Rachael Maier Former Staff

Rachael Maier is a senior and has taken on the role of opinion editor in her first year of Bark. In addition to writing for the Bark, she sails in the bay, volunteers at Canal Alliance, and enjoys morning yoga. While her commitment to these activities consumes the vast amount of her time, she seeks to find time to hike with friends in the beautiful hills of Marin. Rachael prefers cats over dogs and is a kale enthusiast.

Contact Rachael Maier: rmaier@redwoodbark.org.


Members of the girls track team run on the Redwood track during a meet against Marin Catholic and Terra Linda. The Giants won the meet.

Girls’ 4×1600 relay team ascends to fifth in the nation

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Sophomore Glennis Murphy pushed through one last stride across the finish line and clocked a time of 20:53.9, placing her 4×1600 relay team fifth in the nation. The Redwood 4×1600 team, composed of Murphy, senior Mary Monda Oewel, junior Rachel Bordes, and freshman Gillian Wagner, were victorious. The track lights illuminated the runners as they […]

Cradling the ball, junior Kendra Loo takes on an MC opponent on Thursday, March 26, when the girls’ lacrosse team won 14-3 in a nail-biter game. The team is currently in second place in MCALs behind Novato.

Girls’ lacrosse impresses with strong start

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The girls’ varsity lacrosse team triumphed over Marin Catholic with a score of 14-13 in a high-intensity game at home on March 26. The Giants picked up their sixth win of the season against Marin Catholic, which may be considered the best in the league, after suffering defeats for the past five years. The team […]

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Rolling through the best sushi restaurants in Marin

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Whether you are craving sushi for a date night, family dinner, or a meal with friends, you will be pleased to discover that several restaurants in Marin provide fresh and flavorful rolls that leave you wanting more. The Bark compared the sushi served at four restaurants tucked in several corners of Marin: Sushi to Dai […]

Both the boys' and girls' varsity basketball games were filmed by Comcast Hometown Network at last Friday's game night. Here, sophomore Cody Meylan cheers while a cameraman approaches the crowd.

Drake-Redwood basketball game broadcast by Comcast

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Comcast Hometown Network filmed the varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball games on Friday, Jan. 23, much to the crowd and players’ excitement. Drake and Redwood’s fast-paced battle was streamed live online and made available on television to more than two million homes in Northern and Central California on Saturday night at 7 p.m. This year’s […]

Brownies, assorted fruits, and pastries are delightfully served in the "Lords & Ladies Cream Tea" platter at Secret Garden Tea House in San Francisco

Secret Garden Tea House provides classic experience

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As work at the academy picks up in the second term, the Bark decided to treat themselves to a fine English tradition at Secret Garden Tea House, where although the tea is marginally tasteful, the atmosphere is quite agreeable and the decor is unquestionably quaint. Before we enlighten you with the particulars of our experience, […]

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Finding middle ground in the minimum wage debate

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It is not uncommon for Americans who earn minimum wage to struggle to pay their housing and utility expenses. They earn an average of $500 a month and fight to survive at a basic standard of living. Many people understand that raising the minimum wage would certainly benefit the working poor earning $7.25 an hour. […]

Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato star in "Best of Me" movie.

‘Best of Me’ plays with the audience’s heart

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“The Best of Me,” based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, opens with an oil rig in the foreground and a view of the sun setting over the endless ocean. Within the first five minutes, the audience is pushed through an explosion at the oil rig to see protagonist Dawson Cole (James Marsden) miraculously survive […]

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California government restricts cafeteria food options

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The second the bell rings to signal lunch time, and eager freshmen hurriedly rush to the CEA while dreaming of the hot food. Backpacks swing from their shoulders as they squeeze against each other in a line that continues to grow. It is the second day of school. Although some kind parents offered to make […]

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Pulling ahead of the curve: Internships enhance skills

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As I contemplated my summer plans last spring, I looked forward to balancing my free time between flipping through pages of a romance novel and casually paddleboarding with friends. I never imagined waking up at 5:50 a.m. and putting on a blazer to prepare for an internship. This summer, I found myself ferrying to San […]

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Local police implement trial-run of body cameras

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The San Rafael Police Department (SRPD) is two months into a 90-day trial run for officers to use body-worn cameras identical to the wearable video cameras at the Tiburon and Belvedere Police Departments. Four officers at the SRPD were selected to test these video cameras manufactured by Vievu in four different situations: during the night, […]