Maggie Smith Reporter

Maggie Smith is a junior who is in her first year of Bark. She's a pretty hardcore fashion aficionado, and loves listening to music. You can probably catch her eating dessert (at any time of the day) and drowning in homework like every other high school student.

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Unveiling the district’s parental leave policies

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On Oct. 15, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have granted teachers and other academic employees of California schools a minimum of six weeks of paid maternity leave. “I believe further decisions regarding leave policies for school employees are best resolved through the collective bargaining process at the local level,” Brown said in […]


Point-Counterpoint: seniority vs. unity

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Point-counterpoint: seniority vs. unity Seniority is what keeps Redwood tradition alive By Carolyn French The first time I walked into a Redwood rally, my heart stopped. Giant crowds of people I’d never seen before pushed me through the doors into a room of overwhelmingly deafening screams and music that was taboo in middle school. I […]

Part of the group of robberies in the parking lot,  the front window of Erin McCarthy's car was smashed and her laptop was stolen on Sep. 6.

Suspect in front parking lot car theft arrested

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A 17-year-old girl was arrested Sep. 27 in Fairfax after admitting to stealing a car from the Redwood parking lot two weeks ago and possessing a handgun, according to a report by the Central Marin Police Authority. The arrest follows the repeated robberies in the front parking lot, escalating to junior Makaela Ures’ car being […]


Combatting hate speech requires more active approach

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It’s been a tough year as a Redwood student. Our community has been deeply affected by multiple hate speech incidents this year, exposing problems that many of us may not have even been aware existed and highlighting the administration’s and student body’s inability to fully deal with these issues. First, a racial slur directed at […]

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GOP policy increases demand for sexual health services

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As controversy about Planned Parenthood has peaked in the last few weeks, many Redwood students have voiced their opinions about access to sexual health services. The options students have regarding these services may depend on the actions of the GOP in coming months. On Jan. 5, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that the […]

Senior art student Danielle Kisseberth places a tile on the CEA wall

Community art project attempts to break down barriers

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A sea of pink tiles with student-written messages cover the CEA wall, arranged artfully so that the spaces between them create the pattern of a chain link fence. When responding to the questions, “Who do you love?” “Who needs your love?” and “What do you love?” students’ answers ranged from “My fish” to “Refugees” or […]

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‘Edge of Seventeen’ makes up for cliche plot with humor

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After sending an embarrassingly explicit message to a crush, Nadine Byrd, played by Hailee Steinfeld, takes the obvious next step. She tells her teacher, Mr. Bruner (Woody Harrelson), about the incident, who reads the message carefully, pauses, looks up at Nadine’s terrified face, then slowly says, “You need to watch out for run-on sentences.” This […]

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Novato school district looks at implementing later start time

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The Novato Unified School District is considering a later start time for middle and high schools, citing that giving students a chance to get more sleep would benefit student health. The Later Start Committee, led by Ivan Chaidez, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, began meeting this year and is investigating the benefits of having a […]

Teaching flute lessons to students at MLK-Bayside Middle School on a Saturday morning, freshman Emily Comins volunteers at the Sound Waves Program.

Senior helps establish volunteer music program in Marin City

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Despite the early hour on a Saturday, the eager faces of the young music students fill a MLK-Bayside Middle School classroom. This was exactly the environment that senior Noa Zimmerman was trying to create—a positive space where kids could experiment with music freely. It’s the second meeting of the Soundwaves program, which was created this […]

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Hey baby: How catcalling burdens a majority of girls at Redwood

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The girls were sitting in the front of a public bus, drinking lemonades, when a group of twenty-something year-olds in the back started yelling at them across the bus full of people, making comments about the straws in their mouths. “They were yelling, ‘She’s the kind of h** you’d bring to the bathroom, not to […]