Sydney Soofer Editor

Sydney Soofer is a Senior at Redwood High School! The giant spirit is instilled in her through generations of family members attending RHS. She is a feature editor on the Redwood Bark, alike her mother many years back. She enjoys playing soccer with her friends and learning new recipes to cook. She is the oldest of 4 children in her family and has a good sense of responsibility. Sydney likes to spend time with her family and friends as well as meet new people. She can't wait to make her final year of high school a memorable one!

Contact Sydney Soofer: ssoofer@redwoodbark.org.


Sophomore Miles Squiers performing Rolling Stones song ‘Start me up’.

Rocking advisory: bands expose students to a range of music

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From classical to jazz to rock, several Redwood bands performed a variety of songs during the previous two advisory periods. Half the students attended on Feb. 6 and the other half on Feb. 13. For the first time in 14 years, a number of the assorted bands from Advanced Performance Workshop (APW), wind ensemble, and […]

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Photo Gallery: 2017 winter rally

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Redwood held its second rally of the year on Thursday, Jan. 26. The “Winter Rally” featured a performance by the varsity cheerleaders, grade level competitions, such as musical chairs and tug-o-war, and a presentation from the Peer Resource class. The rally ended with an exciting student versus staff basketball game.

Laughing with students, Zargar gets to know freshman during lunch

Saum Zargar: Redwood’s new Assistant Principal

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“Saum is my name, and bow ties and socks are my game,” beamed Saum Zargar, the newest of Redwood’s three assistant principals. Zargar’s quirky and fun attitude has allowed him to form connections with Redwood students and faculty in the few weeks he’s been on campus. “What has stood out to me is the number […]

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Early mistakes costly as MC puts a dent in Redwood’s season

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       Early mistakes costly as MC puts a dent in Redwood’s season Coming up short The atmosphere on Redwood football’s sideline on Saturday was almost surreal. Each player was carrying themselves with swagger and anyone could tell that the players believed they had what it would take to bring down Marin Catholic (MC). […]

Calzaretta en route to a five yard pick up.

Five things to watch for: MC vs Redwood Football

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Long known as the perennial powerhouse of MCAL football, the Marin Catholic Wildcats have continually dominated other Marin football teams and sent players to the collegiate level. This year, rather than entering its rivalry game against Redwood as a heavy favorite with MCAL title aspirations, the Wildcats are looking for answers after an underwhelming 1-2 […]

(from left to right) Senior Kevin Makens,  Juniors Filip Platek, Joseph Alavi, Ashlyn D’Orazio stand next to their handmade rocket on May 14 in the Plains, VA at the launching site.

Rocketry competes in national championship

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On May 14, four Redwood Students competed in the world’s largest student rocketry competition, the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), and placed 88th out of 90 qualifying teams due to in-flight malfunctions. The four students, Senior Kevin Makens, Juniors Ashlyn D’Orazio, Joseph Alavi and Filip Platek, were one of 101 teams in the United States […]

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Desk Jams Edition 10: Max Lukianchikov

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  Senior Max Lukianchikov discusses his passion for guitar and why music is important to him. Lukianchikov is a part of the Redwood band “Canopy”.  

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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.

Junior Charlie Reis jumps  above Branson defense to convert the shot.

Boys’ varsity basketball continues undefeated streak

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The boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Branson 51-44 on Saturday, Jan. 10, maintaining an undefeated record in MCAL. Strong defense and an energetic crowd fueled the Giants’ victory against Branson, making them the sole undefeated team in MCAL. “We had a tough preseason and I think tonight we finally clicked,” said junior Charlie Reis. “It […]

The damage to the solar structure, pictured here, was the result of the collision with a delivery truck on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Delivery truck damages solar panel structure

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A large truck delivering furniture to Redwood damaged the lower beam of the solar panel array in the front parking lot during seventh period Thursday, Dec. 3, causing three panels to fall and tear a gaping hole in the side of the truck. Senior Aidan Perez was passing through the halls when he witnessed the […]