Face to Face: Is Christmas becoming too commercialized?

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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 juniors Angelica Vohland and Cora Cicala. In the spirit of the holiday season, they discuss the […]

Posing with his father, DJ White sees his father as a role model and a mentor, though he no longer plays baseball.

Assistant Principal’s husband recalls professional baseball career

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Assistant Principal LaSandra White is commonly found at Redwood sporting events supporting her students. However, those Redwood games are not the only sporting events she has frequented; White’s husband, Derrick, had a career as a professional baseball player. Derrick began his career as a member of the Montreal Expos in 1993, and played for three […]


Risk-seeking junior glides through the sky

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    All young children have dreamed of being able to fly at some point in their lives. For most kids, the dream was fleeting. However, junior Ryan Brady has turned it into a reality. It happened by chance— he was browsing YouTube one day when a video caught his eye. A cop was chasing […]


Seniors choose alternative class schedules to help balance work, life

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Many students at Redwood feel that they don’t have the time to pursue their passions and interests because of an overcrowded schedule. What these students might not realize is that for some, there is an option that doesn’t include spending six or more hours at school every day. Seventy students at Redwood are taking only […]

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Surviving the Stress of Moving: Fitting In

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It’s the first day of school. You walk around the halls, surrounded by a sea of new faces: friend groups greeting each other, couples walking together. With all the mixed emotions going on inside, you don’t know what to expect other than that you’ll have trouble finding your first period. Everyone seems to belong, having […]

Redwood’s political past

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Dibley’s Delectables: Post Thanksgiving Bites

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Every Friday morning after Thanksgiving, PE teacher, Mike Dibley gets up in the morning and turns his leftovers from his Thanksgiving meal into a delicious snack. If you’ve had Dibley for PE, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving weekend you’ve probably heard the story of his great Thanksgiving sandwich described in mouthwatering detail. Dibley walks us through […]

Playing the piano, senior Parker Addison practices the songs within his album while in the Advanced Performance Workshop classroom.

Senior shows introspection on new album ‘Reflections’

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“Everyday, when he’s gone to crew before school and then back to crew after school, the first thing Parker does is go over to the piano and start playing. It’s just part of his way of doing things,” said Marci Addison, mother of senior Parker Addison. Parker released his new album “Reflections” onto Soundcloud, Spotify, […]


Redwood students start an exercise alternative

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Playing on a Redwood sports team offers fitness and an opportunity to bond with teammates and build friendships. But what happens to those students who get cut, are in the offseason, or don’t have the skills to play on a Redwood team at all? To provide an athletic outlet for these types of students, junior […]

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Teachers describe having their children at school

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To Redwood students, the personal lives of many teachers are somewhat of a mystery. We listen to them during class, give the occasional awkward wave or smile if we randomly pass in the halls, and make polite small talk with them if we happen to bump into them in a non-academic setting—but that is about […]