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The Pitch

Bay Area citizens march for reproductive justice

Avery Josephs and Ila Rees
October 7, 2021

Joining together in support of reproductive rights, 24 non-profit organizations co-hosted a march in San Francisco on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. The attendees lined up at Grove and Hyde Street and began marching at 11 am, eventually making their way down Market Street to Embarcadero Plaza. 



Among many other reproductive rights...

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Seniors frustrated with distribution of school parking permits

Gabriela Yacoub
October 7, 2021

At the beginning of their last year, AWHS seniors find themselves conflicted by the lack of parking permits, despite AWHS senior priority for parking in years past. 

Specific considerations, such as distance from campus, are taken into account when AWHS administration selects who is to be given a parking spot in the main lot....

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AWHS sexual harassment and assault task force outlines plans for the coming year

Elliot Smith
October 2, 2021

During the turbulent 2020-21 school year, the AWHS Sexual Harassment Prevention Task Force shifted from a district-based to an on-campus initiative. With a return to in-person school, the group hopes to expand and improve its efforts.

Katrina Southard is the wellness coordinator and co-facilitator of the task force. In the fall...

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Tik Tok trend influences mischief in AWHS boys bathrooms

Ila Rees
September 30, 2021

Although vandalism is nothing new to public schools, recent social media trends have further exacerbated this problem. As school property has been stolen or destroyed, AWHS administration now examines ways to combat the trend.

 A Tik Tok trend known as “Devious Licks,” where students vandalize and steal school property,...

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AWHS administration considers future removal of masks in classrooms

Ethan Frankel
September 30, 2021

Ever since students returned to in-person schooling this past May, AWHS students and staff have been required to wear masks on campus, but recently were allowed to remove them outdoors. Although there are no immediate plans to make masks optional in the classroom, AWHS administration is weighing options for later this school year.

AWHS clubs make a comeback after one year online

Dylan Carson, Business Manager
September 29, 2021

For over one year, AWHS student-run clubs had to alter their normal meetings and activities to an online setting during COVID-19. As students get back to their normal activities on campus and COVID-19 restrictions loosen, AWHS club leaders are eager to recruit new members.  



On Sept. 23 and 24, AWHS hosted a club day to...

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Activists water Tule Elk on Tomales Point

Henry Pratt, News Editor
September 26, 2021

On Sept. 19, at 11 a.m., wildlife activists gave approximately 200 gallons of water to Tule Elk in Tomales Point at the Point Reyes National Seashore. These activists hope to access Elk restricted to the northern end of the 2,600 acre Elk sanctuary, who may not be able to easily access ponds at the park’s southern border. 

When...

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Excitement surrounds return of live music to San Rafael

Jasmin Desruisseau
September 26, 2021

For almost two years, performance opportunities for artists have been limited by COVID-19. Shows were cancelled, travel was restricted, and band practices were no longer an option. Now that COVID-19 vaccines are more widely available, live music is reopening in many towns and cities, including San Rafael.

San Rafael hosts Dining...

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AWHS Water Conservation Club hopes to raise awareness of low reservoir levels

Ava Wilson
September 26, 2021

As the California drought worsens, AWHS students are beginning to raise awareness about the issue on campus. As a result of high water consumption and a lack of rainfall, Phoenix Lake, located in Ross, is becoming threateningly low. The Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) has forecasted that local reservoirs will be depleted of water within the next two years. 

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Requirements to the college admissions process altered due to COVID-19

Avery Josephs
September 16, 2021

COVID-19, as well as altering people’s day-to-day lives, strongly affected the college admissions process. COVID-19 interrupted extracurricular activities and put standardized testing on hold, creating fewer opportunities to build students' applications. Now, as current AWHS seniors begin their application journeys, they must adapt to a newly challenging admissions...

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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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