Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Op-Eds

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...

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...
The shiny online ISEE prep websites that seem to mock you with your first practice test results; the reading comprehension practice questions that are unbelievably tedious and dull; the theocratic nature of Christian schools and their tendency to choose...

Separated at Birth?

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Sequoyah’s new high school was started as an extension of the Sequoyah program, but so far the high school and K–8 campuses seem connected only by name. Students from Sequoyah’s high school have had deep encounters with their counterparts...