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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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Coronavirus prompts ideas surrounding the perpetuation of racist culture

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief
February 12, 2020

“F*** the Chinese.”  “The Chinese really on some f*** s***.” “The Chinese tend to be so f***ing stupid and gross and dirty.” Each of these quotations are things that have come from the mouths of my peers.  Put yourself in the position of the population targeted with these comments. How might it feel to have your entire identity bashed for a disease that isn’t your fault?...

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Both sides of drake’s political spectrum- Julia Pelletier

Kaden Brastow, Reporter
February 3, 2020

In a community lacking meaningful political identity, senior Julia Pelletier advocates for better protection of human rights on a global scale. Julia is a self-described liberal focused on human rights, especially when it comes to immigration and human identity liberties. She is also a member of Studies of the Environment Academy - Drake Integrated Studies Curricular (SEA-DISC).   She attributes...

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Kaden Brastow, Reporter
February 3, 2020

Agreements: Government should promote renewable energy Decriminalize marijuanna possession Comprehensive background checks for all gun purchases Targeting Iranian cultural sites is bad President Trump is impulsive and reckless Drake’s monolithic political identity is harmful

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Both sides of Drake’s political spectrum – Ian Christie

Kaden Brastow, Reporter
February 3, 2020

Senior Ian Christie considers himself a moderate conservative, but he believes a label can only go so far to describe one’s political identity. As someone who does not fit the liberal stereotype of the average Drake student, Ian is disappointed by the uniformity of Drake’s political being.    “Drake is dominated by liberal Democrats,” Ian said. “It’s definitely difficult, being...

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Sarah Barsky, Opinion Editor
February 3, 2020

“You’re too young for this.” “Shouldn’t you be retired?” “Young people are lazy.” “You’re probably too old to understand this.” These are ageist remarks that can have far-reaching effects on the mental and emotional health of others. This form of discrimination, known as ageism, affects the lives of many generations.  According to the World Health Organization, ageism is the “stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age.”...

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Gender neutral dolls raise questions about identity

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief
February 3, 2020

What has blue eyes, blonde hair, and tanned skin? Add disproportionately long legs, a waist the width of a pinky, and perfectly perky breasts to the mix and this has been the face of the doll industry for over sixty years.  Barbie Millicent Roberts made her debut in 1959. Launched by the toy company Mattel, she was modeled after influential females of the time, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.  Since...

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Stefanie Iojica, Editor-in-chief
February 3, 2020

We walk by the victims every day. Hundreds of thousands of them work in our nail salons, staff our hotels, walk our streets, only to disappear weeks later. Marin County, California: safe, affluent, suburban, and human trafficking capital.  Beneath Marin’s reputation for safety and low crime lies a far darker truth; this county hosts a vast web of sex and labor exploitation. Traffickers kidnap, transport, and sell their victims in Marin whilst many residents remain ignorant of the problem. They...

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