Perry Wong Costa Former Staff

Lifestyles editor/Opinion cartoonist, Perry hails from the Castro district of San Francisco and is currently a senior at Redwood High School residing in the Larskpur area. As a current waitress at King of the Roll sushi bar and a leader in the Bay Area Youth Outreach peer counseling division, she's a busy girl with big plans. When she's not busy immersing herself in being a situational good samaritan, you can probably find her alone at home watching poorly dubbed episodes of the Golden Girls.

Contact Perry Wong Costa: pwongcosta@redwoodbark.org.


Art students adorn bathroom with mural

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As of this past week, the Art Honors Society has put the finishing touches on their semester-long project set to beautify the new art building on campus.  The project ended with a tiled and hand-painted mural replica of Lichtenstein’s “I Can See the Whole Room…and There’s Nobody in It” located on the empty wall of […]

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To my heartbreaker: An open letter

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Dear Christmas themed cups at Starbucks, So you’re back. You just come waltzing into town like nothing has happened, like nothing has changed. Don’t look at me like that. You’re the one who left for a year with no explanation, no warning. No note. And I’m just supposed to be okay with that. Well, I’m […]

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Volunteers go bowling with the Marin Special Olympics

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“It puts everything into perspective,” said senior Esther Aviles referring to bowling with the Marin Special Olympics.          “Here I am worrying about getting a bad grade on a test or about getting my college applications done, and then I realize that the adversity that they face everyday outweighs my own concerns.” With a […]

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Face-To-Face: Should Facebook be blocked at school?

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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. Recently, Facebook has been unblocked on school Internet and students have been left to debate this change in policy. This […]

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Student travels to Kenya to teach children in rural village

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As the sun rose over the nearby hills on Sept. ninth, senior Ian Brodie caught his first glimpse of Mt. Kenya. Within a seemingly short amount of time, Brodie had been enlisted to travel to Kenya to temporarily teach computer courses at the all-girls Daraja Academy, a free boarding school for underprivileged Kenyan girls with […]

SENIOR SARAH OGDEN  FINISHES fourth at Lake Stafford during last year’s State Championships. She raced for team USA over the summer.

Sports Spotlight: Ogden races her way to spot on Team USA

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Two collisions and a flat tire into her first race for Team USA, in the Netherlands, senior Sarah Ogden felt her stomach sink.  She had lost too much time to continue and was being pulled out of the race, but she knew she’d come too far and gone through too much to simply give up. […]

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Seniors shoot and market local scenery

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The ability to constantly see things as if through the lens of a camera is what seniors Zak Mckellips, Drew Osher, and Peter Schmidt refer to as having “the eye.”   Since the three boys joined up a few years ago, they’ve not only created an entire entrepreneurial enterprise, they’ve developed a nearly ineffable passion that […]

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Construction continues on Doherty Drive

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For the second consecutive September, Doherty Drive is under construction.  This year however, the focus is on the bridge, and work is anticipated to continue on until Jan. 15. Caltrans determined the bridge to be structurally deficient, due to deterioration by the corrosive effects of salts in the creek water so, construction was planned and […]

The A-1 Squad is on the move at the 45th annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at Camp Buckner on April 16 where 50 nine-member U.S. and international service academy, ROTC and preparatory school teams performed a series of challenging military tasks along a partly-prescribed seven-mile course.

Men in Green: Students take on joining the military after graduation

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The majority of students approaching their senior year of high school are aimlessly scrambling to complete their workload and get through college applications – trying to focus in on their future.  Few, however, choose to immerse themselves in a more literal call to arms: joining the military. “What people don’t realize is it takes more […]

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Radical Self Love: Curing negative body image in younger generations

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On Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, PBS released a study citing that in the United States, 42% of 1st through 3rd grade girls want to be “thinner”, and that 60% of girls ages 6 through 12 felt overweight. When my 3rd grade sister decided to stop eating her lunches at school because she was afraid she’d […]