Simone Wolberg Former Staff

Simone Wolberg was born October 5th, 1998 and grabbed onto the nearest computer mouse. Her father was once an argumentative philosophy professor. Her mother was the first to jump into the Italian Embassy in 1990 to escape the Albanian Communist regime. Simone once aspired to be neither as pedantic as her father nor as impulsive as her mother. Her story-telling quest began with one of her first published podcasts, The Great Pumpkin Face-off. In middle school, Simone spent time on The Kent Falcon News as a reporter. After submitting a last-minute résumé, Simone became the only freshman admitted onto the Bark that year. She is in her fourth year on the Bark. In previous summers, Simone attended the California Scholastic Press Association's journalism workshop and a Georgetown University law course.

Contact Simone Wolberg: swolberg@redwoodbark.org.


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Tiburon mandates new solar panel installation on homes

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Solar panels will now be seen on every new Tiburon home. The law, which passed unanimously through Tiburon’s town council on Feb. 18th, will mandate that 75 percent of home electrical use in new Tiburon homes is covered by solar installation. “This solar energy system could be in the form of solar panels which produce […]

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Measles virus spreads to Marin, infecting 2 children

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Two confirmed cases of the measles, a highly contagious airborne virus, are in Marin as of February 2, according to a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) official’s press release. These two cases are unvaccinated siblings who were exposed outside of Marin, SF Chronicle reported. In California, 92 children have been infected by the measles, […]

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CA Lieutenant Gov. and locals discuss wellness center initiatives at Redwood

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Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, met with 16 other community leaders at Redwood on Jan. 20 to discuss next year’s wellness center. Discussions revolved around plans to integrate outside professionals into the wellness center and classrooms, according to Jessica Colvin, Redwood’s Wellness Director. Newsom, along with the mayor of Larkspur, the vice mayor of […]

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H3N2 flu virus spreads nationally, coupled with a ‘mismatched’ vaccine

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Mutated forms of the H3N2 flu virus have spread widely throughout California and 43 other states, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials wrote in a recent press release. Combating this H3N2 viral strain is especially difficult because vaccine effectiveness has dropped from 60 percent in 2014 to around 30 percent this year due […]

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The trail of pollution: local initiatives tackle worldwide issues

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Going Green: Science classes and clubs raise climate change awareness, along with local government and businesses In the 1950s, Marin County environmental activists secured the preservation of the Marin Headlands, earning national acclaim for their efforts. Today, the county remains at the forefront of climate change policy, with 34 open space preserves encompassing 19,300 acres […]

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Free online AP classes offered to all students through nonprofit website

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High school students can take advantage of 40 free online Advanced Placement courses on the edX website, a non-profit educational service, as of early November. The website currently offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in U.S. History, Biology, Physics and Environmental Science. Other AP courses such as Language and Composition, Chemistry, and Spanish Language will be […]

Snapchat add-on leaks thousands of compromising photos of teens

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Privacy advocates are abuzz after 13 gigabytes of images were stolen from a third-party Snapchat app called SnapSaved.com, an unauthorized web tool which links to Snapchat accounts and allows users to save photos and videos. Among the thousands of photos leaked from SnapSaved were nudes and other compromising images of teenagers, the largest user base […]

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Virus strain infects 14 children in California, more cases expected

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Enterovirus D68, a respiratory virus, has infected 14 patients in California along with 594 across the country, a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) official stated in a teleconference October 3.     Five of the 14 patients in California are in San Diego, and the others are in San Francisco, Alameda, Riverside, Santa Cruz, Solano, […]

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Yoga: The personal and scientific side to an intensive workout

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Athletes and scientists alike recognize the benefits of yoga.  Benefits include improved posture, increased endurance, stronger abdominal muscles, as well as lower blood pressure and reduced risk of stroke.  To investigate its physical and neurological benefits, the Bark interviewed a local yoga instructor, Redwood High School’s Wellness director, and a scientist from the National Center […]

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Social media ‘slacktivism’ does little to enact change

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Social media is the latest widely-adopted method for spreading awareness about important causes in an instant, and often worldwide scale. But while social media may enlist people in a cause, in many cases it merely provokes gestures that do little more than provide a sense of self-satisfaction based upon the impression of activism. What can […]