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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

Teenage girl facing a decline in mental health when going through isolation.

Teenage mental health declines during COVID-19 isolation

Neve Marin Rue Galmarini October 23, 2021

In order to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, teenagers began distance learning from their homes. During this time, teenage suicide attempts and depression numbers rose greatly, reflecting a greater...

Students Sophia Nowlen and Pyper Healy sit in the PR classroom listening to Ms. Brown present.

AWHS leadership groups join forces in “ASAP”

Genevieve Peterson, Website and Social Media Editor October 22, 2021

AWHS leadership is composed of four groups, all focused on different goals: Associated Student Body (ASB) focuses on budgeting and event planning, Students Taking Action Against Racism (STAAR) strives...

AWHSs signature burger comes second place only to the fried chicken sandwich.

AWHS 101: Your Official Guide To The Canteen

Dresden Calabrese, Business Manager October 22, 2021

Picture this: you rush to the school lunch line in order to snag your favorite item, only to find out there are none left. You look around and realize you’re surrounded by so many options you’ve never...

New ASB president Margaret Young hopes to hold more events and inspire inclusivity at AWHS.

ASB president Margaret Young aims to help AWHS community take flight

Georgia Schroeder, Copy Editor October 21, 2021

As the Associated Student Body (ASB) president Margaret Young steps into her new role, she anticipates building a supportive and spirited student body. Due to the lack of school dances, rallies, and sports...

Kuma’s Classic Milk Tea (left) and Strawberry Cheesecake Slushie (right) waiting to be enjoyed.

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.”...

More than 20 countries are celebrated along with their cultures during Latinx Heritage Month.

¿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...

Carys Horton, Eliza Austen, and Chloe Gehm (left to right) discuss potential fundraising ideas with fellow members of the Save the Children club in room 106.

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....

An AWHS student is “hooked” to addictive drugs, like nicotine vapes.

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,...

Illustration of Kim Kardashian’s completely black ensemble, complete with a face mask.

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...

Dan Freeman teaches his 4th period World History class about revolutions.

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,...

Mr Thelin, the drama teacher, working on the Macbeth play with his advanced students. (September 17)

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 Daraja Club returning from a hike taken while carrying buckets of water, representing how children in Kenya have to carry clean water to their homes.

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...

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