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Customers dining in front of the Coffee Roastery at one of downtown Fairfax’s controversial parklets on Sept. 23.
Fairfax parklets provoke discourse in community
Jack Long September 24, 2020

Over the last several months, multiple businesses in Fairfax built parklets to increase outdoor seating, providing a safer way to patronize restaurants. Parklets are outdoor seating arrangements positioned in former parking...

Former Sir Francis Drake High School signage defaced by anonymous students demanding name change. - September 16, 2020
HS 1327 works toward final name change decision and anti-racist curriculum
Fiona Swan September 22, 2020

The decision to leave behind the name of Sir Francis Drake High School became the most prominent issue of concern in the Tam District community over the past few months. Some students and faculty feel that in order to become...

Yema Khalif
Confrontation between Tiburon police and shop owner sparks backlash against police
Henry Pratt September 14, 2020

On Friday, Aug.  21, at approximately 1:00 a.m, a racially-charged confrontation between Tiburon police and black store owner Yema Khalif occured, later causing backlash against the police from local residents.   During...

Water flowed from the burst pipe before it was shut off.
Main water line breaks on High School 1327 campus, forcing teachers to reconsider teaching from their classrooms
Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief • August 25, 2020

On the evening of Sunday, Aug. 23, the main water line on the High School 1327 campus ruptured, causing flooding near the main gymnasium. As of today, Aug. 25, the water has been turned back on. However, the Marin Municipal...

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Members of the community protesting for Black Lives Matter on the side of the street in front of High School 1327 on June 10.
Tips for protesting safely
Genevieve Peterson

The year 2020 is full of salient protests in all corners of the United States. While protesting, demonstrators are constantly tear gassed and arrested. Using their first amendment...

Students gather for tree dedication ceremony in remembrance of Shayne Rebbetoy
Students gather for tree dedication ceremony in remembrance of Shayne Rebbetoy
Samantha Parr, Managing Editor

“Love you forever.” “We love and miss you and your hair.” “Your spirit lives.” These loving messages are just a few of the many written to Shayne Rebbetoy. Shayne’s...

(left to right, back to front) Pierre Beaurang, Hugo Leinbach, Riley Evans, Finn McKitterick, Xenia McLean, Douglas Jackson, Audry Daniel, Izzy Brisco-Schofield, Sasha Yovino, Ariana Brisco-Schofield, Jack Long, Ceci Hellman, Ethan Fredenburg, Santiago Powell. Not pictured: Bella Lee, Refael Nathan-Israel, Clara Nuuja, Bri Woods
Jury declares Mock Trial a success
Alice Simenstad, Copy Editor

The sun has set on Drake’s 2019-20 Mock Trial season. The team finished Feb. 1 with one win and three losses. Even with a losing season, freshman Bri Woods, freshman Jack...

 Isaac Dorfman (below) performs during the winter rally
Dance troupe duo shines among the rest
Kyla Seeley, Junior Sports Editor

The first beats of the song hit and two dancers leap out from the sides of the gym bleachers into a front flip. Within a second, they are enveloped by the rest of their team....

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Sophomore Luke Willis tears through mud on the trails of Swasey.
Photo courtesy of Katherine Csizmadia
Coronavirus puts mountain biking season in peril after successful first race
Jack Reuter, Sports Editor • April 3, 2020

The Drake mountain biking team won their first race at Swasey Recreation Area on Mar. 7, yet the coronavirus threatens to end the rest of their season. The race was a muddy,...

Drake among first MCAL schools to experience loss of girls’ softball team
Drake among first MCAL schools to experience loss of girls’ softball team
Samantha Parr, Managing Editor • March 13, 2020

The ball comes hurtling at you and your bat sends it rocketing towards the fence across the field. The wind whistles in your ears as you dart around the bases and you’re...

Marin county track and field sets high expectations with first meet
Marin county track and field sets high expectations with first meet
Emily Cardwell, News and Sports Editor • March 10, 2020

Not a ray of sunshine broke through the overcast sky at Drake's annual William (Bill) Taylor track and field festival this Saturday, March 7. The gloomy weather, however,...

Junior Casey Borgonovo lines up his next shot.
Pirates persevere against wildcats
Winter Snell, Photographer • February 25, 2020

Marin Catholic defeated the Drake varsity boys’ 62-46 on our home court on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Every year, the MC vs. Drake game is one of the most well attended, and this...

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In house iced almond milk latte
New local cafe provides a unique twist to Marin coffee shops
Sarah Barsky, Opinion Editor

NOTE: This visit was done prior to the expansion of COVID-19. However, Pink Owl Coffee is available for delivery and pick up on Uber Eats, Grubhub, Caviar, and DoorDash.  Daily...

The Strokes knock it out of the park with “The New Abnormal”
The Strokes knock it out of the park with “The New Abnormal”
Otis Hixon, Music Reviewer

“The New Abnormal” is a beautiful concoction of classic Strokes and something... different. Dabbling in everything from britpop to even auto-tuned vocals, their newest...

Conan Gray’s new album proves he still has a lot to learn
Conan Gray’s new album proves he still has a lot to learn
Otis Hixon, Music Reviewer

Although Conan Gray’s been releasing music since 2017, “Kid Krow” is his first attempt at a full-length album. While it still manages to capture the airy, nostalgia-infused...

“Altered Carbon” Season 2 is weaker than weak
“Altered Carbon” Season 2 is weaker than weak
Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor

“Altered Carbon” was one of the most successful Netflix originals when it released two years ago, drawing praise for its gritty and futuristic worldbuilding and dynamic...

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Marin isn’t immune to racial injustice

“Our question is simple: what is Mill Valley doing to show that black lives matter?” a citizen asked. “It is a council policy that we...

The 12 Days of Quarantine
Jeannette West, Reporter

To the tune of the 12 days of Christmas by Frederic Austin   On the first day of quarantine my true love gave to me A one dozen...

In opposition to the Drake Academic Party
Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor

In politics, especially high school politics, elections revolve around promising something new and different to the student body. Whether that...

Only going up: The spring 2020 grading system
Kyla Seeley, Junior Sports Editor

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the entire global population into a spin. High school and college students are no exception. School closures...

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