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What it means to be a Giant
What it means to be a Giant
Gil LadetzkyJune 22, 2024

In fifth grade, I attended my first-ever Redwood basketball game. It was a rainy Thursday night in a gym packed with energetic students. As I...

A high school student ridden with acne scrolls through social media posts of influencers with seemingly flawless skin from filters.
The bulging red bumps of your teen years shouldnt be normalized: Acne vulgaris, a detrimentally neglected disease
Emily HitchcockJune 20, 2024

Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease —those red, white or scarred marks, the ones that stand out or grow beneath the skin as a painful...

Seniors launch their caps in their air as Dr. Barnaby Payne announces they have officially graduated.
Redwood class of 2024 graduates amid tears, cheers and airhorns: A celebration to remember
Cora ChampommierJune 15, 2024

  On Thursday, June 13, the Redwood class 2024 solidified their impact on the school over the past four years and became a step closer...

Photo Essay: Varsity girls’ tennis defeats San Marin at the semi-finals MCAL playoff game


On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the varsity girls’ tennis team came out on top in their heated Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) playoff match against San Marin High School. The Giants took on the Mustangs in the semi-finals fighting to get the opportunity to play in the finals on Friday.  

Sophomore Julia Povio placed third on the team’s ladder and gave it her all in a nail-biting singles match. She won with a score of 7-6 in the first set and 6-3 in the second, resulting in a match victory. Along with Povio, juniors Gwenn Ricordel and Julia Laury swept the floor with impressive 6-0 and 6-0 match wins. Additionally, senior Harriet Condos and junior Molly Gallagher were a dynamic duo with an incredible 6-0 doubles match win. Right along with them were pairs Lindsay Reed and Livia Klompus, as well as Ella Povio and Annesely Krawitt, who finished strong with a 6-1 match win in the first set and a 6-0 match win in the second.

The games concluded with an epic singles match as junior Jordan Marotto, first on the team’s ladder, competed against San Marin’s top player, Clare Zhu. The match was thrilling, and the fans were enthusiastic on both sides of the court. Ultimately, Marotto made the Giants proud after an incredible rebound after losing the first set 1-6. She came back with an impressive 6-3 set victory, which prompted a suspenseful tiebreak, after which Marotto won 11-9, extending the typical match time. Marotto’s victory left the audience erupting in cheers. With a collective 7-0 victory, the team remains undefeated.

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Nadia Massoumi
Nadia Massoumi, Opinion Editor
Nadia Massoumi is a junior at Redwood High School and is an opinion editor for the Bark. She enjoys listening to music, traveling with her family and friends, and baking red velvet cakes.