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Team debates its way to the top

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For weeks, eight members of the Debate Team had been preparing for an upcoming tournament – researching, pouring over pages of evidence, formulating arguments. Last week, that preparation paid off. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Redwood sent four two-person teams down to Lowell High School to compete in the tournament and debate the benefits of the […]


Weight training class open to students next semester

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As fall scheduling approaches, students can now expect to find a stress-relieving option on their forms. Pending the level of student interest, the physical education department may offer Individual Excellence Weight Training for next semester, a class designed to give students time during the school day to work out. “From feedback we’ve gotten from students, […]

Team teacher Chuck Ford thinks during a "Save Team" meeting Monday night at Tamiscal. Ford has been with the Team program since 1992 and is retiring after this year.

Team holds orientation despite uncertain future

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“If Team wasn’t here, I would have not gone to college.” Sandra Madanat, a student who graduated from Team in 2006, is one of a large number of vocal opponents to the proposed cancellation of the Team academic program. “Team pushed me past any boundaries, any limits,” she said. Despite news of a possible elimination, […]

Tuna’s mercury level higher than previously thought

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Take a good look at that tuna sandwich you are about to eat — because you might want to make it your last. High levels of mercury in seafood have always been a public issue, but a recent report from the Mercury Policy Project discovered that canned tuna contains even higher amounts of mercury than the […]


Registration for classes opens early this year

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Although spring semester has just begun, students are already planning their schedules for next fall. Online class registration and course selection sheets for next fall are due on Feb. 15 this year, about half a year before the classes will begin. “It seems like scheduling season creeps up earlier and earlier each year,” counselor Jeffery […]

Architect Laurie Friedman tells students about her experiences working in sustainable design as part of the Career Conversations lunchtime series.

Speaker series sparks interest in future careers

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be an Air Force fighter pilot, or a lawyer, or have a share in a Nobel Peace Prize? The new lunchtime speaker series Career Conversations offers students a firsthand opportunity to learn what it takes to be in these—and many more—prospective careers. In the speaker series, parents from diverse […]

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$142 million highway renovation project debated

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Earlier this week, members of the community gathered for a public meeting to provide feedback and collect information about possible renovations to a local section of Highway 101. During the hearing on Tuesday, local residents met at Redwood and were given an opportunity to voice their concerns to those involved with the project, which would […]


Senior wins award for leadership in LGBT community

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Shortly after he came out of the closet, senior Ivan Shaw began to think about creating an LGBT youth coalition to provide an understanding community and raise awareness of LGBT issues. Nearly three years later, he was one of several youths to receive the Marin County Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, which recognized him […]

JOSE LASSEN-BAEZA, junior, and others prepare for a night game of capture the flag hosted by Friday Night Live by equipping themselves with glow sticks.

Club’s efforts to curb teen drinking off to glowing start

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Two teams emerged from the darkness at Piper Park, one illuminated with green glow sticks and the other bathed in red. A small fire pit gave some light and warmth to spectators as members of both teams raced through the trees, across the volleyball pit, and over the empty field in search of the other […]

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STAR testing to be replaced after this year

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April: The birth of sunny weather, spring break, and for many students all over the state of California, STAR Testing. However, scholars may not have to fill in endless columns of bubbles while fantasizing about summer for much longer. In fact, the current STAR standardized test will be phased out on July 1 of this […]