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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: Giants win after a back-and-forth against highly ranked University

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, the boys’ varsity basketball team faced off at home against University High School (UHS), the Red Devils. The game was a showdown of the Bay Area’s finest. Coming into the game, despite a 15th place ranking [in the Bay Area] to Redwood’s 10th, UHS was favored, presumably due to wins over Archbishop Riordan and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. Following the tip-off, Redwood, led by seniors Jake Vasquez and Gil Ladetzky, saw themselves with a comfortable lead going into the half, up 13 points. However, UHS took advantage of the Giants’ slow start to the second half, with multiple and-1s and numerous turnovers, dwindling down Redwood’s lead to just two points as the teams headed into the fourth quarter. What started as a 6-0 scoring run for the Red Devils was quickly stopped after two critical defensive stops and a pair of massive three-pointers by Ladetzky. The game was ultimately decided in the final possessions, with the Giants winning 67-64 in a crucial battle for positioning in the North Coast Section (NCS) playoff picture.

Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Giants look forward to the next as they match up against the Benicia Panthers on Wed. Dec. 20th.

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Hayden Donehower
Hayden Donehower, Business Manager
Hayden Donehower is a junior at Redwood High School and a business manager for the Bark. He enjoys playing lacrosse, spending time with friends and surfing.