Maggie Smith Former Staff

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.

Contact Maggie Smith: msmith@redwoodbark.org.


Crafting together personal interviews, old photographs, and footage of speeches, 'RBG' tells the story of the woman who introduced sex discrimination to the Supreme Court.

‘RBG’ documentary brings depth to unlikely feminist icon

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While women across the country took to the streets in the 1960s to protest gender discrimination in the workplace, Ruth Bader Ginsburg stayed home. After all, she had her own work to do, from teaching law at Rutgers to being the general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In contrast, she contributed to […]

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What gets you out of bed in the morning?

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In this series of the Bark’s Remarks we explored what motivates people. You can find these podcasts and more by visiting the Redwood Bark on SoundCloud.

Leaving Florence, art students continued on their 11-day Italy trip over February break.

Curriculum brought alive for art students abroad

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Over Feb. break, 27 art students, accompanied by Redwood art teachers Lauren Bartone, Susanne Maxwell and Drake art teacher Martha Cederstrom, traveled to Florence, Rome, Pompeii and Naples to explore the history of various disciplines of art. According to Maxwell, one of the goals of the trip was to bring the curriculum she was teaching […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]