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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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 […]

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 […]


A trip for freedom: Redwood parents fly to Catalonia for referendum

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For years, the people of Catalonia, a small region in northeastern Spain, have been united by the same desire: independence for the region they call home. With a different flag, culture and language, many Catalans believe they should not be associated with Spain. On Oct. 1, 2.25 million people filed into polling stations, awaiting their […]


Un año sabatico en Perú, Ecuador y España

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Click here to read in English Después de pasar por un terremoto de 7.8 que zarandeo Ecuador, un exalumno de Redwood Shaya Barry se fue de Ecuador con el deseo de regresar y ayudar los que necesiten ayuda. Como uno de los estudiantes de Redwood que estaba en el viaje de servicio a Ecuador ella […]


A gap year in Peru, Ecuador and Spain

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Presiona aquí para leer en Español After experiencing a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Ecuador’s grounds, Redwood alumnus Shaya Barry left Ecuador with the desire to return and help those in need. As one of the Redwood students on the service trip to Ecuador who experienced the damaging effects of the earthquake on the morning […]