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Queen of the Couch: For high quality horror follow The Following

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A TV show that starts and ends with Marilyn Manson singing is guaranteed to be rather dark.  Add in a writer who has written scripts for movies such as Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, and what you get is a primetime horror show, which is The Following in a nutshell. The […]

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AP Art: College Board meets creative minds

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As the days until winter break quickly tick down and Austin Potter’s Dec. 21 deadline rapidly approaches, he attempts to be as intricate as possible while he finishes painting the untamed cat’s menacing, dark spots that are surrounded by a surreal orange. As he dabbles with different colors, he finds himself constantly checking the clock […]

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French class shares stories with first graders

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First grade French students giggled and gasped in surprise as freshman Sophie de Morelos unfolded a large, hand-drawn Eiffel Tower in her French story about two dogs lost in Paris. “Georgette et Gérard,” written by de Morelos, is just one of the 43 original children’s stories written by French 5-6 students and read aloud to […]

The language breakdown: the prevalence of verbal harassment

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Whether or not students physically bully others or are bullied themselves, nearly every student is exposed to what is widely considered the language of bullying. Phrases commonly heard in the hallways, such as “that’s so gay,” may not be intentionally offensive, yet survey data shows that the pervasiveness of this language still affects the student […]

The language debate: when words become bullying

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Bullying. The word is imposing, uncomfortable, and after years of anti-bullying assemblies, almost cliché. While statistics show that targeted, physical bullying has decreased in past years, verbal harassment has slid into its place. But now, the line between offensive speech and verbal bullying has blurred. The Bark asked Caroline McNally and Tanisha Hook, two seniors […]

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Face to Face: Holiday gift giving proves difficult

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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 sophomores, who are dating,  Nicole Nevitt and LaRon Bullock.  The issue: Holiday gift giving. Is it […]

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Senior recognized for dedication, achievements

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“I definitely gained a sense of dedication from the Marine Mammal Center. I mean, when you’re covered in animal vomit at 8 o’clock in the morning, you’re just kind of like, ‘Okay. I can do this. I can do anything,’” senior Zoe Poynor said. Poynor’s dedication to her volunteer work is just one of the […]

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The Nutcracker: More than just tutus

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Blistered feet, intense practices, injuries, stress, and months of preparation have all lead up to this moment. This is The Nutcracker. December is the time for ballet studios across the Bay Area to perform their own productions of the classic Nutcracker, many of which feature Redwood students. This is an especially exciting year for Marin […]

Analog Week: Tuning out 21st Century technology

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A week without computers, cell phones, and television seems impossible in this age where all aspects of life seem to involve the use of technology.  Would you be able to handle it? Students in John Blaber’s AP Language and Composition class experienced just this when they participated in Analog Week. The experiment, an optional activity, […]