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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

New coach Anthony Jackson takes football program under his wing

Hayden Rhodes
September 16, 2021

It's no secret that AWHS isn’t known for their football team. Water polo and cross country continuously dominate the fall sports domain, and are crowned Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) champions almost every year. On the other hand, the AWHS football program hasn't seen nearly as much success. 

Year after year, the team...

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ASB works to plan safe events amid COVID-19

Ila Rees
September 15, 2021

After a year and a half of online school, AWHS is back on campus and activities are slowly starting to return. The COVID-19 pandemic caused students to miss out on important high school experiences, such as dances and rallies. Students are eager to learn if AWHS will be holding homecoming this fall, along with other school events in the upcoming year.

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AWHS counselors recommend seniors to stray from standardized tests

Naomi Betz
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...

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AWHS faculty examine teaching options amid fire season

Corina Karr
September 13, 2021

As fire season commences, California schools confront problems associated with poor air quality due to smoke. This leaves AWHS administration to question what the future of school will be like once air quality begins to worsen. The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) has cancelled classes due to wildfire smoke in the past,...

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San Geronimo Valley on high alert during fire season

Mia DeNunzio
September 9, 2021

Due to successive dry winters, California’s fire season poses more risks than ever before. In 2020 alone, over 4 million acres burned in California, spanning roughly the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. With ample fuel in the form of dry vegetation, the San Geronimo Valley is at high risk for wildfires, prompting people to take action to protect residents...

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Small businesses adapt to challenges throughout COVID-19

Neve Galmarini
September 7, 2021

When COVID-19 hit Marin County in Mar. 2020, businesses had to adapt to the new regulations. As of Jul. 2021, 33 percent of small businesses had...

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After COVID-19 restrictions, AWHS opens campus for lunch breaks

Henry Pratt, News Editor
September 3, 2021

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, AWHS administration announced that the campus would be open for students to leave school during their 40 minute lunch break and during periods where students don’t have a class. After almost a full year of virtual learning and two months of in-person learning with closed campus lunch breaks, Red Hill and other nearby businesses now must prepare...

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Fire begins in Lucas Valley, evacuation orders called off

Henry Pratt, News Editor
September 1, 2021

On Sept. 1st at approximately 2:27 p.m, a brush fire began on Mt. Lassen Drive and Idylberry Road near Lucas Valley in Terra Linda. This fire (dubbed the Lassen Fire) caused local authorities to put evacuation orders in place in Lucas Valley, which were lifted as of 6:10 p.m. This fire was first reported by a Nixle App alert posted...

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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...

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Archie Williams High School leadership thrives despite COVID-19

Henry Pratt, News Editor
June 7, 2021

Student leadership is a pivotal part of Archie Williams High School (AWHS), perhaps now more than ever due to the impact of COVID-19 on the student body.  Despite the challenges brought by COVID-19 and at-home learning, student leadership has found a way to thrive and continue to serve the students of AWHS.  As they reflect upon the chaos and uncertainty of the past...

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Retiring teachers plan for future after cherished years at AWHS

Genevieve Peterson, Website and Social Media Editor
June 3, 2021

With the end of each school year comes the bittersweet news of Archie Williams High School (AWHS)’s beloved teachers’ retirement. Leaving this year are Thea Haselton, Irene Friedman, and Beth Cederstrom. 


Haselton, a therapist at Bay Area Community Resources who is currently working at AWHS as a counselor, plans to start

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Towns of San Anselmo and Fairfax rally behind skateboarding community with skatepark improvements

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
June 1, 2021

In the past few months, skateparks have risen to the top of the priority list of cities in Marin. On May 11, 2021, the town of San Anselmo completed renovations on the Memorial Park skatepark and the park reopened for public use. On Apr. 10, the town of Fairfax held a ribbon cutting ceremony...

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