Sydney Hilbush Copy Editor

Sydney is a senior at Redwood and is very excited to be Head Copy Editor for the Bark this year! She can be found in the dance studio seven times a week and loves adventuring and exploring around Marin.

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Fighting the phenomenon: why half of Marin adults are pre-diabetic

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As medical assistant Julie Roddy sits down with a new patient at the Braden Diabetes Center to discuss her diabetic plan, Roddy can’t help but notice that her patient appears in great health, maintains a balanced diet and exercises regularly—practices that would normally deter the development of Type 2 diabetes. However, Roddy’s patient is pre-diabetic—and […]

Board President Leslie Lundgren Harlander and board member Chuck Ford look over a resolution during the board meeting on May 8th.

Additional revisions to budget plan safeguard potential employee layoffs

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After further discussion of the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) fiscal situation, additional revisions to the TUHSD Budget Reduction and Recovery Plan have been initiated by the Local Control and Accountability Plan Committee (LCAP) to combat increasing enrollment growth costs and budget deficiencies. With the revised budget plan, no employee positions will be laid off to […]


Drake upperclassmen bring the heat in annual game of ‘Assassin’

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The target is in sight. Tentatively looking over each shoulder before nearing the victim, timer in hand, the assassin closes in on the gap between defeat and victory. Suddenly, another player approaches, and without hesitation the assassin jumps head first into a nearby bush fearful for their life. The target, alert, swiftly turns around to […]

Redwood High School’s Ivan Kurakin races to a fourth place finish in the Boys 500 Yard Freestyle during the 2018 NCS Swimming and Diving Championship Meet on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Livermore, Calif.  (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Prep of the Year: Ivan Kurakin

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Amidst the morning silence of the Redwood pool lies a repeating cacophonous rhythm of arm strokes, pushing swiftly against the water’s surface. Although the weight on his arms grows heavier with every motion, and the feeling of exhaustion sets in with every passing hour of practice, senior Ivan Kurakin remains immersed in his underwater sanctuary. […]


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.

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District wide program cuts to be implemented due to $6 million budget deficit

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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) is projected to reach a $6 million structural deficit as district funding has surpassed the budget. Within the next four years, the district hopes to balance the current deficit through adopting a district-wide parcel tax as well as pursuing alternative methods of revenue sourcing through the newly adopted […]


Annual Chinese New Year Parade captures eyes and ears of local community

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On Saturday, Feb. 24, thousands gathered in the streets of Chinatown, San Francisco, to celebrate the annual Chinese New Year Parade. A wide array of groups performed in front of eager crowds, representing their cultural heritage with Chinese song and dance. Scroll down to view the full story. 

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It’s time to change up the same ol’ drill

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Growing up in La Jolla, San Diego, my childhood revolved around the ocean. Spending a relaxing day on the beach was just steps outside my front door, and weekend beach cleanups were the norm for my family. The main culprit of ocean pollution during these cleanups was plastic; although this material endangered the sea animals, […]


Norwegian student adapts to Redwood community after experiencing Santa Rosa fires

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Within the first few weeks of adjusting to a brand new life in a country across the world from her family, experiencing a natural disaster was not on senior Sandra Fredriksen’s to-do list. In early August, Fredriksen decided to pack her bags and experience high school as an American teenager for her second-to-last year of […]

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Senior engages in physical altercation over attempted car break-in

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At around 5:00 p.m., senior Rocco Allenstein engaged in a physical altercation with two middle-aged African-American males who were attempting to break into his 2006 Porsche Cayenne in the front parking lot of Redwood. As Allenstein approached his vehicle after leaving early from wrestling practice, he saw two men near his car. One was inside the […]