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Face to Face: Why promote causes on social media?

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  What do you think about showing support for causes on social media sites? Sasha Perigo: In response to the recent issue of gay marriage being taken to the Supreme Court, and whether or not people should post the “marriage equality” picture on Facebook, some people would say that it wasn’t helpful at all. But […]

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Before the classroom: Teachers describe motivation for switching careers

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When someone asks math teacher Ernesto Diaz why he decided to switch from his successful previous career to teaching, he says, without missing a beat, “I’m here because I choose to be, not because I have to be.” Diaz represents only one of the many teachers whose high levels of dedication to their jobs come […]

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Three points of perspective: Architecture students size up SF buildings

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It was a beautiful day for admiring architecture in San Francisco. At the top of Divisadero and Broadway, three architecture students — seniors August Truesdale, Maureen McLennon, and Andrew Westle — gazed at a white house with silver-rimmed windows and a stone entrance. “This is modern done right,” Truesdale said. Through the eyes of these […]

SENIOR GIDEON ELSON holds his chicken at his home. For more images, check out the gallery.

A taste of farm life at home

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For some, a loyal dog or a purring cat is patiently waiting just behind the front door. But for others, it is the soft clucking of their chicken coop that greets their daily arrival home. From chickens to goats to bees, students own and take care of a range of domesticated farm animals at home. […]

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 […]

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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. […]