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Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener” is sweet and sincere

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Ariana Grande’s newest album “Sweetener” almost immediately hit the Top 40 list after its Aug. 17 release date. The album is undoubtedly pop, with catchy loop beats and features from Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams and Nicki Minaj. Nevertheless, “Sweetener” pleases the ears with its combination of soft tunes and upbeat mixes. Tracks such as “blazed” […]

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Manafort and Cohen indicted: why not add the president while we are at it?

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Impeachment is defined as the action of calling into question the integrity or validity of something. Indictment is defined as a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime. The first is is an action allowed to be done to a president, the latter is not. Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s campaign manager, was found […]

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Seniors take flight, leave empty nests behind

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As seniors prepare to graduate this spring, many are also anticipating the beginning of a new life after they leave home for college or take a gap year. While they face the excitement and apprehension of perhaps moving to somewhere new and navigating life as independent adults, their parents also prepare to start a new […]


Freedom of Expression

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To listen to the podcasts in the Freedom of Expression series, visit the Redwood Bark on SoundCloud.


The power of makeup

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A makeup routine can people time to have morning minutes to themselves. Although some people can’t imagine spending over 10 minutes getting ready, for some to intricately applying eyeshadow before rushing into a busy day allows time to relax and reflect on the day to come. Spending that amount of time getting ready could eat […]


Where is the Love?

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To listen to all seven podcasts in the Where is the Love series, visit the Redwood Bark on SoundCloud

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Fashion forward through time

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Fashion transcends time. Whether the fashion includes poodle skirts and paddle shoes or low-rise jeans and leg warmers, it is always a way to remember and reminisce about past decades. Sometimes we want to forget the past—awkward phases of wearing feathers in our hair and cargo shorts, for instance—but it is still amusing to look […]


Vinyl’s return: A Nostalgic Niche

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Music is everlasting. The young and the old, the passionate and the passive, everyone can enjoy it no matter the source. Technology has allowed people to listen to music for little money, if not none at all, through hassle-free apps such as Spotify, SoundCloud, Pandora and many others. While the convenience of digital music seems […]


You’re 18. It’s time to vote

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When voting in class on any topic that arises, we always have the choice to abstain from voting. It’s our right to opt out of sharing our opinion. With that being said, an inclusive decision-making process gives students a platform to express their ideas without fear of being judged. However, this opportunity for students to […]


Teenagers plan early for a career in the medical field

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One thing that can easily separate successful students from ones that lag behind is initiative and a desire to succeed. No matter how many resources students are given throughout their high school career, their experience is going to be what they make of it. Students can choose to do the bare minimum and just coast […]