Culture

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Foreign students reflect on experience so far

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The student body gets a taste of global culture as three students from around the world spend their sophomore year at Redwood. Sofia Rivas-Micoud, Casper Ladefoged, and Manami Shiomi say that they have experienced distinct differences in culture from their respective hometowns of Madrid, Copenhagen, and Tokyo. While Shiomi misses her hometown, she said that […]

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The Future of Food: Eating Insects

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Feeling like a sweet and salty snack with a little bit of crunch? How about some chocolate covered, salted crickets? Or perhaps something cold and creamy like toffee mealworms over Three Twins vanilla ice cream? Both of these delicacies can be found on the menu of a local food stand called Don Bugito located in […]

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Studies yield mixed results on hookah and e-cigarette health effects

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While there is a common perception among young people that smoking from hookah is safer than cigarettes, recent studies have shown that this might not be the case. According to a UCSF study earlier this year, hookah smoking actually produces higher levels of carbon monoxide and contains the same addictive properties as cigarettes. In addition, […]

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Living by the stats: The reality of fantasy football

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This September, all over America, a record number of devout fans convened to celebrate a sacred ritual: the fantasy football draft. About 33.5 million Americans — organized into respective leagues of friends, co-workers and distant relations — registered online this year to play fantasy football during the 2013-2014 season. Conceived in 1961, fantasy football was […]

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Face-To-Face: Should Facebook be blocked at school?

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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. Recently, Facebook has been unblocked on school Internet and students have been left to debate this change in policy. This […]

THE SWEET AROMA of fresh flowers, fruits, and hot organic meals fills the air of the Marin County Farmers’ Market as local shoppers browse the stands.

From farm to table: Exploring local farmers’ markets

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The Bay Area offers eighteen Farmers’ Markets and stands from Novato to Point Reyes Station which serve over 22,000 households. Many people prefer the farmers’ market produce as opposed to shopping at a grocery store because the food travels less miles and ripens on the tree, instead of on the road in trucks. There’s also […]

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Student travels to Kenya to teach children in rural village

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As the sun rose over the nearby hills on Sept. ninth, senior Ian Brodie caught his first glimpse of Mt. Kenya. Within a seemingly short amount of time, Brodie had been enlisted to travel to Kenya to temporarily teach computer courses at the all-girls Daraja Academy, a free boarding school for underprivileged Kenyan girls with […]

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Becoming an Eagle: Boy scouts spread their wings an fly

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“We were backpacking at China Camp, and it started pouring rain. Everyone’s gear started falling apart, people were arguing, we didn’t have food, it was cold, and it was really hard, but we kept going. The first night was just terrible,” said senior Cole Cuthbert, recalling a particularly emblematic Boy Scout camping trip. “But by […]

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The grass is always bluer in Golden Gate Park: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2013

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The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival returned to Golden Gate Park for its 13th consecutive year the weekend of Oct. 4-6. This year’s lineup included artists such as Manchester Orchestra, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Boz Skaggs, and Gogol Bordello. The free admission, beautiful location, varied food options, and […]

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Festival features student film

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This Saturday, junior Alex Herz was waiting outside the Lark Theater along with many spectators lined up to see a film. However, he wasn’t there to watch just any movie. His two minute piece Just Like You was premiering in just a few minutes. Comprised of a combination of home videos featuring his younger brother […]