Sam Warren Editor

Sam Warren is a junior sports editor on the Bark in his first year on the staff. He is also the starting varsity quarterback for Redwood's football team and plays baseball as well.

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Why Thursday Night Football is killing the NFL

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Football is a physical sport. It’s a known fact that with the constant pushing, shoving and tackling the sport entails, there are bound to be injuries. The ongoing study of concussions in football players has been an issue that has sparked heated discussion in the NFL for years. But  hundreds of players also suffer muscular […]


Who will be crowned champion of College Football?

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Without a doubt, this year’s college football season has been entertaining to watch. From the high-flying hurdles of Penn State’s Saquon Barkley and the spectacular scrambles of Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, to the thunderous touchdown throws made by Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield from Oklahoma, this college football season has been one of the most electrifying […]

Passing to his teammate, teacher Joe Stewart has been playing ultimate frisbee for 25 years.

Stewart goes farm to field in ultimate frisbee

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Sustainable Agriculture and AP Environmental Science teacher Joe Stewart spends most of his school day helping students understand concepts of ecological farming on the “SustAg” farm or in the classroom. But after school, he partakes in a different activity, one involving just a disk and a patch of grass. On Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, […]

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To tweet or not to tweet: why sports teams cannot ban social media

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What is free speech? In a literal sense, it can be defined as the right to express any opinion without censorship or restraint. In our constitution, it is established that “Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the […]

Tamiscal student Rachel Shindelus (poster top left) and former Redwood student Haley Bjursten (poster top mid-left) used the Summer of Love poster contest as an opportunity to voice their opinions on world problems through art.

Summer of Love Youth Poster Contest provides outlet for students’ opinions

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This summer, the first ever Summer of Love Youth Poster Contest was established in Marin by Bruce Burtch, an avid community volunteer and entrepreneur. The competition allowed teenagers aged 12 to 18 to express their opinions and messages about current world problems to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic social movement of 1967, where […]

Junior Stevie Gould preparing to return a serve in the Tiburon Challenger

Junior makes history despite falling short in the Tiburon Challenger

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Five years ago, junior Stevie Gould was idolizing the players at the Tiburon Challenger as a ballboy. But this year, it was his turn to take the court. “Playing was a surreal experience,” Gould said. “Not too long ago, I was asking players for autographs and watching them play. Now, little kids are asking for […]

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Implamentando una visión unica a la clases

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Se Puede decir que la maestra de español Melissa Zeiher fue destinada para hacer este trabajo. Aunque sus padres no fueron maestros, su abuelo fue un maestro de español en San Marcos High School en California del Sur. “El me ayudo mucho a aprender y a estar interesada en el Español,” dijo Zeiher. “El me […]

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Safety advancements should halt plummeting football participation

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Nationwide, participation in football is plummeting. There were three million kids aged six through 18 playing football in the United States last season, a 14 percent decrease since 2009, according to Forbes magazine. Since last season, participation rates have dropped an additional three percent in California, according to CBS Sacramento. So why have youth participation […]

Following through on a pitch, Zach Cohen makes an apperance his senior year.

Former Redwood baseball stars continue success at collegiate level

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Baseball is America’s pastime. As winter turns to spring, young boys and girls dust off their cleats and get ready for another Little League season. At the high school level, the season has already begun. Although Redwood has enjoyed some early success, beating Justin-Siena 4-0 on the 31st, they lack multiple key seniors that graduated […]

This ‘No smoking within 20 feet of all doors and operable windows’ sign on the front door of the Belvedere Police Department is very similar to those that will be going up near multifamily housing and public parks by October 10, 2017

Belvedere passes smoking ban after six years with failing grade

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The city of Belvedere approved a law on Oct. 10 that will prohibit smoking in multi-family housing, except for designated areas, and within 20 feet of any area where smoking is not already allowed. The ban is being implemented due to pressure on the city from the American Lung Association (ALA), according to Belvedere mayor […]