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.


Hall oversees a variety of programs, including special ed, PE, and the library.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mr. Minhondo: Rocking Redwood

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  Mr. Minhondo, Film Focus and World Cultures/Geography teacher, talks about his experiences in a punk rock band and his passion for music.

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GALLERY: Annual Hot Dog Day

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Link Crew organized its annual Hot Dog Day Friday as a way to celebrate the beginning of the school year. The event offered free hot dogs, vegetarian dogs and an array of condiments. Live music from the Redwood music program played as many teachers and students waited in a long line stretching past the gym […]

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Antidepressants: hesitate before you medicate

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Mental health and wellness is an issue of rapidly rising recognition and controversy. We see it here at Redwood in the debate over the value of the newly established Wellness Center. However, there is one aspect of mental health that often goes unquestioned: pharmaceuticals, antidepressants in particular. Antidepressant use in America increased by 400 percent […]