Amanda Trusheim Editor

Amanda Trusheim, a senior at Redwood, is excited to begin her first year on the Bark staff. She loves being involved in her school, and is a part of Leadership, Peer Resource, Link Crew and the senior class cabinet.

Contact Amanda Trusheim: atrusheim@redwoodbark.org.


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New required science sequence proposed in place of Integrated Science

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A new course sequence to replace Integrated Science 1-2 and 3-4 was proposed by the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) science task force in early February. The required three-course progression would fit the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that the TUHSD is adopting in the fall of 2018. The sequence would begin with the […]

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31 clubs recruit new members at semi-annual club day

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31 different student clubs lined the South Lawn on Wednesday in hopes of recruiting new members for the spring semester. Leadership hosts “Club Day” semiannually, inviting new and existing clubs to advertise, and giving an opportunity for the student body to browse the selection.  This semester, 31 of the 55 existing clubs attended, 6 of […]

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Artist’s Voice class hosts second annual Fall Arts Spectacular

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The Artist’s Voice (AV) class hosted its second annual Fall Arts Spectacular on the night of Dec. 11.   The AV students, who specialize in drawing and painting, worked in conjunction with outside artists from other mediums to display their work through an exhibition, a dance performance, poetry readings and art activities.   According to […]

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Redwood Night Live hosts the 5th annual dodgeball tournament

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Over thirty teams packed into the big gym to participate in Redwood Night Live’s (RNL) fifth annual dodgeball tournament on Oct. 28, resulting in the largest turnout in the event’s history. RNL hosts the tournament each year in hopes of promoting a fun weekend alternative to substance use.   “People are out there having fun, […]

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School community looks toward addressing race issues brought to light by racial epithet

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A line stretched down the administration hallway as students and staff waited to deliver flowers and cards and give their support to assistant principal LaSandra White. This outpouring of support was in response to a racist epithet directed at White painted on the spirit ball late Monday or early Tuesday. The racial slur was discovered […]

Ditching is a rising issue at Redwood, as 20 percent of Redwood ninth graders ditched school once a week according to a 2014 CA Healthy Kids Survey.

Data reveals Redwood has highest truancy rate in the district

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Data reveals Redwood has highest truancy rate in the district By Kendall Rhoads and Amanda Trusheim   It’s test day. The study guide was handed out exactly two weeks ago, and the students were made fully aware of the upcoming exam. Yet when the tardy bell rings, only 11 of the 25 students are present. […]

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New and returning assistant principals join administration

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What was originally intended to be two new assistant principal (AP) openings turned into three hires as Redwood welcomed both new and veteran staff members to the administrative team. Former Tamalpais High School AP Brian Lynch as well as former Redwood APs Katy Foster and Sue Chelini joined the team of administrators over the summer. […]

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Munchin’ and crunchin’ on Marin’s greatest grilled cheese

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Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? The Bark embarked on a mission to find the best grilled cheese in Marin County, and what we found was exciting. We went from restaurant to restaurant, reviewing Blue Barn, Rustic Bakery, Boudin and The Cheesecake Factory based on taste, cheese-to-bread ratio, greasiness, experience and affordability.     […]

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Track and field fuels friendly rivalry between junior twins

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Not only do they share the same home, clothes and DNA, but they also share one similarity that many twins do not: valuable spots on the same varsity team.   Juniors Angela and Vanessa Clare are three-year varsity track athletes. They compete against each other in high jump, long jump and triple jump. They also […]

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Career Conversation series thrives in its fourth year

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The annual Career Conversations series began again on Jan. 11 for the fourth consecutive year in an attempt to continue inspiring and educating students about career opportunities from professionals in the community.   Three days a week, selected parents donate their time to educate students about their respective professions. A variety of unique jobs are […]