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Doherty Drive opens four weeks early

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Students and Larkspur residents got a nice surprise last week when Doherty Drive opened four weeks ahead of schedule. Although Doherty Drive was scheduled to reopen on Nov. 30, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday, Nov. 2. Hamid Shamsapour, the Director of Public Works and City Engineer for Larkspur, said that good weather and […]

Shown in the middle, Jared Huffman listens to kids at a elementary school. Huffman is running against Dan Roberts for the District 2 Congress seat.

Candidates vie for House seat as Woolsey retires

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As Marin gets its first chance at a new represntative to the U.S. House in 20 years, it is to no one’s surprise leaning a little to the left. Lynn Woolsey, Marin’s representation in Washington, D.C., is stepping down, providing an opportunity for  the public to get a look at two fresh faces for consideration. […]

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The debate on the five thirty eight

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It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of the presidential race, the disorder of the electoral circus. Statistics, analyses, and contradicting accusations fly around for months, creating a national atmosphere of hectic stress. Adding to the confusion and chaos is the Electoral College, an antiquated system through which the President of the United […]

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Seniors vote for the first time

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As some seniors head to the voting booths for the first time today, the rest of the student body will have to contend with watching the election unfold from the sidelines. Most seniors who were 18 by today reported having registered to vote — 71 percent, according to the October Bark survey. That rate falls […]

The San Francisco Giants World Series Parade left classrooms feeling hauntingly empty this Halloween.

Giants parade helps set record absence numbers

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Redwood students recently set a record for the most absences in the school’s 55 year history. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, over 900 students did not attend school, of which more than 600 were excused absences. A “Giants fever” had struck. This “fever” arose from the fact that a parade was scheduled in San Francisco that […]

The hallways were noticably less crowded on Wed. Oct 31 as many students traveled into San Francisco to attend the Giants parade.

Giants fever strikes Redwood: how teachers respond to absences

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“Okay, I just need to take an honest poll–you’re not getting in trouble,” AP Biology and Integrated Science teacher Alison Kittay said Monday morning. “How many of you will be out on Wednesday for the parade?” About half the students in third period raised their hands. In contrast, only two students in Kittay’s first period […]

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Streaker steals halftime show

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Halftime of the Homecoming football game was jam-packed with spectator friendly events, including an invigorating performance by the Varsity Cheer Squad, the grand entrance of the Homecoming Court in convertible cars, and the presentation of the King and Queen. But one anonymous male stole the show wearing nothing but a Richard Nixon mask and a […]

Peter Parish won last year’s Whiskerino with this winning facial hair combination.

Update: Mustachioed champion takes third in whisker contest

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A man of many mustaches, Peter Parish placed third in the annual Petaluma Whiskerino competition, held Oct. 6, with a second championship title less than a hair’s length away. “The competition was much stiffer, by far,” Parish said. “I think I would have won if I had the same competition as last year.” This year, […]

Homecoming Court Canditates Douglas Pardella and Celeste Carswell round the gym on a tandem bicycle.

Homecoming Recap: A Photo Essay

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Redwood High School was abuzz with spirit during the 2012 Homecoming Week with lunchtime events and spirit themes every day. The events culminated in the crowning of the King and Queen, Will Finnie and Kally Watson.