The Octagon

Sahej Claire
Senior Sahej Claire prides herself on being (almost) unhealthily obsessed with books and reading even when she doesn’t have time. She enjoys rowing for Capital Crew’s Varsity Women as well as running the Design Thinking Club, Project Code and Project Incubator. Sahej also doesn’t like the taste of chocolate. When she was younger, her mother believed this was a phase she would grow out of, but she never did! 

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Sahej Claire, Online Editor-in-Chief

Jun 12, 2018
Seniors say ‘Sayonara’: editors-in-chief bid adieu with funny memories, bittersweet farewells (Story)
Jun 11, 2018
Middle school head reflects on 18 years of laughter, trips (Story)
Jun 10, 2018
Oh, the places you’ll go! Seniors reveal their college choices while faculty members dole out advice for the next four years. (Story)
May 29, 2018
High schoolers recognized at awards assembly for academic, artistic, athletic achievements (Story)
May 25, 2018
POLITICAL ANIMALS: Expat alum attends British university during peak of teachers’ pension strikes (Story)
May 13, 2018
POLITICAL ANIMALS: College opens door to campus debate; alumni share stories of heated protests, death threats over ideological differences (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
Octagon brings home 19 awards from San Francisco journalism convention (slideshow included) (Story)
Apr 14, 2018
POLITICAL ANIMALS: Why high schoolers didn’t walk out on March 14 (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
Athletes honored at winter sports banquet (Story)
Mar 11, 2018
Q&A: Junior draws on her animalistic side for role of third witch in Sacramento Theatre Company’s ‘Macbeth’ (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
POLITICAL ANIMALS: Do students ‘Strongly Agree,’ ‘Agree,’ ‘Disagree’ or ‘Strongly Disagree’ with Four Corners activity? (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
SPOTLIGHT ON HARASSMENT: SCDS mothers at Capitol say ‘Enough,’ sign protest letter with 140 outraged women (Story)
Nov 19, 2017
WHEN I WAS LITTLE: Mermaids, wizards, Borg terrified reporters as children (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Homecoming festivities and Spirit Week culminate in volleyball games, annual Fall Family Festival (video included) (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Juniors, seniors take annual trip to Ashland, experience Oregonian life (video and slideshow included) (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
MIA: Newly hired art teacher disappears without a trace (Story)
Aug 19, 2017
SCDS switches from local photographer to national company Lifetouch (Story)
Jun 08, 2017
School scores seven-year WASC accreditation, recommendations for change (Story)
May 24, 2017
Cum Laude Society inducts six new members at dinner with faculty at Piatti (Media)
May 14, 2017
Roast or toast? Seniors specify information to be left out of graduation skits (Story)
Mar 19, 2017
Sophomore projects limited to languages, religions; students required to compose research paper (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
Thirteen apply for new scholarships as school aims to recruit students from varied backgrounds (Story)
Feb 26, 2017
Annual Fund reaches participation goal due to grade reps, Cavalier Cup challenge (Story)
Dec 29, 2016
SHOP TILL YOU DROP: Fancy live frogs or alligator feet? Try Koreana Plaza International Market! (Story)
Oct 08, 2016
Program connects students seeking internships with parents’ companies (Story)
Oct 01, 2016
‘Empire of Storms’: a fantasy novel full of thrilling cliffhangers, plot twists (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
Rocket scientists to present during lunch on designing, testing commercial launches for SpaceX (Story)
Aug 24, 2016
Caramel with Sea Salt, Strawberry Ginger, Chocolate Obsession: Devine Gelateria features more than 18 kinds of deliciousness to satisfy your gelato and panini needs (Story/Media)
Jul 16, 2016
Q&A: Seasoned traveler and outdoorsy chef Carolyn Woolf begins her role as director of advancement (Story)
Jul 02, 2016
Q&A: Junior gets star treatment at Olympic Trials for swimming with therapy dogs, autographs, free smoothies (Story)
Jun 19, 2016
Q&A: Owner Garrett Van Vleck says business is booming at award-winning Shady Lady Saloon (Story)
Jun 01, 2016
Students from Gasiza Secondary in Rwanda practice English by corresponding with SCDS seniors (Story)
May 27, 2016
Baseball team celebrates end of season with swim party; pitcher, freshman win MVP of league (Story)
May 10, 2016
Women still discriminated against in engineering; alumna faces lower pay, unconscious bias, harassment in workforce (Story)
Feb 23, 2016
Couldn’t find the perfect date for Valentine’s? Reviewers discover the best restaurants to bury your broken heart in grease (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
FRESHMAN FOCUS: For Erin Reddy, no more history, no more English; ‘amazing’ geeky, nerdy culture a plus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Story)
Jan 29, 2016
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Claire Pinson swims against other Ivy League teams at Harvard (Story)
Jan 17, 2016
FINAL TIPS FOR FRESHMEN: Four sophomores share history studying secrets (Story)
Dec 10, 2015
Seasonal Affective Disorder causes loneliness, depression; students lack motivation during darker seasons (Story)
Nov 08, 2015
The Devil Wears T-shirts: Ubiquitous logo wear stuffs closets, squanders resources (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
GET READY FOR SEASON 4: Lighthearted tone part of new take on ‘Arrow’ (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Traffic less a problem than 20 years ago; still, new high-school dismissal time doesn’t always prevent a pick-up line jam (Story/Media)