Mitra Ghadjar Former Staff

Mitra is a senior, and hopes to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.

Contact Mitra Ghadjar: mghadjar@redwoodbark.org.


Romance 2013: Did you find Safe Haven or Die Hard?

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Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and affection. Whether or not you want to embrace these feelings or escape from them, the movie theater can be the perfect place to spend your day.  These two movies were both released on Feb. 14, and while they were completely different, it was obvious that everyone had […]

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STAR testing to be replaced after this year

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April: The birth of sunny weather, spring break, and for many students all over the state of California, STAR Testing. However, scholars may not have to fill in endless columns of bubbles while fantasizing about summer for much longer. In fact, the current STAR standardized test will be phased out on July 1 of this […]

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Rihanna shines bright with new album

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Every morning on my way to class, I jump into the car and turn the ignition on, only to be greeted by sound of Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” A once fun and catchy song, it now dominates the radio. No matter what station I turn to, all I hear is that song, and I’m chased by the […]

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Teens reflect: changed for the better?

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Forty-two hours spent in solitary confinement didn’t make “Jake,” an anonymous student at Berkeley High School, regret dealing cocaine, marijuana, and LSD,  the actions that landed him in juvenile hall in the first place. Though he is no longer in juvenile hall, Jake was last sent to Alameda County’s facility this past November, making it […]

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Professionals question if punishment leads to progress

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Though many Juvenile Hall facilities offer many different treatment options to minors in an effort to keep them from repeating their crimes and keeping communities safe, not all who work within the system say they believe adolescents are given a proper environment to resolve personal issues. Boe Roberts, a Mill Valley psychotherapist who has worked […]

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Repeat offenders dominate Juvenile Hall

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Does Juvenile Hall actually help to improve the behavior of minors who break the law? Although the delinquency rates at both the Marin County and Alameda Juvenile Hall facilities have decreased over the years, minors don’t always leave for good. This is not just an issue for Marin County, according to the California Division of […]

Budget cuts threaten quality of facility programs

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While Marin County Juvenile Hall employees say that budget cuts have not severely impacted Marin’s facility, other counties within California have not been so lucky. These cuts could lead to severe consequences down the road. “We’ve been asked to do more with less,” said Steven Blair, superintendent of Marin County Juvenile hall. “Here in this […]

Juvenile hall aims to reduce adolescent crime

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“Zack,” an anonymous senior, was sitting in the middle of his third period class when campus supervisor Levi Hooks stepped in to the classroom and called him down to the office. “Come with me, son,” Hooks said as the two walked down the hallway. As Zack entered the office, he was confronted by police officers […]