Sarah Kimball Former Staff

Sarah is a senior who is super psyched to be an editor-in-chief for the Bark! Besides trying to survive her senior year, Sarah is a proud four year leadership student and can be frequently seen at Blackie's Pasture with her dog, Ollie who is also nicknamed "grumpy old man," due to his hate of many people, especially Sarah. She loves to bake and is hoping to travel to every continent by age 30.

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Editor-in-Chief Farewell – Sarah Kimball

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When a dead body is found in the rubble of one of our country’s most devastating atrocities, the typical person doesn’t expect to find more than the blood-soaked clothes, chaotically twisted around the victim’s limp body. But for Bill Biggart, this was not the case. As the final shutter clicked on September 11th, 2001, Biggart […]

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A Look Back at the Headlands Conservation

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In the 1960s, a developer purchased the 2,000 acres of land in the Marin Headlands and made immediate plans for his new community to be called “Marincello.” Marincello was originally conceived to house 30,000 people. Soon, it was realized that the Marin Headlands was a crucial area to complete this national park. In 1972, the […]


Impasse between district and teachers’ union ends

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The Tamalpais Federation of Teachers (TFT) union ended a week-long impasse regarding contract negotiations on Thursday and withdrew their filing for state mediation. After seven months of fruitless negotiation, the TFT officially declared an impasse on Feb. 9, which would have triggered a state review and subsequent mediation between the union and the Tamalpais Unified […]

The girls varsity volleyball team has 5 members who have played for head coach Katie Pease's club volleyball program.

Club and school sports prove closely intertwined

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When players step onto the court, their minds no longer race about the stresses of everyday life; they simply focus on the game. For many, sports are an escape, a meditation and a shield. Unfortunately, the line between high school and club sports has become blurred, enlisting a fear for some that without playing a […]

Casassa poses with the sophomore players on the team.

Beloved softball coach passes away

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Varsity softball coach Gary Casassa died on Dec. 7 at the age of 61. In the beginning of August, Casassa was diagnosed with melanoma. Nearly two weeks ago, Casassa lost his five-month battle with cancer. Casassa coached softball at Redwood for 27 seasons, during which he led the team to 12 MCAL titles and two […]

Bark Book Club

Bark book club: New York Times 2016 Best Sellers

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“The Sellout” offers unusual wit and charm by Alexandra Lee It is clear why Paul Beatty’s novel, The Sellout, tops 2016 bestseller lists and boasts several prestigious awards. The novel offers a clever and endearing critique on black inner-city society with its humorous wit, sarcasm and charm.  The novel starts off somewhat slowly, allowing the […]


Eighth grader enrolls in AB Calculus

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Wearing a P.E. shirt with a last name different than his own carefully matched with plaid cargo shorts and bright yellow shoes, Matthew Russo is different than your average Redwood student. In addition to his short stature and excess of energy, Russo is most commonly recognized for being the boy who sprints down the packed […]

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‘Cruz’ing with positivity and humor

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Widely known around school for his spontaneous humor and involvement in drama, senior James Cruz’s ability to make people smile is not unintentional. Cruz constantly strives to spread positivity everywhere he goes. He actively attempts to make everyone at Redwood happy, whether he does so through a smile or through his consistent sense of humor. […]

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Face to Face: Does where you attend college affect your future opportunities?

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Face-to-Face is a feature that allows two members of the Redwood Community to grill each other, argue, or simply converse about a relevant issue or event. We provide the topic, and they do the rest. This month’s participants are seniors Erin Gray and Brandon Levy. They debate whether students’ college decisions impact their futures. Does […]

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Reviewing the Decisions: Class of 2016

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In total, 336 members of the class of 2016 applied to a college or university. Three hundred thirty-six schools received applications, and the class of 2016 will go to 121 different schools. There were 2630 total applications sent.  According to a compilation of the Bark Senior Survey and the Redwood Senior Survey, 47 percent of students will […]