Anne Pritikin Former Staff

Anne is a senior at Redwood High School and is ecstatic for her third year on the Bark as Editor-in-Chief. Previously, Anne has been a lifestyles, news and copy editor and a reporter.

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The Huntsman returns, but boredom reigns

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The overarching failure of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” a prequel-sequel combination to the 2012 box office hit “Snow White and the Huntsman,” is its inability to engage the audience. Despite adequate acting and cinematography, the film suffers from a lack of emotional depth and character growth. The first part of the movie, the prequel, depends […]

Scarlett Johansson convincingly portrays actress DeeAnna Moran.

Coen brothers create another classic with ‘Hail, Caesar!’

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One movie-star kidnapping, two scandal-hungry gossip columnists, three late-night confessions, four spiritual consultants, five films in production, six communist writers and a one hundred thousand dollar ransom. The Coen brothers’ newest movie “Hail, Caesar!” effortlessly combines these spectacles and more in a dazzling, technicolor, cynical ode to Hollywood’s Golden Age. Equipped with a star-studded cast, […]

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Crab Crisis: Toxins in tissue threaten million dollar crabbing industry

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By: Pearl Zhong and Anne Pritikin As the morning sun looms over the waves lapping against the dock, it illuminates faded neon crab traps that line the outside of the sheds at Fisherman’s Wharf, a pitiful reminder of the absence of local, fresh-caught crabs. Fishermen like Larry Collins, President of the San Francisco Community Fishing […]

The Marin General Hospital was the first hospital in the North Bay Area to perform gender confirmation surgeries in September.

Marin General Hospital encourages progressive ideals by performing gender confirmation surgeries

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The Marin General Hospital began providing gender confirmation surgeries in September, becoming the first and only major hospital in the North Bay to make these operations available to transgender patients. The operations, also known as gender reassignment surgeries, are life-changing and lifesaving for many patients, according to Dr. Thomas Satterwhite, who performs gender confirmation procedures […]

‘Hunger Games’ finale expectedly hits bullseye

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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II” begins where “Part I” left off, culminating “The Hunger Games” series in an entertaining combination of fast-paced action scenes and slower, emotional moments in this predictably well-done finale. The film marks the return of familiar faces from the first three installments of the series and introduces new characters, evolving […]


‘Steve Jobs’ reveals the visionary’s blind spot: empathy

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Taking the audience backstage before three major product launches, “Steve Jobs” reveals the harsh interactions and struggling relationships between the legendary man who changed the future and the co-workers who walked in his shadow. Michael Fassbender excels at playing the formidable Steve Jobs, but it is really the supporting actors who carry the movie––Kate Winslet […]

Senior abandons footwear after raising money

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What began as walking barefoot for one day to raise money for an organization evolved into senior Kelly McCormish’s decision to forgo wearing shoes for almost a year now.   While scrolling through Instagram, McCormish stumbled across a post related to the Soles4Souls’ annual Barefoot4Them day, during which participants go barefoot to raise money for […]

“The Intern” adressess serious issues with serious lack of depth

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After failing to fill the growing emptiness in his life following retirement, 70-year-old, widowed Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is hired as a personal intern to Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the CEO of her self-created online fashion start-up, in director and screenwriter Nancy Meyer’s latest movie, “The Intern.” At the start of the film, Ben […]

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Bon voyage: school group visits France over summer

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A fifteen-student Redwood group visited France for nine days this June and was chaperoned by French teacher Bernadette Rattet and former campus supervisor Levi Hooks. “We went to Paris and Nice in Provence and it was absolutely gorgeous.  It was incredible,” junior Victoria Gioia said. The group boarded a high speed train to travel to […]

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District given Program Improvement status due to state test participation

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The state of California has assigned the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Program Improvement (PI) status for the 2015-16 school year after the disabilities subgroup did not meet the state participation requirement rate for a state mandated test during the 2013-14 school year. The disabilities subgroup is defined as students who are in an […]