Jordan Overmyer Reporter

Jordan Overmyer is a Junior at Redwood and this is her first year writing for the Bark. She has a identical twin and plays soccer and swims.

Contact Jordan Overmyer: jordan.overmyer@redwoodbark.org.


Sophomore Miles Squiers performing Rolling Stones song ‘Start me up’.

Rocking advisory: bands expose students to a range of music

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From classical to jazz to rock, several Redwood bands performed a variety of songs during the previous two advisory periods. Half the students attended on Feb. 6 and the other half on Feb. 13. For the first time in 14 years, a number of the assorted bands from Advanced Performance Workshop (APW), wind ensemble, and […]

Preforming the routine, the 12 girls practice a stunt.

Nationals with a new coach: the competition cheer team aims to top last years ranking

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Lining the field and court at every varsity football and basketball game are the Redwood cheerleaders. Known for their energetic routines during the rallies and chants during games, it often goes unnoticed that 12 of the cheerleaders dedicate extra hours to practice every week. These 12 girls make up Redwood’s competition cheer team. Beginning in […]

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Risk-seeking junior glides through the sky

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    All young children have dreamed of being able to fly at some point in their lives. For most kids, the dream was fleeting. However, junior Ryan Brady has turned it into a reality. It happened by chance— he was browsing YouTube one day when a video caught his eye. A cop was chasing […]

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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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Marin Country Day School plans to expand and renovate campus

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The Marin Country Day School (MCDS) is planning to renovate their Upper Campus and restore the nearby local creek by the fall of 2018. This project will replace the old science building with a new two-story structure that will bring the additional classrooms needed to maintain a class size of 14 and create a more […]

Jack Spalding (right) expresses his love for Cindy (played by Ally Orrick)

Planet Z: Drama starts the year with an outlandish musical comedy

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When a zombie says, “Hey, I’m about to be shot by a laser beam!” during EPiC’s show Planet Z, the audience is invited to take a balloon from the bag they will be given, blow it up, and release it into the air filling the theater with laser beam noises. Audience members will receive a […]

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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.

Directing an egg drop for their first project, teachers Cathy Flores-Marsh and Stephen Hart combine freshman classes to foster cross-disciplinary learning.

Teachers create a new dual teaching program for freshmen

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English teacher Cathy Flores-Marsh and social studies teacher Stephen Hart teamed up in a new academic program this year by combining their freshmen classes to create more of a connection between history and literature. During fifth and sixth period, the roughly 50 students in this program are scheduled for both Hart and Flores-Marsh. Half of […]

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Employers explain benefits and downsides to student employees

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With summer around the corner, many students are beginning to look for jobs. They put away the textbooks and look to fill their open schedule with a summer job. However, people often don’t think about what the employer’s perspectives are on having high school students in the workplace. “One of the things I really like […]

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Concussions on the rise in youth and professional sports

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Concussions on the rise in youth and professional sports   NFL’s concussion problem persists Hall of Famer and former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2002. It was later revealed in an autopsy performed by Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist and neuropathologist, that Webster had developed chronic traumatic […]