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The Pitch

Safeway Starbucks at Red Hill Shopping Center on a particularly quiet night.
Starbucks dunks into winter merrymaking with holiday menu specials
Charlie Gaebe December 9, 2021

With the holiday season just around the corner, Starbucks has returned many fan favorite foods and drinks to their holiday menu, as well as a few new additions. Starting November 6, customers lined up at locations across the U.S. and Canada to get their hands on a signature red cup of Joe. Here is one caffeine fiend’s take on what’s worth your time, and what's not. Starting off the list with...

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Rachel clings to Joey as he struggles to make a touchdown during the extremely competitive football game. (Season 3, Episode 9, “The One With the Football”)
Top 5 most binge-worthy Friends episodes to spark Thanksgiving spirit
Dylan Carson, Business Manager • November 21, 2021

Whether you are avoiding the rainy weather outdoors, or distant relatives have taken over your home for the holidays, binge-watching your favorite shows is a must during the Thanksgiving season. As one of the easiest shows to consecutively watch, Friends has a comical array of seasonal episodes that will surely get you into the Thanksgiving spirit. Ranging from sisterly feuds, slipping secrets, and...

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Students performing in AWHS production Macbeth on their opening night, Wednesday 17th
AWHS drama puts on a show-stopping performance of Macbeth
Brynn Galaich and Ariana Pillitteri November 18, 2021

Brought to life by the talented drama students of Archie Williams High School (AWHS), Macbeth, which opened on Wednesday, Nov. 17, is a timeless and captivating play. This year, the production is held on the AWHS campus outside the Little Theater due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The outdoor theater situation does not hinder the performance, as there is elaborate, mood-setting lighting that highlights...

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Present upon present will stack up after the items on this list are racked up.
Ho-ho-ho-liday gift guide
Corina Karr and Chloe Levenson November 17, 2021

As the holiday season prances onto the 2021 calendar and decorations float into storefront windows, the annual stress of gift giving slams into the forefronts of our minds. Some individuals make it easy and simply write their lists of desires. On the other hand, there are always people who ‘don't want anything’ (and then might feel unfulfilled with whatever you buy them). Allow us to outline a...

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The risky practice of cave diving is crucial in The Rescue, released October 8.
The Rescue: Remembering the Thai soccer team that united the world
Corina Karr November 8, 2021

The Rescue, released October 8, is as much heart-wrenching as it is heart-warming. The documentary’s 107 minutes recount the tragic cave entrapment of twelve teenage Thai soccer – or football, as it’s known in Thailand – players and their coach in 2018, and how the world came together to rescue them. The film pulls viewers in like no other, and the smiles, tears, reactions, and deaths which...

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Dune was released on October 22, 2021, with Timothée Chalamet starring as the protagonist, Paul Atreides.
New Dune movie captures world of original novel with magnificent casting and cinematography
Mia DeNunzio November 8, 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 to create an adaptation of the novel, David Lynch being the first in 1984, and Denis succeeded in both pleasing seasoned fans and welcoming those unfamiliar with the story. Dune centers around Paul...

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British Secret Intelligence Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) battles enemies in Cuba with new, innovative weapons and complex fighting tactics.
No Time To Die is a thrilling installation to the James Bond franchise
Brynn Galaich November 6, 2021

No Time To Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, is jam-packed with explosions, complex new weapons, and thrilling stunts. With high-quality acting and impressive special effects, it is worth the watch. No Time To Die bids farewell to Daniel Craig in his fateful role as James Bond, and passes the role on to the first woman of color to play 007 in history.  No Time To Die follows James Bond (Daniel...

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Freshman Lucy Bakowski dressed up in her Madonna costume for halloween.
Underclassmen get “wacky” for their first high school spirit week
Kyra Featherstone November 1, 2021

At AWHS, Wacky Wednesday is all about wearing your wackiest outfits, craziest hair, and loudest colors. This year’s Homecoming Spirit Week put on Wacky Wednesday on Oct. 27, and while students of all grades dressed up, underclassmen felt especially excited to experience a spirit week for the first time during in-person school.  Freshman Lucy Bakowski dressed back in time to the famous singer/songwriter...

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Released on Oct. 15 and based on true events, medieval drama The Last Duel illustrates one woman’s stance against the patriarchal powers of fourteenth century France.
The Last Duel exhibits female courage within the patriarchy of Medieval France
Corina Karr November 1, 2021

TW: Mentions of rape and violence The Last Duel, released on Oct. 15, escorts viewers to the 14th century’s court of France in which two noblemen, once close friends, enter a lethal duel. The film’s 152-minute length forces the viewer into skepticism as they are introduced to different character’s perspectives, leading to devastating truth. Betrayal and denial collide in this gripping picture...

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Festive decorations, including a small pumpkin patch, on display at the Trader Joes in Greenbrae.
Trader Joe’s seasonal items fall into stock
Corina Karr and Chloe Levenson October 31, 2021

While the thermometer drops and leaves turn orange, seasonal goods at Trader Joe’s make their anticipated return. From pumpkin espresso beans to apple tarts, Trader Joe’s has everything needed for a delicious and festive fall. In this article, spotlight seven seasonal items only available during this special time of year partnered with their assigned superlatives. Best deal: The Pumpkin Spiced...

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Halloween costumes that are thrown away, piling up in a dumpster.
Your guide to suiting up sustainably this Halloween
Chloe Levenson October 31, 2021

The scariest thing about Halloween is not the haunted houses or creepy masks – it’s the carbon footprint the holiday entails. Billions of candy wrappers and wasteful halloween decorations ending up in the trash are definitely not going to help with our planet’s worsening climate disaster. However, the excess of costumes are even worse for Halloween’s carbon footprint.  Fast fashion retailers...

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The Alive plays bottlerock in Napa Valley on Sunday September 5th
Back to the stage: BottleRock Napa Valley and Sock Monster
Kelsey Riemer and Isabella Nash October 27, 2021

Being in a band is the ultimate dream for some musicians. However, no matter the age or experience of an artist, the pandemic served as unprecedented territory. Whether it meant having extra time to practice, not going on tours for almost two years, or anything in between, both student and professional bands experienced unique circumstances during COVID-19. Recently, however, many bands have...

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