Shannon Donelan Former Staff

Shannon Donelan is a senior at Redwood who is very excited about being Editor-in-Chief this year! She is happiest when she is in the ocean, spending time with her dog or eating vegan desserts.

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Editor-in-Chief Farewell: Shannon Donelan

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Today my friend said something that stuck with me: “This time of year feels like when I’m walking down the street on my phone and look up just as I am about to run into a pole. I think I can see where I am going, but then I look up and boom.” For seniors, […]


College Essays

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In this series, the Bark’s Remarks explored college essays. Seniors read and discussed their favorite college essay with us. You can find this podcast and more by visiting the Redwood Bark on Soundcloud.


Behind the Bars: Exploring the Prison System

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The dimly lit room is alive with love. A woman feeds her husband french fries. A father throws his daughter above his head, she squeals with delight. A couple poses for a picture in front of a waterfall mural, staring affectionately into each other’s eyes. Siblings chat about current family drama. Hand-in-hand, another young couple […]


NorCal Fires: Efforts from Marin County

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“It’s often said you see the best of humanity when the worst is happening. I wish you didn’t have to wait for the worst to happen, but you’re definitely seeing the best of everybody,” said Ryan Porter, a Santa Rosa resident and the Director of Operations at Epicenter, a sports and entertainment facility that was […]


Redwood student arrested in bomb threat investigation

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In an email sent shortly before 4:00 p.m. on Friday Sept. 29, Principal David Sondheim forwarded a press release by the Central Marin Police Authority (CMPA), informing the Redwood community that a 17-year old male senior had been arrested in connection to the bomb threat made on Sept. 19, and is now facing multiple charges. […]

Students and staff were notified about the graffitied threat, forcing administration to  determine its legitimacy.

Updated: School shooting threat leaves community conflicted over following day’s attendance

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On Thursday, Sept. 28, students and staff were notified of a message in a stall in a girls’ bathroom threatening that a school shooting would occur the next day at Redwood. At approximately 1 p.m., students brought the graffiti to the attention of the administration, according to Assistant Principal Saum Zargar. Following the report, the […]


Summer of Love exhibit amuses with vibrant relics

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Tie-dye, protests, hippies and LSD: those might be some of the first things that come to mind when you think of the Summer of Love. Based in the San Francisco area, specifically the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the Summer of Love occurred during the summer of 1967. A new exhibit at the de Young Museum celebrates its […]


Clean Clothes Club combats sweatshops

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Look down at the shirt you are wearing. Where did it come from? Have you ever considered who made it? Was it sewed by a young girl forced to work long hours with little pay? Or maybe by a teenage boy trying to support his large family? According to junior Ali Janku, 97 percent of […]


‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’: Girls who code

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“A big part of my interest in [coding] was that I read an article that said there are no girls in AP Computer Science and I said you know what? I’ll be the one,” said sophomore Rivca Chaver, the only girl in the AP Computer Science class. It is a well-established trend at Redwood that […]


Students partake in Women’s March SF

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The rain didn’t deter 100,000 people, including Redwood students, from peacefully marching through San Francisco on Saturday to show unification following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The marchers were demonstrating for issues such as LGBTQ rights, civil rights, treatment of disabled people, immigration, climate change and women’s rights. This march was one of thousands […]