The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Archie Williams High School
Ryan Magnusson: An inspiring rise to prospective golf stardom
Sports

Hayden Rhodes | March 29, 2022

Archie Williams High School (AWHS) super sophomore, Ryan Magnusson, has risen to the top of the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) girls golf pedestal. This past fall, she ranked seventh in Marin County…

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Is AWHS a “stoner school?”
Features

Henry Pratt | March 28, 2022

Ever since its legalization in 2016, marijuana has become more widely available for recreational users. Although it’s not legal to buy or consume marijuana until the age of 21, Tamalpais Unified High…

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Remembering the life and legacy of Eleanor Hill, former Drake educator
Features

Samantha Parr | March 21, 2022

With her powerful demeanor and inspiring mentorship, Eleanor Leith Hill was a highly respected and cherished presence as an educator at Sir Francis Drake High School from 1984 to 1999. Eleanor passed away…

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Daylight Savings: a blessing or a curse?
Opinions

Isabella Nash | March 14, 2022

For over a century, the U.S. has inconsistently used Daylight Savings Time (DST) to save fuel and electricity. It has now become so normalized that we rarely think twice about how DST affects us before…

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Touching coming-of-age film The Fallout spotlights trauma of school-shootings
Arts & Entertainment

Corina Karr | February 4, 2022

The Fallout, wide-released on HBO Max Jan. 27, tells the story of a school shooting and the roller coaster of a teenage survivor’s following weeks. Directed by Megan Park, the film’s 92 minutes put…

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Catalytic converter theft overtakes Marin County
Uncategorized

Henry Pratt | January 18, 2022

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in Marin County, leaving residents waking up to environmentally unsafe cars. Used to trap dangerous chemicals and pollutants a car produces, catalytic converters…

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It’s the final countdown: students prepare for first finals season after year of virtual learning
Features

Georgia Schroeder | December 14, 2021

Bordering the two week long Winter Break, Finals Week is filled with tests, final projects, and panicked last-minute studying. As Finals Week creeps up on students, memories of pre-COVID finals hover over…

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Accessibility to alcohol plagues Marin County teens
Features

Isabella Welter Vazquez | December 3, 2021

With the ubiquity of accessibility, privilege, and wealth In Marin County, alcohol use and abuse are prevalent issues for many students. Regular substance use and binge drinking rates in Marin are among…

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New Dune movie captures world of original novel with magnificent casting and cinematography
Arts & Entertainment

Mia DeNunzio | November 10, 2021

Dune, released Oct. 22, 2021, adapts Frank Herbert’s bestselling science fiction novel into a film with fantastic cinematography and dazzling actor performances. Denis Villeneuve is the second director…

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“Every parent’s worst nightmare”:  fentanyl epidemic overtakes teens
Features

Henry Pratt | November 3, 2021

Trevor Leopold was a freshman at Redwood High School when he first smoked marijuana and began experimenting with illicit drugs. Moving from school to school, in and out of the Tamalpais Unified High School…

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County reservoirs at historic lows, local wildlife at risk
News

Henry Pratt | October 26, 2021

From 2011 through 2019, California suffered its worst drought in recorded history. Without the luxury of rainfall relief in the past year, California now suffers from low reservoir levels and likely faces…

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Musicians return with enthusiasm, challenges after COVID-19
Arts & Entertainment

Mia DeNunzio | October 21, 2021

Due to COVID-19, music venues around the world began to shut down, leaving musicians unable to perform in front of their usual audiences. As a result of the decrease in COVID-19 case numbers and high vaccination…

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Club attendance soars post COVID-19
Features

Corina Karr | October 19, 2021

AWHS clubs are back and quickly recovering from a lack of members during COVID-19. During virtual school, AWHS club members met through online platforms outside of the required time spent on virtual classes….

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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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