Jericho Rajninger Former Staff

Jericho Rajninger is a senior at Redwood High School in his first year on the Redwood Bark. In his free time, Jericho enjoys learning new things and playing trumpet in jazz band.

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The danger of raising an infantile infantry

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Let’s enter the mind of a six-year-old. (Before we begin, I must admit it’s been over a decade since I was six, so, at the risk of insulting our large contingent of first grade readers, I’ll provide only my personal experience). Twelve years ago, at any given moment, my six-year-old self may have been contemplating: […]


Role Reversals

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In this series of the Bark’s Remarks we explored role reversals. We asked individuals who normally receive advice to give advice instead. You can find these five podcasts and more by visiting the Redwood Bark on SoundCloud.

The fight for civil rights: We’ve come far but barely begun

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Picture 1958 America: Blacks have not yet been granted the civil liberties enjoyed by Whites; many establishments, including public ones, segregate Whites and non-Whites; Black voting rights are not protected; and separate is equal. The civil rights movement is in its infancy. Fast forward 60 years and the movement is now seen as a struggle of […]

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Social media platforms shouldn’t be political ones

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In 2008 and 2012, America witnessed technology fundamentally alter the political sphere when President Barack Obama harnessed the power of the internet and social media to campaign for office. By organizing his supporters, raising funds and promoting his agenda online throughout his two terms, Obama revolutionized the way presidential candidates interact with the electorate. Today, […]

Trump isn’t winning. We are.

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Since the election of President Donald Trump, the political sphere has been filled with unfortunate firsts. We have seen Twitter, a social media platform which limits communication to a mere 140 characters, emerge as the main method of correspondence between high political figures and the masses. We have listened as political dialogue has deteriorated into […]


Redwood meal equity: Providing food to all students

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Waiting for the SMART Train, commuters convene on the platform

SMART opens train station in downtown San Rafael

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The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) opened the newest SMART Train station on Friday, Aug. 25. Located in downtown San Rafael on Third Street, the station is the southernmost addition to an 11-stop railway system connecting Sonoma County to San Rafael. According to the Chair of the Board of Directors of SMART, Debora Fudge, the […]


The story behind the spice

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A little kick in the back of the throat with a pungent spice that overwhelms the taste buds: this is the tell-tale sign of fresh, high quality olive oil. “Fresh olive oil is super spicy, naturally, and that is great consumer protection,” said Claire Bradley, the current manager of Amphora Nueva. “Try the olive oil […]

Focusing on the task at hand, Lovelady transfers liquids using a micropipette and other lab equipment

Teachers forge own paths from past experiences

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Many students can’t imagine their teachers doing anything but teaching. Running into them at the mall or in San Francisco can be a shock. While some teachers at Redwood have dedicated their entire careers to this institution, others have taken divergent professional paths or must juggle two careers to afford living in the Bay Area. […]