Zak Lyons Former Staff

Zak Lyons is a reporter for the Redwood Bark. He started doing mixed martial arts at the age of 7 and obtained his black belt when he was 14. It taught him self control, discipline, and how to avoid conflict when necessary. He’s also played baseball since the age of 5. His favorite team is the San Francisco Giants. His favorite director is Quentin Tarantino and his favorite movie is Pulp Fiction. He became interested in Journalism after his sister was part of the Bark program. Nothing makes him happier than seeing his name on a publication read by my peers, except for maybe the rich smell of mahogany.

Contact Zak Lyons: zlyons@redwoodbark.org.


SENIORS CHLOE PFEIFFER, Julian Bonorris, and Liza Rodler were recently named valedictorians after all three ended the fall semester with a cumulative academic weighted GPA of 4.51.

Three seniors honored as valedictorians

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For the first time in recent history, three valedictorians have been named to represent their class at graduation.  Julian Bonorris, Chloe Pfeiffer, and Liza Rodler all completed seven semesters of high school with a cumulative academic weighted GPA of 4.51. The competition was closer this year than it has been in some time. Redwood hasn’t […]

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Marin curfew laws inconsistent

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Curfew ordinances in Marin differ significantly from town to town, both in the hours they are enforced as well as to what ages they apply.  This inconsistency has made it difficult for teens to remember and interpret these laws. Curfew ordinances state that minors out past a certain hour of the night are subject to […]

JUNIORS CHACE SCHORNSTEIN (second from right) and Lauren Hutchinson (right) rally H4O supporters at before the club’s annual fundraiser.

Annual Walk4Water raises over $3,000

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In order to provide people in Central America with clean drinking water, the Hands 4 Others club held the second annual Walk4Water fundraiser last Saturday. The walk raised just over $3,000, which matched last year’s donations and will be added to the other funds recently donated to H4O chapters in Denver and Santa Barbara, who […]

Tac-o the town: Marin’s best taquerias

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With the recent closure of the Kentfield Taqueria Mexican Grill de Marin, you might be wondering where to turn for high-quality Mexican food.  But look no further- the Bark recently sampled some of the best local Mexican restaurants.  Many aspects of these taquerias were taken into account, including taste of food, portion size, price, service, […]

A FLAG IS STRETCHED across the field at Candelstick Park before the NFC Divisional Round playoff game between the 49ers and the Green Bay Packers.

Super Bowl Staff Predictions

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Three Bark staffers give their predictions for this Sunday’s game.  Also, be sure to check out the Bark’s breakdown of the matchups. All season long, the 49ers have relied on their incredible defense, a unit which has now propelled them to the Super Bowl. When they meet Ray Lewis and the Ravens this Sunday, it will truly […]

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Life is fleeting: appreciate each day

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We often overlook the importance of family and don’t fully appreciate how much they support us. It wasn’t until last year that I learned how quickly something like that can be taken away from you. My father was diagnosed with cancer. Although doctors found it early enough treat, I was still shocked by the diagnosis. […]

Junior coach Navid Izadjou speaks to his players about the upcoming Powder Puff football game.

Girls on the Gridiron: Teams ready for Powder Puff

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The highly-anticipated annual Powder Puff Football game kicks off this Friday at lunch as one of the best traditions of homecoming week. Each year, girls from the junior and senior classes face off in a highly competitive flag football game at lunch. The game is typically refereed by Mike Dibley and coached by Varsity football […]

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Spare the pedestrians, don’t strike them out

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When a teen finally gets his or her license, they’re overcome with excitement – the rest of the world isn’t so happy.  California law permits teenagers to drive without parental supervision as early as age 16, giving irresponsible, reckless teens the privilege of driving potentially lethal three-ton hunks of metal. Provisional licenses restrict many aspects […]

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Athletic tutoring offers free help for student athletes

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After several weeks of disappointing turnout to the athletic tutoring program, supervisors have high hopes that attendance rates will rise as the school year continues. The athletic tutoring program was started over a decade ago in an attempt to create an environment in which peer tutors can assist student athletes who are having trouble managing […]

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Students participate in fantasy football leagues

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Fantasy football has become so popular at Redwood that there are leagues dedicated to specific class periods.  For example, junior Cameron Brady’s league consists primarily of students in his architecture class. “We decided as an architecture class that we’re all into football, and so we decided to make a league and in class we talk […]