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Students run to their cars after the final bell on Friday afternoon.

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Sophomore Bryte Darden performs in the Advanced Performance Workshop on Wednesday night.

Performance Workshop Winter Concert Series

  The Intermediate and Advance Performance Workshop classes hosted their final concerts of the semester in the little theater on Dec. 8, Dec. 9 and 15, respectively. Music teacher John Mattern hosted the events, which were originally scheduled to be consecutive concerts, but was rescheduled due to the school’s closure on Dec. 10. Students practiced […]

Junior Emily Todd recites her slam poem titled "I am, This is" at the slam poetry auditions.

Record number of students compete for few spots in slam poetry

Death, drugs, racism, rape, anxiety, anorexia, humor, and humiliation were just some of the many topics that pulled tears and laughter from the audience at this year’s Poetry Slam auditions. On Nov. 15 and 16 and Dec. 2, 23 students auditioned for a spot on the Slam Poetry team in the Little Theater. Junior Ruby […]

Junior Isaac Perper kicks a soccer ball, senior Christine Cook plays goalie, junior Hayden Dean shoots a basket, and junior Nate Orwig spikes a volleyball.

The spending game: Keeping track of athletic budgets

The buzzer rings and the crowd roars. Another Redwood pennant to hang in a gym already decked with banners of athletic success. As the team rushes the court in victory, their matching uniforms, team shoes, and team bags stand out in the background. According to the 2013-2014 TUSHD Athletic Report, 1,045 Redwood students participated in […]


Sean McGee: Playing life by ear

Born prematurely at 24 weeks, freshman Sean McGee weighed one pound, seven ounces—about the same weight as seven of the Bark newspapers you may be holding right now. Years later, McGee is still plagued by his early birth, suffering from severe visual impairment that impacts nearly every aspect of his daily life. But he also […]


The trail of pollution: local initiatives tackle worldwide issues

Going Green: Science classes and clubs raise climate change awareness, along with local government and businesses In the 1950s, Marin County environmental activists secured the preservation of the Marin Headlands, earning national acclaim for their efforts. Today, the county remains at the forefront of climate change policy, with 34 open space preserves encompassing 19,300 acres […]

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Students hold ‘die-in’ protest

Students heading out to their cars for lunch on Monday first had to navigate around human obstacles lying on the floor in the hallways. About 20 students participated in a “die-in” during lunch on Dec. 15 in front of the administration offices. Organized by seniors Gabe Gennarelli and Sam Cook, the “die-in” protested recent shootings […]


Sharpshooter shines from behind the arc on girls’ basketball team

With the loss of last year’s entire starting five, the girls’ varsity basketball team has turned to new talent stepping on the court. Senior shooting guard Bengu Atik is leading the pack. “Me making a shot makes a bigger difference. Last year, if I missed, no big deal. But now a lot more lies on […]


Teachers’ policies hinder student health

There’s a big project due tomorrow. You’ve spent weeks researching and writing the essay, and you’ve outlined your presentation on flashcards. You’re feeling great. But then you get an itch in the back of your throat, and you feel a headache coming on, and you wake up with a fever. It’s flu season, after all. […]


Chronic migraines limit social, academic opportunities

Black dots interrupting one’s vision along with dizziness and nausea serve as a crescendo to the headache. Then, like the climax of a symphony, a cacophony of throbbing and severe pain suddenly starts on one side of the brain and can continue for hours or even days. Migraines affect more than 10 percent of people […]


Skating through winter: Chillest ice rinks for the holiday season

Some may be looking to experience traditional winter wonderlands by visiting ice skating rinks in the Bay Area, as the holiday season approaches. The Bark traveled around Marin and San Francisco to participate in one of the season’s most anticipated activities. We glided everywhere from San Rafael to San Francisco in search of the best […]