Riley Overend Former Staff

A returning sports editor, senior Riley Overend is looking forward to another year on the Bark staff. Riley likes to think of himself as a very cultured teenager with friends all over the world–none in this country, but all over the world. He has been described as ambitious, passionate, clever, and eager to “fight fire with fire.” The 17-year old is interested in pursuing a career in journalism, but is also open to other career options. Except firefighting. In his spare time, he plays piano in the Advanced Performance Workshop class, competes on the varsity baseball team, and cares way too much about his Instagram captions.

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Prep of the Year: Lani Kaleikini

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Four years ago, the softball team went 3-18. The pitching staff had a composite ERA of 7.58, and their offense was outscored by a combined 108 runs. A historically dominant program, Redwood softball was, all of a sudden, in shambles. senior Lani Kaleikini. This year, the Giants (26-2) narrowly missed out on their second consecutive […]

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Hochschild sets Giants up for promising playoff run

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When senior Geffen Hochschild joined the boys’ varsity volleyball team four years ago, the scrawny freshman setter didn’t play at all. With little discernible athletic ability, Hochschild sported a moppy head of hair that resembled his unrefined style of play. Today, the 6’1”, 140-pound Hochschild hasn’t nixed his lanky body frame. But he has learned […]

Kendrick Lamar's third and newest album, "To Pimp a Butterfly," came out March 23 and debuted as number one on the US Billboard 200.

Kendrick Lamar’s newest album lives up to past success

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In 2012, Kendrick Lamar released the Grammy Award-winning album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” to widespread critical acclaim. Some hailed it as a brilliant piece of storytelling, a triumphant resuscitation of West Coast hip hop. Others went as far as to call it an instant classic. “To Pimp a Butterfly,” his follow-up album released on March […]


Marin City: The rebirth of a community

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The meeting started late, but not because they were unprepared. The Hannah Center in Marin City’s Regional Shopping Center needed extra chairs to support the attendees of the annual ISOJI (Nigerian for “rebirth”) meeting, where representatives from nearly a dozen different social service and local government organizations gathered in seamless cohesion last month. Fresh batches […]

Senior LaRon Bullock drives to the hoop in the game against Drake last Friday. Bullock finished out the game with 11 points, helping his team in their strong battle against the defending league champions.

Athletic, consistent, quick: Bullock powers through the league

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With only a few minutes remaining in last Friday’s televised matchup against Drake, senior point guard LaRon Bullock found himself with the basketball at the top of the key late in the shot clock. The designed play had broken down, and with the possession turning bleak, Bullock eyed the perimeter as if looking to pass […]

Senior Elliot Dean extends the Giants' lead with a put-back in the first quarter.

Boys’ varsity basketball towers over Bulldogs in MCAL opener

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After a shaky 7-5 start in preseason and tournament play, the Giants kicked off league play with a convincing 75-47 victory on the road against San Rafael on Friday night. Senior forward Elliot Dean fueled Redwood’s impressive first quarter, helping the Giants jump out to an early 11-0 lead by dominating the paint and creating turnovers. […]


Sean McGee: Playing life by ear

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Born prematurely at 24 weeks, freshman Sean McGee weighed one pound, seven ounces—about the same weight as seven of the Bark newspapers you may be holding right now. Years later, McGee is still plagued by his early birth, suffering from severe visual impairment that impacts nearly every aspect of his daily life. But he also […]

(W)rapping students and lyrics

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It’s no surprise that campus supervisor Ryan Shaw’s hip hop career has flown under the radar of nearly all the students and faculty he watches over everyday. After all, even fans at his own shows don’t realize that the 25-year-old is a rapper until he actually grabs the microphone. “The one thing that I’m told […]


Prep of the Year: Fred Huxham cruises into national spotlight

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Despite an impressive sophomore season filled with personal records and even a top 10 finish at the esteemed Stanford Invitational, Fred Huxham wasn’t satisfied with his performance. “I didn’t get that much better and I didn’t qualify for State, which bothered me,” Huxham said. “I wanted to qualify for State.” Two years ago, the lure […]


Boys’ lacrosse remains undefeated in league play

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With an undefeated league record to go with strong non-league performances, the boys’ varsity lacrosse team appears poised for an MCAL pennant and a deep NCS playoff run. The Giants (10-4 overall, 6-0 in MCAL) are tied for first place in the league with fellow undefeated squad Novato (7-3, 5-0), who provided the lone hiccup […]