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Nightly howl unites community amid COVID-19 crisis

Alice Simenstad

April 24, 2020

Every night, as the clocks chime eight across Marin County, residents open their doors and howl together as a way to stay connected with neighbors, friends, and family. Citizens started the howl to appreciate healthcare and grocery store workers, first responders, mail carriers, and so many more who ...

Tips to overcoming the “college defining” tests

Lucie Martikan and Sarah Barsky

March 30, 2020

It’s springtime, which, for lots of high school juniors, means it’s time to think about college. While also trying to stay on top of their classes and take part in extracurriculars, juniors most likely will take the ACT or  SAT. From two seniors, here is our advice on how to get through this drea...

Students gather for tree dedication ceremony in remembrance of Shayne Rebbetoy

Students gather for tree dedication ceremony in remembrance of Shayne Rebbetoy

Samantha Parr, Staff

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 ...

Jury declares Mock Trial a success

(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

Alice Simenstad

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 Dra...

Dance troupe duo shines among the rest

 Isaac Dorfman (below) performs during the winter rally

Kyla Seeley

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 a...

Tender Tenders serves up exceptional chicken, mediocre ambiance

Tender Tenders storefront in San Rafael.

Samantha Parr, Staff

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 Wes...

Dealing with others’ grief

Nick Anthony

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 want...

Coronavirus prompts ideas surrounding the perpetuation of racist culture

Coronavirus prompts ideas surrounding the perpetuation of racist culture

Melissa Auchard, Staff

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 c...

Both sides of drake’s political spectrum- Julia Pelletier

Both sides of drake’s political spectrum- Julia Pelletier

Kaden Brastow

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...

Both sides of Drake’s political spectrum

Kaden Brastow

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...

Both sides of Drake’s political spectrum – Ian Christie

Both sides of Drake's political spectrum - Ian Christie

Kaden Brastow

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.    ...

New form of discrimination becomes prevalent in society

Sarah Barsky

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 t...