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Furry faces of the fire

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Residents of Northern California struggle to recover in the wake of the devastating fires that ravaged their communities. While the people mourn the loss of their homes and rifle through their charred belongings, their displaced animals remain in a state of confusion and helplessness. It’s impossible to drive through the roads of California without viewing […]

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Unveiling the district’s parental leave policies

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On Oct. 15, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have granted teachers and other academic employees of California schools a minimum of six weeks of paid maternity leave. “I believe further decisions regarding leave policies for school employees are best resolved through the collective bargaining process at the local level,” Brown said in […]

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By students, for students tutoring business gains ground

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August 2016 marked the takeoff of the student-run tutoring business, Peer Tutor, founded by senior Zachary Tull and Redwood alumnus Grant Barnes, who earned his GED in 2016. Both students launched Peer Tutor to give students the help they need at an affordable price. “We are trying to provide access to mentors and high school […]

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Students volunteer to work for Sausalito city council campaign

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Senior Rob Hoffman has always been interested in politics, but it wasn’t until this year that he was given the opportunity to take this enthusiasm into the real world of political candidacy by working as Melissa Blaustein’s campaign manager for Sausalito city council. Click below to view full article:

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‘Free’: Teen-created magazine provides artistic platform for students

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“[Artists] love how good it feels to share their work with others, to be really vulnerable, and for other people to be like ‘Hey I’ve been there,’” said Jasper Conacher, co-founder of her newly created magazine titled “Free”. Conacher is a senior at Convent of the Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco, and just […]

November Bark Beats

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“Reputation” Taylor Swift “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now/Why?/Oh, ‘cause she’s dead!” These lyrics, from Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” couldn’t be more accurate. Swift’s past personas are buried in the music video, and there’s no denying the powerful message she is sending us through these […]

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Redwood’s hunters aim to educate

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Sophomore Delaney Anderson smears camouflage paint on her cheeks to match her full-body disguise. After loading a book, cookies and her .243 rifle into the Jeep, Anderson heads out to her assigned deer stand. She gingerly sprinkles the cookies near the deer feeder, a unique trick acquired since elementary school, and sits down to wait […]

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Ryan Brady’s journey from hospital bed to homecoming court

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The last thing you would expect from a 17-year-old awakening from a coma is for him to be smiling. But he was, as usual. Ryan Brady started Wednesday, Aug. 30, like any typical day. Driving his mom’s car to school with his little brother, Keiler Brady, in the passenger seat, the boys were heading down […]

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Should Season 7 of House of Cards be cancelled from Netflix?

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Face-to-Face is a feature that allows two members of the Redwood Community to grill each other, argue, or simply converse about a relevant issue or event. We provide the topic, and they do the rest. This month’s participants are junior Jackson Bender and Social Studies teacher Mike Kelemen. They discuss their different views on Season […]

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Rhythm makers of Redwood march to the beat of their own drums

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Senior Russell Camden sits behind his drum set, headphones in, drumming along to a metal song. The drumsticks in his hands are a blur of movement, followed by the crashing sound of a cymbal. Marco Zazzeron, another Redwood Senior, shares the same interest. Zazzeron stares off to the right, hyper-focused, as he hits down on […]