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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Wiggins dances through life

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Junior Victoria Wiggins has been dancing all her life. For her, it is a source of energy, making it hard to keep herself from making a move when she hears music. Wiggins, who moved to Marin last school year, primarily dances hip-hop. Her skills don’t just come from the studio—as of now, she isn’t taking […]


Family business: Junior follows brother’s footsteps toward greatness

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The name Dow has become a staple in the Redwood wrestling world over the past few years. Perhaps this is due to the success of junior Spencer Dow, or maybe it is because of the success of Spencer’s older brother, Riley, who placed second in NCS as a senior last year and continued on to […]


Netflix original revives childhood favorite book series

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“I would advise all of you watching to turn away immediately, and watch something more pleasant.” That is what Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” narrator Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton), the pseudonym of the book’s author, Daniel Handler, tells the audience as he begins depicting the story of the Baudelaire siblings and their tragic lives. […]


‘Doctor Strange’ portrays Cumberbatch’s usual range

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Mind-boggling special effects, riveting action, and Marvel’s typical comic relief blend together nicely in “Doctor Strange,” an atypical addition to the Marvel cinematic universe in comparison to previous Marvel films. The reality-bending nature of this superhero story provides a truly captivating experience. In the two days since “Doctor Strange” was released, its international revenues have […]


What’s so funny? Redwood students expose the art of comedy

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You’ve tried to tell a joke, whispering something to a friend and expecting a hearty laugh in response. When all you received was a sorry giggle, well, they just don’t have your sense of humor, right? But what if you aren’t as funny as you think you are? Unfortunately, it’s probably true, at least according […]


Blacktop parking lot remains closed despite parking problems

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The blacktop behind the main gym has remained closed as a parking lot due to safety and P.E. spacing conflicts as the Redwood parking shortage this year continues to be an issue. The lot contained 55 parking spots last year, but Principal David Sondheim cited safety as for why the lot was closed. “That lot […]

Sophomore Talia Fleischmann practices American Sign Language at lunch with senior Shaya Berry.

Students bridge the gap in ASL classes at COM

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It’s 6:10 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and high school students gather into Patricia Sirianni’s American Sign Language classroom. As they get seated, there is very little sound. Only facial expressions and hand movements are seen from the learners participating in the class. The goal? To bridge the gap between the hearing and the deaf. […]


Amnesty International creates petition with inspiration from LA conference

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Redwood’s Amnesty International club has implemented a petition project to protect girls in Burkina Faso from forced marriages following a recent trip to the annual Amnesty International Western Regional Conference in Los Angeles on Nov. 20-22. Sophomore Ines Laborinho Schwartz, vice president of the Amnesty International club, was inspired to take action after attending the […]