Alexandra Lee Reporter

Alexandra is a senior who is excited to be a Feature Editor in Bark! Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with friends and dancing.

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The man behind the Gandhi truck and smiling suns

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Perhaps you’ve seen a red Ford truck mounted with a massive Mahatma Gandhi head driving out of the parking lot after school. Maybe you recognize the bright yellow smiling suns drawn on the whiteboards of classrooms with the name “Mr. Richardson” scrawled underneath. Whether you know him or not, chances are you’ve seen or heard […]

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Fierce faces: teen models take on industry at full force

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When sophomore Lyle Belger signed with Stars Model Management Agency last March, she expected only to be doing print ads and campaigns. Fast forward to this August, when she was called to audition for a runway show at San Francisco Fashion Community Week—she not only landed the job, but ended up winning Best Model for […]


Legion of Honor inspires with impressionism, millinery, and muses

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Walking downstairs into the special exhibit at the Legion of Honor, I did not get what I expected: walls covered in exquisite Edgar Degas paintings with a handful of other museum-goers milling about. Instead, what greeted me was a vision of pastels centered around an unexpected theme: hats. Not just any hats, but beautiful 19th […]

Attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall, Audrey Gaither has been named the valedictorian for the Class of 2017.

Class of 2017 valedictorian announced

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Senior Audrey Gaither has been named the valedictorian of the Class of 2017. Gaither attended Redwood for four years, earning a total academic weighted GPA of 4.56. Over her high school career, Gaither has taken 14 AP and Honors classes. She has participated in swimming and band, serves as co-captain of the speech and debate […]

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RNL facilitates substance abuse conversation with Parent Night

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Redwood Night Live (RNL) is commonly associated with the word “dodgeball” and with the fun events they host for students. However, the club has expanded its focus, and is hosting its first-ever discussion forum on March 9. The purpose of the forum is to give parents an opportunity to explore the issue of high school […]

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Stress Reduction Advisory begins

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As second semester classes ramp up for the spring, a new opt-in “Stress Reduction” Advisory has been created for juniors and seniors as a way to combat the often hectic and stressful environment at Redwood. The new class, taught by drama teacher Britt Block and Spanish teacher Alison Castro, focuses on using mindfulness and yoga […]


Light up the Night

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There is something magical about slowly ambling down an unfamiliar street in a car as the sky becomes dark, turning the corner and being overwhelmed by an extravagant, over-the-top Christmas display complete with music echoing throughout the neighborhood, and realizing that you did indeed turn onto the right street. Picture a house so extraordinary that […]

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Bark book club: New York Times 2016 Best Sellers

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“The Sellout” offers unusual wit and charm by Alexandra Lee   It is clear why Paul Beatty’s novel, The Sellout, tops 2016 bestseller lists and boasts several prestigious awards. The novel offers a clever and endearing critique on black inner-city society with its humorous wit, sarcasm and charm.  The novel starts off somewhat slowly, allowing […]

Apple of our eye: Best apple pies to buy for the holiday season

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As the season of turkey, pumpkin spice lattes and other autumn classics approaches, another fall treat prevails as a tasty alternative to its traditional pumpkin counterpart: apple pie. Since this dessert is such an autumn staple, it’s essential to know which cafes and restaurants provide the best pies. The Bark tasted pies from several Marin […]

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Teachers describe having their children at school

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To Redwood students, the personal lives of many teachers are somewhat of a mystery. We listen to them during class, give the occasional awkward wave or smile if we randomly pass in the halls, and make polite small talk with them if we happen to bump into them in a non-academic setting—but that is about […]