Emily Cerf Former Staff

Emily Cerf is a senior who is very excited to embark on the journey of being an editor-in-chief of the Bark. Outside of school, she enjoys dancing, eating waffles and spending time with her friends, family and cats.

Contact Emily Cerf: ecerf@redwoodbark.org.

Editor-in-Chief farewell: Emily Cerf

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Some people look back at high school as the best times of their lives, their glory days. I, however, don’t think I will be one of those people—high school was hard in many ways. But I know that when I do look back to my high school experiences, my memories of Bark will be some […]


Intrusive classroom software harms student-teacher relationship

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The tired trope of Big Brother as a synonym for any sort of perceived invasion of privacy is a fixture of our society, so it was no surprise to me when students in my AP Literature class referenced the Orwell classic a few weeks ago were instructed to download a Google Chrome extension on our […]

Jolly Roger staff members (left to right) Nadov Radar, Rex Collenette and Julliette Carey  lay out their paper.

Jolly Roger resumes printing after contract dispute is resolved

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The district’s Classified Staff Union came to an agreement within their contact with the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board on May 9 which allows Drake High School’s student newspaper, the Jolly Roger, to print their backdated issues and one final issue this year through an outside printer. Previously, a clause within the contract […]

Unable to print its newspaper, Drake High School's Jolly Roger waits whole the Tamalpais Union High School District and California Schools Employee Association resolve a contract dispute.

Jolly Roger unable to print amid contract dispute

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Drake’s student-run newspaper, the Jolly Roger, has been unable to publish in print this semester after the print shop run by the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) was shut down. The cease in printing is due to a provision in the district Classified Staff Union, a chapter of the California Schools Employee Association’s (CSEA) […]


Impasse between district and teachers’ union ends

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The Tamalpais Federation of Teachers (TFT) union ended a week-long impasse regarding contract negotiations on Thursday and withdrew their filing for state mediation. After seven months of fruitless negotiation, the TFT officially declared an impasse on Feb. 9, which would have triggered a state review and subsequent mediation between the union and the Tamalpais Unified […]

World Wrapps made a variety of changes to their popular Marin location, including a new selection of global beverages.

‘World Wrapps 2.0’ unwraps classier, pricier menu

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World Wrapps, shrouded by the cloak of construction for over six months, reopened its doors in the Corte Madera Town Center on Nov. 22 to reveal a revamped menu and interior. The restaurant has long been favored by Redwood students as the perfect place to pick up a tasty and inexpensive lunch, and its smoothies […]

Performing at Blackie's Hay Day, veteran Canopy members Matty Michna (left) and John Van Liere (middle) play with new member and Marin Academy senior bassist Timmy Stabler.

Canopy revamps with addition of new band members

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Most returning Redwood students knew the rock-and-roll sounds of Redwood’s so-called “mega-band” Canopy, a merging of what was two Advanced Performance Workshop bands, Sequoia and High Tide. But when over half of the band members graduated last year, seniors Bryte Darden, Matty Michna and John Van Liere, as well as alumnus Aaron Halford who will […]

Ms. White smiles as she receives flowers Wednesday morning.

School community looks toward addressing race issues brought to light by racial epithet

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A line stretched down the administration hallway as students and staff waited to deliver flowers and cards and give their support to assistant principal LaSandra White. This outpouring of support was in response to a racist epithet directed at White painted on the spirit ball late Monday or early Tuesday. The racial slur was discovered […]


Students raise money for Ecuadorian earthquake relief

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Students who traveled to Ecuador for a service trip at the time that a 7.8 earthquake struck the country are working alongside members of the student-run “Conpanamaneros” club at Redwood to raise money for relief for people living in devastated areas. The service group of 22 students and two chaperones were doing reforestation work in […]

Students attend the state-wide red carpet event.

Film Focus short ‘The Journey’ wins first place in state-wide competition

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“There’s some really great work with images and how to tell a story, and doing it within 60 seconds is quite a challenge alone,” said Peter Parish, Film Focus teacher. “But these need a solid message. They’re not just telling a story, they’re really trying to deliver a specific message.” This challenge is exactly what […]