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Addison Rae needs to stay in her TikTok lane after flimsy performance in He’s All That

Alice Simenstad, Lifestyle Editor
September 13, 2021

With a whopping 121 minutes of Tik Tok star Addison Rae’s emotionless acting, the latest Netflix rom-com He’s All That marks Rae’s introduction to Hollywood... and not much else. A gender-swapped reboot of the 1999 rom-com classic She’s All That, He’s All That feels like an elementary attempt at a standout modern romance movie. From an incohesive plot, to sloppy casting and an unsatisfying...

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AWHS families and faculty flock to falcon logo reveal

Alice Simenstad and Georgia Schroeder
August 11, 2021

After a summer of fundraising, designing, and painting, AWHS proudly presented its new school logo on Monday, Aug. 9 to the community. The logo was displayed on the recently-painted gym floor, sweatshirts and t-shirts, and the AWHS sports jerseys. The new logo is the latest development in the name change process, depicting the school’s mascot, the falcon, which was selected by the Drake Leadership...

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Aaron Sorkin’s Trial of the Chicago 7 depicts harsh racial realities from the 1968 Chicago protests that still persist today

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
June 15, 2021

Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen) and Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong) walk into the courthouse gleefully as the whole world is watching.  Aaron Sorkin’s Trial of the Chicago 7, released October 16, 2020, reaches expectations while depicting a strong narrative of injustices reflective of today’s society. Available on Netflix, the film follows the lives of seven leaders of the anti-Vietnam War efforts...

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Upperclassmen share tips for next years Assassin

Henry Pratt, News Editor
June 15, 2021

The game is called “Killer” at some schools, but at Archie Williams High School (AWHS) it’s called Assassin: a water gun, prize money fueled game that is a rite of passage for AWHS upperclassmen. Through a variety of strategies, teams of three compete each May by hiding from their assassins and killing their targets until they are the last team standing or are eliminated. Strategies are a paramount...

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Archie Williams High School boys varsity water polo seniors reflect on season after win against Redwood High School

Avery Yudice, Website and Social Manager and Opinion Editor
June 13, 2021

The AWHS boys varsity water polo team celebrated their graduating seniors after an intense game against Redwood High School on May 26. Overcoming a four-point deficit, the AWHS boys water polo team came back to take home the win.  “That was by far the most stressful game of the season,” said Tate Miller, an AWHS varsity player who will play water polo at Occidental College in the fall.  The...

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Senior Map

June 11, 2021

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Avery Yudice, Website and Social Manager and Opinion Editor
June 9, 2021

Civil Unrest Continued as the United States Fell Into a Pandemic   YEARS OF DIVISION In his inauguration address on January 20, 2021, 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden said, "Few people in our nation's history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we're in now,” regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and political division.   VIRUS PARALYZES GLOBAL POPULATION On January 6, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

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TUHSD administration addresses mountain biking risk factors with new protocols

Samantha Parr and Aler Giffin
May 26, 2021

On May 11, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) administration held a meeting with mountain biking team coaches and advisors to discuss the operations of the Archie Williams, Redwood, and Tamalpais High School teams in regards to current board policies and administrative regulations. Although the board states that their intention was never to do away with the mountain biking teams, many...

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Wellness ceramic mural finished after three years of perseverance

Emily Cardwell and Maddie Biegel
May 20, 2021

In the making for roughly three years, the ceramic mural, created by 2019 AP Ceramics students, is ready to be displayed in front of the Wellness Center at Archie Williams High School. The AP Ceramics students started the project in 2019, composed mainly of juniors. After the students working on it graduated last year, college freshman Taylor Jones came back to work with Beth Cederstrom, the ceramics...

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“Godzilla vs. Kong” is a wild ride worth taking.

Ellis Chamberlin, Sports Editor
April 26, 2021

“Godzilla vs. Kong,” released on Mar. 31, 2021, thrills the audience with fist-pumping action scenes, and stunning special effects, ultimately including something for everyone. Monsters, zombie robots, sci-fi rocket ships, maritime vessels, reptiles, animal-human communication, and fictional worlds at the center of the Earth are all served up buffet-style. While sometimes shallow in plot, the movie...

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Chaos Walking brings a fast-paced dystopian world into a heartfelt narrative about human nature

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 16, 2021

“Chaos Walking” released on Mar. 5, 2021, brings a fast-paced dystopian world into a heartfelt narrative about human nature. Dubbed as a rendition of Patrick Ness's 2008 novel, “The Knife of Never Letting Go,” fans of the book can’t help but feel as though the movie does not meet expectations. However, the short film features consistent plot twists and brief comedic scenes, creating a well-rounded...

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Students express excitement about returning to school, yet are concerned about COVID-19 safety

Maddie Biegel, Podcast Producer
April 2, 2021

Recently COVID-19 cases have begun to decline in Marin County which allows for schools to open up full time. After spring break, for the first time in over a year, students in the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) will have the option of returning to school Monday through Friday or staying home and learning on Zoom full-time. As students make their choice some worry about their safety, while...

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