Tilly Friedlander Former Staff

Tilly Friedlander is a senior at Redwood and is currently a copy editor for the Bark class. She can't wait to write and edit more journalism and enjoy her last year on the Bark.

Contact Tilly Friedlander: tfriedlander@redwoodbark.org.

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Don’t shame our style

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As an insecure middle school girl, I would glance down at my body in the mirror each morning as my eyes immediately gravitated to what felt like my endless number of flaws. I saw curves that weren’t there before and legs without the ever so popular “thigh gap.” However, I chose to wear what was […]


Making Weight: The Cutthroat Commitment of Crew

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A look into the history of Redwood’s Spanish

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What is now known as the “Spanish hall” to nearly every Redwood student wasn’t always so. In fact, according to retired staff member Sue Chelini, Redwood used to offer classes in Latin, German and Russian. “The German and Russian teacher disappeared when the teacher got sick and had to take a medical retirement. They didn’t […]


Sesenta Años del Departmento de Idiomas

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Lo que casi cada estudiante de Redwood conoce como el “pasillo de español’’ no siempre fue así. De hecho, según la empleada retirada Sue Chelini, Redwood antes ofrecía clases de latin, alemán y ruso. “El maestro de alemán y ruso desapareció cuando se enfermó y tuvo que tomar la jubilación médica. No tenían otro maestro […]

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Best of 2017

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The Bark reviewed a collection of books, TV series, movies, albums and podcasts to top off 2017. To read the full story, click below.


Devon Cusack and Jake Hanssen crowned homecoming king and queen

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The crowd went silent as the homecoming nominees each quickly undid the red ribbon and opened their boxes to find that Devon Cusack and Jake Hanssen had the winning white roses. Hanssen and Cusack smiled at the crowd as they held up their flowers. They walked toward each other with arms spread and hugged over […]

Stretching for her toes, senior Emma Ross aerial dances each week.

Senior expands her passion for aerial dancing through teaching

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When she was 12, senior Emma Ross wasn’t like the other girls at her horseback riding camp. It was not the horses that she was drawn to—instead, she had her eyes on an activity more daring, a sport that no one that she knew had done before, a passion that she would later pursue throughout […]


“Atypical” more like too-typical

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As a Netflix binge-watcher myself, there are many shows which are less-than-perfect that I can easily sit through. I’ve watched all of Gossip Girl, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Desperate Housewives, you name it. But when I sat down to watch “Atypical,” a comedy about an autistic teenager, I found myself cringing as I anticipated […]


New group offers skills to deal with academic anxiety

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In response to the academically-competitive environment at Redwood, the Wellness Center has started a support program called the Test Taking and Academic Performance Anxiety Group (TTAPAG). The group offers guidance for students dealing with the overwhelming pressures that come with school and will teach students skills to better cope with anxiety in their academic lives […]


Think before you buy

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The President assigned his eldest son Donald Jr. and Trump Organization’s chief, Allen Weisselberg to be in charge of his assets. However, President Trump can still receive reports on the profits of his assets and can revoke the authority of his son and Weisselberg at any time. Many have called upon the President to sell […]