Saamya Mungamuru Editor in Chief

Saamya Mungamuru is a senior and an Editor-in-Chief of The Bark this year. She enjoys writing, volunteering for the Marin Humane Society, and eating Domino's Pizza no matter what the Marin moms say.

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Seniors take flight, leave empty nests behind

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As seniors prepare to graduate this spring, many are also anticipating the beginning of a new life after they leave home for college or take a gap year. While they face the excitement and apprehension of perhaps moving to somewhere new and navigating life as independent adults, their parents also prepare to start a new […]

An updated single-block schedule was finalized for the next two academic years as the double-block schedule fell four votes short of the required number to pass.

Single-block schedule finalized after close vote

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On Friday, April 27, decisions regarding the bell schedule for the next two years concluded as teachers voted to keep the single-block schedule as opposed to switching to a double-block. Out of the 105 certified union members eligible to vote, 66 voted for the double-block schedule, just four votes short of the two-thirds majority required […]


Exploring Happiness at Redwood

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In this series of the Bark’s Remarks, we explored happiness at Redwood. We talked with students about subtopics ranging from contentment to comedy. You can find this podcast and more on the Redwood Bark Soundcloud.


Freedom of Expression

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To listen to the podcasts in the Freedom of Expression series, visit the Redwood Bark on SoundCloud.

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Eating dogs is horrific. So why isn’t eating pigs?

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Around summertime every year, my email account becomes flooded with angry, passionate petitions with the same goal: to ban China’s annual Yulin Dog Meat festival. The festival is a 10-day event held in Yulin, Guangxi, China during the summer solstice and is celebrated by eating dog meat. Last year, an estimated 10,000 dogs were […]

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Domestic abuse: fighting Marin’s biggest violent crime

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Senior “Julie” knew their relationship was over the moment he struck her face. She and her boyfriend had been sitting on his bed, watching a new TV show on Netflix. “He was talking to me about something, and I got distracted by the show that was playing. And he was like ‘Why aren’t you paying […]


Redwood students join national walkout to honor victims of Parkland shooting, promote school safety

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On Wednesday, March 14, exactly one month after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDHS), a majority of Redwood students walked out of their fifth period classes at 10 a.m., undeterred by the mid-morning rain. They joined tens of thousands of students across the country in a demonstration to protest for the […]


Logan Paul controversy reflects desensitizing effect of vlogging culture

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At the start of the new year, the internet was abuzz with a new social media controversy. Popular vlogger and social media star Logan Paul posted a video blog, or vlog, on New Year’s Eve to his YouTube channel that received immediate backlash and scathing criticism. The vlog featured 22-year-old Paul and his friends venturing […]


Demystifying the private college counselor frenzy

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In an academically competitive environment such as Redwood, the insurmountable pressure to delve into college planning as early as the beginning of junior year or even sooner is felt by many students. Whether self-imposed or influenced by parental expectations and comparisons to one’s peers, the anxiety surrounding college admissions is especially high among upperclassmen. With […]