Ms. White smiles as she receives flowers Wednesday morning.

School community looks toward addressing race issues brought to light by racial epithet

A line stretched down the administration hallway as students and staff waited to deliver flowers and cards and give their support to assistant principal LaSandra White. This outpouring of support was in response to a racist epithet directed at White painted on the spirit ball late Monday or early Tuesday. The racial slur was discovered […]


Beyond the big top

By Eric Ahern and Henry Tantum     As the September sun sinks behind Mount Tamalpais, the last golden rays of summer illuminate the blue structure standing tall in the usually desolate gravel lot across the street from The Village at Corte Madera shopping mall. Four wind-whipped American flags hang atop the canvas edifice as […]

Calzaretta en route to a five yard pick up.

Five things to watch for: MC vs Redwood Football

Long known as the perennial powerhouse of MCAL football, the Marin Catholic Wildcats have continually dominated other Marin football teams and sent players to the collegiate level. This year, rather than entering its rivalry game against Redwood as a heavy favorite with MCAL title aspirations, the Wildcats are looking for answers after an underwhelming 1-2 […]


Girls’ volleyball looks to continue MCAL dominance amidst key departures

Girls’ volleyball looks to continue MCAL dominance amidst key departures   After years of steamrolling lesser MCAL competition, the girls’ varsity volleyball team is hoping a 2016 squad touting a mixture of proven upperclassmen starters and competitive, hungry younger players will continue its dominance. This year, the team’s success will likely hinge on the play […]


Assistant principal returns amidst campaign to start school

Former assistant principal Katy Foster has returned to Redwood as an interim administrator amidst her work on a new campaign to start a public, tuition-free charter high school in San Rafael. Foster, who is the founding principal of Ipso (Latin for “itself), the proposed school, formally resigned from Redwood at the end of the last […]


A new mural is placed outside the Kreitzberg Amphitheatre just in time for next week's graduation.

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Teachers create a new dual teaching program for freshmen

English teacher Cathy Flores-Marsh and social studies teacher Stephen Hart teamed up in a new academic program this year by combining their freshmen classes to create more of a connection between history and literature. During fifth and sixth period, the roughly 50 students in this program are scheduled for both Hart and Flores-Marsh. Half of […]


Girls’ varsity tennis smashes Tam, keeping undefeated streak alive

The girls’ varsity tennis team swept Tamalpais High School on Thursday, Sept. 22,  marking their third sweep of the season. Despite losing MCALs to Tam last year, Redwood managed to come back strong this season, so far upholding an undefeated streak. According to the team’s coach Marlies Zeisler, Tam has always been a fierce competitor […]


Freshman year sucks and that’s okay

Walking through Redwood High School as a senior, I notice that the hallways feel smaller than they did when I was a freshman. As I take my time getting from class to class, being bypassed by hordes of 13 and 14 year olds anxious to beat the bell, I wonder if my class looked that […]


Senior fires up career interests with Mill Valley Fire Department

While most Redwood students spent the summer lounging on the beach, relaxing, or hanging out with friends, senior Vivienne Ward was getting fired up for school in a different way—through her internship at the Mill Valley Fire Department. Ward received her internship through Jewish Family and Children’s Services, whose internship program pairs teens up with […]


Travis Scott collaborates his way to a exemplary trap album

Travis Scott is back with the same trap beats, druggie lyrics and autotune, but he lacks the charisma of his critically acclaimed debut album, “Rodeo.” On “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight,” Scott’s verses are forgettable and he lacks the energy he possessed in his previous projects. While his beats and production are still impeccable, […]