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Cole Donnelly is a junior and a first year member of the bark. Cole likes to spend time with his family and especially enjoys spending time with his dog, Petey, a Boston Terrier who is cuter than your dog. Cole plays water polo year-round and swims, although he does not really enjoy swimming. He enjoys spending time at the beach and traveling up to Lake Tahoe. If someone had to describe Cole in one word, they would likely just call him a bro.

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Wrestling team wins first MCALs since 1973

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The 41-year drought ended as junior wrestler Ryan Styles, to the euphoria of his teammates, pinned his opponent and clinched the victory. With a thrilling win over Novato on the Feb. 11, the Redwood wrestling team secured their first MCAL dual meet pennant since 1973—the same time the first cell phones were being invented. “Even […]

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A look at university graduation rates: exploring the non-college way

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Two years ago, when Thomas Conneely pictured what his life would be like in 2015, he thought he would be studying at UC Santa Cruz. Today, he is back at home. “The best thing I have ever done was drop out from college,” said Conneely, who graduated from Redwood in 2012. “It was definitely hard […]

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Moving Photo Gallery: Varsity Wrestling pins Justin Siena, San Rafael

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With a win in a meet against San Rafael High School and Justin Siena High school, the Redwood wrestling team has emerged as the favorite to win MCALs. The team began their day with a dominant performance against Justin Siena, sweeping every weight class in which they competed. San Rafael, one of the preseason favorites, […]

Former U.S. national team head coach Tom Billups leads a clinic for the Highlanders on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Rugby season ramps up with new club

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“Crouch. Touch. Pause. Engage,” the referee yells, as players crash together. Opponents collide with each other and throw one another to the ground. Every so often, a player explodes past the other team’s backline in a burst of speed and places the ball down in the endzone for a tri, the equivalent of a touchdown […]

Left striker, Teymour Sadrieh collides with the Branson goalie, during an attempted shot at goal.

Soccer captain steps up as offensive leader

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His foot collided with the ball, instantly sending it flying towards the post. The powerful shot, hit from almost 25 yards out, rocketed neatly into the top left corner of the goal, beating the goalie on his near side. The goal was scored by senior Teymour Sadrieh, who possesses offensive capabilities that the team had […]


Godzilla remake lacks substance

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For a franchise with such high name recognition among casual moviegoers and a budget topping $160 million, one has to wonder what went wrong with the most recent adaptation of Godzilla. While there were moments of intrigue, including the explosion-ridden battle scenes that the series is known for, the film lacked any substance. That should […]

DEFENDER SHAYA BARRY of Redwood faces off against MC forward Alexis Tye at last Wednesday’s MCAL playoff game. The Giants lost 1-0, ending their MCAL season.

Tables turn as girls’ soccer loses to MC in MCAL semis

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“It hurts to lose a close game, especially on a free kick. I don’t think we deserved to lose. It was a game neither team deserved to win,” said girls’ varsity soccer coach Mattias Kodzoman. Redwood was eliminated from the MCAL playoffs last Wednesday in a 1-0 loss to Marin Catholic at a very windy […]

Junior Gabriela Manuela uses an iPad during her first period AP Language and Composition class on March 3 with teacher John Blaber.

New iPads integrated into classes

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Many Redwood students have begun using iPads in some of their classes as part of a new learning program being put into effect across the Tamalpais Union High School District. Only a select number of teachers were able to use the iPads during last year’s pilot of the program.  This year, 36 teachers are enrolled […]


Girls’ varsity basketball wins big against Drake

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The girl’s varsity basketball team showed off their speed and defense in a decisive win over Drake today.Redwood was only up by two points at the close of the first quarter, but the tone was set by the end of the second, with the Giants up 26-16 after a flurry of fast breaks. The rest […]

The turkey stands outside one of the entrances to the Corte Madera Town Center for the second consecutive decade.

Fundraising turkey continues to collect food

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This winter season marks the 20th year that the giant turkey, dubbed the “World’s Largest Turkey,” made an appearance collecting canned food in Corte Madera’s Town Center. During the two decades in which the bird has been gobbling goods, it has collected over 50 tons of canned food, non-perishable food, and toiletries, according to Blain […]