Culture

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Behind the Bars: Exploring the Prison System

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The dimly lit room is alive with love. A woman feeds her husband french fries. A father throws his daughter above his head, she squeals with delight. A couple poses for a picture in front of a waterfall mural, staring affectionately into each other’s eyes. Siblings chat about current family drama. Hand-in-hand, another young couple […]

Adam Wilson, after recently moving to Marin from Jamaica, sheds light on the difference in cultures between the countries.

Jamaican sophomore shares his experience adapting to Redwood

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  Picture your friends gathered together, chicken sizzling on the barbecue with reggae music echoing in the background. The smell of steak permeates through the air as laughter is shared and stories are told. After sophomore Adam Wilson’s father chose to move back to Marin from Kingston, Jamaica, this became the average Friday night for Wilson […]

Senior Jack Rousseau was speech delayed as a child

Childhood speech delay won’t get in Jack Rousseau’s way

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You may have seen him play tennis against his co-host in season seven of Redwood TV, or watched him interview a variety of student athletes, ranging from golfers to cheerleaders. Senior Jack Rousseau is known throughout Redwood as a sports host for Redwood TV, and his friendly charisma and outgoing personality make it easy for […]

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Demystifying the private college counselor frenzy

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In an academically competitive environment such as Redwood, the insurmountable pressure to delve into college planning as early as the beginning of junior year or even sooner is felt by many students. Whether self-imposed or influenced by parental expectations and comparisons to one’s peers, the anxiety surrounding college admissions is especially high among upperclassmen. With […]

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Furry faces of the fire (video)

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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 […]

Laughing together in their workspace, Grant Barnes  (left) and Zach Tull (right) discuss their daily agenda for their business Peer Tutor

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:

The first edition cover of "Free" featured above.

‘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 […]