Annie Fogarty Editor

Annie is a senior who is enjoying her second year on the Bark staff. When not reporting for the Bark, she is most likely to be found running on the track or Mount Tam.

Contact Annie Fogarty: afogarty@redwoodbark.org.


Taking the stage, host Mark Pitta adds humor between each act at Throckmorton Theatre's weekly "Tuesday Night Live!" comedy show.

Hilarious old-school comedy entertains at Throckmorton Theatre

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“I didn’t care who won the election last year,” said comedian Patrick Keane. “I just wish half the people who swore they would leave the country did.” The theater filled with laughter. Though that was definitely one of the cheesier jokes of the night, the moment was one of many that made the crowd laugh […]

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Secretary of Education threatens pubic school system

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As I look forward to my approaching high school graduation, I can’t help but peek back over my shoulder. These final months will cap off what has been 13 years in the public education system. From Kindergarten to 12th grade, I have progressed from learning the alphabet to discussing difficult 19th century writers such as […]

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Cullen’s equestrian quest for glory

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Long before the sun has risen, sophomore Lena Cullen is already preparing for a horse show. She arrives at the arena at 5 a.m., washes her horse, Fun, puts on the bridle and saddle and memorizes her jumping course before the competition starts. Cullen spends five days a week at the barn, practicing with her […]

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Sharing their story: Syrian refugees adjust to Bay Area life with help of local families

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Gathered around a table holding plates of cookies and Rice Krispies treats in Imagination Park in San Anselmo, three students with friendly smiles greet passersby. Behind the trays of sweets is a poster with information about the Syrian Refugee Crisis. With their genuine enthusiasm, the students draw the attention of community members. Their discussions often […]

Presenting the Next Generation Science Standards to community members at the discussion, Science Task Force member Joe Stewart explains the features of the standards.

Science Department introduces Next Generation Science Standards

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The Redwood Science Task Force, a group of administration and science faculty, presented the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in a community forum at the Kreps Conference Room. California public school districts are currently implementing NGSS and the Tamalpais Union High School District is in the beginning phase of development and […]

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Three Redwood seniors named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

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Three Redwood seniors were named National Merit Scholar semifinalists by the National Merit Corporation on Sept. 14. Audrey Gaither, Jeremy Goldwasser and Scott McCrae qualified as semifinalists due to their high test scores on the Practice Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) in October 2015. Redwood is the only high school in […]

Looking for an open teammate, senior Jacqueline Racich launches a pass. Racich, one of the team captains, is hoping to help mentor the new varsity players after losing eleven players.

Girls’ water polo starts fresh season with new members

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“Everyone to the wall,” called junior varsity water polo coach Frank Cardinale as he walked back and forth along the pool deck, clipboard in hand. Scattered in clusters throughout the pool, groups of water polo players formed passing triangles, checking and practicing offensive moves, while others worked on shooting and defense. A sea of colored […]

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Seniors pursue music in college

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After four years of learning and performing in the Redwood Music department, senior musicians Alison Wood, Sophie Keaney and Karl Tietze plan to extend their music studies further, and attend college for music. The three credit the department with providing support to pursue music in college and develop their love of music. Though the three […]

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Site Council’s ‘Giant Stories’ program aims to redefine the definition of success

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Redwood’s Site Council is finalizing its recognition program called “Giant Stories”  that they plan to implement by the end of this school year. “Giant Stories” will acknowledge students’ diverse triumphs by publishing the names and stories of students who have completed outstanding feats. The stories will likely be published on a bulletin board and in […]

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Junior aspires to open online business selling pottery

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At any given lunch period, junior Alice Sowa can likely be found in the ceramics room, working away. Sometimes she is sitting behind the wheel, shaping a lump of terracotta clay into a smooth sphere or dipping a fired piece into a sea blue glaze, her favorite color to work with. She spends most of […]