Melissa Block Editor

Melissa Block is a junior at Redwood High School and is a copy editor for The Redwood Bark. In her free time she loves going on hikes, taking photos and spending time with her friends and family.

Contact Melissa Block: MBlock@redwoodbark.org.


Holding up signs against gun control, a group of students participated in a walkout that ended at Larkspur City Hall.

Small walkout commemorates Columbine anniversary, hopes to generate support for gun control

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Protesting gun violence and honoring the victims of the Columbine school shooting on its 19th anniversary, several students left their third period classes at 10 a.m. on Friday April 20 and marched from Redwood to the Larkspur City Hall as part of a nationwide demonstration. Junior Sam Mayerhofer participated in the march, although he was […]

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What gets you out of bed in the morning?

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In this series of the Bark’s Remarks we explored what motivates people. You can find these podcasts and more by visiting the Redwood Bark on SoundCloud.

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Transfer student brings Aruban flair to baseball field

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Circling his arms around his shoulders, stretching his calves out against the fence and swinging his hips from side to side, senior shortstop Dionathan (Dio) Cornet prepares for his first American high school varsity baseball game. There is a low buzz in the bleachers as the fans anticipate the start of the game. To the […]

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New chapter same story: the lasting appeal of libraries

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In front of the long glass windows sits a table of high school students finishing up their homework. The girls are wearing long plaid skirts; they have their short hair curled up on their shoulders and tall white socks pulled above their sneakers. This photo (pictured below) was taken circa 1958. These sophomores represent a […]

Senior Zach Tull listens in as Peer Resource students inform him on condoms.

Peer Resource promotes sexual education with Wellness Center’s help

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On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Peer Resource offered a condom certification program for students at Leadership’s semiannual Club Day in the small gym. A table was set up with informative brochures and models designed to raise awareness about sexual education to the student body. Wellness Center coordinator Jen Kenny-Baum explained that students often feel more comfortable […]

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Extensive restaurant background fosters family connections

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The first edition cover of "Free" featured above.

‘Free:’ Teen-created magazine provides artistic platform for students

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“[Artists] love how good it feels to share their work with others, to be really vulnerable, and for other people to be like ‘Hey I’ve been there,’” said Jasper Conacher, co-founder of her newly created magazine titled “Free.” Conacher is a senior at Convent of the Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco, and just […]

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End religious stereotypes by encouraging discussion

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There is an unwritten rule that in most social settings there are three subjects you should never bring up: money, politics and religion. It’s understandable why one would not want to talk about money—possible economic inequalities might make conversation uncomfortable. And as high schoolers, discussing money isn’t particularly important as we really don’t have much […]