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What NOT to do to get into the college of your dreams

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Think you know it all about the college application process? Well of course you do, since there is a whole industry devoted to it. Having recently applied to college myself, I was inundated with advice on what to do. Because these gurus did not share tips about what NOT to do, here are insights that […]

Michael Pratt in his studio.

Music production: MIKE Beats from hobby to a career

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“When I became a big music fan in seventh grade, I just wanted to understand more of how music is actually made and how we get it delivered from [a] device to our ears,” Redwood alumnus Michael Pratt said. Pratt is a music producer for various upcoming artists around the Bay Area and has turned […]

Junior Keaton Ferguson created the communism club earlier this year.

Analyzing Shrek’s fascist regime: Redwood’s communism club

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According to the members of the Communism Club, their club has existed for “an eternity.” Whether the tight-knit group is debating the political and economic state of the world, listening to the Red Army Choir or playfully contemplating whether or not to add “or else” into their club slogan, the Communism Club is truly unlike […]

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Recipes for success: four meals to make in your dorm

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For students who are heading off to college for the first time, the idea of having a home-cooked meal in a dorm room seems far fetched. Cafeterias aren’t always open, so when you’re faced with that all-nighter and need some nutrients, look no further than these four recipes. Each one can be made in under […]

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Face to Face: Should teachers be armed?

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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 senior Emma Winkler Prins and junior Ben Pontious. They discuss whether or not Redwood teachers should […]

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May Bark Beats

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Seniors, this is it—the time has finally come for the class of 2018 to graduate! To commemorate the occasion, Bark Beats has chosen one memorable album from each of the past four years. Freshman year The Weeknd – “Beauty Behind the Madness” (2015)  The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, made a huge splash in […]


How the Blockchain connects one of the world’s biggest economic forums

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How the Blockchain connects one of the world’s biggest economic forums by Nate Charles Unlike one’s parents, the world actually gets more hip and modern as it gets older. Every generation makes its own revolution, and every generation fantasizes over what the future has in store. Technology has played a crucial role in some of […]


Marine recruits salute to future success

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At the San Jose Military Entering Process Station, newly recruited Marine corps trainees stand in rows with their right hands in a salute, reciting the Oath of Enlistment in unison. Among the nervous but excited new group of trainees stands Oliver Bagshaw and Andrea DeLeon, ready to take their next step after high school. Although […]