Emily Sweet Editor

Emily Sweet is a sophomore and a Cub Reporter for the Redwood Bark. In her free times she enjoys laughing at bad jokes, playing guitar and snuggling with her dog Riley.

Contact Emily Sweet: ESweet@redwoodbark.org.


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Applying to college from your younger sister’s perspective

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My sister sits at our kitchen counter with her fourth cup of coffee on one side of her laptop and a bowl of jiffy-pop on the other. As she eats, the ultimate pressure weighs on her: filling out her college applications while staying true to herself and keeping everything professional. “What’s the fifth song on […]

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Epidemic of copying homework catalyzed by technology

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What is it that leads students to neglect their own thoughts and brainlessly transcribe someone else’s for a passing grade? Similar to the bubonic plague, smallpox and Ebola, copying homework is the next epidemic, and it’s already here. The March Bark survey found that 80 percent of Redwood students copy homework at least once a […]

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Evaluating the dangers of late night comedy

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On Oct. 11, 1975, the first episode of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) aired on NBC. Ever since then, SNL has led the way in political satire and late night comedy, from Chevy Chase’s portrayal of clumsy Gerald Ford to Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton. With the present increase of media, SNL and late night comedy have […]

Currently a therapist, Lauren Ogren has also worked as a spin instructer, bartender, and matchmaker.

Alumna’s journey to helping teens through therapy

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Lauren Ogren sips her fruity tea, her eyes crinkling from her smile. The room around her is filled with laughter and peace. Ogren, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), said she begins each day ready for what is ahead. “Every day is really different. I never know what’s going to kind of come at me,” Ogren […]