Bertha Cazares Editor

Bea Cazares is senior at Redwood High school and is the Spanish Section editor for The Redwood Bark. She enjoys long walks on the beach and is an avid online shopper.

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Español para Hispanohablantes prospera con diversidad

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Additional reporting by guest writer Diego Clavijo. Cuando llegas a Redwood solo se escucha inglés: la música, las lecciones y las conversaciones entre amigos. Pero eso no refleja el 10 por ciento de la población de la escuela de quienes su idioma principal no es el inglés. Por esa misma razón, después de seis años […]

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Just for kicks; Teacher balances teaching and Taekwondo

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After bowing down to a partner and shaking their hand, the real action begins. She bends at the knees to get into sparring position, looking at the opponent to try and decipher their next move. If she’s quick enough, she’ll land the first kick on her opponent. Originally from Santa Rosa, Nicole Graydon, Redwood’s newest […]

Skating in Justin Herman Plaza, children overtook the rink.

Best outdoor ice skating rinks near Marin

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Ice skating always marks a turning point from warmer fall weather to the cold winter and the beginning of the holiday season. I reviewed three outdoor ice skating rinks within 16 miles of Redwood based on customer service, atmosphere, comfort of skates and cost.   EMBARCADERO ICE RINK: 3.5/5   Located near the San Francisco […]


Senior uses Instagram to break out of her shell

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Between pictures of friends and memes on Instagram, you might come upon one of many videos of senior Danny Elias dancing her heart out to pop and hip-hop songs. The upbeat music always complements her completely improvised dance moves. Usually a shy person, she uses the platform of Instagram to be able to step out […]


Richard Seidel’s wonderful world of cardboard

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Picture Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” in your head: the warm yellow swirls and curls that contrast with the cool navy blues and whites, the deep haunting black buildings and specks of green marking up the mountain side. Now imagine it again, except this time made out of a material that we usually throw […]

The volleyball team before going to warm ups

Redwood comes up short despite Game Night support

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After an exceptional fight against longtime rival Marin Catholic on Game Night, Friday Sept. 22, the girls’ varsity volleyball team lost three out of five matches. The stakes were higher to win this game more than any other this season, said junior Taylor Leslie, a defensive player for the team. The team even had practice […]


Barcelona exchange student lives with her best friend

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“I realized [in Spain] you have so much free time in the afternoon and here you come home, you do homework, then it’s time to sleep, and you don’t have time to do anything,” said exchange student Bruna Busquets, who arrived in the U.S. on Aug. 25 to start her junior year. Busquets came here […]

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Mix It Up club encourages new perspectives

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One of Redwood’s newest clubs, Mix It Up, offers a chance for students to feel welcome at Redwood no matter their race or ethnicity. The club was started by Alyssia Cruz, an intern at Redwood who does one-on-one counseling in the Redwood Wellness Center and is a student in the UC Berkeley Master of Social […]

Unos Estados Unidos más tolerantes

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English Version En las elecciones de 2016, nuestros candidatos presidenciales son los menos favorables de los últimos 30 años, según una encuesta de USA Today. Mientras la candidata Clinton es probablemente una de las más preparadas que hemos tenido, el otro es un magnate que ha estado  en la bancarrota ya seis veces. A pesar […]

Making America more accepting

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Spanish Version In the 2016 election, our country’s nominees are the most unfavorable candidates in more than 30 years, according to a USA Today poll. While one candidate may be one of the most qualified candidates that we have had, the other is a business mogul who has filed for bankruptcy six times. Despite the […]