Sylvana Perczek Former Staff

Sylvana Perczek is a Junior at Redwood High School and is a Reporter for The Redwood Bark. Besides having a passion for writing, Sylvana is a swimmer for the Redwood swim team. She also loves going on hikes with her dog and dancing to latin music.

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Timeline: 2017-2018

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In the 2017-2018 school year, Redwood High School endured events that changed peoples’ perspectives on what safety at school represents. This comprehensive timeline overviews the major events that happened this year, from car break-ins in the parking lots to the national school walkout that responded to gun violence in schools.


Talking about “firsts”

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In this series, the Bark’s Remarks talked about “firsts.” This series explores various experiences from the first time picking up a paintbrush to cage diving with sharks to getting a tattoo. You can find this podcast and more by visiting the Redwood Bark on 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.


Where is the Love?

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To listen to all seven podcasts in the Where is the Love series, visit the Redwood Bark on SoundCloud

Now writing for the New York Times, Eric Schmitt graduated in 1978 after writing for the Bark.

Bark alumni reflect on journalistic success and ventures

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Throughout the years, the Bark has received prestigious awards for exemplary student writing. Many Bark alumni continue to utilize the skills they developed in the program as a part of their careers. Bark alumni apply what they learned throughout their career paths, whether that is in the journalism field or other ventures. According to Redwood […]

Redwood students meet in room 111 for a career conversation with environmental sustainability speaker.

Fifth annual Career Conversations offer insight to different paths

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On Jan. 17, the College and Career Center began hosting its fifth year of Career Conversations. These lunchtime presentations offer Redwood students the chance to listen to parents of the district speak about their various professions. Career Conversations are held about twice a week through April 25. According to the College and Career Specialist Meg […]


Art: always present, underappreciated

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The blank canvas lays in front of her. She picks up the paintbrush and grazes the surface, alternating between yellow and baby blue paint. Soon, her creative ideas come to life. What was once just white space disappears as various colors and designs overtake the page. Scroll down to view story.


Junior soccer player recuperates after re-injuring her ACL

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When she was just a freshman at Redwood, junior McKenna McGonigle was looking forward to playing college soccer. However, on Oct. 15 of 2016, McGonigle tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) for the first time while playing club soccer during a game against Santa Clara Sporting Club. The injury caused her to miss nine months […]

Second school wide lip dub made to unify school

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On Nov. 20, during advisory, Redwood will film its second ever lip dub. A lip dub is a music video that includes lip synching and audio dubbing to produce a complete music video. The whole production will be directed by junior Lily Derecktor and filmed by senior Jack Green, both of whom are members of […]


TIX club rises for women’s equality in sports

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In the fall of 2017, seniors Ella Ong Bamola and Molly Kehoe decided to form a new club, TIX, which stands for the amendment of Title IX. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Title Nine or IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states “No person […]