Daniela Laborinho Schwartz Editor in Chief

Daniela is a senior at Redwood who is excited to be Editor in Chief of the Bark this year. She likes to surf, to do beach clean-ups, and eat Portuguese pastries.

Contact Daniela Laborinho Schwartz: dschwartz@redwoodbark.org.


Role Reversals

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In this series of the Bark’s Remarks we explored role reversals. We asked individuals who normally receive advice to give advice instead. You can find these five podcasts and more by visiting the Redwood Bark on SoundCloud.  


Tamalpais High School students take first steps in addressing tragic Florida school shooting

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Upon arriving to school and beginning their first period, a group of Tamalpais High School (Tam) students couldn’t shake the fact that today was not a normal day. Thursday, Feb. 15 marked the day following the nation’s most fatal high school shooting to date, which took place in Parkland, Fla. What started as an impassioned […]


Redwood’s unconventional first months of school

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A deeper look into the abnormal start to the school year at Redwood High School. For the first seven weeks of school, unusual events occurred weekly, impeding the usual school routine. Click the icons below to learn more about each event.

Students and staff were notified about the graffitied threat, forcing administration to  determine its legitimacy.

Updated: School shooting threat leaves community conflicted over following day’s attendance

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On Thursday, Sept. 28, students and staff were notified of a message in a stall in a girls’ bathroom threatening that a school shooting would occur the next day at Redwood. At approximately 1 p.m., students brought the graffiti to the attention of the administration, according to Assistant Principal Saum Zargar. Following the report, the […]


D’Ancona Twins: serving up success for the upcoming season

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Being a twin has its difficulties: you’re commonly misnamed, commonly stared at for determining differences and commonly paired together as one person. But for seniors Desi and Nique D’Ancona, being twins has only helped them to become a daunting duo on the girls’ varsity volleyball team, utilizing their unique skillsets to improve each other’s talent. […]


Redwood High School lockdown due to bomb threat

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At around 8:50 a.m. on Sept. 19, Principal David Sondheim’s voice rang on the loudspeaker alerting classrooms to lockdown. Thirty minutes later a text message and email were sent notifying students and staff that the school was being evacuated due to a bomb threat. Central Marin Police worked with the Marin County Sheriff, California Highway […]


Multimedia Gallery: The BTSD

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Kicking off the school year with pushing, shoving, singing and laughter is a Redwood tradition that never disappoints the new and returning student body. During the evening of Friday Aug. 25, masses of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors filled the quad. Although the dance floor was even more cramped than last year, due to the […]


AP tests should be more accessible to students of all income levels

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I understand the difficulties of trying to afford AP tests when a family has limited amounts of money to spend on testing. With four kids in my family, and three of us at Redwood, eight AP tests was a high toll to pay, totaling to almost $750. Fortunately, I knew how to get financial assistance […]


Photo Gallery: Boys’ varsity baseball shuts out San Rafael

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On March 21, the Giants showed level-headed strength on their home field and beat the San Rafael Bulldogs 12 to nothing. Junior Oliver Pearson pitched an outstanding game. He currently has an Earned Run Average of 1.59, and is ranked third in MCAL for Batters Struck Out (26). Both Redwood and San Rafael had lost and won […]


Educational realities behind ADHD

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Educational realities behind ADHD by Daniela Schwartz   “In middle school I’d always be standing up in my classes and fidgeting with stuff and bending paper clips and flinging rubber bands, and doing whatever to just keep myself occupied. My teachers basically realized that they had to put me in the back of the classroom […]