Christine Watridge Editor

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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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 […]

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A Look Back at the Headlands Conservation

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In the 1960s, a developer purchased the 2,000 acres of land in the Marin Headlands and made immediate plans for his new community to be called “Marincello.” Marincello was originally conceived to house 30,000 people. Soon, it was realized that the Marin Headlands was a crucial area to complete this national park. In 1972, the […]

Rowing in the position of stroker as a sophomore, Caroline set the pace and rhythm of her team at the front of the boat. She currently rows in the middle of the boat wherever her talents are needed.

Sports Spotlight: Senior Caroline Noble uses her oar to soar

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A faint breeze blows across the bay, and at 5:30 p.m., the sun is just starting to sink behind the clouds. The after-work commute is abuzz with honking horns as people drive home, racing across the highway ramp by Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. It’s underneath the road that a different sort of race takes place. […]

BBC’s “Sherlock” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the infamous detective Sherlock Holmes, adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories.

‘Sherlock’ season four thrills with mind-boggling plot twists

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Viewers have waited three years for the highly-anticipated fourth season of BBC’s “Sherlock” to finally air this January, and the wait paid off. As a dedicated fan, I had high expectations going into this season, and luckily it did not disappoint. “Sherlock” went beyond what I could have ever imagined, each episode more intense than […]

Bark Book Club

Bark book club: New York Times 2016 Best Sellers

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“The Sellout” offers unusual wit and charm by Alexandra Lee   It is clear why Paul Beatty’s novel, The Sellout, tops 2016 bestseller lists and boasts several prestigious awards. The novel offers a clever and endearing critique on black inner-city society with its humorous wit, sarcasm and charm.  The novel starts off somewhat slowly, allowing […]