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Archie Williams administration tests new moshing mandate at Winter Formal

Charlie Fee and Ben Luka Sheddrick
February 25, 2024

On Saturday, Feb.10, Archie Williams hosted its annual Winter Formal dance at Peacock Gap Golf Club in San Rafael. The dance took place from 7 pm to 10 pm, and despite the new “no moshing” rule, it was filled with music, dancing, and activities. 

Ticket sales began in late January, costing $50 for Archie Williams students,...

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Students spread love at ASB’s Valentine’s Day Candy Gram event

Stuart Pratt and Elsa Hunt
February 21, 2024

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, ASB hosted a Valentine's Day-themed Candy Gram event. Students purchased candy and roses and had them delivered to their friends or significant others. Initially, ASB planned to host several Candy Gram events leading up to Valentine’s Day, but due to scheduling difficulties, they reduced the dates to one.

The...

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Disney Spirit Week Day Five: High School Musical

Sean Chamberlin and Devin Moss
February 21, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 9, Archie Williams students sorted into class colors for Spirit Week Day Five. ASB appointed Friday's theme, High School Musical, engaging students to wear their assigned class color with sophomores and seniors in black and freshman and juniors in green. The main event of the day was the students versus staff basketball game that took place at lunch. 

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Disney Spirit Week Day Four: Frozen Day

Riley Liebman, Reporter
February 14, 2024

On Thursday, Feb. 8, Archie Williams students bundled up for Winter Formal Spirit Week’s Frozen Day. ASB encouraged students to wear warm winter outfits to build excitement for the Winter Formal dance on Saturday. 

This was a popular spirit day, as dressing up for it included many clothes students already wear. Outfits ranged...

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Disney Spirit Week Day Three: Monsters University

Lucas Gallagher and Cole Taplin
February 9, 2024

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, Archie Williams’ third day of Winter Formal Spirit Week occurred, with the theme of Monsters University. ASB encouraged students to come to school wearing their favorite college merch, to tie into the “university” theme. This day followed the Disney concept for Spirit Week, which will end with Saturday’s Cinderella’s ball-themed Winter...

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Disney Spirit Week Day Two: Tweedle Twin Day

Charlie Fee, Cub News Editor
February 9, 2024

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Archie Williams students found partners to tackle the second spirit day of the week: Tweedle Twin Day. In addition to four other spirit days, ASB organized Tweedle Twin Day to foster excitement for Saturday’s Winter Formal dance.

Tweedle Twin Day proved to be popular with students, many pairs wore matching...

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Atmospheric river hits California, causing power outages and damage across Marin County

Elsa Hunt and Ella Furuichi
February 7, 2024

On Sunday, Feb. 4, the atmospheric river blowing through California hit Marin County. According to PowerOutage.us, 32,000 Marin homes lost power for over 24 hours due to heavy rainfall and winds

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Disney Spirit Week Day One: Sleeping Beauty

Ben Luka Sheddrick, Cub Feature Editor
February 7, 2024

On Monday, Feb. 5, ASB kicked off its annual Winter Formal Spirit Week, preceding the Winter Formal Dance. The dance’s theme this year, “Disney Movies,” inspired each day’s dress-up opportunity. Monday’s “Sleeping Beauty” concept kicked off the Disney activities with a cozy pajama day. 

ASB tasked students with...

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Marin County updates COVID-19 policy, loosening quarantine requirements

Elsa Hunt, Cub News Editor
February 1, 2024

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) relaxed its COVID-19 policy restrictions. COVID-19-positive individuals can now end their quarantine 24 hours after their fever disappears, as opposed to the previous five-day wait. Additionally, individuals can now return to work and school as soon as they exhibit mild to fully improved symptoms. 

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Town of Fairfax proposes new affordable housing plan in line with state regulations

Camilla Craig and Betsy Engelhardt
February 1, 2024

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, the Fairfax Town Council held an open meeting at the Fairfax Women’s Club, where they presented their new affordable housing model. They gave the first reading of a proposed zoning module, which would allow several new housing areas to be developed. This zoning is for the sixth cycle of the housing element of Fairfax’s General Plan.

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The Drama Department’s Sandwich board artistically draws the community to shows

Camilla Craig, Reporter
January 29, 2024

The Archie Williams drama department’s sandwich board has attracted community members to the program and its shows for years. Often seen on the Devonshire lawn outside of Archie Williams, drama teacher Jasper Thelin created the sandwich board to advertise the school’s drama productions to the community.  

For each new show,...

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Proposed bridges in Cascade Canyon spark conflict across Marin County

Maisie Ferner and Betsy Engelhardt
January 24, 2024

On Nov. 28, the Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the construction of two bridges over the San Anselmo Creek in the Elliott Nature Preserve, located in Cascade Canyon. The purpose of these bridges is to allow better trail access during the winter months and to help protect endangered wildlife in the creek beds. 

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