Catherine Conrow Former Staff

Catherine is a senior and excited to return to Bark. When she isn't frantically trying to finish her homework the morning before its due, you can find her running on trails around Marin or preparing for Mock Trial competitions. And she makes a pretty good chocolate cake :)

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Continued funding to U.N. necessary to advance American foreign policy agenda

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As Congress prepares the budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, President Trump has vied for a reduction of government funds that go to support international organizations, most notably the United Nations (U.N.). Since its founding in 1946, the United States has served as the largest single contributor to the U.N.’s regular and […]

Visiting Kathmandu, Nepal Senior Aarti Dixit fell in love with traveling, part of the reason why she decided to spend her freshman year abroad in London before she transfers to USC sophomore year.

Students spend year abroad through transfer plans

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While most seniors prepare to leave home to attend college in the fall, several students get ready for an even bigger leap: college in a foreign country. As college students increasingly seek out study abroad opportunities, according to an Institute of International Education “Open Doors” report, many colleges, including the University of Southern California (USC), […]

Junior Kian Kazemi visits Shiraz, Iran in 2015. Kazemi, whose father is from Iran, fears the Trump Administration's travel ban will prevent him from seeing family members who live in Iran.

Reactions differ to new iteration of travel ban

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In the latest development regarding President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, Trump signed an executive order Monday meant to replace his seven Muslim-majority country immigration ban that was halted by federal courts. The new executive order removes Iraq from the list of countries and does not require a religious test for refugees to enter the United […]

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Seniors nominated for prestigious Presidential Scholars Program

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Three seniors were selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program in early February. The students―James Conant, Scott McCrae and Rebecca Smalbach―were invited to apply for the prestigious award as a result of their outstanding standardized test scores. Each year, approximately 4,000 high school students are invited to compete for the 161 spots […]


Friday Night Bites: Powder offers a unique twist on classic ice cream

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Friday Night Bites, Bark’s newest review segment, highlights hip places to eat and hang during your night on the town. From delicious desserts to superb suppers, The Bark knows where to go to tantalize your tastebuds. Tucked into a brightly lit, modernist space, Powder, a small storefront in San Francisco, offers the perfect after-dinner treat […]

Various Search and Rescue members participate in advanced rigging training at the Marin Headlands.

Lost and found: Students volunteer with Search and Rescue

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When a college student got lost in Yosemite and the local Search and Rescue team was unable to find him, the Marin County Search and Rescue team was called onto the scene. “This dude had climbed up a cliff, fell 70 feet down the cliff onto a hard rock, where he then rolled an addition […]


Senior shines both on the track and in the classroom

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After finishing 28th out of 200 runners in the Nike Cross Nationals meet on Dec. 3, the most competitive high school cross country race in the nation, senior Glennis Murphy was not pleased. “I wasn’t really happy with my results; it was just mediocre,” Murphy said. “I wanted to do a lot better but I […]

Raising their fists in solidarity with those offended by President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, students attended the Monday protest.

Protests erupt on campus over campaign rhetoric

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Video by Sydney Soofer Roughly 100 students walked out of their classes and onto the South Lawn on Monday in protest of views expressed by President-elect Donald Trump during his campaign. Many of the protesters said that they were not protesting Trump’s right to be president, but rather the discrimination and hatred that they feel […]


Teacher leads “Dream Team’ of refugees preparing to build new lives

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This story has been updated to reflect that while at the Jasmine School squat, Leland was an independent volunteer who was implementing Schoolbox Project guidelines. The organization was not officially affiliated with the squat.   Four years ago, Sidra lived a life not very different than that of a soon-to-be Redwood student. She was 10 […]


‘Here’ by Mary Beth Leland

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Diary entry written by Academic Workshop teacher Mary Beth Leland while she was in Greece. To read the full article on Leland, click here. Here. Here, where who ever hasn’t dubbed it WWIII simply hasn’t been to Athens. Where today a woman went absolutely crazy, banging her head against a wall and using shards of […]