Carolyn French Former Staff

Carolyn is a junior this year and is the review editor for the Bark. She spends most of her free time in Stinson, playing soccer, and hanging out with her friends. Life is good.

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Free birds can fly solo: being alone isn’t being lonely

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Eleven days into my month-long National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course, I had just about had it with my random group of twelve. After being isolated in the wilderness with high schoolers from around the country, I needed a break, some time for myself. Once we had made it to camp, I wandered away from […]


Celebrating Earth Day every day

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The Bark’s Remarks explored how people stay environmentally conscious all year long. You can find this podcast and more by visiting the Redwood Bark on Soundcloud.


Threats and tragedies spark security changes

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A wave of anxiety washed through the halls when the fire alarm rang out two days following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The parallels between Parkland’s tragedy and the environment of Redwood became all too similar. Both are wealthy communities known for their well-established public schools, and with the fire alarm echoing through […]


Our political ‘horizon’ should hold a more qualified politician

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There is no denying the overwhelming empowerment that radiated from Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech on Jan. 7 after being the first Black female to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The award, bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, honors those who have contributed outstanding achievements in the world of entertainment. I myself wanted […]


Stapleton’s ‘The Nutcracker’ showcases Redwood dancers

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Stapleton School of the Performing Arts’ production of “The Nutcracker” was showed for its 29th consecutive year at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium from Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. The timeless performance was showcased six times throughout the weekend. The performance featured several Redwood students including junior Delilah Mittermaier, who took on the roles of […]


Behind the Bars: Exploring the Prison System

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The dimly lit room is alive with love. A woman feeds her husband french fries. A father throws his daughter above his head, she squeals with delight. A couple poses for a picture in front of a waterfall mural, staring affectionately into each other’s eyes. Siblings chat about current family drama. Hand-in-hand, another young couple […]


Point-Counterpoint: seniority vs. unity

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Point-counterpoint: seniority vs. unity Seniority is what keeps Redwood tradition alive By Carolyn French The first time I walked into a Redwood rally, my heart stopped. Giant crowds of people I’d never seen before pushed me through the doors into a room of overwhelmingly deafening screams and music that was taboo in middle school. I […]


Junior ranked first in the nation for the 3000 meters

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As junior Gillian Wagner crosses the finish line at any of her track meets, her teammates and spectators go wild. She is congratulated as she walks away with a first place title, but a first-place finish is not an anomaly in her running career. Taking home the win has become a norm for Wagner. Wagner […]

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RNL captures attention with glowing games

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The football field glowed yellow and green as students ran across the 50-yard line. Dark bodies, contoured by glow sticks circling their necks, dodged each other as they raced toward a luminescent flag on the opposite end of the field. Glow-in-the-dark capture the flag had begun. Redwood Night Live (RNL), a club that aims to […]


Whisk and Skillet’s tasty options satisfy with every bite

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Whisk and Skillet, a daytime eatery located in Strawberry, opened on Feb. 15. The new spot serves breakfast and lunch until 4 p.m., providing a high quality and nutritious meal available beyond typical breakfast hours. The new addition to Strawberry mall is founded by Norman Lou, who is the owner of Marin’s popular Asian cuisine […]