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Senior Max Josef is excited to start his second year, first as sports editor, on the Redwood Bark. In his free time, Max likes playing sports, playing with his dogs and spending time with his friends and family.

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Senior Glennis Murphy runs during a cross country meet.

Prep of the Year: Glennis Murphy

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“I distinctly remember my first week. It was crazy and I ran my butt off every day and it was really hard, but I knew literally on the first day that it was something I wanted to do,” said senior Glennis Murphy of her first week running for cross country. Since then, Murphy has had […]

GLIDING ACROSS THE ice, freshman Erin McGlynn warms up for a game as a San Francisco Sabercat. McGlynn is a captain for the Sabercats and plays in an all-boy’s league.

Erin McGlynn breaks barriers through ice hockey career

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“‘What are you doing? You are a girl, you don’t belong here. Get off the ice.’ That’s not even the worst case,” said freshman Erin McGlynn about the first time that she was told she couldn’t play ice hockey because she was a girl. Originally from Canada, McGlynn is following in her father’s footsteps by […]

The Giants huddle before the fourth quarter.

Tam Red-Tailed Hawks soar past Redwood Giants to win second straight championship

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The final buzzer sounded, and Tam students started pouring onto the court excitedly to join their team in a mosh pit at center court. They had just won their second consecutive MCAL championship. After Tam’s thrilling 39-36 victory on Saturday, Redwood’s reaction was much more solemn as their outstanding season came to a disappointing end. […]

A member of Amnesty International talks to the club during their meeting on Thursday.

Amnesty International hosts Syrian refugee simulation

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The Amnesty International Club hosted a simulation of what it is like to be a Syrian refugee during lunch on Thursday, Feb. 16. Students and faculty walked around the first floor of the main building with possession cards that represented the items that they could fit into a backpack. Members of Amnesty International took possessions […]

The girls varsity volleyball team has 5 members who have played for head coach Katie Pease's club volleyball program.

Club and school sports prove closely intertwined

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When players step onto the court, their minds no longer race about the stresses of everyday life; they simply focus on the game. For many, sports are an escape, a meditation and a shield. Unfortunately, the line between high school and club sports has become blurred, enlisting a fear for some that without playing a […]

Coach Steve Campagno speaks to his players during a timeout.

Miles Squires’ big game not enough as Redwood falls flat against rival

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The final buzzer sounded, and with it, the hopes of an end-of-game comeback for the Redwood Giants were taken away. The boys’ varsity basketball team lost to the Marin Catholic Wildcats 67-61 in a disparaging effort on Tuesday, Jan 24. The Giants started slow, spotting the Wildcats an eight point lead at the end of […]

Junior Matt Mulcahy warms up before the game

Redwood Giants declaw Ukiah Wildcats behind Kress’ 13 points

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The boys’ varsity basketball team had a strong outing today, beating the Ukiah Wildcats 60-37 in a blowout win. The Giants began the game slowly but were quickly able to regain their composure midway through the first quarter and had a strong lead going into the half.  Senior Chris Kress led the Giants with 13 […]


Campus supervisor acts as mentor to students

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“He is a mentor. You can go to him and ask him for help even when you aren’t in school,” said senior Andreas Marroquin.  “He can make a bond that can last throughout high school and continue outside of school.” Marroquin is referring to campus assistant Robert Roman, who has worked at Redwood for the […]

The team comes together after winning a point against Justin Siena on Tuesday, October 15

Girls’ varsity volleyball outlasts Justin Siena in five set playoff thriller

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The playoff tension was palpable as fans piled into the gym for Redwood’s varsity girls’ volleyball team’s first playoff game. The game lived up to the hype as Redwood prevailed in a five-set thriller against Justin-Siena by a score of 25-17, 21-25, 25-23, 25-27, and 15-13. “We made a lot of unforced errors that we […]

The girls' varsity volleyball starters celebrate winning a point in their game on Sept. 13

Redwood’s valorous effort not enough in demoralizing defeat against Branson

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In its most competitive rivalry, the girl’s varsity volleyball team was anything but giant in its loss to Branson on Tuesday night. Despite powerful kills from freshman middle Olivia Cooper and senior McKenzie Cooke, Redwood was unable to match Branson’s unstoppable outside attack from senior Ashley Delgado. After a quick start from Redwood, Branson regained […]