Maxim Kawashima Reporter

Maxim Kawashima is a senior and reporter for the Redwood Bark.

Contact Maxim Kawashima: MKawashima@redwoodbark.org.


Initiating the new environmentally-friendly classrooms, student representative seniors Max von Franqué and Loren Greene are involved in the project to create a more sustainable campus.

Seniors lay groundwork for environmental classroom

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Over the last two years, Redwood administration in conjunction with AP Environmental Science (APES) and Sustainable Agriculture teacher Joe Stewart have considered implementing environmentally friendly classrooms into Redwood’s architectural layout. Stewart acts as the teacher advisor for the environmental classroom initiative, an idea his APES students wanted to further pursue last year. However, Stewart said […]

Scott Matthews celebrates after a possession.

Giants able to fend off the Wildcats in first round victory

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On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the boys’ varsity basketball team pulled out the victory from the Marin Catholic Wildcats in the first round of MCAL playoffs for the first time since 2014. The Giants won 49-44 due to the team’s key free throw shooting and crunch time blocks by junior guard Miles Squires at the end […]

Senior center Julia Guisti rising above defenders for the lay in.

Girls’ varsity basketball steals victory from the Pirates

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  On Friday Jan. 19, the undefeated girls’ varsity basketball team (7-0) demolished the Drake Pirates (1-6), winning 57-26. Throughout the game the Giants possessed an unyielding defense and were able to capitalize on offensive rebounds to give them second chance opportunities.. Despite the standings, with Redwood leading in the MCAL league, senior forward Julia […]

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Boys Varsity Basketball dominates Terra Linda

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On Saturday Jan. 13, the boys’ varsity basketball team (4-1) crushed the Terra Linda Trojans (0-6) after defeating the San Domenico Panthers the day before. The Giants overwhelmed the Trojans all around the board with rigid defensive stops and efficient shooting the entire game, winning 71-27. Similar to the previous two games against Justin Siena […]

Hands up, senior guard Josh Katz tries to defend the inbound pass

Giants breeze by the Panthers in blowout

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One day after winning a close game against the Justin Siena Braves (6-8), the boys’ varsity basketball team (11-5) played a rescheduled preseason game on Friday Jan. 12. Redwood’s offense overpowered the out of league San Domenico Panthers (7-6) with a score of 68-31. According to junior guard Chance Farrell-Martin, their larger physical size was […]

Preparing for tip off, senior center Omar Elliot-Diab sets himself

Giants defense falters the Braves late comeback attempt

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On Thursday Jan. 11, the boys’ varsity basketball team (3-1) defeated the Justin Siena Braves (0-4) by a score of 48-45. The game seemed in the Giants’ favor from the second quarter when they attained a double digit lead until the fourth quarter where the Braves attempted to comeback. Due to prior game film and […]

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Wrestling seeks to continue reign while establishing the program’s identity

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The wrestling team strives to continue their reign as MCAL champs after winning the last three years. After finishing 19th in NCS last year, the best finish for a Redwood wrestling team, they look to break into the top ten this year. According to coach Lochlan McHale, the team has the potential to achieve their […]

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Underhanded transactions: A reflection of developer greed

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Video games are evolving, and for the better. The sounds, the gameplay and the graphics are all improving. These are basic aspects that players love to see when experiencing a game for the first time. Unfortunately, the schemes that gaming developers are using to squeeze out as much money as they can from consumers are […]

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ strikes a balance between comedy and action

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The opening scene begins with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) hanging from the ceiling in chains. He begins with a monologue directed at the viewer explaining the situation. Suddenly, he drops and faces a fiery demon-like being known as Surtur. Surtur says, “Thor, son of Odin,” in which Thor responds, “Surtur, son of a….b***h.” “Thor Ragnarok” came […]

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Matadors overwhelm the Giants in a first round knockout

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It’s 7 p.m. on a cold Saturday night in Livermore, Calif. on Nov. 11. The Giants are seeded 15th in the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs, playing the second-seeded Granada Matadors. The Matadors’ stands are completely filled and a school band plays by the field. The Giants have now gone back-to-back years in the NCS […]