her father went against the Westminster School District in 1946 to...