Marc Sondheimer, right, won an academy award for the short film "Piper"

Alumnus wins Oscar at Academy Awards

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Redwood alumnus Marc Sondheimer won an Oscar at the Academy Awards ceremony for his role as the producer of the short film “Piper” on Sunday. The film was chosen out of five nominated films in the “Animated Short Film” category. Sondheimer’s award was one of 24 given out during the awards ceremony. Sondheimer said that […]

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Thrift 4 Hope club raises money for local charity

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The Thrift 4 Hope club donated $540 to Buckelew Programs following their winter clothing sale, furthering the club’s goal of making a positive impact on the community. The club collects used clothing each semester for their biannual sales, with boxes stationed in Redwood’s front office and at several off-campus locations, according to co-president senior Abby […]

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Seniors nominated for prestigious Presidential Scholars Program

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Three seniors were selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program in early February. The students―James Conant, Scott McCrae and Rebecca Smalbach―were invited to apply for the prestigious award as a result of their outstanding standardized test scores. Each year, approximately 4,000 high school students are invited to compete for the 161 spots […]


Week-long impasse between district and teachers’ union ends

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The Tamalpais Federation of Teachers (TFT) union ended a week-long impasse regarding contract negotiations on Thursday and withdrew their filing for state mediation. After seven months of fruitless negotiation, the TFT officially declared an impasse on Feb. 9, which would have triggered a state review and subsequent mediation between the union and the Tamalpais Unified […]

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Community art project attempts to break down barriers

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A sea of pink tiles with student-written messages cover the CEA wall, arranged artfully so that the spaces between them create the pattern of a chain link fence. When responding to the questions, “Who do you love?” “Who needs your love?” and “What do you love?” students’ answers ranged from “My fish” to “Refugees” or […]

Sophomore Miles Squiers performing Rolling Stones song ‘Start me up’.

Rocking advisory: bands expose students to a range of music

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From classical to jazz to rock, several Redwood bands performed a variety of songs during the previous two advisory periods. Half the students attended on Feb. 6 and the other half on Feb. 13. For the first time in 14 years, a number of the assorted bands from Advanced Performance Workshop (APW), wind ensemble, and […]

A member of Amnesty International talks to the club during their meeting on Thursday.

Amnesty International hosts Syrian refugee simulation

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The Amnesty International Club hosted a simulation of what it is like to be a Syrian refugee during lunch on Thursday, Feb. 16. Students and faculty walked around the first floor of the main building with possession cards that represented the items that they could fit into a backpack. Members of Amnesty International took possessions […]


Numerous parking spots painted red in front lot

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During winter break, a strip of formerly student-available parking spots were painted red and are now restricted for parking. The new restricted areas, which come at a time when many students already have trouble finding parking, run along the side of the football field and the Carlisle building. According to Assistant Principal Saum Zargar, the […]


‘Teacher carousel’ continues for math students

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“The teacher carousel,” as senior Max Hogan called it, just won’t stop for multiple sections of Statistics and the Intermediate Algebra class. The students have received their fourth teacher this year since the departure of Curt Gebhard, the original teacher. The classes started the year with Gebhard. However, just months into the year, he left […]

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Advanced Drama performs play for Lenaea Festival

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Advanced Drama traveled to Folsom, California to partake and perform in the Lenaea High School Theatre Festival Feb. 10-12. Over the past month, students have been writing and preparing a 35-minute play to perform at the festival, according to senior and cast member Will Gallagher. The cast members included seniors Will Gallagher, Nick Peterzell, Scott […]