Video: A view of the back to school dance

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One student offers her views on the Back to School Dance.

Video: Link crew introduces freshmen

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Link crew introduces the freshman class of 2016 to Redwood on orientation day, Friday, August 17.

Racial divide in accelerated classes seen from local to national level

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The gap between the number of students of different races enrolled at Redwood and enrolled in Advanced Placement courses is apparent, a trend that is also visible throughout the Tam District, California, and the nation. Although College Board reports indicate that the number of students of each race taking AP exams has steadily increased over […]

New coalition aims to reduce alcohol use

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With the goal of reducing teen abuse of and access to alcohol and illegal substances, a new coalition of community volunteers will soon begin implementing measures throughout the community with the help of the Twin Cities Police Department. After nearly one year of planning, the Twin Cities Coalition for Healthy Youth recently received a county […]

Junior given Rising Star Award

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Junior Casey Poore has been awarded for her work with a club that strives to make a connection with Special Education students, in order to help them feel more comfortable at school. Poore was given the Rising Star Award in November for her work with the Friendship Club, in which Redwood Special Education students and […]


Big Red makes first appearance at rally

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The new school mascot debuted at the Homecoming rally last week, but the performer behind the giant will remain unknown. Mascot hopefuls auditioned during the weeks of Oct. 10 and 18, according to P.E. teacher Heather Brabo, who helped select the mascot. The chosen mascot performed for the first time at the rally on Oct. […]

Measure B to determine possibility of budget cuts

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During next Tuesday’s election, one measure has the potential to dramatically impact the classroom for Tam District Students. Measure B, a straight renewal of the district’s current parcel tax, would continue to bring in $8.8 million collected annually, if approved. This represents 16 percent of the district’s budget. If the tax is not renewed, teacher […]

Battery charges against football coach dropped

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The Marin County district attorney recently dropped battery charges against a Redwood varsity football coach regarding his alleged involvement in a brawl that occurred last fall. Coach Michael Durant had been charged with one count of battery on school property after a football game against San Rafael ended in a bench-clearing fight on Oct. 29, […]

Legislation offers hope to state parks slated for closure

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As the deadline for the state-mandated closure of 70 state parks draws nearer, a recent announcement from the California Senate offers a bit of hope for wilderness lovers across the state. The Senate passed bill AB42 gives nonprofit organizations the opportunity to fund the state parks slated for closure, therefore allowing the parks to continue […]

National Merit Semi-finalists announced

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It was announced recently that three seniors announced recently are among the roughly 16,000 high-scorers in the country awarded as National Merit semifinalists after taking the PSAT last year. National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of semifinalists Julien Kawawa-Beaudan, Dimiter Radonov, and Kainan Zhou on Sept. 14. National Merit semifinalists are students scoring at […]