Jolly Roger

HS 1327 works toward final name change decision and anti-racist curriculum

Fiona Swan
September 22, 2020

The decision to leave behind the name of Sir Francis Drake High School became the most prominent issue of concern in the Tam District community over the past few months. Some students and faculty feel that in order to become an anti-racist school High School 1327 will need to incorporate a curriculum that teaches students about...

Continue Reading
Confrontation between Tiburon police and shop owner sparks backlash against police

Henry Pratt
September 14, 2020

On Friday, Aug.  21, at approximately 1:00 a.m, a racially-charged confrontation between Tiburon police and black store owner Yema Khalif occured, later causing backlash against the police from local residents.  

During this incident, former Sergeant Michael Blasi, supervising officer on scene, voiced concerns to Khalif of...

Continue Reading
Main water line breaks on High School 1327 campus, forcing teachers to reconsider teaching from their classrooms

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief
August 25, 2020

On the evening of Sunday, Aug. 23, the main water line on the High School 1327 campus ruptured, causing flooding near the main gymnasium. As of today, Aug. 25, the water has been turned back on. However, the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) recommends that no one use the water on campus until further notice.

The Tamalpais...

Continue Reading
First evacuation order issued during Point Reyes fire

Emily Cardwell, News and Sports Editor
August 24, 2020

At 6:22 pm, Monday, Aug. 24, an evacuation order was issued to residents in Silverhills Rd., Fox Drive, and Noren Wy south of Inverness Park. Residents of this area must leave immediately and evacuate down Sir Francis Drake Boulevard towards Point Reyes. Bear Valley Rd, the closest road in proximity to the fire, is now closed, and nonresidents of Inverness are being...

Continue Reading
Students seek school identity and unity amid controversial name change

Samantha Parr and Jack Long
August 13, 2020

Since just over a week ago, Sir Francis Drake High School has become a name of the past. It’s time to say goodbye to the pirates and hello to new beginnings. When school resumes in August it will take on a new, temporary identity as High School 1327. The redefinition of Drake High School has caused great controversy within the community, especially among students beginning...

Continue Reading
Marin City unites to protest racial injustice

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief
June 5, 2020

Tuesday, June 2, Marin County locals gathered in Marin City to protest the death of George Floyd and to motivate and mobilize support for the racial justice movement sweeping across America. 

Driving on...

Continue Reading

Alexandra Fry, Features Editor
June 5, 2020

A campaign to rename Drake High School has resurfaced. Drake is currently named after Sir Francis Drake, a British pirate and slave trader. The campaign hopes to name Drake after Archie Williams, a former teacher and Olympian. Archie Williams won the gold medal for the 440 yard dash in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

San Anselmo gathers in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief
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...

Continue Reading
ASB election results influenced by unparalleled circumstances

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief
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...

Continue Reading

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief
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...

Continue Reading

Kyla Seeley, Junior Sports Editor
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
View All