Jolly Roger

Kaden Brastow, Staff
December 16, 2019

Has a new heir risen to take the place of popular video app “Vine” after its discontinuation by Twitter three years ago?

TikTok is a video-sharing app, launched in 2017 by Chinese developer “ByteDance.” Content on TikTok includes mostly lip-syncing, comedy, challenges, and trends. The app is gaining massive popularity, with downloads increasing by 70 percent from the beginning of 2018 to...

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Drake brothers band together

Emily Cardwell, Staff
December 10, 2019

Among the many friendly faces at Drake High School, senior Ray Holmberg and freshman Paul Holmberg stand out. One thing in particular that makes these siblings original is their band. 

After playing music together for the majority of their lives, the brothers released their first single, “Mystery,” at the beginning of 2019. The song was met with great enthusiasm, not only from the school but...

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Students show support, make new “PALS”

Samantha Parr, Staff
December 9, 2019

Every month, over one hundred students come together to create bonds that will last throughout high school. In The Partners At Lunch (PALS) club, students with and without disabilities address misconceptions about those with disabilities and demonstrate support for each other by just spending time together.

Seniors Payton Wilson, Ellie Wooster, and Marina McPhail are this year’s PALS leaders....

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Students rush off campus, spend a whopping amount of money

Samantha Parr, Staff
November 20, 2019

It’s lunchtime and students flood out of their classrooms, making their way to the parking lot to their cars or walking to nearby restaurants. Instead of staying on campus, many venture out to downtown San Anselmo and Fairfax to grab a bite.

From the time the lunch bell rings every day to the end of lunch, students have forty short minutes to get to their eatery of choice, order and eat the food,...

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County wide power outages fueled by climate change 

Melissa Auchard, Staff
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 and Opinion 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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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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