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Windy conditions wreak havoc on Pumpkin Regatta

Windy conditions wreak havoc on Pumpkin Regatta

Will Burkhart

November 20, 2019

Out of 106 boats registered for Saturday’s “Great Pumpkin Race,” only 91 would finish all three sailboat races, proving the treacherous weather conditions of the San Francisco Bay.   “Crazy breeze, gnarly conditions, fast and close racing, and some crazy roundups,” said Sean Mahoney, ...

Drake Drama’s Antigone X Captivates Audience in New Venue

Claire Love and Amber Simon in Antigone X. Photo courtesy Peter Parish.

Emily Cardwell, Staff

November 14, 2019

Drake drama has a new venue. Following the retirement of beloved Drake drama teacher David g. Smith, his former classroom has been remodeled into a new studio theatre.  Antigone X is the first play performed within the David g. Smith Studio Theatre and the first show directed by Peter Parish. It p...

Fighting for their right to a future 

A passionate protester at the youth climate strike in San Fransisco shouts their anger about the state of our climate.

Melissa Auchard, Staff

November 7, 2019

"What do we want?!”  “Climate justice!” “When do we want it?!” “Now!”

A recycling retrospective and its status at Drake

Jack Reuter

November 7, 2019

Ben Franklin once said, “The only certainties in life are death and taxes.” Now it seems plastic is a close third. Following plastic’s exponential rise, it's important to look back on the history of the industry and consider its place at Drake.  The history of plastic started with the first ...

Climate change movement widening political divide

Climate change movement widening political divide

Nick Anthony

October 31, 2019

The loudest and most prominent climate change activists reject proposed solutions because the solutions operate under a system they deem unjust.

The ubiquity of the Hydro Flask

Alexandra Fry

October 31, 2019

“I wanted something that was well insulated that can keep for many years,” senior Jasmyn Jansen said of her water bottle. A red, sticker-covered Hydro Flask.  A new subculture, the representation of which is known as a “VSCO girl,” has popularized the Hydro Flask water bottle. This subculture...

The damage has been done

Jeannette West

October 31, 2019

In light of the recent protests, strikes and public outcry regarding climate change, scientists say we still have a fighting chance, but even if we mitigate climate change tomorrow, the damage will last for generations to come. The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is the largest its b...

Popular clothing company helps save the environment

Popular clothing company helps save the environment

Sarah Barsky

October 24, 2019

It’s Autumn now. With cold breezes replacing the hot summer air, it’s time to exchange our summer clothes with warmer outfits. Coat companies like REI, North Face and Eddie Bauer fill our mailboxes with advertisements, each trying to entice us with new styles, colors and warmer clothes. The prob...

Promoting environmental and human health awareness through veganism 

Promoting environmental and human health awareness through veganism 

Melissa Auchard, Staff

October 23, 2019

“Our use of animals as a food production technology has brought us to the verge of catastrophe. The greenhouse gas footprint of animal agriculture rivals that of every car, truck, bus, ship, airplane, and rocket ship combined. There is no pathway to achieve the Paris climate objectives without a massive decrease in the scale of animal agriculture,”

Youth climate strikers demand change

Kelsey Riemer

October 20, 2019

A truck with a large exhaust pipe drives through a sea of student climate change protesters in downtown San Rafael, belching fumes into the crowd. This irony begs the question of what impact youth action has on the environment, and whether or not adults are listening.  On Friday, Sept. 20, about four million peop...

California to allow college athletes to profit from endorsements

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Natalie Agnew

October 4, 2019

A controversial topic came under increased scrutiny this Monday as California took steps to address the compensation of college athletes while facing pushback from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).   Gavin Newsom’s signature, on the first bill in the US that allows college ...

SEA-DISC to restore local creek

Kelsey Riemer

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 v...