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Only going up: The spring 2020 grading system

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...

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

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...

Board of Trustees votes to cut release periods and TEAM

Board of Trustees votes to cut release periods and TEAM

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief 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...

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

Luca Ross, Reporter 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...

Nightly howl unites community amid COVID-19 crisis

Alice Simenstad, Lifestyle Editor 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...

COVID-19 pandemic outlines the need for paid sick leave

COVID-19 pandemic outlines the need for paid sick leave

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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...

Taken April 13, 2020

District confirms school closures through June

Stefanie Iojica, Editor-in-chief 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...

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

Virtual spirit week aims to reconnect student body during pandemic

Sarah Barsky, Opinion Editor 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...

A grocery cart stands abandoned during shelter in place.

Law enforcement implements fines for shelter in place violations

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief April 7, 2020

Reports of carelessness surrounding the shelter in place order have prompted the Fairfax police department to issue fines.  According to an email from the department received by local residents today,...

TUHSD offers free meals for families in need starting April 13

TUHSD offers free meals for families in need starting April 13

Emily Cardwell, News and Sports Editor April 3, 2020

Friday, April 3, families of the Tamalpais High School District (TUHSD) received either a phone call or email from Student Nutrition Director Lisa Herberg regarding student nutrition services amid school...

College Board releases new AP testing policy

College Board releases new AP testing policy

Jack Reuter, Sports Editor April 3, 2020

With schools across California closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Advanced Placement (AP) Exams have transferred to 45 minute online tests. The College Board is basing the new exam material on what...

Sophomore Luke Willis tears through mud on the trails of Swasey.
Photo courtesy of Katherine Csizmadia

Coronavirus puts mountain biking season in peril after successful first race

Jack Reuter, Sports Editor April 3, 2020

The Drake mountain biking team won their first race at Swasey Recreation Area on Mar. 7, yet the coronavirus threatens to end the rest of their season. The race was a muddy, five mile loop with a 586...

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