Christine Watridge Former Staff

Christine is a senior and Head Copy Editor for the Bark! She plays tennis, soccer and swims, loves drawing and occasionally geeks out about books and TV shows. She's excited to pursue her passion for journalism this year!

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Snaps for the Class of 2018

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Courtesy of Republic Records

May Bark Beats

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Seniors, this is it—the time has finally come for the class of 2018 to graduate! To commemorate the occasion, Bark Beats has chosen one memorable album from each of the past four years. Freshman year The Weeknd – “Beauty Behind the Madness” (2015)  The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, made a huge splash in […]


Talking about “firsts”

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In this series, the Bark’s Remarks talked about “firsts.” This series explores various experiences from the first time picking up a paintbrush to cage diving with sharks to getting a tattoo. You can find this podcast and more by visiting the Redwood Bark on Soundcloud.

The science fiction thriller follows an expedition of five women into “Area X,” an inexplicable stretch of land filled with mutated lifeforms and surrounded by a shimmering border that manifested after an alien life form crashed into a lonely lighthouse.

‘Annihilation’ mystifies on screen and on paper

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The fungus seeps out of the deep hole, a twist of vibrant tendrils: blue, olive green, deep orange. Trees with crystal leaves that glisten in the sun scatter dancing refractions on the ground below. The “Shimmer,” the border of this enigmatic coastal territory, captures topographic patterns of violet and turquoise, reflecting light like a bubble […]

We should be worrying about Monet, not about money

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Okay, I’ll admit it—I’m a complete and total art nerd. I geek out in museums; I take Art History; I slip obscure art jokes into daily conversation and I laugh a little too much at art memes. If I could, I’d visit museums for days, purely because there’s so much phenomenal art! Yes, I wasn’t […]

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Best of 2017

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The Bark reviewed a collection of books, TV series, movies, albums and podcasts to top off 2017. To read the full story, click below.


Unveiling the district’s parental leave policies

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On Oct. 15, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have granted teachers and other academic employees of California schools a minimum of six weeks of paid maternity leave. “I believe further decisions regarding leave policies for school employees are best resolved through the collective bargaining process at the local level,” Brown said in […]

November Bark Beats

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“Reputation” Taylor Swift “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now/Why?/Oh, ‘cause she’s dead!” These lyrics, from Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” couldn’t be more accurate. Swift’s past personas are buried in the music video, and there’s no denying the powerful message she is sending us through these […]

California should stop taxing menstrual products. Period.

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“Women and girls do not get to choose when or if they have their period; it’s basic biology,” said California assemblywoman Cristina Garcia in May 2017. “We must make menstrual products available to women and girls who struggle with access to these basic health necessities. If we truly value women’s health, we’ll remove the stigma […]

A firefighter battles a raging fire in Northern California.

Destructive wildfires burn over 217,000 acres and destroy an estimated 5,700 structures

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Destructive wildfires burn over 217,000 acres and destroy an estimated 5,700 structures by Christine Watridge UPDATED Monday, Oct. 16: According to Cal Fire, several new fires ignited on Monday Oct. 16, but the 11,000 firefighters have continued to make good progress on the 14 remaining wildfires. Forty one people have been killed, including a private […]