Amanda Morse Reporter

Amanda Morse is a junior at Redwood High School and is a Reporter for The Redwood Bark. She loves spending time with her friends and family, and her favorite place to be is the beach. Amanda plays both lacrosse and soccer, and enjoys surfing, snowboarding and wake boarding.

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Mini sized Rodeo Beach Surf Bowl. The earthy feel throughout the cafe contributes to the healthy lifestyle.

Rio Rock Açai Cafe offers fresh toppings but minimal serving sizes

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“People here, they live healthy: they’re biking, they’re surfing, they’re running. People take care of themselves. Then what goes hand in hand with that is nutrition, and [acai] one of the healthiest things you can put in your body,” said Mike Rupers co-owner of Rio Rock Açai Cafe. The cafe opened on May 2 and […]


Exploring Happiness at Redwood

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In this series of the Bark’s Remarks, we explored happiness at Redwood. We talked with students about subtopics ranging from contentment to comedy. You can find this podcast and more on the Redwood Bark Soundcloud.

Brennan baking

Gluten: Is it kneaded?

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While browsing the grocery store aisles, it has become more common to see gluten-free pasta, cookies, bread, pancakes, muffins and more. Gluten-free diets have become popular among people of all ages in our community, either by choice or for medical reasons. According to Statista, the market of gluten-free foods is skyrocketing and is estimated to […]

Senior Leadership students Luna Zirpoli, Amelia Shunk and Jacqueline Massey-Blake (from left to right) pose, ready to hand out fortune cookies.

Leadership spreads the love (and also fortune cookies)

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On Wednesday, Feb. 14, joyful music played outside of the school as students were greeted on their way into the building in celebration of Valentine’s Day. With a red carpet under their feet, students entered through the doors as the Leadership class cheered them on. Claps, high fives and chants resounded. Fortune cookies that included […]

Staff members gather around the phone waiting for updates.

Prior to the Watergate scandal, The Post leaves viewers on edge

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“If we live in a world where the government can tell us what we can and cannot print, then the Washington Post has already ceased to exist,” said Editor in chief of The Washington Post, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) in Steven Spielberg’s “The Post.” Today, new information about the government is publicized daily, but this […]


Horstmeyer legacy continues on the basketball court

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As a freshman at Redwood in 1976, Caren Horstmeyer envisioned herself playing tennis at the collegiate level, but that changed when she stepped foot on the Redwood basketball court. Her picture now hangs in the Redwood Alumni Hall of Fame and the family legacy continues as her freshman daughter Kylie shines as the as a […]


O’Neal on his heels: The freshman tap dancer

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Tap-dancing shoes hit the stage floor, sending clicks echoing through the packed theater one shuffle step at a time. A fleet of dancers from Happy Feet Dance Company occupy the stage, each person following the same pattern of taps, creating a symphony from the movement of their feet. Among this group, freshman John O’Neal looks […]

Playing at a rink in Canada, Lucas (left) and Jacob (right) have been involved with hockey since they were very young.

Freshman boys continue to tear up the ice after moving from other countries

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Tiny shards of ice fly off the rink into the air. Rapidly moving skates carve into the surface while players chase after a small black puck. It hits the wall and bounces perfectly to the stick of the player who then swiftly glides toward the opposing team’s goal. He winds up and puts all his […]


Dynamic Duo: senior captains dominate in the pool

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Senior hole defender Ashley Lamar bursts up out of the water to block her opponent’s shot. Afterward, she instinctively launches the ball to senior hole set Caitlin Donnelly. The ball splashes in front of Donnelly’s fingers, before she shoots the ball straight into the back of the net. This has become the routine for Lamar […]


Girls’ varsity volleyball comes short of a win in MCAL semi-final game

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After battling the Branson Bulls for four tough sets, the girls’ varsity volleyball team was unable to obtain a victory in the MCAL semi-final game. Even though Redwood was eager for a comeback, after having played Branson twice before and losing both times, they were only able to win one set and the Bulls won […]