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No breaks on the insane train of the new House of Cards

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The fourth season of House of Cards was a rollercoaster of previously unexplored ideas that completely altered the series’ universe. The lousy dynamic of season three was ditched, and the new season attempted to mimic the theme of “rising in power” that was successfully pulled off in seasons one and two. However, the setting in […]


Point, Counter-Point: FBI vs. Apple

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Point, Counter-Point: FBI vs. Apple A topic that has recently surfaced in conversations held in Silicon Valley, throughout the halls of Redwood and ultimately worldwide, is whether or not the conglomerate technology company, Apple Inc., should assist the FBI by unlocking an iPhone formerly owned by one of the two terrorists known to be involved […]

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Eco-consciousness: Practice what you preach

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Several Lake Tahoe ski resorts, including Squaw Valley, have recently outlawed plastic water bottles, but curiously, Marin has not followed in their footsteps. It is surprising that Marin, which is generally perceived as an eco-friendly community, has not outlawed plastic bottles given their harmful effects on the environment. Could it be that Marin County residents […]

Redwood outscores Tam, but every player was a winner.

From the court to the classroom: Special Olympics Unified Sports League hosts first game

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On the court: The new Special Olympics Unified Sports League held their first unified basketball game during Game Night on Jan. 29. According to Special Education teacher Katie Peter, the game was a success and the Special Olympics club is in the midst of planning for future unified sporting events. A glimpse inside room 116: The Special […]

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Old businesses closing, new businesses sprouting

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Although the Bon Air Shopping Center in Greenbrae has lost many of its beloved establishments, it has recently gained fresh, high-quality restaurants as replacements.


PR makes safe sexy: Participants ready to roll

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Today, Jan. 27, Peer Resource and the Wellness Center hosted a condom training event during lunch that brought hundreds of students to the South Lawn to learn. They put on the event to teach students the basics of how condoms work in order to raise awareness for safe sex. Wellness Outreach Specialist, Anne Benitez, helped […]


Macy’s student recruitment stand hunts for holiday hires

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On Nov. 3, a stand from Macy’s was displayed outside the CEA, meant to recruit Redwood students for seasonal jobs that are easy to attain and simple to find. These seasonal jobs are beneficial to students who, due to busy schedules, do not want to commit to a full time job during school weeks, according […]

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Marin residents use Nextdoor app to complain about “monumental” crime

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Recently, use of the app “Nextdoor” has given Marin County residents an outlet to complain about the daily problems they face. I view Marin as a bubble that does not see as many threatening circumstances as the average community would. Keeping in mind that Marin does have crime to a certain degree, the problems being […]

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Sweet strawberry-banana smoothies satisfy student’s cravings

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Since the aggressive heat of California won’t quit, grabbing a cold, refreshing, fruity drink is tempting. The Bark compared the strawberry-banana smoothies at four different locations across Marin County: Jamba Juice in Greenbrae, Planet Juice in San Rafael, Nekter Juice Bar in Strawberry, and World Wraps in Corte Madera. The smoothie shops were ranked based […]


Up In Flames: The past, present, and future of California fires

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Lack of rain fueled past fires By Andrew Hout and Keely Jenkins In 1929, The Great Mill Valley Fire destroyed 110 homes and caused more than a $1 million in damage. During that year Marin County saw extremely low amounts of rainfall (fewer than 30 inches) and it marked the beginning of a 6 year […]