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A picture of an image from a 1952 Drake yearbook depicts students crowding the senior tree area

Senior Tree facilitates memories through generations

Alice Simenstad, Lifestyle Editor December 11, 2019

For generations of Pirates, the Senior Tree serves an important purpose as a place where people can talk, laugh, share stories, and be a part of the community. It stands tall over hundreds of students,...

An original illustration by Pace Buchan representing the idea of raising our children in gender neutral ways.

Let’s raise our sons and daughters the same

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief December 10, 2019

I was around eight years old and sitting in a comfortable position on one of my family’s living room chairs, with my feet on the chair and legs bent on either side of my torso. “You should close...

First Impressions: The Dark Crystal – Age of Rebellion

Hunter Nerviani , Reporter November 29, 2019

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Rebellion” is an episodic prequel to its 1982 film edition by Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. Released on Netflix on August 30, 2019, it’s clear from the first scene...

‘Jojo Rabbit’ refreshes satire

Otis Hixon, Music Reviewer November 28, 2019

“Jojo Rabbit” is a charming coming of age story... set in Nazi Germany. Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) is a ten-year-old German boy during WW2, and proud of it. He dreams of one day joining the ranks of...

Lighthouse Review

Ella Richards, Reporter November 27, 2019

A gray, sickly sea dominates the screen - the sound of an engine fills your ears as a steamboat’s silhouette bobs into the scene. The camera turns to a shot from behind two men facing a desolate, rocky...

“Pokemon Shield” protects the franchise’s reputation

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 26, 2019

As the release date for Gamefreak’s yearly Pokemon game, “Pokemon Shield” grew nearer, I found myself getting more and more excited. Why, exactly, was I getting so excited for a franchise that releases...

Weezer’s newest album won’t disappoint

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 26, 2019

Weezer’s latest song “End of the Game” doesn't let listeners down, as the song intertwines the vibe of their past songs with a newer, fresher feel. It calls back the sound of old classic rock, and...

Windy conditions wreak havoc on Pumpkin Regatta

Windy conditions wreak havoc on Pumpkin Regatta

Will Burkhart, Reporter November 20, 2019

Out of 106 boats registered for Saturday’s “Great Pumpkin Race,” only 91 would finish all three sailboat races, proving the treacherous weather conditions of the San Francisco Bay.   “Crazy...

Claire Love and Amber Simon in Antigone X. Photo courtesy Peter Parish.

Drake Drama’s Antigone X Captivates Audience in New Venue

Emily Cardwell, News and Sports Editor November 14, 2019

Drake drama has a new venue. Following the retirement of beloved Drake drama teacher David g. Smith, his former classroom has been remodeled into a new studio theatre.  Antigone X is the first play...

She stood tall but content fell short

Kyla Seeley, Junior Sports Editor November 11, 2019

The Netflix original “Tall Girl” accumulated significant backlash since its debut in mid-September. It deserved it.  The film follows six foot one – and a half – tall Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle)...

A passionate protester at the youth climate strike in San Fransisco shouts their anger about the state of our climate.

Fighting for their right to a future 

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief November 7, 2019
"What do we want?!”  “Climate justice!” “When do we want it?!” “Now!”

“Joker” raises the bar for superhero movies

Otis Hixon, Music Reviewer November 7, 2019

“Joker” is not for everyone. From the first scene, an oppressive depression saturates the film, and its unflinchingly deep dive into the stigmas around mental illness is disturbing and dark. It’s...

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