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Editorial: Listening to student voice shouldn’t be a choice

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When the student and parent survey for next year’s schedule appeared in the inboxes of Redwood families just four days before the official teacher union vote, students seemed optimistic that their opinions were finally being considered. After all, aren’t we just as affected by the schedule change as teachers? Although the survey results indicated strong […]

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Age of student activism cannot be inhibited

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Two days ago, the nation united. At approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday, students across the country chose to walk out of their classrooms in support of the Florida shooting victims and increased school safety measures. Amid morning showers, many Redwood students joined the walkout. Many who left class knew that an unexcused absence could go […]


Editorial: Making our case for the double block

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We’ve all experienced how quickly our classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays go by. It seems that after taking attendance, checking in with students, collecting homework and going over the schedule, there is barely enough time to go over the day’s material. It’s hard to learn from a rushed teacher, and it’s difficult to process […]

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Editorial: Boycott Hollywood predators

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On Thursday, Oct. 5, what will surely come to be known as the “day of reckoning” for sexual harassment in the workplace, the New York Times published an article outlining allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. In the two months that have passed since then, 83 women have come forward accusing […]

Editorial: ‘Bump’ up maternity leave policies

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The U.S. is one of only three countries in the entire world that does not mandate nationwide paid maternity leave, along with Papua New Guinea and Lesotho. Let that sink in. It’s almost unbelievable, but true. Within the U.S., only three states offer partially paid maternity leave, including California, New Jersey and Rhode Island and […]

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Editorial: Threats remain serious, so should we

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Significant, not silly  For most, starting a new school year is equally as exciting as it is scary. We look forward to the freedom and independence of high school, but at the same time worry about navigating the halls, managing an intimidating homework load and making new friends. But for students this year, beginning high […]

Editorial: Statues should not be set in stone

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Today, the controversy over Confederate monuments is not simply about statues—similar to how the Civil Rights movement was never just about drinking fountains. The issue over Confederate symbols encapsulates a series of long-standing national conflicts, reignited by last month’s deadly clash at the White supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA. Confederate memorabilia is not only concentrated in […]


Editorial: Examining our relationship with admin

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When we, as seniors, reflect back on our time at Redwood and the community that we have been a part of for the past four years, what usually comes to mind first are the positive relationships we have made with our fellow students and teachers, even amid the many changes and massive growth that have […]

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Editorial: Jolly Roger caught in bureaucratic clash

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Drake’s student-run newspaper, The Jolly Roger, has hit rough waters in the past year and it is essential that we stand by them in their fight to publish. Earlier this semester, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) eliminated the position of the classified staff member running the district print shop (see page 1 for […]


Editorial: Media plays a vital role in democracy

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Journalists are many things—inquisitive, determined, sometimes even annoying. But dishonest? Definitely not. After all, journalists are dedicated to reporting the truth and providing information to the public. So when President Donald Trump called journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth” following his inauguration two weeks ago, it not only echoed the same vitriolic […]