Jolly Roger

Kelsey Riemer, Feature
October 3, 2019

Ever wondered what’s underneath the Devonshire Bridge? According to SEA-DISC, there are myriad invasive plants, channelization of the creek, and faltering ecosystems. “Channelization of the creek, which prevents flooding of the town by altering the route of the creek, decreases the amount of vegetation which increases erosion. It also decreases the biodiversity of the plants which makes the ecosystem less adaptable to harsh changes. It’s not really pollution of the creek but it’s human...

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Alice Simenstad, News
October 3, 2019

Over the next year, the entire small learning community (SLC) system at Drake will be overhauled to provide better opportunities for all students.                                         According to Principal Liz Seabury, the entire teaching staff is working on recreating the SLC program into a less stressful process that fulfills the needs and wants of all underclassmen equally. The present system presents a choice to entering freshmen that would mold...

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Club day inspires new interests in students

Samantha Parr, Feature
October 1, 2019

Hundreds of students milled around the senior tree making decisions, consulting with their friends, and taking risks. Club Day, on Wednesday, September 18th, steered many students in different directions of interest. New and returning clubs advertised themselves and encouraged students to join using free candy, snacks, interactive games, and eye-catching posters. Popular clubs that made an appearance...

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School’s Daraja Club meets ambitious goal

Isa Ferris, Reporter
June 6, 2019

The school’s Daraja Club continues the tradition of running Bay to Breakers. The club has been active at this school for the past eight years and raises money for the Daraja Academy in Kenya. The club reached their ambitious goal of $10,000 for the 2018-19 year a day before the Bay to Breakers race, a feat they had never before accomplished. “We have the goal of raising $10,000 because that...

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SNL creates humor out of negative politics

Christopher Carlucci, Reporter
February 15, 2019

Thank God for Donald Trump. Comedians have benefited from his election and presidency, none more than Saturday Night Live (SNL). Americans felt discontent with Trump and the current state of politics in D.C. during the election, and SNL noticed. The sketch comedy show capitalized on this discontent at the perfect time and put the voice of the opposition on the TV screen. In 2017, approval rates...

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Simone Anguera, Reporter
February 14, 2019

Communicating messages of self-love and positivity has been this club’s mission for years, yet it sits on the precipice of change as senior club presidents Ella Ross and Zoe Vavrek begin their final semester leading this thriving community. Currently, Body Positive wants greater community outreach. K eep an eye out during March for a self-love mural in Fairfax. The club is also going to collaborate with A Woman’s Place, an organization based in San Francisco, to do a food drive which will...

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Students applaud Winter Formal success

Skylar Oswald, Reporter
February 14, 2019

The “Roaring Twenties” Winter Formal had many alternatives to just being on the dance floor including a casino, silent disco, photographer, and photo booth.The silent disco seemed to get the most attention from students, causing a line out the entrance. Students voiced a surprisingly positive reaction based on previous Winter Formals not living up to their standards or lacking space for dancing....

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Diversity training educates teachers

Simone Anguera, Opinion Editor
October 17, 2018

Every year, students rejoice after discovering that they have a substitute teacher at the front of the class. Substitute teachers indicate a movie, fun activity, or light work during the period, and there is usually a welcome respite from the onslaught of work students face daily. For the past 20 years, teachers and staff members have provided substitutes not for a conflict or other traditional...

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Gabe Reuter, Reporter
October 17, 2018

If food cost three times as much as it does now then a box of cereal would cost $20, a loaf of bread would be $10, and a gallon of milk would be $7.50. That means breakfast would cost more than $40, if the toast has butter. A very expensive meal, and at minimum wage it would require five hours of working time. The unfortunate fact is that this is the reality for people who have metabolic genetic disorders in many states. Medical foods are prescribed to people who have distinct nutritional needs...

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Stefanie Iojica, Editor-in-Chief
October 17, 2018

As the second bell rings, signifying the end of lunch, the last of the students filter out of the Student Center. The cafeteria staff close down the lunch lines. Only quiet remains. That, and the garbage overflowing from the trash cans. Despite the student body generally considering themselves environmentally conscious and the school itself marketed as environmentally friendly, it is behind the rest of the district in being green. It’s easy to pinpoint why. For starters, trash isn’t sorted,...

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Truth behind Jolly Roger’s success revealed

Connor George, Reporter
June 8, 2018

When I came into this class for the first time this year I had no idea what to expect. After the first few weeks I realized that the class was in absolute shambles and there was little to no hope. People didn’t take the class seriously, and nobody did their work. I had just about given up hope when two heroes emerged from the shadows. They shaped the class and made story production go through...

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This year’s Assassin victors bask in glory

Connor George, Reporter
June 8, 2018

After three weeks of battle, Assassin finally came to an end. Hours of staking out, constant paranoia in the classroom, and quick moments of decisive action have lead six students to glory. Seniors Aidan Borgonovo, Conner Worthington, and Andy Eisinger were victors along with juniors Eamonn Lance, Riley Weller, and Nicco Pompili. Winning $400 and ultimate bragging rights the battleworn students...

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