The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

Teacher Jasper Thelin reads the school rules and safety codes packet, which was being passed around the room for approval.

Possible calendar changes to the 2020-2021 school year

Jack Reuter and Fiona Nudd February 25, 2020

Last Wednesday, February 12th, The Drake Leadership Council (DLC), the school’s site council, met to discuss next year’s possible calendar change.  The group talked about the calendar for the...

Coronavirus prompts ideas surrounding the perpetuation of racist culture

Coronavirus prompts ideas surrounding the perpetuation of racist culture

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief February 12, 2020

“F*** the Chinese.”  “The Chinese really on some f*** s***.” “The Chinese tend to be so f***ing stupid and gross and dirty.” Each of these quotations are things that have come from...

The senior tree before and after recent cuts for its health.

Stump bad, seniors sad

Kaden Brastow, Reporter February 7, 2020

The senior tree watched over us for 57 years, watching us grow and branch out beyond the confines of sleepy San Anselmo. But now, bald and shrinking, its statue has been reduced. It still humbly stands,...

Peacock Gap hosting Winter Formal despite previous problems at location

Alice Simenstad, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2020

Despite previous problems that occurred in the past at dances held by Peacock Gap, ASB has decided to give the location another shot. An inadequate dance floor and lack of alternate activities to dancing...

Staff Discusses Possible Changes to SLC’s

Alexandra Fry February 3, 2020

There’s a new SLC in town; DaVinci and ROCK will be ended in favor of a new plan.  A panel of 19 teachers and three consultants, known as the “SLC Development Team,” have met three times to discuss...

Congressman Huffman champions climate legislation

Congressman Huffman champions climate legislation

P.J. Nave, Reporter February 3, 2020

In September of 2019, dozens of members of congress sent a petition to Donald Trump. The petition demanded a new trade agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), because they...

An original Illustration by Pace Buchan intertwines the towns homey logo with its low diversity

San Anselmo’s lack of diversity not an accident

Kaden Brastow, Reporter December 19, 2019

Any student at Drake is well aware of the demographics. Walking through the corridors, the homogeneity of the student body is distinct.    “We have a very homogenous culture because of our...

‘TikTok’ takes social media throne

Kaden Brastow, Reporter 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.”...

The Holmberg brothers preform at Sweetwater Concert for the Cure on August 28, 2019.

Drake brothers band together

Emily Cardwell, News and Sports Editor 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...

Drake students pose for a picture during a PALS lunch activity

Students show support, make new “PALS”

Samantha Parr, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Students leaving the Saunders parking lot for lunch by foot and car.

Students rush off campus for lunch, spend a whopping amount of money

Samantha Parr, Editor-in-Chief 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...

A United Markets grocery isle stands bare during Marin County’s power outage.

County wide power outages fueled by climate change 

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief 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...

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