Sylvana Perczek Reporter

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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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 […]

6th annual dodgeball tournament hypes students

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On Oct. 20, the Redwood Night Live (RNL) club hosted their 6th annual dodgeball tournament in the big gym. With 22 teams competing, the event aimed to give students an idea of how exciting a Friday night can be without substances. According to senior and president of RNL Dalton Jatsek, RNL strives to serve as […]

Junior Nick Cook is known for personalizing his own clothes.

What’s cookin’ good lookin’?

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JV coach Nick Naudain directing players at a practice.

Easygoing yet high-spirited coach aims to connect players

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Former Terra Linda high school football coach Nick Naudain made the decision to coach at Redwood this season, replacing Thomas Wong. Being a San Francisco native, he was aware of the great responsibility that came with the head coach position and also the different kinds of pressures that came with playing in the Bay Area. […]

Working hard owner Kyle Capriccio stands behind the counter helping customers.

Organic vs. non-organic ice cream

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With summer here, everyone could use a way to cool off. Something that will satisfy that sweet craving. Ice cream is the obvious choice. It’s easy, fast, and everyone loves it. There’s no better sensation than the delicious treat melting in your mouth and hearing the satisfying crunch of a waffle cone.   According to the […]

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Girls’ softball endures their first loss of the season against San Marin

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After a closely contested game, the girls’ varsity softball team was defeated 2-0 on Thursday in a game against San Marin. Due to this upset, Redwood is now seated in second place (9-1) behind San Marin in MCAL. With an encouraging start, junior Morgen Baker-Celis threw solid pitches that gave San Marin a tough time […]

Mr.Hirsch making a surprised face when looking into one of his old yearbook from the year 1994.

Alumnus teacher reflects on Redwood experiences

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One job. That’s all it took for social studies teacher Jonathan Hirsch to realize his passion for teaching high school students. Because of three herniated discs in his lower back, he was forced to stop playing football in his junior year of college. Because of this he decided to pursue something new. What he didn’t […]