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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Sir Francis Drake High School
DLC chooses Archie Williams as final name for High School 1327
News

Isabella Nash | May 10, 2021

On May 6, the Drake Leadership Council (DLC) voted by a strong majority to suggest the name “Archie Williams” as the new name of Sir Francis Drake High School to the TUHSD Board of Trustees. The DLC…

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Community members gather at High School 1327 opposing the school’s name change
News

Melissa Auchard | March 15, 2021

On Sunday, Mar. 14, dozens of community members gathered in the High School 1327 (HS 1327) main parking lot for a rally opposing the change of the school’s previous name, Sir Francis Drake High School,…

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Putting Harriet Tubman on American currency is an insult to her legacy
Opinions

Katie Hausammann | March 2, 2021

American money is adorned with the smiling faces of the white men who came before us, proud of the land they stole and the atrocities they committed. Our twenty-dollar bill, in particular, boasts the bust…

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Tiburon store owners file administrative claims after racial profiling case
News

Henry Pratt | February 15, 2021

Black Tiburon store owners Yema Khalif and Hawi Awash have filed a two million dollar administrative claim against the town of Tiburon and other public entities after a racially charged confrontation outside…

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American white privilege demonstrated once again at Capitol insurrection
Opinions

Kelsey Riemer | January 28, 2021

By now the riots at the Capitol may have left the forefront of your mind. But it’s imperative that they don’t. President Joe Biden rightfully denounced this display of unchecked whiteness, but in a…

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Marin IJ accused of imbalanced censorship
Opinions

Katie Hausammann | December 7, 2020

Marin is generally believed to be a progressive county. Local activists working to further anti-racism and change systemic injustice argue that this belief is far from the truth. The Marin Independent…

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Marin wildfires ravage local ecosystems, forcing wildlife to flee
Features

Dominic Haggard | November 5, 2020

“2020 could not get much worse,” is a phrase that has become commonplace among people everywhere, especially in the United States. As of Sept. 21, 2020, 27 wildfires raged throughout California, burning…

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Local businesses are forced to adapt to COVID-19 safety regulations
Features

Henry Pratt | November 5, 2020

Across the United States, thousands of small businesses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 49 percent of small businesses in San Francisco were temporarily closed as of September and some of them may…

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An in-depth look at the lives and experiences of female firefighters in Northern California
Features

Alice Simenstad | October 13, 2020

Roughly 4% of American career firefighters are women, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). While the fire service is male-dominated, many women across Northern California are working…

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San Rafael City Schools vote to remove their school resource officers
News

Katie Hausammann | October 8, 2020

On Monday, Sept. 14, the Board of Trustees for San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) voted unanimously to break ties with their two San Rafael Police Department resource officers. Police Free Schools Marin, an…

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Homeless population could take greatest hit as wildfire seasons intensify
News

Samantha Parr | October 7, 2020

It’s wildfire season in California, which means months of hazardous air quality, evacuation orders, and new headline-worthy fires flaring up every week. The general population is advised to stay indoors…

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The complicated reality behind fighting the Woodward Fire
News

Melissa Auchard | October 2, 2020

The Woodward Fire began on Aug. 18 when a strike of lightning ignited flames just south of the Woodward Trail. It is widely known that the fire has already burned nearly 5,000 acres with about 95 percent…

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Confrontation between Tiburon police and shop owner sparks backlash against police
News

Henry Pratt | September 16, 2020

On Friday, Aug.  21, at approximately 1:00 a.m, a racially-charged confrontation between Tiburon police and black store owner Yema Khalif occured, later causing backlash against the police from local…

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Students seek school identity and unity amid controversial name change
News

Samantha Parr | September 4, 2020

Since just over a week ago, Sir Francis Drake High School has become a name of the past. It’s time to say goodbye to the pirates and hello to new beginnings. When school resumes in August it will take…

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Drake brothers band together
Features

Emily Cardwell | January 31, 2020

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…

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Students show support, make new “PALS”
Features

Samantha Parr | January 29, 2020

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…

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San Anselmo’s lack of diversity not an accident
Features

Kaden Brastow | January 22, 2020

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 lack of diversity,”…

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