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ADHD drugs prove to be a health risk to those not prescribed

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As academic pressures become too much to handle, some students go to dangerous lengths to stay in the game. Worse yet, many of these students aren’t aware of the risks they’re taking. High school students nationwide are turning to attention deficit treatments like Adderall and Ritalin to improve their focus and help them maintain attention. […]

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Students turn to drugs to enhance test performance

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“There was nothing else on my mind except for the work that was right in front of me,” said “Mia,” an anonymous junior. Mia is among many Redwood students who have taken Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD], to increase productivity and improve test scores. Although Mia doesn’t suffer from […]

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Students become senators: Seniors participate in Mock Senate

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Last Friday, Nov. 16th, Government students took part in day-long Mock Senate sessions. Seniors were assigned a specific state and senator to research and represent.  They were directed to vote and act as their senator would. “We all researched our state’s position and what is going on there politically and what problems needed to be fixed,” […]

Junior Tom Cline in last weekend’s Model United Nation’s conference at Stanford University.

Model UN to hold fundraiser

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Model United Nations members will take a short break from writing resolutions this weekend to raise money for the club. “We’re basically doing a garage sale,” said club treasurer Chelsea Rose. According to Rose, Model UN will be selling jewelry, sporting equipment, furniture, and more. The sale will take place on Sunday from 11 a.m. […]

Skaters enjoy the new Northgate ice rink.

Ice skating rink opens at Northgate Mall

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For the first time in 25 years Marin County has an ice skating rink available daily to the public. The outdoor rink opened Saturday Nov. 10 and is located near Kohl’s outside the Northgate Mall in San Rafael.  It will stay open through Jan. 13. The rink is 5,000 square feet and while much smaller […]

Students aren't the only ones who bike and walk to school. Parents visiting for back to school night also needed to avoid the Doherty Drive closure.

Few students riding their bikes to school

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With the re-opening of Doherty Drive and the winter weather coming, fewer students may feel the incentive to ride their bikes to school. When Doherty drive closed two months ago, many students took up biking to school. On National Bike to School Day, over 250 students, 16 percent of Redwood, biked to school.  That is […]

Sandy’s intial projected route heads for Canada, carving out the Northern parts of the East Coast and leaving behind a path of destruction.

Superstorm Sandy causes distress in the West

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Junior Lily Goldwasser and her family anxiously awaited their flight home in a New Jersey airport, knowing that the clock was ticking down the minutes until Hurricane Sandy would tear through the state. “They started to cancel flights after seven p.m.,” Goldwasser said. “We just made it out of New Jersey. Our flight left at […]

Schedule changes for Drama Spring Shows

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For the last few years, the spring Advanced Drama shows schedule has been consistent—juniors put on a Shakespeare play directed by Brit Block, and the seniors perform an original show, “Motherlode,” directed by Erik Berkowitz. But this year, they decided to change it up. This spring, the juniors in Advanced Drama will be performing “Alice […]

Parent pledge gains momentum

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Parent participation in a program aimed at stopping teen substance abuse soared to record highs this month, with a total of over 400 parent participants so far. Facilitated through the PTSA, the Be the Influence Parent Pledge is an agreement made by several hundred Redwood parents to help end teen substance abuse and unsupervised parties. […]

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Making a point of action: Club aims to raise money and awareness for ALS

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This Sunday, Nov. 18 Redwood’s Point of Action Club will be hosting Fallfest, a festival to raise money for Larkspur resident Lori Cohen. The event will be held in Redwood’s CEA from 10 until 3, and will feature live music, baked goods, students selling artwork, and activities such as bobbing for apples. According to senior […]