Discussions on racism initiate student awareness to a pressing issue of race equality

  On Sept. 26, roughly 300 students crowded into the small gym during Advisory, expressions of confusion and concern upon their faces. On Sept. 27, seven staff members and three students spared an hour after school to focus on Redwood’s future plans involving racism. Two days later, on Sept. 29, 36 attentive students came together […]

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 […]


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

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Fish Passage built to protect Marin’s salmon

In early September, the Marin Public Works District (MPWD) began the construction of a fish passage in Lagunitas Creek to help preserve Marin’s endangered salmon population. The plans for this passage center around the improvement of a concrete box-shaped tunnel, called a culvert. It is located in a small channel in Woodacre, and the culvert […]


Redwood thrashes Novato, cements place among MCAL elite

Even when Novato defenders could get their hands on senior running back Nick Calzaretta, there was little they could do to bring him down. Despite only carrying the ball 10 times, a tiny workload compared to his previous outings, Calzaretta racked up 270 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns, a remarkable stat line. But Calzaretta’s […]


The underrated factor: College majors

During the fall semester of senior year, many Redwood students embark on the college admissions marathon. With multiple applications, meticulously-edited essays, and teacher recommendations, it’s easy to get swept up in the exhaustion that often comes with applying to college. However, Redwood students should put as much energy, if not more, into choosing their majors. […]


Senior helps establish volunteer music program in Marin City

Despite the early hour on a Saturday, the eager faces of the young music students fill a MLK-Bayside Middle School classroom. This was exactly the environment that senior Noa Zimmerman was trying to create—a positive space where kids could experiment with music freely. It’s the second meeting of the Soundwaves program, which was created this […]


Narcos season two brings the human out of Pablo Escobar

“All that time huntin’ him and just like that I’m looking down at Pablo f****** Escobar. For years I’ve been building this son of a b**** up in my head, what a monster he’d be. But here’s the thing. When you lay eyes on him, the devil’s a real let down. Just a man. Beard […]