Josh Cohen Editor

Josh Cohen is a junior at Redwood High School. He is a graduate of Neil Cummins and Hall Middle School. He enjoys playing baseball and spending time with his two brothers. This past summer, Josh interned at a sports radio station in San Francisco.

Contact Josh Cohen: jcohen@redwoodbark.org.


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Slam poetry team’s seven year tradition gets slammed

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For the past seven years, the slam poetry teams from Drake, Tam and Redwood have gathered in mid-May to perform and compete in the annual Tri-School Poetry Slam Competition. Due to complications with the Drake and Tam teams, the competition did not take place this year. According to coach Alex Franklin, the Tam coach contacted […]

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Kevin Laue shares life experience for Passion Week

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Kevin Laue, a one-handed former college basketball player, spoke as the Passion Week speaker on Thursday, March 9. Laue has been to 49 states, speaking not only of his journey as a one-handed college basketball player, but also of his success as a businessman traveling the world and inspiring audiences. “Disabilities don’t actually exist,” Laue […]

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Redwood earns critical victory over Branson through explosive third quarter

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Redwood earns critical victory over Branson through explosive third quarter By: Josh Cohen and Adam Kreitzman   Entering the matchup, the Redwood Giants and Branson Bulls found themselves at 8-3 in conference play, making the game vital for the MCAL race with just three games left to play. The first half had the makings of […]

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Boys’ varsity basketball stifles Justin-Siena behind tenacious defensive performance

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Varsity basketball stifles Justin-Siena behind tenacious defensive performance   By: Josh Cohen and Adam Kreitzman   Long before tip-off, the stands filled on each and every side of the gymnasium as students poured in, some to watch basketball, some for the free t-shirt, and others to enjoy the social aspect of the oft-attended game night. […]

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Girls’ varsity soccer records first victory vs. Branson Bulls in two years

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  The girls’ varsity soccer team triumphed over the Branson Bulls 3-1 on a cold, sunny Saturday morning, handing the Giants their first victory over the Bulls in two years. Redwood started their season off 4-1-1 in the league, tieing Novato and losing to Tam. Otherwise, the Giants have dominated, with their strong offense consisting […]

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Anti-Semitism: It still exists and it’s time we address it

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It all started with the phone call. “Josh, did you hear what happened?” my little brother Ben, an eighth grader, asked in a trembling voice. An anonymous kid had drawn a swastika on a piece of paper and put it into Ben’s backpack earlier that week. He opened that binder and found the drawing in […]

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Girls’ varsity tennis loses MCAL final to Branson

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Voices of: Coach Marlies Ziesler, senior Sophia Gazor, senior Natalie Epstein and senior Lindsay Thornton. Match Results Singles: #1: Lise Swain 6-4, 6-2 Win #2: Devon Cusack 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 Loss #3: Lindsay Thornton 6-2, 6-3 Win #4: Quinn Perozzi 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 Loss #5: Chloe Willson 6-1, 6-7, (6-8), 6-1 Win #6: Natalie Epstein 6-2, […]

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Week 4: Swain’s last season, girls’ tennis preserves undefeated record

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In her last season of competitive tennis, senior Lise Swain was not looking for a lot of drama or pressure, but mostly just to have fun with her supportive teammates. Swain said that she wants to go out with a bang and that there are no better people with whom to do it than her […]

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Week 2: Girls’ tennis tops Braves and Wildcats in controlling defeats

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After a close win over the Branson Bulls the week before, the girls’ varsity tennis team continued their winning streak by defeating the Justin Siena Braves on Tuesday, Sept. 13, marking their second sweep of the season. Despite the easy win, the Giants didn’t know what to expect out of the Braves lineup when initially […]

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Girls’ volleyball looks to continue MCAL dominance amidst key departures

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Girls’ volleyball looks to continue MCAL dominance amidst key departures   After years of steamrolling lesser MCAL competition, the girls’ varsity volleyball team is hoping a 2016 squad touting a mixture of proven upperclassmen starters and competitive, hungry younger players will continue its dominance. This year, the team’s success will likely hinge on the play […]