Boats float in front of the Bay lights lighting ceremony.

Bay Lights illuminate East Bay

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On March 5, a couple hundred people braved the cold rain to gather on the Embarcadero’s public Pier 2 and witness the lighting of the Bay Lights, a project that has been in construction for over two years. As the Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, counted down from five, spectators looked up anxiously at […]

Hundreds of students were in attendance at the 2012 MORP dance (above). However, only 77 students had purchased tickets for this year's dance as of Thursday.

Wavering expectations headline upcoming MORP dance

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Ah, MORP! The magical night that gives freshmen and sophomore boys alike the chance to ask that special someone from middle school to accompany them to the dance of the year. The night starts out with a raging pre-party, full of selfies, “candid” photos, and fuel for the s0ph0m0re Facebook album. Then comes the grand […]


Face to Face: Should TAs be allowed to grade work?

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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 sophomore CJ Chao and junior Sally Elton.  The issue: Should TA’s be allowed to grade work? […]

JUNIOR SIERRA KELLY DECORATES homemade cards for the Friendship Club’s fundraiser.

Club creates homemade cards for special fundraiser

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Over the past couple of months, the Friendship Club has made homemade cards every Tuesday at lunch in order to fundraise for the special education activities held during lunch and after school. The club, which provides fun activities for Redwood special education students, will sell their cards in packets of five for $20, and put […]


Students explore countries, cultures, and conservation efforts in school trips

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Although language classes dispense fliers on school trips like math teachers dispense tests, once they have ended they fade away into the chatter of post-vacation story telling. However, for the students who have attended, their experiences have continued to affect them long after the plane flight home. In the past four years, Redwood students have […]


Let’s get real: The SAT is tomorrow, what are you doing to prepare?

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Early tomorrow morning, thousands of students nationwide will take the SAT, one of the most important tests of their high school careers. According to 2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling’s  State of College Admission report one’s standardized test scores ranks third on the scale of importance in college admission, only behind grades and rigor […]

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Small, frequent meals prove healthier

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With 35-minute lunches and 10-minute breaks, students often find themselves with limited time to eat large and full meals. However, local nutritionists and recent studies have found that eating small but frequent meals is beneficial to health. According to Susan Machtinger, a Tiburon-based nutritionist, people often mentally perform the best when they eat smaller, more […]

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The dangers of opting out of breakfast

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Between malfunctioning alarm clocks and last-minute study sessions, some teenagers can’t seem to make enough time in their hectic morning schedules for breakfast. But a well-balanced morning meal is more important than many teens may think. A 2005 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that breakfast eaters consume about 100 fewer […]


Surfers take the sea by storm

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For over a decade, senior Zack Cohen has been perfecting a reaction. “The best part is that you’re really not thinking,” Cohen said. “It’s like everything is happening so fast, you don’t really have time to think. I’ve been surfing for 12 years, and I don’t think I can tell you one single thought that’s […]