Seniors return to native lands for college

Liza Rodler

May 29, 2012

Filed under Culture, Lifestyles, Other

In most cases, venturing abroad for college would add to the stress and excitement of leaving one’s family, but for two seniors, it may be more akin to coming home. While 39% of the class of 2012 will be attending an out...

A different dynamic: the children of teachers

Liza Rodler

January 27, 2012

Filed under Culture, Lifestyles

While the handful of students with parents who teach at Redwood enjoy the benefits of always having a ride to school, they must also come to terms with sharing the proverbial high school experience with a family member. “You have a ...

Opposing perspectives on campus

Michaela Ravasio

January 27, 2012

Filed under Culture, Lifestyles

Surrounded by the generally liberal residents of Marin County, it is undeniable that students who do not associate with the Democratic party are almost always in the minority. Though some have no problem standing alone, others...

Unplugging the addiction: Teens leave Facebook

Michaela Ravasio

January 27, 2012

Filed under Culture, Lifestyles

A seemingly simple 30-minute homework assignment takes three hours to complete, a 10 p.m. bedtime turns into midnight, a task is left unfinished, and the computer keeps whirring. Pre-2004, one might have wondered what was causing...

Dance Focus sambas for audience

Liza Rodler

December 9, 2011

Filed under Culture, Lifestyles

Adorned in feathered head-dresses, flowing white fabric, and vibrant colors, the Dance Focus class took the stage last Wednesday through Saturday in four of their semi-annual performances. Comprised of approximately 25 dancers,...

Graduates return from four-years, transfer to COM

Michaela Ravasio

December 9, 2011

Filed under Culture, Lifestyles

For some Redwood graduates, College of Marin provides a second chance at choosing the right college. Every year, some students leave part way through their time at a four-year university to return home and attend COM. Many...

Performer juggles multiple musical activities

Liza Rodler

November 16, 2011

Filed under Culture, Lifestyles

Senior Austin Smith has found his voice. Between singing a cappella, performing in Micetro, and playing with a band, Smith juggles a variety of performing arts. Smith said his musical career began before he could speak, w...

Accutane: A last resort risking serious side effects

Michaela Ravasio

October 7, 2011

Filed under Culture, Lifestyles, Other

After “Julia” spent two years unsuccessfully experimenting with several different acne treatments, she decided to try Accutane, a powerful medication for severe acne. Accutane is taken in the form of a pill and uses Vitamin...

Marijuana impairs drivers, but does it endanger them?

Max Friend

September 29, 2011

Filed under Culture, Lifestyles

On nights that “Jessica” is the designated driver for her friends, she would never consider having even one sip of alcohol. A few hits of marijuana, on the other hand, is a totally different story. The fact that marijuana...

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