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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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Tender Tenders serves up exceptional chicken, mediocre ambiance

Samantha Parr, Managing Editor
February 25, 2020

After hearing countless opinions about the crispy chicken and addictive fries at Tender Tenders, I knew that I had to see what the chatter was all about. Tender Tenders, a fast-food restaurant in San Rafael, focuses on one thing: chicken tenders. It is tucked away in the spacious parking lot of the West End Center, which also houses Best Buy and Pink Owl Coffee. It was nearly impossible to miss...

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Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 12, 2020

I didn’t know Paul as well as I could have. I didn’t really make much of an effort to initiate any conversations, or learn about his hobbies. The information about his personal life that I did know was often second or third-hand - sometimes true, sometimes false. Sometimes, it was gray, things that I wanted to ask more about but didn’t know how. More than a few questions were left unanswered.  In eighth grade, my friends and I begged Paul for a ride to McInnis Skate Park just before dark...

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