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Senior Catherine Jensen beams alongside her parents while holding up her coaches award.

60th Annual Athletic Banquet celebrates seniors’ sports achievements

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On Monday, May 14, the Redwood High School Benchwarmers hosted the 60th annual senior awards banquet. The banquet was held at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael and welcomed all senior varsity athletes to recognize them for their achievements. Athletic Director Jessica Peisch served as the master of ceremonies and explained the purpose of the […]

The sophomore cabinet is shocked after being pied in the face.

Spring rally bids seniors farewell

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Today, the final spring rally commenced, consisting of several activities that wrapped up the past four years. The rally began with senior Katie Israel singing the national anthem. Following Israel’s performance, the sophomore cabinet was pied in the face by their sophomore peers for raising the most money for LARCOD, a nonprofit community-based organization in […]

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Lieutenant Governor Newsom shares high school and life experiences with alma mater

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On Thursday, April 26, students from all grades gathered in the big gym to listen to Redwood alumnus Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco. Newsom talked about his journey throughout high school, his college experience and his career in politics. A panel of students asked Newsom questions, and the conversation later opened […]

An updated single-block schedule was finalized for the next two academic years as the double-block schedule fell four votes short of the required number to pass.

Single-block schedule finalized after close vote

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On Friday, April 27, decisions regarding the bell schedule for the next two years concluded as teachers voted to keep the single-block schedule as opposed to switching to a double-block. Out of the 105 certified union members eligible to vote, 66 voted for the double-block schedule, just four votes short of the two-thirds majority required […]

Holding up signs against gun control, a group of students participated in a walkout that ended at Larkspur City Hall.

Small walkout commemorates Columbine anniversary, hopes to generate support for gun control

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Protesting gun violence and honoring the victims of the Columbine school shooting on its 19th anniversary, several students left their third period classes at 10 a.m. on Friday April 20 and marched from Redwood to the Larkspur City Hall as part of a nationwide demonstration. Junior Sam Mayerhofer participated in the march, although he was […]

Oberon (left, Theo Wood) explains how to find the flower to Puck (right, Claire Champommier).

Advanced Drama’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ brings the magic

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On March 21-24, the Advanced Drama class took to the stage in their annual Shakespeare production. This year, they performed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Eric Berkowitz, head of the drama department, and Elena Wright, a frequent guest artist. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (MSND), one of William Shakespeare’s comedies written in 1596, is the […]

Sophomore Lili Gibson, a member of SOAR, poses for a photo.

New program at Redwood seeks to SOAR above prejudice

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Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR) is a new program that was brought to Redwood this February. Consisting of students and faculty alike, SOAR aims to educate its members on how to recognize racism as well as on how to address it. The new program has had two meetings so far and plans to hold two […]

Sondheim answers a student’s question regarding lockdowns

Sondheim hosts informational meetings to address safety concerns, policy changes

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On two consecutive Thursdays, March 22 and 29, Principal David Sondheim hosted a meeting for students to discuss school safety during SMART period in his office and outside the small gym. The forums gave students the opportunity to learn about campus security and safety procedures, as well as what these procedures may look like in […]

Teen ambassadors group together with chair Ann Morrison and ambassador chair Amanda Grey after the Marin Teen Girl Conference.

Ninth annual Marin Teen Girl Conference gives girls a voice

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More than 200 girls from eighth through 12th grade gathered at the Embassy Suites hotel in San Rafael on Sunday, March 25 to kick off the ninth annual Marin Teen Girl Conference (MTGC). The program featured a variety of workshops designed to empower teenage girls to “be their own superhero” and included a keynote speech by […]

Senior Alicia Furst sitting on senior Aaron Fowler’s shoulders, leads chant while marching down Market St.

March for Our Lives movement advocates for safety in schools

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  “This is about the future of our country. This is about the future of our children’s lives, and there is no better fight to be in than the fight that we are in today,” said Mark E. Farrell, San Francisco mayor at the March for Our Lives event on March 24. Thousands gathered at […]