Junior Kian Kazemi visits Shiraz, Iran in 2015. Kazemi, whose father is from Iran, fears the Trump Administration's travel ban will prevent him from seeing family members who live in Iran.

Reactions differ to new iteration of travel ban

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In the latest development regarding President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, Trump signed an executive order Monday meant to replace his seven Muslim-majority country immigration ban that was halted by federal courts. The new executive order removes Iraq from the list of countries and does not require a religious test for refugees to enter the United […]

The team gathers before another run

Zach and the Rippers

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Covered in mud up to our knees as the rain poured down, Zach and I struggled to push his car off the road, really just a dirt trail that had turned to mud. In an attempt to beat the main highway traffic, our GPS had lead us astray. My trip up to Tahoe with youth […]

Holding on to his son Zack's shoulder, Cohen rides his board under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Cohen gets ‘tide’ up in the surfing lifestyle

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The waves were big that day off of Ocean Beach, most some ten feet high. Tall swells rolled toward the shore, building and peaking before breaking near the shore, sweeping over the shallows as white foam. Two figures, dots in wetsuits, rose and fell with the waves, holding onto their surfboards, paddling for the horizon. […]


Educational realities behind ADHD

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Educational realities behind ADHD by Daniela Schwartz   “In middle school I’d always be standing up in my classes and fidgeting with stuff and bending paper clips and flinging rubber bands, and doing whatever to just keep myself occupied. My teachers basically realized that they had to put me in the back of the classroom […]


Clean Clothes Club combats sweatshops

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Look down at the shirt you are wearing. Where did it come from? Have you ever considered who made it? Was it sewed by a young girl forced to work long hours with little pay? Or maybe by a teenage boy trying to support his large family? According to junior Ali Janku, 97 percent of […]


Junior launches organization to help others

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Children often dream of being professional athletes or firefighters. But just the opposite was true for junior Isabella Liu. Possessing a passion for business, Liu aspired to be an entrepreneur throughout middle school. Then, in 2014, during her freshman year at Redwood, her dream became a reality in the form of the organization “Elix.” Elix […]


Cullen’s equestrian quest for glory

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Long before the sun has risen, sophomore Lena Cullen is already preparing for a horse show. She arrives at the arena at 5 a.m., washes her horse, Fun, puts on the bridle and saddle and memorizes her jumping course before the competition starts. Cullen spends five days a week at the barn, practicing with her […]


Alumnus becomes one of California’s youngest real estate agents

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“I don’t really act like a normal 18-year-old.” Miles Daly is putting it lightly. The 2016 Redwood graduate is leagues ahead of his peers as he has become one of the youngest real estate agents in California. Daly has been developing his interest in the real estate industry for much of his life, and, after […]

The girls varsity volleyball team has 5 members who have played for head coach Katie Pease's club volleyball program.

Club and school sports prove closely intertwined

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When players step onto the court, their minds no longer race about the stresses of everyday life; they simply focus on the game. For many, sports are an escape, a meditation and a shield. Unfortunately, the line between high school and club sports has become blurred, enlisting a fear for some that without playing a […]


‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’: Girls who code

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“A big part of my interest in [coding] was that I read an article that said there are no girls in AP Computer Science and I said you know what? I’ll be the one,” said sophomore Rivca Chaver, the only girl in the AP Computer Science class. It is a well-established trend at Redwood that […]