Julia Cherner Former Staff

Julia Cherner is loving her senior year on Bark Staff as review editor. Along with writing for the Bark, in school she runs Redwood's Body Positive Club as co-president. Outside of school, her passions include hiking with her dog, Jack, teaching Sunday school at her temple, and spending time with her friends and family.

Contact Julia Cherner: jcherner@redwoodbark.org.

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Reviewing the Decisions: Class of 2016

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In total, 336 members of the class of 2016 applied to a college or university. Three hundred thirty-six schools received applications, and the class of 2016 will go to 121 different schools. There were 2630 total applications sent.  According to a compilation of the Bark Senior Survey and the Redwood Senior Survey, 47 percent of students will […]

The TUHSD budget study committee presents their findings at the meeting on March 22.

Budget study committee recommends Wellness re-evaluation

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The Tam District budget study committee recommended to the school board that the Wellness Center be examined to ensure that it is an effective use of resources. The committee presented on March 22 following five weeks of deliberation. Twenty-three community members, including seven students, voiced their support for Wellness during Tuesday’s meeting. Six students from […]

Junior Jeremy Goldwasser and sophomore Sean McGee perform together.

Night of Blues

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Under twinkling lights, students, faculty and relatives of performers gathered to enjoy music performed by student musicians from the Jazz and Performance Workshop programs at Night of Blues on Friday night in the CEA. Canopy, a merging of the Advanced Performance Workshop bands High Tide and Sequoia, provided an energetic set to end the night. […]

Many community members  attended the meeting in support of Wellness.

Community members voice support for Wellness at board meeting

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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) held a meeting on Tuesday where 17 community members spoke on behalf of the Wellness Center. There was a detailed second interim report presentation regarding the district’s budget in preparation for the budget-centric meeting on March 22. Wellness Director Jessica Colvin and a colleague also made a presentation […]

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Bark’s Bachelor Predictions

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Ben Higgins, this season’s “Bachelor,” will go on a number of magical adventures in search of love on “The Bachelor.” At the start of the show, 28 girls are brought to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills in hopes of an engagement at the end. Every Monday night on ABC, Ben takes the girls on […]

Senior Zach Cohen will play baseball next year for New York University.

Academics lure athletes to Division III schools

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Though many equate collegiate sports only with Division I universities, some have a broader definition that includes Division III. Seniors Kayla Rose, Zach Cohen, and Marguerite Spaethling will each play for Division III schools next fall, even though they were recruited by Division I. Rose will play softball for Rhodes College next year, and said she […]

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Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ reveals more than his apologies

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Following many months of publicity, Justin Bieber released his long-awaited comeback album, “Purpose,” on Nov. 13.   After almost a year of remorseful talk show appearances, a brutal Comedy Central roast, and a teary performance on MTV’s Video Music Awards stage, Bieber released the grand finale of apologies: an album devoted to reinventing his image […]


CAHSEE test abolished in bill signed by Gov. Brown

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On Oct. 7, Gov. Jerry Brown signed bill SB-172 to abolish the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) as a requirement for receiving a California high school diploma. This bill will stand until the 2018-2019 school year, when the issue will be re-evaluated. The test became a graduation requirement in 2006, and the bill grants […]

Senior Jessica Flaum acts in film "Strictly Liminal."

Senior searches for big break

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“I was never really interested in attending college. I just kind of assumed I would because a lot of people do here and it seemed like the only option,” said senior Jessica Flaum. “It’s really four years out of my life that I couldn’t be auditioning or doing anything [for my career].” After graduation in […]

Celebrating New Year's Eve, sisters Taylor and Delaney Benstead overlook the town of Rennes, France from a bridge.

Five seniors spent their junior years traveling and studying abroad

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Seniors Delaney Benstead, Taylor Benstead, Mia Samson, Ryan Swanson, and Marisa Robinow each spent portions of their junior year studying abroad. The Bark spoke to them about the highlights and challenges of their experiences and why they made the decision to take time off from Redwood. All five of them said they would recommend the […]