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.


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Student loans impact financial futures of graduates, new study finds

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Student debt is on the rise in the country, and is affecting more and more households’ financial futures, a new study revealed. According to a Pew Research study released mid-May, 37 percent of households headed by an adult under 40 have outstanding student loans, with the average student debt burden at $13,000, compared to 22 […]

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Coldplay frontman haunted by heartbreak in Ghost Stories

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Just two months before the release of their sixth studio album, Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin’s announcement that he and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow were separating seemed to overshadow the band’s anticipated release. However, Ghost Stories, released May 19, provides a stunningly open window into Martin’s pain and heartbreak from his failed marriage. The band achieves […]

The Rose Lane development along Doherty Drive sits atop the former location of a Native American burial ground rich in artifacts.

Burial ground discovered, paved over for new development

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As the greenhouses that used to line Doherty Drive have been uprooted to pave way for a suburban development called Rose Lane, archaeological excavations have revealed that the location of the soon-to-be 85-residence community is actually the former site of a much older community—one that, over 4,000 years ago, may have been home to a […]

Local trends in autism diagnosis reflect recent report

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April is Autism Awareness Month, and according to a report released in late March by the Centers for Disease Control, Autism Spectrum Disorder has become more prevalent in the last ten years. Currently, one in every 68 children are diagnosed with autism in the United States. This is a dramatic increase from 2002, when the […]

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All in the family: Three portraits of changing family life

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The traditional American family, such as families portrayed in 1950s sitcoms such as Leave it to Beaver, is becoming an outdated concept. More recent shows like ABC’s Modern Family portray the transformation of the “typical” American family into a more unconventional, diverse amalgam of cultures and ethnicities. A 2010 Pew Research Center study done in […]

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Sex survey extends into 40th year

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The first Bark sex survey, conducted in 1974 one year after the landmark Roe v. Wade case, didn’t only make front page news at Redwood—it also garnered the attention of the San Francisco Chronicle. Ann Gigounas, journalism adviser at the time of the first sex issue, was asleep on the Sunday morning when she received […]

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New faces and foes in Downton Abbey’s return

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It’s 1922, and change is in the air at Downton—the roaring 1920s are in full swing at the Abbey, from racier dresses and livelier dancing to sleek, modern cars. While the premiere of the fourth season of writer Julian Fellowes’ Downton Abbey dazzles in terms of presentation and, as always, superb acting, it lacks a […]

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New rules challenge cafeteria

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With several new federal regulations that have been imposed in the past two years, and the prospect of even more regulations to come, the Tam District’s Student Nutrition Services is grappling with providing a healthy cafeteria menu for students while still keeping costs affordable. Henry London, the new director of Student Nutrition Services, said that […]

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New rules challenge cafeteria

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With several new federal and state regulations having been imposed in the past two years, and the prospect of even more regulations to come, the Tam District’s Student Nutrition Services is grappling with providing a healthy cafeteria menu for students while still keeping costs affordable. Henry London, the new director of Student Nutrition Services, said […]

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Finale in acclaimed book trilogy dissapoints readers

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As teenagers, most of us don’t face life-altering decisions on a regular basis. We choose what to eat for breakfast, where to go out to lunch, and where to buy our lattés. But what if a single decision defined who we would become for the rest of our lives? This is the premise for 25-year-old […]