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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

Fentanyl takes multi-colored turn with “rainbow fentanyl”

Henry Pratt, Charlie Fee, Ben Luka Sheddrick, and Sophia Lopez
November 11, 2022



Although fentanyl is not new to the illicit drug scene, health experts have expressed concerns over a new manifestation of this deadly drug. A new pill dubbed “rainbow fentanyl” due to its unique coloration was first ...

High school party in Mill Valley ends violently

Ella Furuichi, Reporter
November 10, 2022

The Mill Valley Police Department sent out a surprising media release on Sunday, Nov 6. regarding a disruptive party the previous evening. The release explained how the Mill Valley Police Department dispatched a unit in response to a report of a “large group of juveniles yelling, screaming, consuming alcohol and throwing bottles” in an area stretching from Ashford...

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Water main break on Brookside Dr. causes minor street flooding

Henry Pratt, Editor-in-Chief
November 5, 2022

At approximately 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, workers from the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) responded to a call regarding a water main break next to the intersection of Brookside Dr. and Roble Crt. The report came after MMWD workers repaired a nearby water break that same morning. 

 



Marc Mccready, a MMWD...

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STAAR welcomes all, living and dead, to Día De los Muertos celebration

Jasmin Desruisseau and Greek Feeney
November 5, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Students Taking Action for Anti-Racism (STAAR) program at Archie Williams held a celebration in the student center for the Latine holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The celebration invited students, parents, and staff to enjoy the afternoon with traditional Latin food, drinks, and decorations. The event aimed to help students learn...

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“We slayed backpacking”: hiking expedition unites Team program

Ella Furuichi, Reporter
October 24, 2022

In the early morning of Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Archie Williams Team program arrived at the Devonshire parking lot, preparing to depart for their first backpacking trip of the 2022-2023 school year. Little did they know that the 10-day Sierra Nevada adventure would connect the small group of 30 in ways they hadn’t anticipated.

The...

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Creek Park Plaza closure evokes protests from San Anselmo residents

Brynn Galaich, Reporter
October 22, 2022

The Marin County Flood and Water District has decided to close off a prominent dining area in the middle of San Anselmo, formally referred to as the Creek Park Plaza. Officials made this decision after declaring the adjacent bridge dangerous for recreational use. 

Although this decision may seem relatively straightforward, many...

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Ella Furuichi, Reporter
October 22, 2022



On Oct. 20, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a confrontation between a student and teacher turned violent at Redwood High School. Officers from the Central Marin Police Department arrested the student involved in the attack, and an ambulance arrived to care for the teacher. 

Many student and staff members served as eyewitness...

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Inside Memorial Park’s renovation project

Ben Luka Sheddrick and Charlie Fee
October 21, 2022



The town of San Anselmo officially began construction on the Athletic Fields Renovation Project of Memorial Park on Sept. 6, 2022. The renovations aim to increase the quality of the fields used by various sports organizations and implement new irrigation systems to conserve water and monitor pollution, all while keeping Memorial Park’s original configuration.

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Homecoming spirit week brings candy-themed fun to AWHS

Ella Furuichi and Ava Alsterlind
October 17, 2022

The first week of October served up high-energy Falcon spirit with AWHS’ Homecoming Spirit Week. In preparation for the first Homecoming dance since the fall of 2019, ASB prepared a week of spirited dress-up opportunities and lunchtime activities, every day correlating with a specific candy. 

“With the last three years of...

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Students and staff express frustration with canteen chaos

James Gregor, Reporter
October 11, 2022

The AWHS cafeteria has made recent changes to lunch service in the canteen. Students and staff members alike express frustration regarding the new, state mandated, ID machine system.

California state law requires a new counting system in order to properly allocate free or discounted servings to school districts. The newly installed...

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Homecoming Dance sets high expectations for future school events

Ben Luka Sheddrick and Charlie Fee
October 11, 2022



AWHS hosted its first Homecoming Dance since 2019 on Friday, Oct. 7. The Candyland-themed dance took place from 7-10p.m. in the main and small gymnasiums. In the spirit of the candy-themed dance, AWHS Associated Student Body (ASB) assigned each grade different Starburst colors, with frosh wearing yellow, sophomores wearing red, juniors wearing orange and seniors...

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Spirit week day five brings coastal energy to AWHS

Ella Furuichi and Logan Cokinos
October 11, 2022

Friday, Oct. 7 closed out the second Spirit Week of the 2022-2023 school year with a trip to the tropics for Beach Day. Students arrived on campus decked out in beachwear and tourist shirts. 



At the Homecoming rally during fourth period, the fall sports teams made a splash with their high-energy performances. With competitions...

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