Mommy and Momma: Growing up with same-sex parents

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As the Supreme Court deliberates the legality of gay marriage, Paige Burkart-Lima waits to see if her two mothers’ marriage will become legitimized across the United States. Paige has grown up in an all-female household with her parents Kathy Burkart and Cindy Lima, and her older sister Lindsey. Kathy is called “Mommy,” while Cindy is […]


The Art of Rejection: Decoding the college rejection letter

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Seniors everywhere bit their lips while they tore open envelopes, scrambled for their online portal passwords, and read the first lines of fateful emails with watering eyes, as they discovered that there’s a lot more to a rejection than a simple “no.”Instead, the rejections they read were composed of long-winded niceties. This spring, the Bark […]

HOLDING  UP HER outfit to a mannequin, junior Taryn McCarthy and BP fashion board member examines her creation at the Corte Madera Nordstrom.

Store gives students insider view of fashion industry

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Four junior and senior girls are wrapping up their year of sitting on a teenage fashion board, offering merchandise feedback to designers, and getting an insider look at how the entire fashion industry operates. Seniors Maureen McLennon and Caroline McNally and juniors Blaire Epstein and Taryn McCarthy were part of Nordstrom’s Brass Plum fashion board […]

SENIOR YODAI YASUNAGA embraces his Prom date, senior Jenny-Marie Stryker, after performing his cover of Bruno Mars’s “Marry You” for her during her AP Spanish class.

Prom proposal contest inspires romantic gestures

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There are a thousand ways to ask someone to Prom, but only three people find a way to ask that lead to a free pair of tickets. Each year, Leadership sponsors the Prom Proposal Contest, in which Redwood students can submit a video or photo of their Prom proposal in hopes of winning tickets. Herz […]

JUNIOR MAGGIE DOYLE works on her poetry on her antique typewriter. After submitting her poetry to a contest this year, Doyle was published in a collection of poetry called In My Lifetime.

Aspiring writers release their creativity through literature

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Some students achieve glory amid screaming fans while performing onstage or racing down a sports field.  But, for others, personal achievement is hallmarked simply in paper and ink. While sophomore Blake Alm is currently working on a novel, juniors Jade Granger and Maggie Doyle prefer to exercise their writing skills through poetry and short stories. […]

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The Price of Prom

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Six things to do in the Bay Area over Spring Break

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While many students go out of town over spring break, some choose to stay home and and look for some local fun. While going to In-N-Out, hanging out at Bon Air Shopping Center, or just staying home and browsing the web may seem like your only option for entertainment, there are in fact numerous interesting […]


Students find unique experiences in studying abroad

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Year after year, groups of high school students prepare to leave home after graduation in hopes of gaining a new experience. However, a select few had that opportunity earlier than the rest by studying abroad. One of the more common destinations for students to study is Spain, a natural choice since Spanish is the most […]

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Creators of the Spirit Ball reveal its story

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Two weeks ago, a couple of Redwood students armed with several cans of spray paint took part in the age-old tradition of repainting the Spirit Ball. Like many Redwood organizations and sports teams, the two sprayed over the previous layers of paint, giving the Ball a bright, gleaming, new look. But what set this makeover […]


Face to Face: Should new drivers have provisional licenses?

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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 John Lupario and sophomore Sam Abrahams. The issue: Should new teenage drivers have provisional licenses? […]