Ryan Bell Cub Writer

Ryan Bell is a junior at Redwood High School and is a Cub Reporter for the Redwood Bark. He enjoys fencing in San Rafael on Saturdays, directing and acting in productions for Redwood's Drama company EPiC, and reading about and debating political issues with JSA.

Contact Ryan Bell: rbell@redwoodbark.org.


“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” brings impressive action without much substance

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Tom Cruise reprised his role as Ethan Hunt this summer in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” three years after the release of the last film in the critically acclaimed “Mission Impossible” franchise. The series has long been known for its over-the-top action sequences accomplished with mostly practical effects, especially considering Tom Cruise has built his acting […]

Illustration by Ryan Bell

New California: The hazards of dividing the Golden State

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On Jan. 15, a group of political activists gathered in a small conference room in Marysville, California with a single goal in mind: to divide California in two. Vice chairman Robert Paul Preston of the aptly titled “New California” movement took the stage at 11 a.m. to read out their own independence doctrine, declaring the […]

Sharing a brief moment of happiness together, Elise (Sally Hawkins) shows the creature (Doug Jones) a card she bought him.

The Shape of Water tells an unconventional love story

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Since first beginning his career in 1993, director Guillermo del Toro has consistently proven to be a visionary director with an eye for visual flare and captivating stories. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, del Toro started making films at age eight with only his dad’s Super 8 camera and a few action figures. As he got […]

Leah Gustafson and other club leaders at the Interact table during club day.

A heart for others: Leah Gustafson’s job as president of the interact club

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Many students at Redwood have an activity that satisfies them; whether it be playing a sport, acting in plays and other productions or maybe even an academic subject like chemistry or history. But for the 38 students in the Interact Club, helping others through community service is what makes them happiest. Senior Leah Gustafson is […]