Nathan Charles Reporter

Nate Charles is a senior at Redwood High School and is a Reporter for The Redwood Bark. He enjoys reading, writing, playing sports, and school.

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Recent ruling granting Ross Valley Charter additional space reopens heated debate

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On Aug. 20, Sonoma County judge Allan Hardcastle released a tentative ruling on Ross Valley Charter’s (RVC) request for more space, granting the school an additional 999.17 square feet on the basis of special education for the upcoming school year. Although RVC had asked for two to three more classrooms in order to accommodate their […]

With China no longer an option for the exporting of recycled material, recycling services in Marin have been forced to keep it all.

Reduce, Reuse and Rethink? New Restrictions from China on imported recycling force Marin to reexamine policies

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Looking around Marin County, one might infer based off the endless redwoods trees or green Mt. Tam that this a community dedicated to and appreciative of the nature around it. However, recent import restrictions from China as a part of the ongoing “trade war” have brought to light a serious environmental problem in Marin: recycling. […]


The perfect pairing: How Aidan George plans to bring his love for wine to the family business

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Growing wine can often present a difficult conundrum; one must be full of desire for the task but also caring enough to go through the everyday steps, upkeep and of course waiting that the making of good wine necessitates. These traits might normally be connected to a more mature, adult figure who has enough experience […]

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Renewed TUPE program aims to spread the word on tobacco

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Though dormant for many years, social studies teacher Jonathan Hirsch has spearheaded the re-formation of the Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program (TUPE) with the help of selected peer educators. Through the organization of the TUPE program, the group hopes to provide students with the information they need when it comes to using tobacco and other […]


How the Blockchain connects one of the world’s biggest economic forums

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How the Blockchain connects one of the world’s biggest economic forums by Nate Charles Unlike one’s parents, the world actually gets more hip and modern as it gets older. Every generation makes its own revolution, and every generation fantasizes over what the future has in store. Technology has played a crucial role in some of […]


Exploring Happiness at Redwood

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In this series of the Bark’s Remarks, we explored happiness at Redwood. We talked with students about subtopics ranging from contentment to comedy. You can find this podcast and more on the Redwood Bark Soundcloud.

Illustration by Lucas Marchi

Point, Counter-Point: The Growth of Technology

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Technology connects, don’t act like it destroys by Lily Baldwin I can’t be the only 17-year-old who receives sporadic emails from their relatives with links to articles titled “How Technology is Ruining Your Child’s Life” and “Social Media is as harmful as alcohol and drugs for millennials.” And I can’t be the only one who […]

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Redwood family gives back to world by collecting 1,300 shoes for charity

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Another year, another 1,300 shoes for the Salvetti family. Aided by community and church donations, the Salvetti family of Larkspur collected a total of 650 pairs of shoes for the nonprofit organization Soles4Souls in 2017. Soles4Souls, based in Nashville, Tenn., is committed to distributing new and gently-used shoes throughout the world, mainly focusing on Third […]


Ross Valley Charter School stirs up controversy among local residents

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Although Proposition 39 has been in effect in California for almost 15 years, controversy has just begun to spill over in Marin. The purpose of the proposition is to reduce the percentage of votes needed by a school board to pass bond measures, but it also states that public schools are required to share classrooms […]

Face to Face

Should marijuana be legal in Marin?

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Face-to-Face is a feature that allows two members of the Redwood Community to grill each other, argue, or simply converse about a relevant issue or event. We provide the topic, and they do the rest. This month’s participants are senior Jackson Westbrook and junior Adam Barker. They discuss whether or not marijuana should be legalized […]