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Marin City unites to protest racial injustice

Protesters gather before the march to Drake Avenue raising their fists symbolizing black power.

Melissa Auchard, Staff

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 the 101 freeway headed South to San Francisco, the Marin City/Sausalito exit was packed by bumper...

San Anselmo gathers in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

A protestor preaches to the crowd about racial injustice.

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. Arreste...

ASB election results influenced by unparalleled circumstances

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...

Budget cuts bring drastic changes to TUHSD journalism programs

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...

Only going up: The spring 2020 grading system

Kyla Seeley

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 ...

Bay Area shelter-in-place extend through May 31

The Brookside Elementary School field is empty amidst shelter-in-place.

Jack Reuter

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 countie...

Board of Trustees votes to cut release periods and TEAM

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 of the failure of Measure B -- a parcel tax to provide funds for students in the Tam ...

Governor Gavin Newsom suggests starting 2020-2021 school year in late July

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...

Nightly howl unites community amid COVID-19 crisis

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 ...

COVID-19 pandemic outlines the need for paid sick leave

COVID-19 pandemic outlines the need for paid sick leave

Nick Anthony

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 o...

District confirms school closures through June

District confirms school closures through June

Stefanie Iojica

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 th...

Virtual spirit week aims to reconnect student body during pandemic

Spirit week themes for everyday, starting  Monday, April 13th and ending Sunday, April 19th.

Sarah Barsky

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 S...