Hayden Blum Former Staff

Hayden is a first year Bark member and a junior at Redwood. He is the Video Editor of the Bark and a member of the Redwood Football Team. He has a passion for both The San Francisco 49ers and the Cal Bears and his favorite animal is the white rhinoceros.

Contact Hayden Blum: hblum@redwoodbark.org.


Lamar simultaneously impresses and disappoints fans in long-awaited ‘DAMN.’

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Kendrick Lamar’s new album, “DAMN.” places him in uncharted territory as a hip-hop superstar. While he has long been heralded as the best rapper alive, he never dominated the billboard chart. Then “HUMBLE” dropped. And the streams for “DAMN.” were released. Now Kendrick is not only the best rapper alive, but also the most popular […]


‘FUTURE’ album gives glimpse into modern trap music

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The merit of Future as an artist is often questioned. He’s not lyrical, he doesn’t ma ke narrative-based albums and he isn’t even comprehensible all of the time. Yet Future remains one of the most popular rappers in the world and for good reason: he makes bangers. In his self-titled album, “FUTURE,” Future doesn’t break […]

Travis Scott's album, Rodeo, is available now.

Travis Scott collaborates his way to a exemplary trap album

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Travis Scott is back with the same trap beats, druggie lyrics and autotune, but he lacks the charisma of his critically acclaimed debut album, “Rodeo.” On “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight,” Scott’s verses are forgettable and he lacks the energy he possessed in his previous projects. While his beats and production are still impeccable, […]


‘Views’ doesn’t live up to the ‘Hype’, but displays Drake’s versatility

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“Views” is the highly anticipated fourth studio album by music phenomenon/pariah Drake, and it’s as complex and conflicted as the man behind the music. Drake combines club bangers seemingly leftover from his most recent mixtape, “What a Time to Be Alive” with soulful songs about girls that did him wrong reminiscent of many tracks like“Nothing […]


Game Night

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The girls’ varsity basketball team failed to limit Tam’s potent offensive attack, falling to the Red-Tailed Hawks a second time this season by a final score of 32-54 on Friday.
Tam junior guard Jaiana Harris led all scorers with 19 points, followed by Tam senior center Amari Allison, who finished with 16 points and six rebounds.


“Hateful Eight” delivers gore and intrigue in Tarantino’s modern western

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As “The Hateful Eight” begins, the sheer immensity of Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film becomes apparent. The film is filled with Tarantino trademarks, including gruesome and exaggerated violence, a blunt and spectacular performance by Samuel L. Jackson and clever and powerful dialogue.


The Truth Behind The School: San Andreas

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When standing in the center of San Andreas High School, you can see the entirety of the campus. It only has a few one-story buildings that enclose a small green area. A quiet hangs in the air, even when all students are on campus.

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Portrait of a painter: Ryan Stiles

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Senior Ryan Stiles discusses his passion for painting. Stiles typically chooses to paint faces because of the emotions that portraits convey.


Sicario brings vengeance and violence of drug cartels to life

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After being sent to Juarez, Mexico on a mission to stop the flow of illegal drugs into America, FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is forced to stifle her emotions and beliefs to survive in Denis Villeneuve’s newest film, “Sicario,” which was released Sept. 18. “Sicario” translates to “hitman” in English, representing the idea of […]

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Face-to-Face: Should feminism be renamed “equalism”?

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Face-to-Face is a feature that allows two members of the Redwood community to grill each other, argue, or simply converse about a relevant issue or event. We provide the topic, and they do the rest. This month’s participants are junior Claire Schulberg and senior Ruby Elson. The two students discuss whether or not feminism should […]