Opinion

Textbooks over tablets

Reinventing learning: it’s time for tablets

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At Redwood, sometimes it feels like there is so much pressure to succeed―to learn better, to learn more, to learn faster. This pressure, however, does not need to be as significant as it currently is because there is an easy, cost-effective solution that could help students at Redwood learn more quickly and efficiently: replacing textbooks […]

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Is private education worth the cost?

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Every year, well-intentioned parents funnel thousands of dollars into private schools, hoping to further their kids’ success. However, in affluent places with superior public schools, like Marin, the only thing large tuition costs guarantee is a decrease in family savings. In a recent Bark survey, 56 percent of students reported that they chose Redwood over […]

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Eating our money away: the CEA crisis

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Crowds, food in the trash and wasted money. This describes the typical setting of the CEA at lunch. Students wait in food lines for what seems like hours, but shortly afterward most of the food ends up in garbage cans or are strewn across tables and the amphitheater, attracting seagulls and other pests. There are […]

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Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty

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It’s hard to grasp the concept of poverty, especially while sitting in the classroom of a California Distinguished School, next to the student parking lot filled with BMWs, Audis and brand new Jeeps, or with a schedule possibly consisting of Film Appreciation or Yoga classes. It’s easy to forget that school is a privilege. For […]

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Let’s deter from eating detergent

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It’s easy to see why the Tide Pod challenge is so popular—it’s funny! We laugh because we could never imagine that someone would actually eat a cleaning agent. The thought alone is incongruous and stomach-churning, but it has somehow spurred people’s imagination and become a huge social phenomenon. There have been many ridiculous social media-based […]

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America: Land of the Free?

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“This land is your land, this land is my land/From California to New York Island/From Redwood forest to Gulf Stream waters/This land was made for you and me.” Admit it, you sang that in your head. It’s fine if you did after all, “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie is part of almost […]

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Point, Counter-Point: The Growth of Technology

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Technology connects, don’t act like it destroys by Lily Baldwin   I can’t be the only 17-year-old who receives sporadic emails from their relatives with links to articles titled “How Technology is Ruining Your Child’s Life” and “Social Media is as harmful as alcohol and drugs for millennials.” And I can’t be the only one […]

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College athletes should be allowed to make money off paid sponsorships

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With March Madness underway, the debate of whether or not college athletes should be paid is going to be a hot topic. The most reasonable solution seems to be that college athletes should get paid, but not by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) or the college that athlete is attending. However, athletes should be […]

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Eating dogs is horrific. So why isn’t eating pigs?

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Around summertime every year, my email account becomes flooded with angry, passionate Change.org petitions with the same goal: to ban China’s annual Yulin Dog Meat festival. The festival is a 10-day event held in Yulin, Guangxi, China during the summer solstice and is celebrated by eating dog meat. Last year, an estimated 10,000 dogs were […]

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Panda Express: a cheap, easy recipe for misconception

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Standing on the South Lawn, holding the sweet, delicate cookie, my mind conjures up images of my mother and me in a kitchen, cramped with three generations of Chinese women, folding succulent pork dumplings and gossiping in Mandarin—our native tongue. The Fortune Cookie, bearing a small piece of parchment commonly engraved with the words of […]