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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month recognizes survivors and victims of heartbreaking disease

Isabella Nash
February 1, 2021

When one thinks of January, they think of the first month of the year and the start of a new school semester. What some people don’t know is that January is also Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is a disease where the development of abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. When cancer starts in the cervix (a cylinder-shaped...

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Marin wildfires ravage local ecosystems, forcing wildlife to flee

Dominic Haggard
November 4, 2020

“2020 could not get much worse,” is a phrase that has become commonplace among people everywhere, especially in the United States. As of Sept. 21, 2020, 27 wildfires raged throughout California, burning homes, forests, and businesses.   Although wildfires can have disastrous effects, certain fires can have a restorative effect on the land when set properly. They wipe away tree carcasses, weeds,...

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Local businesses are forced to adapt to COVID-19 safety regulations

Henry Pratt
November 4, 2020

Across the United States, thousands of small businesses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 49 percent of small businesses in San Francisco were temporarily closed as of September and some of them may never reopen again. Despite COVID-19, some businesses, such as restaurants and gyms, are now allowed to partially reopen with safety precautions. According to the U.S Small Business Administration’s...

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Lockdown forges stronger bonds between students and families

Orion Csizmadia-Zinnes
October 13, 2020

Six months ago, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the state into lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic, closing in-person schools and offices. Ever since, students and parents have had to get used to a new workspace; one much closer to the other members of their families. Students’ family relationships have been tested, causing changes in various ways. “When COVID first started, it was like...

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An in-depth look at the lives and experiences of female firefighters in Northern California

Alice Simenstad, Copy Editor
October 12, 2020

Roughly 4% of American career firefighters are women, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). While the fire service is male-dominated, many women across Northern California are working hard to show that gender does not define capability.  As many know, a career in fire is difficult. Most stations in the Bay Area work the “48-4” schedule- 48 hours of training and responding...

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First time voters eager to make an impact in 2020 presidential election

Avery Yudice
October 8, 2020

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. A day surrounded by emotions of all descriptions. This is the day when the first age group born after the catastrophic events of 9/11 will vote. This is the day when lives will change and history will be made; the 2020 presidential election. For many first-time voters, the upcoming election is an exciting opportunity to have a voice in the important problems facing our...

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Homeless population could take greatest hit as wildfire seasons intensify

Samantha Parr, Managing Editor
October 6, 2020

It’s wildfire season in California, which means months of hazardous air quality, evacuation orders, and new headline-worthy fires flaring up every week. The general population is advised to stay indoors during periods of heavy smoke. But what does this mean for homeless people, many of which spend all of their time outdoors? In the past, California’s fire season usually lasted any time from...

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The complicated reality behind fighting the Woodward Fire

Melissa Auchard and Emma Hamblett
September 29, 2020

The Woodward Fire began on Aug. 18 when a strike of lightning ignited flames just south of the Woodward Trail. It is widely known that the fire has already burned nearly 5,000 acres with about 95 percent containment.  But, what isn’t known is what really happens when fighting a wildfire?  Fires need three things to burn; heat source, fuel, and oxygen. According to Resource Advisor, Cedar...

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Tips for protesting safely

Genevieve Peterson
September 21, 2020

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 rights, they are putting their health at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. So, it is important to take the proper steps to ensure personal safety while protesting. Protesting is a prominent pillar of freedom, protected...

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Students gather for tree dedication ceremony in remembrance of Shayne Rebbetoy

Samantha Parr, Managing Editor
March 15, 2020

“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 sudden passing on Jan. 25 left the community in great devastation and shock. On March 5, students tied purple ribbons onto a tree near the Drake office in honor of Shayne. At the tree dedication ceremony, many of Shayne’s...

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Jury declares Mock Trial a success

Alice Simenstad, Copy Editor
March 10, 2020

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 Long, sophomore Finn McKitterek, and the team’s captain senior Pierre Beaurang won ‘best in role’ awards, proving the Drake team held their own against the competition. Mock Trial is an academic sport that exists in most...

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Dance troupe duo shines among the rest

Kyla Seeley, Junior Sports Editor
March 10, 2020

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. The group moves as one body, but there is something about these two that, from the start, make them stand out. These dancers are Nate Horn and Isaac Dorfman.  Despite being the only two boys in the 17 person troupe, they make...

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