Jack Parsons Reporter

Jack Parsons is a Junior at Redwood High School who currently takes The Advanced Journalism Class to write for the bark . He lives in Tiburon, California and enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside, and playing lacrosse in his free time. At school his favorite subject is History.

Contact Jack Parsons: JParsons@redwoodbark.org.


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Girls Varsity Basketball topples Terra Linda 74-26

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The girls’ varsity basketball squad (5-0 in MCAL) prevailed during Saturday night’s matchup against Terra Linda (2-3 in MCAL), beating them 74-26. This win changes their record to 13 wins and three losses and secures the team the first place spot in MCALs. Though the girls were able to hold the Trojans to only 26 […]

The winning dish in fourth period: Fried Persimmons with Fried Breaded Mozzarella

Unique Fare Dishes out at Sustainable Agriculture’s “Iron Chef America” competition

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Video by Anna Compagno A sizzling noise fills the air as a slice of persimmon meets the hot oil of a heated pan. Once golden brown and caramelized, the slice accompanies breaded mozzarella, a balsamic reduction and a basil leaf. The chefs crafting this unique culinary masterpiece are students in Sustainable Agriculture (Sust. Ag.) participating […]

The team celebrating after Rogans goal on a free kick

Boys Varsity Soccer tops San Marin 1-0

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The boys’ varsity soccer team performed strongly in their game on Saturday Dec. 12, topping the San Marin Mustangs 1-0. This win improves their record to 6-1 after securing another crucial victory against Drake on Wednesday, Dec. 6. So far, the boys’ team is undefeated, despite their official record showing one loss due to a […]

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Sailing remains one of Redwoods Best Kept Secrets

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  A briny spray is ejected into the air as the powerful waters of the Raccoon Straight slam into the fiberglass hull of a small, two-man sailboat known as a Flying Junior (FJ). The boat maintains its balance for another ten seconds, but soon enough, a gust of wind along with a simple error overturns […]

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Why Media Coverage on Terrorist Attacks is Biased

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On Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock carried out the worst mass murder on American soil in modern history, when he shot and killed 59 concert-goers from the 32nd balcony of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Rightfully so, this event made the front page of almost every American publication and received extensive global coverage. […]

Senior Hannah Halford runs down the sideline towards the endzone

Seniors dominate in third annual “Klassy Kickoff” homecoming game

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The senior girls made things look easy on Friday’s third annual “Klassy Kickoff,” defeating the juniors 19-6. For both teams, the game started off shaky, with multiple drives in which they both turned the ball over on downs. However, the momentum shifted after senior Molly Kehoe caught the ball for her team’s first touchdown. The […]

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Best workouts in the Bay so you never have to skip leg day

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Choosing a gym can be a tough choice as there are many things to consider: cardio to weights ratio, proximity to home/school, ambience, crowd, cost, etc. Luckily for students, there are many gyms to choose from in the area. Some are solely used as gyms, and others are country clubs that have gyms along with […]

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Recently opened Philz coffee is here to stay

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It’s hard to choose between a dark roast or a medium roast, an iced mojito coffee or an iced mocha coffee, a slice of avocado toast or a warm buttery croissant. For that matter, it’s hard to make up your mind about anything at Philz Coffee. Tucked away at the back of Town Center in […]

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Boys’ water polo team looks towards future despite facing adversity

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The Redwood boys water polo team placed second in MCALs at the end of the 2016 season, just behind the nationally ranked, Drake High School team. Redwood excelled due to their offensive style, which was centered around a star hole set. This year, however, the team’s climate has drastically changed. In the offseason, the team […]

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The who, what, why and how of fake identification

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“Dylan,” a Redwood senior who wishes to remain anonymous, walks into a small family-owned liquor store on a Friday night and picks up a case of beer and a bottle of vodka. He sets everything on the counter, hands over his driver’s license and cash and walks out to his friend’s car waiting in the […]