Opinion

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Intrusive classroom software harms student-teacher relationship

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The tired trope of Big Brother as a synonym for any sort of perceived invasion of privacy is a fixture of our society, so it was no surprise to me when students in my AP Literature class referenced the Orwell classic a few weeks ago were instructed to download a Google Chrome extension on our […]

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UnPresidented: Trump retains unfaltering evangelical support

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Facing an adoring stadium of more than 50,000, Donald Trump delivered his first commencement speech as president on May 13 at the evangelical Liberty University. Following a glowing introduction from founder and former leader of the Moral Majority, […]

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Combatting hate speech requires more active approach

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It’s been a tough year as a Redwood student. Our community has been deeply affected by multiple hate speech incidents this year, exposing problems that many of us may not have even been aware existed and highlighting the administration’s and student body’s inability to fully deal with these issues. First, a racial slur directed at […]

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UnPresidented: Trump’s loose lips may sink U.S. foreign relationships

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   To put it simply, President Donald Trump has got himself out of the frying pan―and into the fire. Presumably, all the Trump administration officials wanted was to ride out the aftermath of the chaotic firing of FBI Director […]

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UnPresidented: Trump fires FBI director in highly unusual move

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   In an abrupt move Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. The stated reason behind the firing, according to an official memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, was Comey’s handling of the all-so-infamous Hillary […]

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UnPresidented: Trump lacks specifics in lofty Israel-Palestine goals

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Say what you will about the current commander-in-chief, he doesn’t seem to lack confidence. Throughout his campaign and presidency, Trump has expressed boundless optimism about his abilities, disregarding the fact that the shaky foundations of his claims consist […]

Cinco or Drinko de Mayo?

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Hace clic aquí para lee en español Guacamole, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, sour cream and salsa—yum! You can almost taste Cinco de Mayo on the tip of your tongue. Many parents and students around Marin probably washed down that mouthwatering food with margaritas and Mexican beer. As much as we enjoy this holiday, many Americans erroneously […]

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UnPresidented: Trump’s threat of NAFTA withdrawal still looms

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   In Trumpian rhetoric, the acronym “NAFTA,” regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement, can be likened to the bane of American existence. Or, at the very least, in President Donald Trump’s own words last week, “very, very bad […]

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More funding towards academics, less for sports would improve learning for all

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The mission statement for the Redwood High School Foundation (RHSF), which is responsible for the fundraising and distribution of funds for Redwood reads, “Our vision is to advance the quality of education at Redwood by providing the community with tools to inspire and prepare Redwood students for their world beyond high school.” The donated funds […]

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UnPresidented: Trump achieves little in first 100 days

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   On Saturday, the sun will finally set on the first hundred days of a Donald Trump presidency. The significance of the marker may depend on who you ask, whether Trump or the White House. While Trump described the occasion […]