Heidi Roenisch Former Staff

Senior Heidi Roenisch is a returning Barkie and is excited to be a copy editor. She is a proud Kent graduate that devotes most of her free time to playing soccer and basketball for Redwood. Her other interests include hiking, traveling and still using the word swag.

Contact Heidi Roenisch: hroenisch@redwoodbark.org.


Quad squad: boys’ swim captures fourth straight title, girls fall just short

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The boys’ varsity swim team capped off another successful season by winning their fourth straight MCAL championship by nearly 80 points, as well as placing third overall at the North Coast Sectional meet. Despite their loss to Drake in the regular season, the Giants were the heavy favorites coming into the MCAL finals meet based […]


‘The Crown’ proves a royal success

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More elegant and subtle than “Scandal” or “House of Cards,” yet with a quicker pace and broader appeal than “Downton Abbey,” Netflix’s “The Crown” expertly blends the best elements of a political thriller and period drama to create a slick yet sophisticated show. Opening with an ominous cough and splatter of blood, the audience is […]


Recreational marijuana sales have more benefits than meet the eye

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On Election Day, many marijuana enthusiasts rejoiced as Proposition 64 passed, legalizing recreational marijuana for those 21 and over in California. However, while possession of the substance is now legal statewide, it is up to individual counties to determine if they will allow the sale of recreational pot. Currently, its sale within Marin County limits […]


Rolled, not gold: Sushirritos prove more fad than rad

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Burrito-sized rolls of sushi, also know as sushirritos, are the latest food trend sweeping the Bay Area, touted as a portable and more filling version of two popular meals. First created in 2011, the popularity of sushi burritos has recently taken off as more restaurants, including World Wrapps and High Tech Burrito, have started to […]


San Rafael charter school petition rejected unanimously

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On Sept. 26, the San Rafael Board of Education unanimously denied the application for the Ipso charter school, proposed by former Redwood assistant principal Katy Foster and Drake science teacher Erin Ashley, to become part of the San Rafael School District. The 5-0 decision to reject the charter came after Superintendent Michael Watenpaugh and other […]


Assistant principal returns amidst campaign to start school

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Former assistant principal Katy Foster has returned to Redwood as an interim administrator amidst her work on a new campaign to start a public, tuition-free charter high school in San Rafael. Foster, who is the founding principal of Ipso (Latin for “itself), the proposed school, formally resigned from Redwood at the end of the last […]


The creeping cost of college

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For a growing number of Redwood students, finances are playing an important role in college decisions instead of merely choosing between acceptances. According to a May Bark survey, 31 percent of students say that concern regarding student debt will influence their college choice. This reflects a growing concern over the sharp rise of student debt. […]


Triple Threat Game Night

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On a warm spring afternoon, fans gathered at three separate events for redwood’s first triple threat game night. It was one of the last regular season games for all three teams, and each sport ended the night with a decisive victory.


Softball seeks to surpass shortcomings of last season

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Some say that those in second place are really just the first losers. After finishing second to Marin Catholic in the MCAL finals and second to Alhambra in the North Coast Sectional finals last year, the Redwood softball team is entering this season determined to regain the top spot and never experience that feeling again. […]


American Crime’s sophomore season doesn’t disappoint

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Returning for its second season, ABC’s “American Crime” cements itself as one of the best dramas on network television, balancing strong acting with deft exploration of heavy subject matter, though occasionally becoming mired in its own over-ambition. This season’s episodes take place in a small town in Indiana where several star basketball players allegedly rape […]