Jocelyn Overmyer Former Staff

Jocelyn Overmyer, a senior at Redwood, is excited to be the Opinion editor for the Bark. She plays golf and swims for Redwood and is in Link Crew. She is also an identical twin which can be very confusing:)

Contact Jocelyn Overmyer: jocelyn.overmyer@redwoodbark.org.


Class of 2018 valedictorian Dan Yamada, took a total of 12 AP and 4 honors classes during his eight semesters at Redwood.

Dan Yamada announced as class of 2018 valedictorian

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Senior Dan Yamada has been named the class of 2018 valedictorian. Yamada has a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.49 and a 10-12 grade academic GPA of 4.74. He is planning on attending UC Berkeley in the fall and majoring in chemistry.   Yamada enrolled in a total of 12 Advanced Placement (AP) classes and four […]

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Twin talk: Will colleges be seeing double?

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When people find out that the two of us are identical twins, it usually sparks several predictable recurring questions: for starters, ‘How can I tell you guys apart?’ followed by, ‘Can you guys communicate telepathically?’ then, ‘Have you guys ever switched classes to take each other’s tests?’ and lastly, the newest, hottest trending question, ‘Are […]

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Scoma’s: Redwood Alumni make their mark on the Sausalito shoreline

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Sitting on the water of Sausalito’s picturesque bayfront, 588 Bridgeway has morphed from a U.S. Navy recruitment center to Smith’s Stable to the current Scoma’s Restaurant. Scoma’s, an upscale seafood restaurant, is managed by Redwood alumni Roland Gotti and Bobby Weckel who hope to leave their mark on the historic location.

Stretching at Midcourt, senior Zoe Stachowski and junior Jenny Walker prepare fora game.

Sports Spotlight: Powerhouse duo steers basketball team to driving success

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As the starting line-up names are announced at the beginning of girls’ varsity basketball games, junior Jenny Walker strides through the cheerleader’s arc of pom poms to greet her teammate, senior Zoe Stachowski, with a shoulder-bump. Within a few minutes, the two are connecting passes and making plays with ease across the court.   Even […]

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Cardinal Newman recovers

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On Oct. 9, Northern California wildfires damaged half of Cardinal Newman High School, leaving both students and faculty displaced.

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NorCal Fires: Efforts from Marin County

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“It’s often said you see the best of humanity when the worst is happening. I wish you didn’t have to wait for the worst to happen, but you’re definitely seeing the best of everybody,” said Ryan Porter, a Santa Rosa resident and the Director of Operations at Epicenter, a sports and entertainment facility that was […]

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Mountain biking team gears up for an unpredictable season

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Most Redwood sports are played on campus with a panoramic view of Mount Tam. But within the trees of Mt. Tam, the rolling hills and the California Coast line, the Redwood Mountain Biking club rides on the unlimited woven trails that sculpt the terrain. “It’s so fun to be in nature and you’re not confined […]

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Redwood’s new staff

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Every year Redwood welcomes new teachers into its hallways. This year, we were fortunate to welcome nine new teachers into our staff. Some of these teachers are familiar faces, returning to teach after attending Redwood as teenagers, while others are new to the Bay Area. Regardless, every teacher offers a unique presence and knowledge that […]

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Continued break-ins escalated to a stolen car

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On Sept. 13, the recent break-ins escalated, resulting into two more thefts and a stolen car in the front lot after school hours. The cars of Juniors Carmen Monroe Watts, Amelia Kennedy, Makaela Ures and teacher Heather Curtaz were all targeted on Wednesday. At about 5:35 p.m., the varsity cheerleading team ended practice and found […]