MICHAEL WEINSTEIN, Conner McGuigan and Jacob Skaggs perform at the Hillside Church in Corte Madera.

Musicians take the stage for charity

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A local benefit concert featuring local artists, raised more than $16,000 for an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico. For the third year in a row, Concert For Casa featured performances by local musicians at Hillside Church in Corte Madera. Proceeds from the concert primarily go towards sending orphans to college.  They also are used to bring […]


A look at two dances: Prom vs. BTSD

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The Back to School Dance always pulls a crowd, but this year three out of every five students attended the dance. As slightly over 1,000 people paid $10 per ticket, it was one of the biggest events of the year. The dance raised $9,960 from ticket sales, which significantly surpassed its expenses. “The Back to […]

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National merit semi-finalists announced

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Five Redwood students were named semi-finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Seniors Samson Donick, Sophie Epstein, Stephen Morrell, Chloe Pfeiffer, and Liza Rodler are now among 16,000 top PSAT scorers that have earned a chance at 8,300 scholarships that total more than $32 million. To qualify, students need to have a score in the […]

Josephina Joo will be the freshman class president after the election results were announced Sept. 18.

Freshman class election results announced

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As most freshmen became accustomed to a new school, a few rushed to run for ASB office. On Sept. 18, the anticipated results were announced, with Josephina Joo winning the race of freshman class president. Her vice president will be Kendra Loo, her secretary Hall Darden, and her treasurer Bennet Canady. Joo said she had […]

President Obama road a wave of positive feelings to his historic 2008 election victory, but faces tough opposition from Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Decision 2012: The Issues

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As the 2012 presidential election approaches, we are all being barraged by political advertisements, slogans, speeches, and more. However, most of this propaganda virtually ignores the central part of the election: the issues. Here’s the rundown on the political stances of Democratic candidate and incumbent president Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The Issue: […]


Legendary Redwood coach passes away

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Bob Troppmann, the first Redwood football coach and a former athletic director, died of natural causes on Friday, Aug. 30, at the age of 89. A Marin legend, Troppmann built the football program from the ground up when Redwood started in 1958. Troppmann, who is considered a founding father of Redwood High School, had coached […]

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Principal welcomes parents

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Hundreds of parents packed the gym as Principal David Sondheim welcomed them to Back to School Night. Although Sondheim was the main attraction, he ceded much of his fifteen-minute introduction to parent foundation president Mark Hutchinson and PTSA president Jean Lin. Hutchinson emphasized the extent of the foundation’s accomplishments, explaining that throughout the school white […]

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Parent grant money for teachers’, counselors’ time spent on rec letters cut off

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The college admission season brings with it a host of students looking for teacher recommendation letters necessary for many college applications. Unlike in past years, however, teachers will no longer receive parent grant money for their efforts on behalf of students. In previous years, teachers received a grant from the parent foundation for the time […]

The regular Mandarin class was cancelled due to low interest from the student body, but will continued to be offered as a night class for Tam and Redwood students.

Mandarin class cancellation leads to night class alternative

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Mandarin may be the most commonly spoken language around the world, but it continues to be the least popular language class offered at Redwood and will be phased out within the next two years. Because less than one percent of Tam District students enrolled in Mandarin this year, classes during the school day have been […]


Doherty Dr. closure forces students to change morning routes to school

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The two-month closure of Doherty Drive for construction will force many students to change their morning routines in order to get to school on time. The closure began on Tuesday, September 4, and will last for approximately two months. The road will be closed from the entrance to Piper Park to Riviera Circle, the front […]