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Students stand out with homemade Halloween costumes

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  Although a majority of the student body was out with a mysterious and sudden illness on Halloween, many of the students who did attend school came dressed up for the holiday. Some students took their costumes to the next level, sporting disguises that they’d made themselves, despite the low audience turnout. Senior Katie Woolard, […]

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Face to Face: Should teens get their licenses at 16?

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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 twins Mackenzie and Lauren Hutchinson. The issue: Should teens get their license as soon as […]

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Supporting breast cancer awareness

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, with bracelets, shirts, and the entire NFL swathed in pink, the trademark color is everywhere. The junior varsity football team has taken to wearing pink socks during their games, after their coach gave a speech regarding the importance of supporting the breast cancer awareness movement. Throughout the […]

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Crunchy Frog delivers last scheduled performance

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The final chords of Crunchy Frog’s set were filled with nostalgia and uncertainty. When the six band members of Crunchy Frog stepped off the stage at the California Academy of Sciences on Saturday night, they ended their last scheduled performance in the band’s six-year history. As seniors graduate for college in June, the future of […]

The new version of longtalk, the language invented by Redwood substitute teacher Norm Milstein.

Substitute teacher invents language

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“If I wanted to say hi,” said Norm Milstein, “It’d be hopper skippel gibble hiddle skiddle dibber godilvo gee wuddle wubby –and that just means hi.” Milstein, a common substitute teacher at Redwood, is well known for his “longtalk,” a special code he invented as an in-classroom science experiment. Last spring, Milstein began creating a […]

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Economics students invest in virtual stock market

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A majority of the senior class is currently how to invest and manage their money by participating in a virtual stock market competition. Each economics class is in its own “league,” in which each student is given $100,000 in virtual money. Students are then given the liberty to invest in almost anything. “Originally, I wanted […]

Senior set crew member Will Amos helps flip the Noises Off set around for the next act.

Noises Off set changes prove complex

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While many students were relishing in their last days of summer, those involved in Redwood’s drama program EPiC were already working on set production for their performance of Noises Off. Noises Off, EPiC’s first production of the year, ran from Oct. 4-6 and 11-13, and included a cast of nine as well as 12 set […]

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Friday Night Live raises awareness about binge drinking

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When social studies teacher Jon Hirsch found out that 37% of 11th graders in Marin have reported binge drinking in the past 30 days according to the County of Marin, he was shocked. When he discovered that that was 14% higher than the statewide average, he realized it was time for a change. So when […]

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From farm to fork: How far does your food travel to reach you?

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Who really decides what goes on your plate? If you didn’t grow your peach in your backyard, it could have followed a long trail from the farm to your table.   The Store Local Marin grocery stores have produce managers who decide what produce to sell in the store and, as a result, what produce […]