Devon McClain Reporter

I am junior at Redwood High School and currently a reporter/survey manager for the school newspaper. I really enjoy playing lacrosse and spending time with friends.

Contact Devon McClain: DMcClain@redwoodbark.org.


Mitchell Zucker spiking the ball.

Rebuilding with determination; volleyball players persevere for a prosperous season

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Despite losing six seniors last year and two this year, the Redwood varsity boys’ volleyball team made it to the 2018 Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) semifinals.  After a physically and mentally straining match against Drake High School, they were eliminated, causing their season to end earlier than expected. Seniors Jacob Zimmerman and Jason Silberman […]

Michael Pratt in his studio.

Music production: MIKE Beats from hobby to a career

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“When I became a big music fan in seventh grade, I just wanted to understand more of how music is actually made and how we get it delivered from [a] device to our ears,” Redwood alumnus Michael Pratt said. Pratt is a music producer for various upcoming artists around the Bay Area and has turned […]

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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.

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Leadership’s lunch success with Panda Express

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On Friday, Feb. 16, Leadership sold food from Panda Express at the amphitheater during lunch to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to kick-off the start of Ski Week. Eager to eat, many students rushed to stand in line even before the first lunch bell rang. Although the line was extremely long, Leadership students worked […]

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Snapchat struggles to satisfy users

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Picture the lot at 7:30 am; there is an easy flow of traffic, some arriving and others leaving. It is a simple system, not overwhelming and fairly straight forward. This is fairly similar to the way Snapchat functioned in its old format. However, the most recent update left more than half a million people angered […]

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12 Strong; victory in Afghanistan and theaters

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Though greatly outnumbered and low on resources, Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) leads a group of 12 soldiers into some of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan with intentions to take down the Taliban army.  With soldiers fighting ruthlessly to restore peace in Afghanistan, the movie “12 Strong” takes place shortly after the 9/11 attacks […]

Junior Baylor Rembrandt gets air on a jump in Tahoe.

Snowboarders still shred despite small participation numbers

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Snow spraying to the left and right, carving at exhilarating speeds and insane airtime, snowboarding is a favorite winter activity for a small percentage of thrill-seeking Redwood students. According to a recent Bark survey, 72 percent of students self-reported that they will be spending their winter on a pair of skis, whereas only 28 percent […]

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Holiday boutique at the Marin Center displays a collection of art and handmade items for purchase

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From Dec. 1 through 8, the Marin Center in San Rafael is hosting a Holiday Arts and Craft sale showcasing many unique and handcrafted goods. The Department of Cultural Services has handpicked over 41 artists to present their work and goods at its second annual Holiday Arts and Crafts fair. After three years of success with […]

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Get dressed for less: best of Marin consignment

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When it comes to shopping for affordable, quality clothing and accessories, Marin isn’t typically praised for it’s abundance of economically satisfying options. Luckily for students, there are plenty of second-hand nonprofits, consignment stores and thrift shops all within a 20 minute drive from Redwood. If seeking to take on a new and unique style, find […]

Drama’s effort pays off in successful opening night of “She Kills Monsters”

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The smooth incorporation of intense action scenes and intricate production techniques made the fictional, game-based performance of “She Kills Monsters” everything the actors and directors hoped it to be on opening night, Oct. 11. Closely mimicking the intense fantasy role-playing game, “Dungeons and Dragons,” the performance required more combat scenes than past productions. Seniors Stephen […]