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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, […]


Gallery: Holiday displays duel for neighborhood supremacy

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It’s the holiday season and Bark reporter Lindsay Slocum kicked off the celebrations by photographing the best holiday displays in East Corte Madera.

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Staff members express contrasting views on music sharing

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While many musicians loudly protest the free downloading of music online, there is a growing chorus of others that actually encourage it. Two voices on campus have entirely different views on this controversial issue. Music teacher John Mattern says pirating music violates the artists’ rights, whereas campus supervisor and professional rapper Dustin Sharpe encourages it. […]


Junior fundraises for clean water, wins award

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Rather than simply study the values of her religion, Redwood junior Michaela Katz has spent the last three years of her life applying them on a global scale. “I think the coolest thing I’ve had the chance to do is fundraise for clean water in Southeast Asia,” Katz said. “It felt meaningful, and it was […]


Teacher working in Sweden reflects on experience

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For many Americans, the Fourth of July is a time to relax and take part in all things red, white, and blue. But for one history teacher, it signaled the beginning of a journey that would take him and his family outside the United States’ borders. Erik Berridge, who has taught at Redwood since the […]

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Active sophomore recognized for community service

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When Yoshio Boris took Japanese students shopping at Westfield, he was unsure of how to respond to their surprise that Americans had tattoos. This shopping trip was a part of Boris’ work over the summer with the Tomodachi Leadership Program, an initiative that brought Japanese students who were affected by the 2010 earthquake to America. […]

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Cafe Verde impresses with excellent food, sophisticated vibe

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Café Verde, Corte Madera’s newest dining attraction, may be located a stones throw from Redwood, but it feels more like a European coffee shop than your new backyard eatery. Nearly half of the cafés’ seating is outdoors in an uncovered plaza bordering the Corte Madera Town Park. There were patrons of all sizes and shapes, […]