Julia Scharf Reporter

Hi I am Julia Scharf and I am currently a reporter on the Bark staff. I'm a member of the varsity soccer team, debate team, and founder of the Mind Body and Soul club. I loving spending time with friends, family, and baking up a storm!

Contact Julia Scharf: jscharf@redwoodbark.org.

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Fashion fiends: That’s sew cool!

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It’s 2 a.m. on a Saturday morning; the streets are quiet and nearly everyone is fast asleep. But seniors Haley Catton and Anna Martin are wide awake in the comfort of Martin’s garage, doing what can only be described as unconventional activity for that hour of the day: sewing. They’ve been working for hours on […]

Standing at the line, junior Brandon Radu gets ready to shoot two free-throws.

Boy’s varsity basketball scores victory over Drake on game night

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The parking lot filled up quickly on Friday night as a stream of students dressed in red, white and blue poured into the Redwood gym to cheer on the varsity basketball teams for a USA themed, ASB sponsored “Game Night.” The Redwood student section went wild as the girls’ varsity basketball team secured a 57-26 […]


Exploring race and socioeconomic status in education

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In a county such as Marin, known for its progressive and liberal character, it may be easy to believe that issues of racism and inequity barely exist here. The atmosphere in Marin leads its citizens to buy into the idea that everyone around them is successful, happy and looking out for the well-being of the […]


Redwood films its second lip dub four years after the first

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On Monday Nov. 20, the entire Redwood community came together for the filming of the second lip dub, four years after the original was made. The hallways were lined with different groups from around campus, such as sports teams and clubs. Surrounding the main building were even more students, all decked out in spirit gear […]


Demystifying the private college counselor frenzy

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In an academically competitive environment such as Redwood, the insurmountable pressure to delve into college planning as early as the beginning of junior year or even sooner is felt by many students. Whether self-imposed or influenced by parental expectations and comparisons to one’s peers, the anxiety surrounding college admissions is especially high among upperclassmen. With […]

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Field hockey evolves throughout its first three seasons

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The past three years have been a whirlwind of triumph, defeat, growth and development for the Redwood girls’ field hockey program. This past fall marked its third complete season as an official Redwood sport, giving the players and coaches an opportunity to reflect on the evolution of the program thus far. Junior Erin McCarthy, a […]


Freshman tennis stars light up the new season

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In every sport and every season of every year, there is excitement and anticipation regarding new members who will join the team. This year, the girls’ varsity tennis team welcomed two freshmen, Erin Roddy and Chloe Chang, to fill missing spots on their roster after losing two of their star players. Senior and co-captain Molly […]

Fighting Lyme Disease everyday does not keep sophomore Olivia Cooke from smiling.

A student’s struggle with Lyme Disease

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Everyday, sophomore Olivia Cooke can count on going to school, seeing her friends and experiencing chronic headaches. Cooke has Chronic Lyme Disease, a tick-borne infection that is transferred into a person’s bloodstream when they are bitten by a tick that carries the bacteria. Cooke’s biggest challenge is finding a way to manage being a high […]

Cesar Segundo, Diego Kroell, Dany Elias y Cooper Couton(izquierda a derecha) todos estudiantes de tercer año,  charlan antes de la clase AP Spanish Literature.

Estudiantes de ELD se sienten perdidos fuera de su comunidad

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No es un secreto que ser un nuevo estudiante en una escuela es un reto. Tener que adaptarse a un nuevo ambiente, conocer gente nueva, y encontrar dónde congenias es suficientemente difícil para el adolescente típico. La carga añadida de no conocer el idioma nativo lo amplifica. Estas son las circunstancias de los estudiantes en […]