Julia Jacoby Editor

Julia is a senior and excited to begin her second year as a barkie as a copy editor. Outside of school she loves to travel, read, and spend time with friends and family.

Contact Julia Jacoby: jjacoby@redwoodbark.org.

Lamenting the end of the SF-Osaka sister city status

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During World War II, the Japanese Imperialist Army coerced between 80,000 and 200,000 women and girls, mostly from China, Korea and the Philippines, into sexual slavery and brothels in occupied regions throughout eastern Asia. These women became known as “Comfort Women,”—a loose translation of the Japanese word for prostitute—and were forced to have sex with […]


One year later: Documentary explores the idiosyncrasies of American politics

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Going into election day, the polls had Donald Trump at a seven to 29 percent chance of winning the presidential election, according to FiveThirtyEight. His victory was a shock to almost all Americans, regardless of political affiliation. Nearly a year after his historic election—a year of paranoia, conspiracy and division—it was difficult for me to […]

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Photo Gallery: Corgis invade Ocean Beach for charity event

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Hundreds of Corgis—and people who adore them—gathered on Ocean Beach on Saturday, Oct. 21 to celebrate the chubby torsos and stubby legs of these beloved dogs. The event, which occurs semi-annually, is known as Corgi Con. The event attracted Corgis of all shapes and sizes, many of whom were dressed from Ghostbusters to superheroes to […]

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Former teacher returns to Redwood as Assistant Principal after two decades

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“What’s interesting is that in 20 years, Redwood hasn’t changed too much. It’s definitely bigger. Back then it was about 1,300 students, and now we have 1,900—and I thought the hallways were crowded then!” said Sue Hall, a former special education teacher at Redwood and the newest addition to the administration team. The unique part […]


Movie adaptation of satirical novel does not come full circle

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“We are not meant to know everything, Mae. Did you ever think that perhaps our minds are delicately calibrated between the known and the unknown? That our souls need the mysteries of night and the clarity of day?” said Mercer, the seemingly paranoid ex-boyfriend of protagonist Mae Holland in Dave Eggers’ satirical novel, “The Circle.” […]

Bringing up Barry: ‘Barry’ reveals Obama’s presidential past

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Before making history as the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama was just Barry. A native Hawaiian, chain-smoking, biracial Columbia undergrad, Barry had not yet embraced his political potential. “Barry,” a Netflix Original, examines Obama’s life as a Columbia student in 1981. The movie opens with Barry (Devon Terrell) smoking on […]


Bark Bites: festive foods edition

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As the holidays approach, there is a lot to be excited for—carolling, classic movies, decorations, Starbucks’ holiday cup, and most importantly, the food. To celebrate the holiday spirit, the Bark asked Redwood students about their most interesting holiday cuisine. Olivia Winterhalter, 9th grade: Peppermint Bark “I always make gingerbread houses around Christmas, but I think […]

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Dibley’s Delectables: Post Thanksgiving Bites

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Every Friday morning after Thanksgiving, PE teacher, Mike Dibley gets up in the morning and turns his leftovers from his Thanksgiving meal into a delicious snack. If you’ve had Dibley for PE, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving weekend you’ve probably heard the story of his great Thanksgiving sandwich described in mouthwatering detail. Dibley walks us through […]


Election Selection: let’s watch politics

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To celebrate the close of the election season, the Bark has reviewed the most binge-worthy political shows. From sitcoms to soap operas, the Bark explores which shows best capture the power and impact of politics.   House of Cards “For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no […]

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Fish Passage built to protect Marin’s salmon

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In early September, the Marin Public Works District (MPWD) began the construction of a fish passage in Lagunitas Creek to help preserve Marin’s endangered salmon population. The plans for this passage center around the improvement of a concrete box-shaped tunnel, called a culvert. It is located in a small channel in Woodacre, and the culvert […]