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The Cutting Edge — A Photo Essay

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Short, long, wavy, curly, or straight, hair comes in all different styles. It plays a pivotal role in our looks and can instantly characterize an era. Barbers have long been romanticized — from the straight edge shaves in cowboy westerns to our almost instant recognition of the red and white pole. As one of the […]


‘Arrival’ provides a break from the extraterrestrial monotony

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“Arrival” is anything but the stereotypical alien movie. The film is riveting, exploring  human nature, and focusing on the main characters, not the aliens. Based on a short story by Ted Chiang, “Arrival” first premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September, 2016. When 12 giant elliptical pods descend to Earth, the world is left […]


Prance towards a stance on the dance, it’s the last chance

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The first Friday of every school year, most Redwood students will pile into the courtyard for the Back to School Dance. There’s bumping baselines, overdressed freshmen, Redwood jerseys, and senior girls who are overconfident in their ability to keep tempo with a whistle. Three hundred and sixty-five days go by and the school rinses, washes […]


Desk Jams: Edition 11 – Stephanie Oh

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Senior Stephanie Oh performs on the violin.

Stranger Things

It’s no strange thing that Netflix’s new series is wildly popular

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A mysterious government lab, pulsing hazy lights, blaring alarms, and an eerie growl all make the first 30 seconds of “Stranger Things”  spine tingling. Netflix’s new original series  instantly cements itself as an online classic following its mid-summer release. It’s no strange thing, either. The show, which stars award-winning actress Winona Ryder, manages to capture […]


Marin Catholic ends boys volleyball’s bid for MCAL title run

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Redwood boys varsity volleyball lost to Marin Catholic in the MCAL finals on Friday May 6 after putting up a valiant effort. Marin Catholic dominated the first set, winning 25-15. The MC varsity squad brought a heated performance headed by Sam Newsome, who got 17 kills during the game. Galvanized from their near decimation in […]


Redwood boys’ volleyball advances to MCAL finals after ferocious defeat of El Molino

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Winning three consecutive sets, the boys’ varsity volleyball team defeated the El Molino Lions on Wednesday and secured its position to once again play Marin Catholic in the MCAL finals on Friday. The win boosted Redwood’s morale going into the final and contributed to its undefeated league record. “It’s a great momentum booster going into […]

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2016 boys’ varsity basketball season recap

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The boys’ varsity basketball team ended their season with a 10-4 record in MCALs. Senior and co-captain Michael Sullivan bolstered the team, and was placed onto the MCAL first team along with junior Jordan Jackson on the second team.

Petersen with his second guitar

Hectic and electric: Jesse Petersen assembles his own guitars

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When most people need a new guitar, they look to their local music shops or search online, but not junior Jesse Petersen. Beginning in his freshman year, Petersen assembled his own electric guitar, crafting an instrument he thought held much greater sentimental value than something that could be purchased. “[Assembling a guitar is] a lot […]

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Desk Jams: Edition 9 – Noa Zimmerman

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Desk Jams, edition 9, features Junior Noa Zimmerman on the guitar. She has recently released her third album, self titled Noa Zimmerman, a blend of her vocal and acoustic talents. Noa Zimmerman (album): Applemusic, Spotify.