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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

New boba shop “Kuma Cafe” bubbles up in downtown San Rafael

Corina Karr
October 19, 2021

Got a boba craving that simply isn’t satisfied by nearby cafes? Head over to 1128 4th Street in downtown San Rafael, where Quickly’s vacancy has been replaced with a new boba bar, “Kuma Cafe.” Just down the street from Shiro Kuma Sushi, Kuma Cafe opened Oct. 8, serving as the sushi bar’s sweet sister. Kuma Cafe offers a variety of delicious teas, fruity syrups, and exciting toppings to make...

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¿Viva Latinx? AWHS students and staff reflect over Latinx Heritage Month

Jasmin Desruisseau
October 17, 2021

Nationally celebrated every year, Latinx Heritage Month highlights the accomplishments, resiliency, and traditions of the Latinx populations in the United States. However, many people at AWHS feel that there is still not enough being done to fully acknowledge the contributions of these cultures to our society. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 each year, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile...

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Club attendance soars past COVID-19

Corina Karr
October 17, 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. Now that students are back on campus, club attendance is soaring. Despite the extensive screen time during COVID-19, many club leaders, like junior Jack Long of the Maps and Flags club, persevered. “Club...

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AWHS freshmen engage in vaping

Genevieve Peterson and Brynn Galaich
October 3, 2021

Across the country, vaping has become popular among many teens. AWHS is not an exception to this, as many students have been using this unsafe and highly addictive substance. A vape, or e-cigarette, is an electronic device providing a drug that users inhale. Vapes often contain nicotine, but they can also contain marijuana, LSD, and Ketamine, all substances that cause different user experiences...

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Top 10 most eccentric looks at the 2021 Met Gala

Corina Karr and Chloe Levenson
October 1, 2021

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the fashion industry's top event of the year – the Met Gala – has finally returned. Hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, this year's carefully crafted guest list included around 400 attendees, approved by Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour.  This year’s theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” was obeyed subtly...

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COVID-19 makes increasing teacher salaries even more necessary

Mia DeNunzio
September 24, 2021

The teachers in the Tamalpais Unified High School District (TUHSD) work more than they are paid for. They deal with complaints from parents and accommodate students with many different backgrounds. Often, they spend time outside of their work hours grading tests, papers, and a variety of assignments. Teachers have always worked hard, but during COVID-19, they have labored even more than before, and...

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AWHS Drama steps back into the spotlight

Brody Rhodes
September 23, 2021

After almost two years in the COVID-19 pandemic, AWHS performers are finally able to return to the Little Theater stage.  Jasper Thelin, the AWHS Drama teacher, felt distant from his students over the pandemic. Drama students, both “novice and experienced,” were able to challenge themselves during COVID-19 by acting at home. They preserved and stayed strong to come back to this community.  “Being...

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AWHS students find joy through COVID-19

Kyra Featherstone
September 23, 2021

On Mar. 13, 2020, schools across the U.S shut down due to COVID-19, uprooting students' normal routines. With in-person school out of the question, AWHS students searched for activities to restore a sense of normalcy during an unpredictable time. Now, as AWHS begins a new school year, students reflect over the past year and examine what brought them joy during the pandemic.   AWHS senior Sadie...

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Is taking the PSAT really necessary?

Chloe Levenson
September 22, 2021

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) is a precursive test for the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT test is available to sophomores and juniors to take once per year. If a high score is achieved on the PSAT/NMSQT when taken during junior year, it could lead to a National Merit Scholarship.  Many students, including AWHS sophomore Claire Ridella, will...

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Free Guy ties real-world messages into a fast-paced comedic plot

Brynn Galaich
September 22, 2021

Free Guy, released August 13, 2021, is an amusing movie that also manages to have an inspirational message underneath the humor.  From the acting, to the plot, to the moral, Free Guy contains all the elements of a truly satisfactory movie. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film follows two video game engineers named Keys and Millie (Joe Keery and Jodie Comer) who realize that one of the characters in...

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Shang-Chi becomes first Asian American character to star in Marvel movie

Isabella Welter Vazquez
September 21, 2021

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was officially released on Sept. 3, 2021 as the second Marvel movie to come out since the beginning of the pandemic. This cinematic franchise has redefined the limits of superhero movies when it has historically been dominated by white, male characters. While characters in Marvel comic books are typically more diverse, the films have taken a while to catch...

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AWHS counselors recommend seniors to stray from standardized tests

Naomi Betz, Photography Editor
September 13, 2021

The high school class of 2021 experienced a college application process like no other. Standardized tests required for college applications, the SAT or ACT, were canceled or postponed, and the few testing sites that were available filled up quickly. Many universities were forced to get rid of the standardized test requirement as, according to the Washington Post, 1 million students could no longer...

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