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Paparazzi zooms past privacy boundaries

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When I read the Yahoo! News headline, I went through a string of emotions: denial, anger, disgust.  Didn’t the paparazzi understand what they had done 15 years ago?  Hadn’t they learned anything? The topless pictures of Kate Middleton, published first by the French magazine Closer, angered me. I thought about what had happened to Princess […]

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Comics: Who did YOU nominate for Homecoming?

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Seniors nominated their chosen peers for Homecoming court on Monday. Cartoon artist Broden Farazmand depicts his take on the nominations.    

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Moment of meditation provides comfort

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For the past couple of days, my brain has been clogged. I don’t know whether it was the homework coming in faster than I could write it down, the girl problems that had my mind spinning in endless circles, or the nosedive my sleeping habits had been in, but at some point my brain had […]

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Editorial: Line blurs between heroes and zeroes

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Growing up, stories of knights in shining armor valiantly fighting off fire-breathing dragons helped us fall asleep at night. A little later on, comic strips of superheroes like Batman and Superman fighting for the betterment of society, even while battling their inner demons, set the example of true role models. But today, it seems that […]

Club day offered a chance for new and returning students to learn about the various club offerings at Redwood.

Club Day: What happened to the fun?

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As I waited impatiently for third period to end, my mind drifted off towards dreams of the day’s exciting lunch activity. When the bell rang,I pumped my fist into the air as I shouted “CLUB DAY!” nearly spilling a burning calcium hydroxide-water solution on my hand as I dashed out of the room towards the […]

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The College Tourist: Why campus tours matter

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In her last column, senior Alexandra Bacchus wrote about her 25 California college visits in five days. This time around she talks about her summer tours around the East Coast and shares the knowledge she’s picked up as the application process looms closer. Once I finished my intensive California road trip last Spring Break, school […]

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A realist’s approach to changing the world

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I turned 18 a few weeks ago. As a nonsmoker without a serious affinity for tattoos or slot machines, I was severely underwhelmed by the new freedoms obtained when the clock struck midnight on that fateful Wednesday night. My first full day of legal adulthood consisted of signing my first school waiver without the help […]

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Info-overload: Making sense of what is known

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  They say that every vote counts. One person can be the change. A single vote can be the difference. However, how can one really make an informed decision with so many sources of information? As the political campaign is beginning to heat up, with Mitt Romney officially accepting the nomination as the Republican candidate […]

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Sometimes, phones can just be used for making a call

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And it’s thinner, too! Haven’t we gone through this before? I’ve grown up in a society of updates, of improvements, of revised cameras and a more streamlined look. I can get better, everything seems to whisper. I am referring, in part, to the release of the iPhone 5. Pre-orders sold out in minutes, as opposed […]

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College Tourist: One car, two people, and too many college tours

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This will be the first of a series of pieces from the perspective of a senior applying to college. Having visited over 40 schools in the last 12 months, Alexandra Bacchus takes a look at the growing challenges of getting into college. My Spring Break college road trip began the way that of most other […]