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The seven servings of standardized testing

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At Redwood, spring isn’t just when the sun comes out and the geese return to the South Lawn – it also marks the beginning of standardized testing season. Like many of my classmates, I groan whenever testing season comes around. I dread the tedium of sitting for hours, listening to a teacher read scripted instructions, […]


A Religion of No Religion: Religion in America hits a “low point”

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On the 14th, writer for Huffington Post Katherine Bindley reports “Religion Among Americans Hits Low Point, As More People Say They Have No Religious Affiliation” and that people with no religious affiliations have increased by 20% since the 1990’s” When I was in 5th grade, my best friend brought me to her church with her.  […]

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Editorial: New classes revitalize school life

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Have you ever been in a class you really loved? A class that didn’t feel like work? One that on the way to school each morning you were already excited about walking into? When it happens, it’s an experience that sticks with us forever. But this year, a high number of courses failed to draw […]

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When life’s under construction, perspective is everything

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With the new music and art wing scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, it seems as if the seniors, who will see the labor but never its fruit, are getting shafted. But then again, someone always gets shafted when it comes to construction. As far as I’m concerned, there are three […]


Walking the line between youth and adulthood

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I’m too old to go trick or treating and have it be socially acceptable.  At the same time, I’m too young to legally stay in a hotel room by myself. So, where’s the in between?  Welcome to our lives as teenagers. The phase between adulthood and childhood is a time of life everyone has to […]

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Celebs aren’t real role models

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America loves its celebrities. We follow them on Twitter, we read magazines plastered with their faces, and we feel the need to put posters of their bodies on our walls. We consider them American royalty, and the public expects them to act as regally as real kings and queens. But celebrities often don’t live up […]

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Oscar song not worth uproar

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“We Saw Your Boobs.” Sung with operatic volume and a “Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles,” this is how host Seth MacFarlane chose to open this year’s Academy Awards—with a musical number listing the names of A-list actresses who have shot topless scenes in movies, and the respective movies they shot them in. It was […]

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The case for a closed campus lunch

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The sound of the bell echoes through the hallway as students file out of classrooms and race straight towards the parking lot like they’re in a rush to get to some sort of emergency. But what we are racing to is not even close to an emergency. It’s just lunchtime. When I find that I […]


Homework policy changes should be considered

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As the Board of Trustees considers policy changes regarding grades and behavior, it should also consider reforming the way in which homework is assigned. Many classes at Redwood overwhelm students with busy work or new material, leading to high levels of stress and incidences of cheating. Many teachers may feel that the amount of homework […]


Sometimes dreams don’t come true

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There are a few dates that I circle on my mental calendar every year.  Some of these include my birthday, the last day of school, and February 12 – the day of love. Don’t get too worked up yet, that wasn’t a typo.  While Valentines Day is great for some people, it isn’t consistent enough […]