Charlotte Seton Reporter

Charlotte Seton is a junior and starting her first year at Bark. She is excited to report and be even more involved at Redwood. She loves fashion and is starting her internship in the Fashion Ambassador Program at Nordstrom.

Contact Charlotte Seton: cseton@redwoodbark.org.


‘I Am Not Your Negro’ illuminates modern day racism

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Like many students my age, I’ve seen several documentaries about racism and discrimination in America. But “I Am Not Your Negro” goes well beyond offering just an overview―it defines the causes of racist behavior and proposes solutions for this ongoing problem. The documentary is based upon the life of James Baldwin, a Black American writer […]

Mayor Lee is no Robin Hood

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee recently announced plans to make the City College of San Francisco free for all students. Some will argue that the end—free education for all—justifies the means, particularly in a city like San Francisco where there is significant income disparity. But that’s missing the point. Most of the cost of this […]

Meg Heimbrodt welcomed as new College and Career Specialist

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New College and Career Specialist Meg Heimbrodt started working on Jan. 11, replacing Paula Vantrease who retired after over 10 years at Redwood. “She is very eager and enthusiastic,” Assistant Principal LaSandra White said. “We are excited to have her. [It] seems like she’s picked up right where Paula left off in working with counselors […]

Face to Face: Is Christmas becoming too commercialized?

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Face-to-Face is a feature that allows two members of the Redwood Community to grill each other, argue, or simply converse about a relevant issue or event. We provide the topic, and they do the rest. This month’s participants are juniors Angelica Vohland and Cora Cicala. In the spirit of the holiday season, they discuss the […]

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Point, Counter-Point: Electoral College

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Point, Counter-Point: Electoral College  The Electoral College has peacefully transitioned presidential power yet opponents point out that it does not always elect the popular vote winner, as seen in this year’s election.    The Electoral College has been successful in the peaceful transition of Presidents  By Charlotte Seton   The Electoral College system is once […]

‘American Horror Story’ season six: Don’t watch before going into the woods

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“American Horror Story” is not your typical horror television show. Certain unique attributes, such as a new storyline each season and the tie between these storylines and real life events, make the series highly addictive but also mentally disturbing. The current season, “Roanoke,” is notable for how certain scenes start out quite tranquilly and then […]

Yes please to more Zs!

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“Sleep is food for the brain,” according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) website. NSF research has also shown that sleep is critical to one’s well-being—it is “as important as the air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat.” Although the negative effects of sleep deprivation are well-known, many of us […]

Grateful Dead legend takes music in a different direction with newest album

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“Blue Mountain,” a new solo album by former Grateful Dead singer and guitarist and Marin County resident Bob Weir, was released on Sept. 30. However, Grateful Dead fans shouldn’t expect this album to have the same vibe that the band once created in their music. Weir’s album certainly has an authentic country feel. Almost every […]

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How much should schools shield students?

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Face-to-Face is a feature that allows two members of the Redwood Community to grill each other, argue, or simply converse about a relevant issue or event. We provide the topic, and they do the rest. This month’s participants are senior Audrey Gaither and junior Isabella Liu. They discuss a topic related to the event of […]

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‘Lo and Behold’ Werner Herzog creates another captivating film

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The newly released documentary, “Lo and Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World,” directed by filmmaker Werner Herzog, illustrates the wondrous and surprising impact of the rise of the Internet in an informative and humorous way. The film is structured as a series of vignettes, in which interviews with many famous technological pioneers take viewers through […]