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County wide power outages fueled by climate change 

Melissa Auchard, Reporter
November 11, 2019

From Saturday, October 26 until Wednesday, Oct. 30, Marin County’s rolling hills, usually glittered with lights from million dollar homes, stood dark and lonely. 

Street lights no longer displayed bright hues of red, yellow, or green and were replaced by reflective stop signs. Nearly every shop and restaurant was closed. The refrigerator isles of local grocery stores were uninhabited by their...

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Community rejects measure to restore local park 

Sarah Barsky, Feature Editor
November 11, 2019

The community voted “no” on Measure M, a  proposition to restore local park on Tuesday, November 5th. The decision came after a long dispute on whether to leave Memorial Park as it is or to repair it to meet safety standards.   

Measure M proposed a $98 annual tax for each residential unit with raised funds dedicated to  “[…]replacing/repairing fields and playground equipment for safety,...

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Kaden Brastow and Jack Reuter
November 7, 2019

As the severity of global warming rises, national concern has been drawn to the effectiveness of the US recycling systems. Composting and conscious recycling are more important now than ever. An alliance of administrators and students are currently tackling the issue at this school. 

According to Assistant Principal Chad Stuart, the school still has room to grow.  “I have noticed increased recycling...

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Kaden Brastow, Reporter
November 7, 2019

For years the Tam District community has been using fields that allegedly pose serious health risks. Is this true, and is there a better option?

 After installing a non-toxic cork-based infill on several of its athletic fields, the district is gradually doing away with ground-up car tires, or “crumb rubber,” according to David O’Connor, the district’s Director of Maintenance and operations. 

O’Connor...

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Samantha Parr, Reporter
October 31, 2019

As climate change and pollution issues become more dire, some local businesses are taking the lead to reduce plastic waste by offering sustainable options and suggesting ways that the community can also reduce single-use plastic consumption.

Plastic not only feeds into the oceans and disrupts ecosystems, but also pollutes the air; chemicals used to produce plastic are extracted from petroleum and...

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New homecoming week events hope to include more students

Samantha Parr, Reporter
October 4, 2019

“We are not going to be selling tickets at the door because that is what led to the line being too slow,” Seabury said. 

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Alice Simenstad, Reporter
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...

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District budget crisis impacts class sizes

Kaden Brastow, Reporter
September 20, 2019

“It all stems from scarcity, like we’re learning in Economics. It all stems from an effort to save money,” said Mike Kelemen.

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Canteen creates buzz among students

Samantha Parr, Reporter
September 18, 2019

Has your stomach been rumbling during class recently? Wander into the Canteen during break or lunch and catch up on surprising menu changes starting this fall.

Despite changes, such as the removal of the slushy machine and ice cream, many popular items like breakfast sandwiches and pizza remain. There is also the new addition of donuts to the menu this year, which is surprising to customers.

According...

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2020 candidates’ plans for reducing college costs

Natalie Agnew, Sports Editor
June 6, 2019

The burden of college cost is an expense that can make a degree unattainable or follow those who choose to attend long into their lives. With seniors leaving for college and juniors just beginning the college process, cost and eventual debt are important considerations. Juniors and seniors will have a voice in changing their financial fate.

With the 2020 election, a majority of both classes will...

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