Garet Jatsek Former Staff

Garet Jatsek began his life similarly to most others, but it was on his journey to teenhood, when he began crashing his sister's Barbie convertible into other toys while filming it with the family camcorder, that he became a true cinematographer.

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Soarin’ over California: Redwood students take to the skies

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Redwood students Morgan Glasser, Sam Seifer, and Collin Hackett describe their love for flying and the journey to get there.

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The bees and their condition

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Local beekeepers discuss the deteriorating condition of the Marin County bee population. While describing the environmental threats on the bee population such as mites, pesticides and loss of habit, they also share the personal challenges they have faced while keeping their hives. Though beekeeping has become increasingly difficult, the passionate beekeepers are motivated to protect […]


Tahoe time: Skiers stoked about record-setting snowfall

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Recent extreme weather has brought Redwood skiers out of their drought depression and back onto the slopes of Tahoe. The ski hype has been difficult to sustain due to poor precipitation levels over the past two years, but some students never gave up their love for the mountain. This year’s incredible snowfall has rewarded them […]

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The Niche: Redwood’s rock climbing community

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Suspended three stories in the air, gripping cliffs with chalk-covered hands, Juniors Zach Martinez and Garrett Straschnov endure the challenges of rock climbing. The two have taken on the sport due to its uniqueness and thrill. While Straschnov enjoys the adrenaline-filled heights and leveled difficulty of Planet Granite’s walls in San Francisco, Martinez furthers his difficulty and […]

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Junior and mentor go hardcore for parkour

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Former Redwood student, Josh Morris, and current Redwood junior, Aidan Rankin-Williams, discuss their passion for parkour and their history practicing the sport.


Desk Jams: Edition 11 – Stephanie Oh

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Senior Stephanie Oh performs on the violin.


Graffiti: An overlooked, underappreciated art

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Graffiti is an art. That is a phrase rarely said in our community, or in any community, for that matter. But for several Redwood students, it is a phrase that rings true every day. Think about the word ‘graffiti.’ What comes to mind? Now think ‘street art.’ The negative connotation associated with graffiti, as opposed […]

Junior Phillip Platek pumps up his tires before a weekday practice at Phoenix Lake.

Mountain biking team overcomes bumps in the road

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Last year, the mountain biking team failed to bring home the state race championship for the first time in three seasons, but this year it remains optimistic while looking to build the team for the future. Dave Carbonell, who is in his third year advising the team and his first year as one of the […]


The Walk

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Any given morning at 7:20 a.m., as one student boards her bus on Paradise Drive, another student will step off of his bus from Marin City. Both will ride on Marin Transit and both woke up earlier than they’d wish.


Longboarding excites thrill-seeking students

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Gliding down a hill at 40 miles per hour has become commonplace for some Redwood thrill-seekers. Junior Jordan Stern became interested in longboarding during his freshman year, and has since become increasingly passionate about the sport.   “I was never really into skateboarding,” Stern said. “I was watching videos online, and a longboarding video came […]