Drama students channel their inner hooligan during break.

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Volleyball takes NCS pennant

Fans ran onto the court in celebration on Saturday night after the girls’ varsity volleyball team took the NCS pennant against Maria Carrillo in three quick sets, sending them to State. The team benefitted from strong performances by senior Lily Barber, senior Elly Lundberg, and junior Mari Molina. “It’s surreal. The best part about it […]

Senior Cale Smith drops in to a wave, while surfing at  Fort Cronkhite.

Surfing provides outlet for community of students

The alarm clock buzzes at 5 a.m., rattling the bedside nightstand and forcing you to slowly drag yourself out of bed. You eat a quick breakfast and rush out the door. Barely awake and running on the adrenaline of six hours of sleep, you pile the wetsuit and board into the car and set off […]


Berkeley High students walk out of class after racist threats found on computer

Over 1,500 Berkeley High students walked out of class and through the streets of Berkeley on Thursday, Nov. 5 to protest a racist message that appeared on a computer in the school library the day before. The culprit, a 15-year-old Berkeley High student, confessed on Thursday to posting the racial threats on a school library […]

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Humans of Redwood: Edition 1- Quinn O’Connor

Humans of Redwood, Edition 1, presents sophomore Quinn O’Connor, an aspiring special effects make-up artist.

Within the transgender communities, senior Franchy Mascaro identifies as gender fluid

Transgender Teenagers: Breaking the boundaries of binary

  By Robin Naylor   Going to Toys ‘R Us as a 7-year-old was like winning a free ticket to the VIP section of Outside Lands. You walk in, smell the cheap plastic, and run toward the Hot Wheels Cars. But the store clerk is in your way. He points to the sign of the […]

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Model UN successful at Stanford conference

The Model United Nations club attended its first conference of the year at Stanford’s annual fall conference from Nov. 13 to 15, and won several prestigious awards. Eighteen members from Redwood attended the Stanford conference, where there were about 600 delegates overall. Senior Zac Patel, president of the Model UN club, won a Best Delegate […]


Girls’ varsity volleyball season ends in Norcal semifinals

The girls’ varsity volleyball team’s deep playoff run came to a halt on Saturday night after they suffered a defeat at the hands of Presentation. The girls’ varsity volleyball team lost in straight sets, by a score of 25-22 in game one and 25-21 in games two and three. Senior middle blocker Margo Spaethling said […]


Log Off Your Virtual Life, Plug in Your Real One

A couple of weeks ago my phone was bombarded with videos and images of a fight in the English hallway. Onlookers egged the fighters on while teachers and admin screamed as the circle of students watching the aggressive altercation grew. There was only one voice pleading that the individuals who were fighting should stop. I […]


Every little bit counts: Senior raises money for cystic fibrosis research

Senior Kayla Rose has been participating in walk-a-thons to raise money for cystic fibrosis research, since she was in diapers and began to make her own team when she was in seventh grade. Now, as she looks toward her future at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, she hopes to continue to make a difference in […]


‘Love the Coopers’ fails to create a unique message

While most holiday movies focus on the positive aspects on the Christmas season, “Love the Coopers” takes a much deeper look into the holidays. In doing so, however, it fails to convey a cohesive message. The film has a similar format to movies such as “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve,” where four separate stories […]