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.

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Ian’s annual pumpkin patch re-opens in Bon Air

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Ian’s Pumpkin Patch re-opened at the Bon Air Shopping Center in Greenbrae Oct. 1. According to Mike Coleman, pumpkin vendor who works at the “patch,” Ian’s Patch has been coming to Bon Air for at least 13 years. The “patch” has pumpkins of various colors and sizes as well as two bounce houses. Coleman said […]

Pool boiler out of order

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The Redwood pool backup boiler broke on Sept. 13. The primary boiler broke midsummer.  The pool has been functioning since then with the single backup boiler. According to Mike Dibley, physical education teacher, both boilers broke due to the effects of sterilizing chemicals within their cavities. “Basically you have chemicals in the pool to keep […]


Marin Montessori celebrates 50 years

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Parents and students came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Marin Montessori school on Sept. 7. “We’ve grown from a little place in San Rafael in 1963 with 18 children to a school that has 250 students this year and two campuses [with] toddlers through 9th graders on our two campuses.” said Jim Munger, […]

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Marin parents influenced by unfounded medical advice

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In 2013, it’s hard to believe that a medical myth, popularized by uninformed celebrities, could threaten the lives of local children. Children who have not been vaccinated are causing disease outbreaks in Marin.  Pertussis, a once nearly-eradicated disease, has been reported on the Redwood campus, according to Principal David Sondheim’s alert on August 28. The […]

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Popular apps invade teens’ privacy

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If you have ever felt that your privacy has been invaded, consider this: smartphone applications now know more about you than ever before. Many smartphone applications sell personal information such as user activity within an application, location, contacts, and phone ID, as well as other typically anonymized data to third parties.  This information is used […]


Giants season ticket holders deal with raised prices for 2013

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It is going to cost more to see the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park this year. Given that the Giants have won two World Series in the past three years, it is no surprise that both regular and season ticket prices have increased by more than seven percent for the 2013 season. The average starting […]