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San Anselmo gathers in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

Melissa Auchard, Staff
June 4, 2020

On Saturday, May 30, hundreds of Marin protesters gathered to march in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement and to mourn the death of George Floyd, an innocent black man who was recently murdered by police. 

Floyd lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the time of his death on May 25. Arrested for reportedly paying for...

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P.J. Nave, Staff
May 30, 2020

During a Black Lives Matter protest in San Anselmo a car struck someone. Protesting, “endless institutionalized racism and murder”, citizens from across Marin came together on Saturday to make their voices heard. When, suddenly, a Porsche rammed into a protestor. “A guy in his Porsche was trying to run through a bunch of us,” said Fairfax resident Ruffin...

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ASB election results influenced by unparalleled circumstances

Melissa Auchard, Staff
May 21, 2020

After Drake High School’s shut down due to the coronavirus, the ASB elections were up in the air. There was some confusion about how the elections would occur. Would ASB wait to hold elections until the following school year, or would they continue with student campaigns and hold elections online? They ultimately decided to hold elections online from May 13-16, and...

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Melissa Auchard, Staff
May 19, 2020


On the evening of April 28, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees made the final decision to cut release periods for journalism and leadership advisers, global studies teachers, instructional coaches, and other district programs like Team.

Due to the failure of the parcel tax known as...

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Kyla Seeley, Copy Editor Jr.
May 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the entire global population into a spin. High school and college students are no exception. School closures are a significant change, forcing adaptations such as learning in a completely different environment, mostly teaching oneself curriculum, and with limited guidance from teachers who are also adapting. Not to mention, skills such...

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Bay Area shelter-in-place extend through May 31

Jack Reuter, Sports Editor
May 2, 2020

This week, public health officials from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties announced reducing shelter-in-place restrictions and extending it to May 31.

After more than a month of sheltering in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the Bay Area counties plan to relax lockdown...

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Board of Trustees votes to cut release periods and TEAM

Melissa Auchard, Staff
April 29, 2020

On Tuesday, Apr. 28, the Tamalpais Union High District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees made the final vote to cut release periods across the district, the TEAM program, and the teacher leadership program. 

As a result...

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Luca Ross, Staff
April 28, 2020

As the Tamalpais Union High School District schools have been closed for almost two months now, students and parents wonder when schools will reopen. California's governor, Gavin Newsom, just released a new suggestion saying schools may reopen as early as late July.

Newsom is working hard to reopen the schools as soon as it...

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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 put themselves in danger during this global pandemic.

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COVID-19 pandemic outlines the need for paid sick leave

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 19, 2020

America harbors a self-centered culture. “I got mine, I don’t care about yours,” is a popular sentiment that pervades every issue that involves empathy or caring for others. Because of this toxic mindset, the meager sacrifice that “social distancing” involves is a tough or even impossible one to achieve for most Americans. 

District confirms school closures through June

Stefanie Iojica, Editor-in-Chief
April 13, 2020

All Marin County schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, confirmed Superintendant Tara Taupier in an email on Tuesday, April 7. The announcement came six days after Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed that all California schools would remain closed through June in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In the three weeks since the initial closure, Newsom's


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Virtual spirit week aims to reconnect student body during pandemic

Sarah Barsky, Feature and Opinion Editor
April 12, 2020

Packed with events such as prom, spirit weeks, and rallies, spring semester is something many Drake high school students look forward to. However, due to COVID-19 concerns, in person school is cancelled for the rest of the semester, leaving our students disconnected. In accommodation, the Associated Student Body or ASB planned a way to reconnect students. 

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