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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

Seniors offer advice to underclassmen on school, social life, and self-care

Charlie Gaebe
June 10, 2022

The transition from middle to high school can be a turbulent period for some underclassmen, especially without any guidance. Luckily, our seniors are willing to share some of the knowledge they’ve picked up after four years of high school experience.

Many seniors would agree that prioritizing school work is essential. Being...

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Beach Themed spring rally generates school spirit

Genevieve Peterson, Staff Writer
June 1, 2022



On Friday, May 20, beach-attired students gathered on the Falcon football field for the second rally of the year after a long hiatus from any events organized by Associated Student Body (ASB). This rally marked the second outdoor rally after recovering from the COVID-19 quarantine period. The beach themed rally celebrated prom, which happened a few weeks prior on...

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AWHS administrators search for new chemistry teachers

Avery Josephs
May 26, 2022

As two out of three AWHS chemistry teachers set plans for their retirement, administrators find themselves in a familiar situation: hiring new teachers. Every year, the AWHS administration sorts through many applications to properly select teachers to guide their students and community. This process for finding the next chemistry teacher includes filtering candidates...

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Underground water leak lifts up Saunders Ave., causes traffic backup

Corina Karr, In-Depth Editor
April 28, 2022

On the morning of Thursday, April 28, a main break on the water main line of the pipe system on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (SFD) lifted up part of Saunders Ave, the street running alongside AWHS. The Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) arrived promptly to repair the pipe and road. 

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SEA-DISC holds event in celebration of Earth Day

Ila Rees and Avery Josephs
April 28, 2022

Thursday, April 21, AWHS’ Students of the Environment Academy - Doing Integrated Studies Curricula (SEA-DISC) upperclassman academy held Earth Day celebrations at the senior tree during lunch, in collaboration with non-profit organizations from around the Bay Area. The activities included...

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Defensible space evaluations to begin soon in Kentfield and Ross

Chloe Levenson
April 17, 2022

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the Ross Valley Fire Department issued a press release stating that defensible space evaluations, an evaluation for fire safety on one’s property, in Kentfield and Ross will begin during the week of April 18, 2022. These inspections will be conducted by Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) in cooperation with the Kentfield Fire Protection...

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Michael Wing leaves teaching position after tumor diagnosis

Kyra Featherstone and Ila Rees
April 15, 2022

AWHS Chemistry and Living Earth teacher Michael (Doc) Wing has been diagnosed with a tumor in his neck, and will be taking the rest of the 2021-2022 school year off to focus on his health. As a result, AWHS principal LaSandra White now searches for advisors for Wing’s class periods.   

Center Boulevard Bridge succumbs to sinkhole

Jasmin Desruisseau, News and Spanish Editor
April 15, 2022

On Monday, April 11, at approximately 4 p.m, part of the Center Boulevard Bridge in downtown San Anselmo caved into an unexpected sinkhole. Parts of Center Boulevard closely surrounding the bridge were swiftly closed off by the Town of San Anselmo. Construction crews are already enforcing their new reconstruction plan to prevent future sinkholes in the area.



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Fire in wall between Fradelizo’s and Bah Mi Ba halts service

Corina Karr, In-Depth Editor
April 14, 2022

An electrical fire sparked around 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, Apr. 14, at one Bolinas Rd. in the wall between the restaurants Fradelizio's and Bah Mi Ba. The fire was deemed "under control" as of 3:14 p.m., Ross Valley Fire tweeted

Math teacher Adriana Perez surrenders teaching position, cites health reasons

Delaney Fair and Avery Josephs
April 4, 2022

On Thursday, Mar. 17, AWHS math teacher Adriana Perez announced that she will be on sick leave for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. A school board meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 22, discussed finding a new teacher to replace Perez and approved a summary of the meeting which confirmed that Perez has left on...

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BIPOC student art exhibition amplifies minority voices

Corina Karr, In-Depth Editor
March 31, 2022

On Friday, Mar. 25, AWHS’ Students Taking Action Against Racism (STAAR) leadership class hosted its first Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) annual student art exhibition in the AWHS student center. The event, “Viewing the World in Different Perspectives'', featured artwork...

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