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“It’s all in the mustache wax”

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For centuries, facial hair has represented wisdom, charm, strength, and pride. Nowadays, renowned for its functionality in appearing older, facial hair is commonly disgraced through its usage as a means for underage obtainment of alcohol and entrance into rated-R films. Despite these calamities, society can rest at ease because there are still those out in […]

Sophomore Cole Donnelly strikes the ball as his teammate looks on. The lunchtime tradition is in its 18th consecutive year.

Lunchtime volleyball tradition turns 18

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For 18 consecutive years, physical education teacher, Mike Dibley, has turned the South Lawn into a highly competitive volleyball arena. As Fenway is to baseball, so, too, is the Lawn to volleyball when 16 teams meet in the tournament hosted by Dibley. The idea was born during Dibley’s first year as a Redwood teacher, when […]

Joe Stewart and his family spent last year living off the land on the outskirts of Auburn in a cabin that Stewart built himself.

Teacher spends year living off land

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Joe Stewart and his family spent last year trying to do something different. They set out with three main goals: to spend more time together as a family, to travel, and to get to know their land located on the outskirts of Auburn, California. Stewart, his wife, and their three children lived in a cabin […]


Local church concert raises money for orphans

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Seniors return to native lands for college

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In most cases, venturing abroad for college would add to the stress and excitement of leaving one’s family, but for two seniors, it may be more akin to coming home. While 39% of the class of 2012 will be attending an out of state college next year, a mere three students will be packing their […]


How happy is Redwood? An objective look at levels of joy

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If Redwood were a country, its citizens would clearly be the smartest, coolest, and best-looking in the world. But would they be the happiest? The answer to that question might now be clear, as the United Nations recently released the results of a happiness survey. The Bark asked the same question of Redwood students, and […]

Zvi Danenberg climbs up the Larkspur stairs as a part of his daily routine, sporting his trademarked “crooked hat.”

One million steps and counting

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On Magnolia Avenue, the Larkspur stairs loom large, and climbing the 139 steps to the top may seem like a daunting task. But at 86 years-old, Larkspur resident Zvi Danenberg climbed the steps 21 and a half times every morning in 2011. Danenberg climbed a total of 3,001 stairs per day and over a million […]

A different dynamic: the children of teachers

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While the handful of students with parents who teach at Redwood enjoy the benefits of always having a ride to school, they must also come to terms with sharing the proverbial high school experience with a family member. “You have a parent in your space,” said junior Zack Cohen, son of AP Environmental Science teacher […]

Opposing perspectives on campus

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Surrounded by the generally liberal residents of Marin County, it is undeniable that students who do not associate with the Democratic party are almost always in the minority. Though some have no problem standing alone, others have experienced frequent judgment from peers, issues with teachers’ liberal bias, and even the occasional case of harassment. Senior […]

Unplugging the addiction: Teens leave Facebook

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A seemingly simple 30-minute homework assignment takes three hours to complete, a 10 p.m. bedtime turns into midnight, a task is left unfinished, and the computer keeps whirring. Pre-2004, one might have wondered what was causing this never-ending time suck. Today, the culprit is obvious: Facebook. There are now more than 800 million active users […]