Culture

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The perfect pairing: How Aidan George plans to bring his love for wine to the family business

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Growing wine can often present a difficult conundrum; one must be full of desire for the task but also caring enough to go through the everyday steps, upkeep and of course waiting that the making of good wine necessitates. These traits might normally be connected to a more mature, adult figure who has enough experience […]

Officer Barclay (CHP) packs his patrol car with his kit for the day

An exploration into Marin County’s first responders

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Driving home from a drama bonding night, junior Kelsey Peltz yielded onto Tiburon Boulevard and was T-boned by an oncoming car. As a result, both cars were totaled but there were no major injuries. “911 was immediately called and they showed up really fast. I was freaking out, having a panic attack and thinking my […]

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California’s Second Gold Rush: Avocados

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It’s a hot day in Ojai, Ventura County, for farmer Chris Krump. He runs Rainbow Ranch, his primary cash crop being the avocado. Hundreds of avocado trees take up two acres of his farm, each of these trees producing 100 to 300 avocados each by winter’s harvest. He uses organic fertilizers, his favorites being manure […]

Luna Zirpoli (senior year).

Seniors reflect on freshmen selves, advice, and personal transformation

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As high school draws to a close for a quarter of Redwood’s population, it’s almost impossible for every senior not to look back on the experiences that have shaped their past four years. From stepping into the halls on the first day of freshman year, every senior has lived through the ups and downs of […]

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Seniors take flight, leave empty nests behind

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As seniors prepare to graduate this spring, many are also anticipating the beginning of a new life after they leave home for college or take a gap year. While they face the excitement and apprehension of perhaps moving to somewhere new and navigating life as independent adults, their parents also prepare to start a new […]

Struggling with identity is common among minorities, especially when surrounded by a white culture.

Understanding the identity struggle of minority transfer students

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Vietnamese senior Dana Nguyen picks up her remote control to turn on the television. Immediately, a cast of white actors fills her screen. She changes the channel; still, not a single minority is represented. Frustrated, she shuts off the TV and focuses her attention on the cover of the magazine next to her, which shows […]

Seniors Brendon Wright, Natalie Veto, and Ruby Patterson enjoy free work time in their class following their final presentations.

AP Research students conduct collegiate level presentations through AP Capstone

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A panel of teachers and a few parents sit in classroom, eagerly awaiting student presentations on collegiate-level topics. A year’s worth of extensive, unique research has come to cumulation in this 20-minute presentation. Palms sweat and nerves surge as the video camera switches on to film the student speak. Yet, amidst the nerves, the anxiety […]