Macrae Sharp Former Staff

Macrae Sharp is a senior at Redwood and is a copy editor on the print Bark staff. She is trilingual and studied abroad during her gap year before high school. She now plays water polo and swims for Redwood, and she enjoys backpacking and traveling.

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Clinching the Tri-School poetry slam competition for the seventh consecutive year, Redwood's team finished off the night with a group poem about moving beyond clichés in poetry.

Redwood wins annual Tri-School Poetry Slam

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Jazz music lulled in the background as Redwood, Tam and Drake parents and students filed into the Little Theater for the annual Tri-School Poetry Slam on May 18. Viewers waited eagerly as the lights dimmed and the emcee stepped on stage in anticipation of a night filled with creative thinking and animated speech. The eight […]

A California sea lion pup recuperates at the Marine Mammal Center located in Sausalito.

Struggling for Survival: Bay Area sea lions face changing conditions

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Struggling for Survival: Bay Area sea lions face changing conditions By Catherine Conrow and Macrae Sharp   Although sea lions can be spotted at beaches along the California coast, many of these marine mammals will end up in our backyard, 15 minutes away in Sausalito. Upon entering the Marine Mammal Center, a veterinary research hospital, […]


Oyama Sushi offers fresh food, reasonable prices

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Upon entering Oyama Sushi, a recently opened sushi joint in the Bon Air Center, we were greeted by a small, hip venue with blue neon lighting, crisp decor and a family-friendly atmosphere. Oyama Sushi has seating for couples or larger parties, but also has a large bar where you can sit, eat, socialize and watch […]

Costing only $2.99, ice cream sandwiches from CREAM are affordable and delicious. CREAM is open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Friday Night Bites: Berkeley’s neat sweet treat

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Friday Night Bites, Bark’s newest review segment, highlights the hip places to eat and hang during your night on the town. From delicious desserts to superb suppers, the Bark knows where to go  to tantalize your tastebuds.  If you’re willing to hop in the car and drive to Berkeley on a Friday night, CREAM is […]

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Redwood adopts new approach to student suspensions

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First, you break the rules, specifically one of 23 rules that are listed as “grounds for suspension” in the Redwood Parent Student Handbook. Maybe you aren’t thinking about the consequences, but the administration catches you red-handed. You are suspended and told to arrive at Mr. Sondheim’s office the following morning for your “in house” suspension. […]

Freshman Lauren Smart warms up on the practice beam at gymnastics practice at GymWorld in San Rafael.

Balancing Act: Students split time between gym and school

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Balancing Act: Students split time between gym and school by Macrae Sharp   “On the beam, all you’re thinking about is making it back onto those four inches of wood. Everything has a mental aspect,” said freshman Lauren Smart. Smart began practicing gymnastics when she was six years old, but only started competing four years […]

Director Preston Tholan and producer Kim Vela discuss their plans for their feature-length film, "Flounder."

Making a splash in the youth filmmaking industry with ‘Flounder’

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It started when senior Preston Tholan scribbled an idea for a storyline late one night about a year ago. Tholan was living in Great Falls, Va., after growing up in Marin and attending Redwood as a freshman. He called senior and close friend Kim Vela, and they discussed the idea. It quickly developed into a […]

A traditional Japanese drummer accompanies the lunchtime aikido on Monday, Nov. 30. Activities were available for students to participate in throughout the entire week to raise mental health awareness.

Wellness Center hosts mental health awareness week

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The Wellness Center sponsored a Mental Wellness Week called “What’s Foggin’ Your Noggin? Let’s Get to Uncloggin!,” which began on Nov. 30. The week was comprised of events to promote awareness of mental health and wellness and to inform students of the services that the Wellness Center provides. Throughout the entire week, community agencies hosted […]


Debate about political correctness hinders social progress

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“Black or African American? LGBT or LGBTQIA?” These are thoughts that run through my mind as I sit in class, wondering whether to raise my hand and risk using the “wrong” terminology. And I am not alone. As a community, we are only scratching the surface of progressive discussions because we bicker over language and […]

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New Wellness Coordinator steps up to launch program

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New to campus, Wellness Coordinator Jennifer Kenny-Baum has partnered with Wellness Director Jessica Colvin to launch the Tamalpais Union High School District’s (TUHSD) first Wellness Center. The exact date of the launch has not yet been determined. Kenny-Baum has taken the position on campus to oversee development within the Redwood community, and Colvin is now […]