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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 the […]

Leaving Florence, art students continued on their 11-day Italy trip over February break.

Curriculum brought alive for art students abroad

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Over Feb. break, 27 art students, accompanied by Redwood art teachers Lauren Bartone, Susanne Maxwell and Drake art teacher Martha Cederstrom, traveled to Florence, Rome, Pompeii and Naples to explore the history of various disciplines of art. According to Maxwell, one of the goals of the trip was to bring the curriculum she was teaching […]

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Congressman Huffman hosts student summit on gun violence prevention

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On Sunday, March 17, children, teenagers, parents and other community members gathered at Dominican University in San Rafael to attend a youth-led seminar on gun control, mediated by Congressman Jared Huffman. At the summit, college and high school students from across the Bay Area discussed the recent uproar over gun violence and shared their political […]

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KSD’s Measure A parcel tax passes by a small victory

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On Tuesday, March 6, Kentfield and Greenbrae residents voted by a small margin in favor of the proposed Measure A, which will help provide additional funding to the Kentfield School District (KSD) by adding an extra $355 to the already existing $1,143 parcel tax for all property taxpayers. The election and results will be officially […]