Monica Knox Former Staff

Monica Knox is bad. In fact, she's so bad that she's good. Currently, she is a junior at Redwood experiencing her first year as part of the Bark staff. She enjoys napping, yoga, plants, and drinking ridiculous amounts of coffee. Monica is also a lifeguard.

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Papuc announced as Class of 2015 valedictorian

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Melissa Papuc has been declared the valedictorian for the class of 2015. After seven semesters at Redwood, Papuc earned an overall cumulative GPA of 4.48 and was enrolled in 12 different AP or Honors courses over four years. “I know that I’ve done well in school and I know that my friends and a lot […]


New bill may raise smoking age from 18 to 21

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On Jan. 29, California State Senator Ed Hernandez proposed a bill that would raise the legal age to purchase or consume tobacco products from 18 to 21. If passed, Senate Bill 151 would make California the first state to raise the legal smoking age. “Tobacco companies know that people are more likely to become addicted […]


Transitioning away from the binary mindset

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On Dec. 28, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn from Ohio made national headlines after committing suicide. Alcorn, born male, came out to her family as female at the age of 14 and explained in a suicide note posted on her Tumblr blog that she had always felt like a girl trapped inside of a boy’s body. “After […]

Sparring on the mat against teammate Same Miranda, sophomore Simon Ermolov practices in front of fellow varsity wrestling members. Ermolov placed third in MCALs in the 128-pound weight class last year.

Ermolov emerges as young weapon on the mat

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At wrestling practice, sophomore Simon Ermolov enthusiastically spars against his teammates, practicing new takedown or submission moves and refining the old ones in preparation for the upcoming wrestling season. As Ermolov pours sweat over the thick red mats in the wrestling room, a smile never leaves his face. During his freshman year, Ermolov placed third […]


Girls’ varsity volleyball battles to obtain win in the state playoffs

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On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the varsity girls’ volleyball team defeated the Vintage High School Crushers 3-0 in the first round of state playoffs. Although Redwood defeated Vintage in three straight sets with scores of 25-18, 25-21, and 25-22,  it was not an easy win for the Giants. In the second and third games, Vintage took […]


Dress code objectifies women

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From the moment a student enters the school system, they are bombarded with by dress codes dictated by what school officials consider appropriate for them to wear. According to the dress code in the student handbook, “Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Short-cropped and low-cut tops that expose one’s stomach or chest […]


Boys’ water polo takes MCAL title against rival Drake

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It was only a year ago that the varsity boys’ water polo team fell short of the MCAL championship in a disappointing loss to Drake before coming in second in NCS. A year later, on Saturday, Nov. 1, cheers of excitement surrounded the Tamalpais High pool deck as the Giants beat Drake in a 9-6 […]

Senior running back Joe Kasselik sprints for the pylon during a touchdown run against Tam last month.

Fierce defense keeps varsity football team in playoff hunt

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With a league record of 1-1 and an overall record of 2-3, the varsity football team is currently tied for fourth place in the league with Terra Linda and Novato. Even though the team hasn’t had the best of seasons–the Giants recently lost to San Marin–head coach Corky Henderson is still optimistic about the team’s […]


Meet the Homecoming Court

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Maddy Kragh: Maddy Kragh’s motto is “always classy, never trashy, except for that one time.” Maddy  drives a silver station wagon named Big Booty Judy. Previously, she was the proud owner of a minivan, but unfortunately, she crashed it into a tree. Maddy has played on the varsity soccer team for two years and has […]

Junior Kendra Loo follows through on her swing during the match at McInnis Park Golf Center against Drake.

Girls’ golf team bolstered by new players

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The girls’ golf team started off their season with a 172-184 stroke victory against the Drake Pirates on Thursday, Aug. 28.   Senior Mia Poynor had the top score of the day at 36 and led the team of twelve alongside senior Rachel Yenofsky. This year, the team looks to improve from a fourth place […]