2018

  • November

    Alumni Basketball Game on Nov. 24

    Calling all Drew basketball alumni! Come out to our Annual Alumni game on Saturday, Nov. 24, where you play against current teams! RSVP online.
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  • "The Audition"

    Congratulations to the performers and crew of The Audition, Drew's fall play! 
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  • Dia de los Muertos Meets the Qingming Festival

    Students in Spanish 1 join students in Mandarin 4 for a cultural exchange lesson around Dia de los Muertos and the Qingming Festival.
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  • October

    Social Entrepreneurship Class Helps Booker T.

    Students in Social Entrepreneurship demonstrate intellectual engagement, critical and creative thinking, and communication by envisioning a solution for a unique problem faced by Drew’s community partners at the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center.
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  • Marine Science Field Trip

    Marine Science students visit Crissy Field to check out the plastics sculpture created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The class is working on their own plastics sculpture in order to bring awareness to the amount of single-use plastics we use.
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  • Deconstruction Zone

    Students in the Fun With Electronic ‘Junk’ Experiential Elective explore how common consumer electronics are constructed in order to repurpose, recycle, and upcycle—or, in some cases, create something entirely new from the parts.
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Wins BCL-Central Championship!

    Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team on winning the BCL-Central Championship over the #1 seed International! Both teams battled through regulation and two overtime periods before the game was decided in penalty kicks, 5-3.
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Advances to BCL-Central Championship Game

    Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team who defeated Gateway in the BCL-Central Semifinals and will play for the BCL-Central Championship on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., at Beach Chalet #1.
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  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Advances to BCL-Central Finals

    Come out to cheer on the Dragons as they vie for the BCL-Central Championship this Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m., at Drew's gym in the Booker T. Community Service Center!
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  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Prepares for the Playoffs

    The Dragons are in second place in the league and will host the league playoffs on Wednesday, Oct. 17, starting at 5 p.m. The finals will also be held at Booker T. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m.
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  • Salsa Rueda Dancing

    Salsa Rueda is one of Drew’s signature Experiential Electives, offering students of any skill level an opportunity to explore solo, partnered, and group salsa dancing while also learning about Cuban culture. The Salsa Rueda ensembles take their learning to the stage when they perform each year during the winter and spring concerts.
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  • The Road to Revolution

    11th-graders culminate an exploration of the American colonists in the 13 years between the French & Indian War and declaring independence from Britain with a colonial independence debate.
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  • Neutral Scenes

    9th-graders in Theater Workshop perform "Neutral Scenes," for which students take context-free dialogue and expand upon it with a story, character development, setting, staging, costumes, and props.
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  • Flame Test Lab

    10th-graders observe and record reactions of a variety of solutions to flame to understand where colors of fireworks come from and to learn more about electrons.

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  • September

    Instinctive or Learned

    9th-graders engage in creative and critical thinking as they use the scientific method to investigate the instinctive behaviors of Betta fish in Biology.
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  • Big Game Day Sweep!

    The second annual Reptile Rumble between Drew and Gateway ended in a clean sweep for the Drew Dragons!


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  • Six-Word Memoirs

    Taking inspiration from the Six-Word Memoirs project founded by Smith Magazine, students utilize advisory time to reflect and create six-word memoirs. The results range from powerful and insightful to whimsical and funny.
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  • College Counseling Outlook

    As we begin the 2018-19 school year, we would like to welcome back all students and share our enthusiasm for the year ahead!

    Our first year at Drew was amazing, with students earning admission to nearly 175 different colleges and universities across the U.S. and internationally. Those students will pursue studies in engineering, business, visual and performing arts, and humanities.

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  • Fall Sports Outlook: Girls Varsity Volleyball

    The Girls Varsity Volleyball team looks to its senior leadership this year to take the next step.

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  • Silent Telephone in ASL 1

    ASL 1 students display their burgeoning knowledge of the language by playing a game of silent telephone.
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  • Fall Sports Outlook: Boys Varsity Soccer

    The Boys Varsity Soccer team looks to improve on its 13-8 mark from a year ago, which included a 9-5 league record and a loss in the NCS semi-finals.  
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  • August

    Senior Parent/Guardian College Night

    Parents/guardians of the Class of 2019 gather to learn from the College Counseling Office in detail about the senior calendar, elements of the application, standardized testing, financial aid, and to hear from past parents Kevin White, Kathleen DiGrande, Danya Shegoleff, Marianne Thompson, and Elizabeth Gerber about the college process.>
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  • Experiential Electives Begin

    Experiential Electives expand the process of exploration and intellectual discovery at Drew through hands-on activities, explorations of Drew's surroundings, and discovery of new passions.
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  • 9th Grade Onboarding

    Students in the 9th grade are engaged in 9th-grade onboarding during their prep periods for the first weeks of the school year.
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  • Reflections on the First Day

    Dear Drew Community,
     
    The first day of school always brings with it a great deal of excitement and anticipation for a wonderful year ahead, and today has been no exception.
     
    Before classes began in the morning, we gathered in the theater for the first all-school assembly of the year, led by Student Body President Sydney '19. 
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  • First Day of School

    Drew has kicked off the 2018-2019 school year in style with an all-school assembly led by Student Body President Sydney '19 with remarks from Head of School David Frankenberg and Dean of Students Emily Dutton. Following the assembly and before beginning classes, students gathered in the courtyard to socialize over donuts.
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  • Welcome to the New Drew Website!

    We're proud to launch our redesigned website. Please take a look around and learn about how you'll find your voice at Drew. Please report any usability issues to communications@drewschool.org.
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  • From the Director of Equity & Social Impact

    Hello, my name is Jules Greene and I am the new Director of Equity & Social Impact. I have had the awesome opportunity to spend the past few weeks getting to know the faculty and staff, and I am truly ecstatic to meet and get to know the students and parents/guardians that round out the Drew community.
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  • Third Annual Boys Soccer Alumni Game

    10 alumni of Drew's Boys Soccer program returned to the field for the third annual Boys Soccer Alumni Game. The alumni played the current team as they prepare for the season. The crowd, too, was full of alumni and alumni parents. 
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  • P/GA Welcome Back Picnic

    More than 100 members of the Drew community gather in Golden Gate Park for a welcome back picnic hosted by Drew's Parent/Guardian Association.
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  • Ready for the School Year

    Drew's faculty and staff wrapped up a week of intense preparations for the 18-19 school year, and are ready to welcome students back to campus!
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  • Freshman Mentors Return to Campus

    In preparation for the Class of 2022's arrival next week for a retreat and orientation, and for school starting on Wednesday, the junior and senior members of the Freshman Mentor Program are on campus working together on team-building exercises, leadership, and how to help the incoming students thrive in high school.
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  • Welcome Back!

    Dear Drew Community:

    I hope this message finds you savoring the remaining moments of summer. I had a wonderful summer filled with equal parts of relaxation, time to connect with family, and opportunities to reflect.
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  • July

    Dispatch from Teach With Africa & Global Teachers Institute

    Math teacher and basketball coach Bob Thayer is working with Teach With Africa & Global Teachers Institute this summer. Continue reading for his reflections.
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  • June

    Congratulations Class of 2018!

    Congratulations to the 69 newest members of the Drew alumni community! The graduates of the Class of 2018 have left an indelible impact on Drew and as they go off to 50 colleges across the globe, they will utilize their voices to advocate for progress and change.
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  • May

    End of Year Recap from the Head of School

    Dear Drew Community,

    As we navigate the potent mix of emotions that accompany the conclusion of a school year along with managing final exams and last-minute logistics, I want to make sure that we take the time to pause and recognize the wonderful year we have experienced together.

    So before we honor the amazing Class of 2018 on Thursday and officially close the year, I hope you will join me in reflecting on just a few of the many outstanding accomplishments of the Drew community, including:
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  • Boys Varsity Baseball Team Advances to BCL-Central Championship Game

    Friday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m., at Big Rec. Sign up for the Dragon Wagon.

    Congratulations to the Dragons, who defeated Bay 8-0 in the BCL-Central Semifinals to advance to the program's first-ever BCL-Central Championship game!

    11th-grader Daro pitched seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts and no walks, while 12th-grader Jack and 10th-grader Jason each drove in two runs.

    #GoDragons
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer NCS Finals Match

    Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m., at Kezar. Buy tickets online.

    Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Soccer team, who have advanced to the NCS Finals for the third year in a row. The #3 seed Dragons upset #2 seed Bentley in the semifinal round with a 2-0 victory, and will face Bay in the finals.

    See the tournament bracket.
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer Advances to NCS Semifinals

    Thursday, May 10, 3:30 p.m., at Bentley School

    Congratulations to the Girs Varsity Soccer team who defeated Athenian 4-0 in the NCS quarterfinals. The #3 seed Dragons will next take on #2 seed Bentley on Thursday at 3:30 at Bentley. 

    Purchase tickets here.
    Tickets purchased at the gate are $10 for adults and $6 for students.

    See the tournament bracket here.
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  • Welcome New Students!

    Drew students in the Class of 2022, along with incoming transfer students, gather on campus for an evening of activities and celebration under the guidance of current student mentors.
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer Seeks Third Consecutive BCL-Central Title

    Put on your Dragon gear and come out to support the girl's soccer team as they play San Domenico at Beach Chalet in the BCL-Central semifinals Tuesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. 

    If they win, they will play on Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Kezar Stadium to win their third straight BCL-Central title. 

    Go Dragons!
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  • Students Complete Student Lounge Makeover

    Students in Social Entrepreneurship class have completed a remodel of the student lounge. The space has historically lacked definition, design, and appeal. The students studied and applied Human Centered Design theory, which entailed surveying their fellow students and other stakeholders.
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  • April

    280 Day: Awareness Into Action

    Drew's third annual 280 Day revolved around the idea that as a community, we can be passionate about our community, about our city, our country, and about how each of us fits into the global scene as global citizens. 

    To support the yearlong focus on turning awareness into action through Global Awareness, service learning, and affinity group programs, on 280 Day students heard from keynote speakers and engaged a hands-on workshops led by more than 30 community partners involved in various forms of education and activism.
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  • Women's Group Assembly

    Drew's Women's Group presents an all-school assembly exploring the statistics, motivations, and history surrounding the #MeToo movement.
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  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco Online Auction Now Open!

    The online auction is now open, and stays open through April 11. Do some fun shopping and support Drew's financial aid and faculty professional development programs while you're at it! Speaking of faculty, they've been incredibly generous in donating their time with some super creative and interesting Count-Me-In parties. They'll sell out fast, so be sure to sign up soon!
     
    You can also preview the Live Auction items online, including one we just added: Tequila and Tacos with Carlos. Run like a Count-Me-In, only 20 lucky bidders will get to join Coach Reed for a fun evening of tasting specialty tequilas brought straight from Oaxaca along with homemade tacos. Click here to RSVP so you don't miss out on this unique experience!
     
    Questions? Contact Director of Advancement Lyla Max.
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  • March

    DEALL 2018

    The DEALL (Drew Education for Active Lifelong Learning) Week experience furthers Drew’s commitment to ensuring that students make connections between what they learn and how it is applied in the “real world.” DEALL activities range from international trips to study ecology or culture, to local Bay Area adventures and community service, to academic pursuits right from our very own campus. Each activity gives students an opportunity to stretch their limits and engage in a hands-on learning experience.

    Follow the action on social media! #DEALL2018
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  • Drew at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

    Thirteen Drew juniors and seniors last week visited the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals at the James R. Browning Courthouse.
     
    In the news recently for cases pertaining to DACA, marriage equality, and intellectual property, the Ninth Circuit is the largest Appellate court in the nation and one of the most influential. After a tour of the beautiful Beaux-Arts building built in 1905, the group attended two oral arguments in courtroom four.
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  • Welcome New Students!

    Welcome to the Class of 2022 and transfer students—the newest members of the Drew community! We are so excited to partner with you as you engage in a process of intellectual discovery to develop your individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
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  • National Walkout Day

    Drew students join with students across the country in remembering lives lost to gun violence in schools, and advocating for change. Drew's Student Council organized an advisory curriculum, an all-school assembly, a letter writing campaign, a 17-minute silent sit-in in memory of the victims of the Parkland shooting, and a march to City Hall to advocate for gun reform.
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  • Urinetown: The Musical

    Wednesday, March 14, and Thursday, March 15, at 4 p.m.
    Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m.
    Admission is free. No tickets or reservations required.
     
    Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself!
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  • Tracking Crabs

    In partnership with The Greater Farallones Sanctuary office, students in Maren Anderson's Marine Science course journey to Ocean Beach to further their research on Pacific mole crabs. Students survey a "swash zone" then measure and sex the crabs, contributing to a 16-year data set.
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  • Havana Harmony

    Performing arts teacher Lara Greene traveled to Havana during mid-winter break and met with Beatriz Corona, a well-known Cuban composer. Having heard one of Corona’s compositions online without knowing who wrote it, Ms. Greene learned Corona’s name simply by asking around during Drew’s summer travel trip to Havana last summer. 
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  • February

    Chinese New Year at Drew

    Students in Caitlin Jackson’s Mandarin classes prepare and present Chinese New Year projects during Drew’s annual Chinese New Year celebration.

    Over the course of a month, students intensively research a self-chosen aspect of Chinese culture before presenting their findings to their Mandarin classmates during a 10 minute presentation that addresses the following prompt: “Choose one aspect of Chinese culture and, in your presentation, describe this aspect in as much detail as necessary, and what it teaches us about Chinese cultural perspectives.”
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  • Alumnus' Board Game "Bombs Away" on Kickstarter

    Tom Lunday ’16, now a sophomore at Champlain College in Vermont studying game design, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his board game, Bombs Away.
     
    “I started making games before I even got to Drew,” says Tom. “But, my friends from Drew have become my first line of defense when it comes to creating games. They have really sharp analytical skills and a good eye for details. They have played some of my best games and some of my worst games, never giving me anything but honest feedback.” 
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  • Writers Festival 2018

    Drew's annual Writers Festival is a multidisciplinary celebration of writing that engages students to see writers from diverse traditions and fields. Students engage with writers as living artists relevant to our time and experience in the Bay Area in order to explore a writing process through inspiration, creation, and reflection.

    This year's theme is VOICE: Inspiration, Creation, Reflection.
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  • Unity Assembly

    Students in Unity, one of Drew's affinity groups, lead an interactive all-school assembly addressing a variety of topics around diversity, equity, and inclusion based on their experience at the National Association of Independent Schools' Student Diversity Leadership Conference.
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  • Scoring a Hans Richter Film in Advanced Music Production

    Students in Performing Arts Director James Garrison's Advanced Music Production course put their own soundtrack to "Inflation," a 1928 short film from German filmmaker Hans Richter.
     
    "Each of Richter's films is silent; the audio was destroyed in WWII," says 12th-grader Sophia. "Seeing as we had no audio to go off of, we were left to rely on structure and mood."
     
    Repeated viewings of Richter's work brought to light a handful of parameters for the students to work within, including the pace. "The film is edited with a distinct rhythm that creates a sort of groove," says 10th-grader Jason. "The film has a tempo of about 109 beats per minute," adds Elon. The students used this specific element of the film as a foundational piece of their compositions.
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  • January

    Mammalian Dive Reflex

    Students in Maren Anderson's Marine Science course explore reflex circuitry in the nervous system and the effect of sensory stimuli on efferent output by splitting into small groups and selecting one "diver" to dunk their head in water in a variety of contexts, such as with a snorkel, with a facemask, and more. The other members of the group track the diver's reactions using a pulse oximeter.
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  • "Long Story Short"

    The 21 Drew students in Advanced Theater classes present Long Story Short, a student created and produced performance. Thank you to 12th-grader Casey for the photos.
     
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  • Class of 2021 Winter Retreat

    9th-graders in the class of 2021 attend a day-long retreat at Pt. Bonita Lighthouse hosted by the YMCA. Students spent the day engaged in community building activities and were encouraged to lean into being vulnerable. 
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  • An Update from the Social Entrepreneurship Class

    The Social Entrepreneurship class has focused on expanding our knowledge of social entrepreneurship as a concept while also engaging with a variety of supplementary materials, during the first semester.
     
    We worked with the Business Model Canvas and the Value Proposition Canvas to better understand all of the many components of a business, and also to identify how they interact with each other.
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  • Diversity at Drew Potluck Hosted by Equity & Inclusion

    Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Register online.

    Student and Faculty leaders presenting about the various affinity groups at Drew, recent conversations, lead experiential exercises, and seek family feedback
     
    Please bring an appetizer, dessert, or a drink for six. Drew will provide dinner.
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  • Egg Drop

    11th-graders in Dr. Chiron Mukherjee's Physics class engage in the timeless activity of building and launching egg drop contraptions. Eggs were dropped first from a table, then from the second-floor breezeway, then the third-floor breezeway, then finally Drew's living roof.
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  • P/GA Young Alumni Panel

    Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m., in the Learning Commons. Register online.

    Please join the P/GA for an informative evening featuring a panel of college-aged alumni in conversation with Director of College Counseling Gregg Murray.

    Drew alumni in college attend a wide variety of schools across the country and internationally. Hear how Drew helped them find their individual voices while preparing them academically, socially, and beyond. 

    In addition to the in-person alumni, there will be video clips featuring additional college-aged alumni speaking to the value of their Drew experience. 
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  • Alumni in College Panel

    Six recent Drew graduates returned to campus to share their post-Drew experiences and wisdom with current 12th-graders. Abe '17 (taking a gap year through NOLS before attending Bard College), Sam '17 (UC Davis), Jack '17 (Haverford College), Sarah '17 (Hobart & William Smith Colleges), Emily '16 (UC Santa Cruz), and India '17 (University of Vermont) all answered questions about Drew's senior porject, the process of identifying colleges that are a good fit, the experience of the first few weeks of college, living with one or more roommates, and the most valuable thing they took away from their Drew experience.
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  • "Long Story Short"—a LAB Theater production

    Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., in the theater

    Long Story Short is a student created and produced performance that showcases the unique voices of 21 Drew students. This is a not to be missed, one-night special event!
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  • Big Game Day: January 9

    Beginning at 4 p.m. in the gym at Booker T., Drew is hosting a Big Game Day for its Varsity Basketball matchups vs. Bay. Students who attend receive a free Drew Crew t-shirt to wear during the games!

    The Varsity Girls game begins at 4 p.m., followed by the Varsity Boys game at 5:30 p.m.
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  • Boys JV Basketball Team Volunteers at SF Marin Food Bank Over the Break

    Drew JV boys basketball players and family members showed up to assist the SF Marin Food Bank over the holiday break, helping to package 47,000 pounds of food for fixed income, Bay Area elderly. The JV squad kept turnovers low and finished with a win, helping the community this holiday season.
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