Danielle Chemtob Former Staff

Danielle Chemtob is the News Editor for the evolving media class of the Bark. When she isn’t spending her time working on the Bark, she enjoys reading YA novels, particularly those of John Green, and still cries over Dobby’s death in the last Harry Potter book (oops, spoiler alert) every time she reads it. Other hobbies of hers include listening to classic rock, particularly Pink Floyd and Nirvana, as well as writing short stories and singing in a choir. She enjoys travelling, and this past summer travelled to Sweden, Latvia, and England, and hopes to be able to traverse other parts of the globe in her future endeavors.

Contact Danielle Chemtob: dchemtob@redwoodbark.org.


Set in a futuristic city, 'Tomorrowland' stars George Clooney and Britt Robertson and released on May 22.

‘Tomorrowland’ disappoints with cliché plot despite stunning visuals

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From magic pins to hovertrains, the opening of Disney’s “Tomorrowland” presents a future to be desired. However, despite its promising idea, the second half of the film becomes a difficult-to-follow cliché with lackluster acting that seems like a promotional piece for Disney. The film, starring George Clooney as Frank Walker and Britt Robertson as Casey […]

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Desk Jams: Edition 8 – Parker Addison

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Desk Jams, Edition 8, presents sophomore Parker Addison, a pianist and vocalist performing his original song, “Peace.”

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Marin Catholic nuns walk out of classes in protest of Day of Silence

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Five nuns at Marin Catholic High School walked out of their classes on Friday, April 17 to protest flyers handed out by students promoting the Day of Silence, which, according to Marin Catholic Principal Chris Valdez, the administration did not authorize in advance. The nuns were also protesting a post on the school’s Facebook page […]

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Isolation. Fear. Manipulation. Marin’s hidden human trafficking industry.

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By Danielle Chemtob Most of us associate slavery with the world’s bloody past. However, there are more people in some form of slavery today worldwide than at any time in human history, according to BBC News. Victims of human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, are forced into performing some type of unpaid labor against […]

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Body-worn cameras provide police transparency

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On Nov. 24, after three months of deliberating, a grand jury chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager. Protests, riots, and looting immediately followed over what many considered to be blatant racism. However, like many use-of-force cases with police today, the decision was hampered by the […]

KATNISS EVERDEEN, played by Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, looks out on District 8 anxiously while visiting a hospital.

‘Mockingjay: Part 1,’ less action but more raw emotion on the part of Lawrence

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With her side braid and spunky personality, our favorite feisty female protagonist Katniss Everdeen is back. Jennifer Lawrence takes center stage in the latest Hunger Games movie, delivering an unparalleled, emotional performance. Based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 premiered on Friday, Nov. 21. It set box office records as […]

Passengers board a bus at the San Rafael Transit Center on Oct. 15. If agreement is not reached, bus drivers will strike on Friday, Oct. 17, and no Golden Gate Transit buses will be in service.

UPDATED: Golden Gate Transit strike averted

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UPDATE: A tentative agreement between the unions and Golden Gate Bridge District was reached Thursday afternoon. Buses will now run on Friday. No buses operated by Golden Gate Transit will be in service this Friday, Oct. 17 due to a labor union strike if mitigation cannot be reached, according to Golden Gate Bridge District spokeswoman Priya […]

Seniors Brooks Roenisch and  Gabby Manuela pose for photos after being crowned Homecoming King and Queen.

Brooks Roenisch and Gabby Manuela crowned Homecoming King and Queen

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Seniors Brooks Roenisch and Gabby Manuela were named Homecoming King and Queen during the Homecoming football game this afternoon. Students voted for king and queen in their homeroom classes on Friday morning. The votes were tallied and announced at halftime during the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 11. Manuela said that she did not […]

Date rape prevention: not a woman’s responsibility

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One in five college women have fallen victim to sexual violence during their time on campus, according to a 2007 study conducted for the Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice. For good reason, the issue of sexual assault on college campuses has recently received a significant amount of attention from the media. In late August, […]

6.0 earthquake shakes Marin residents

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake centered near Napa shook Marin residents early this morning, but caused no reported damage in Central Marin, according to the Central Marin Police Department. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake, which occurred at 3:20 a.m. this morning 5 miles from Napa near the North Shore of San Pablo Bay, […]