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The Pitch

TUHSD grapples with COVID-19 test kit shortage

Henry Pratt, News Editor
January 6, 2022

After requesting  approximately 1400 test kits from the Tamalpais Unified High School District (TUHSD) and the County of Marin Department of Health and Human Services (Marin HHS), AWHS administration sent most of the 1300 students and most faculty members home for Winter Break on Friday, Dec. 17 with a box of two at-home COVID-19 test kits. These tests, ...

Indoor sporting events close doors to spectators

Corina Karr
January 6, 2022

An email sent out by AWHS administration on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 2:16 pm announced that, until further notice, no spectators will be permitted to attend indoor sports games due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. The decision was made by the Marin County Health Department and the Marin County Athletic League in an effort to reduce...

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Local businesses prepared for shipping delays this holiday season

Mia DeNunzio
December 27, 2021

During the holiday season, stores ramp up their advertising to hook customers onto their products. This year, however, shipping delays increased the difficulty of ordering gifts online, complicating gift-giving for many. 

With 82.7 percent of Marin County’s population fully vaccinated, according to the ...

Social media posts disrupt AWHS community, administration investigates threats

Mia DeNunzio
December 11, 2021

After discovering two disturbing social media posts by AWHS students containing violent imagery and hate speech, the school administration now confronts the aftermath with deeper investigation.

On Thursday, Dec. 9, at around six o’clock, AWHS Interim Principal LaSandra White emailed the Tamalpais Unified High School District...

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Record-breaking pet adoptions overwhelm veterinary clinics

Avery Josephs
December 9, 2021

With record pet adoption rates brought on by COVID-19, veterinary clinics struggle to meet increased demands for their services. The influx of pets causes Veterinarians across the Bay to adjust their schedules, while dealing with the lack of staff.

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown on Mar. 19, 2020, issued by Governor Gavin...

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Fairfax location of RoCo Dance plans imminent closure

Samantha Parr, Editor-in-Chief
December 5, 2021

Nestled in with the spunky boutiques and lively restaurants of downtown Fairfax is RoCo Dance, an extension of the original RoCo studio in Mill Valley. After 12 years of service to Fairfax's dance community, the Fairfax location of RoCo Dance will close due to the termination of the building's lease. RoCo Fairfax will officially close Feb. 1, 2022.

Black Friday deals fill streets of Union Square with eager shoppers

Corina Karr and Chloe Levenson
December 2, 2021

Following Thanksgiving each year, masses of eager shoppers prepare for Black Friday, a day dominated by discounts in preparation for the upcoming holidays. This year on Nov. 26, Black Friday took over the stores in San Francisco’s Union Square. Despite the reinstatement of this holiday tradition, recent robberies in Union Square and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic...

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Local resident protests outside Marin County Supervisor’s home

Delaney Fair and Ila Rees
November 29, 2021

Every weekend since Sept. 11, 2021, Greenbrae resident PJ Breimer has stood outside of Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice’s house, in protest of traffic signals and lights that were put up around her residence near the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and La Cuesta Dr. Objecting to the disturbances these lights create for her, Breimer stands in front of...

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COVID-19 vaccination mandate to affect all California students and staff

Isabella Nash, Junior Copy Editor
November 7, 2021

On Oct. 1, Governor Gavin Newsom (D) announced that California would become the first state to require COVID-19 vaccinations for school-aged children. All kids, barring health, personal, or religious concerns, must get vaccinated in order to attend any school in California, public or private.

When Newsom introduced the mandate,...

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Marin County residents reflect on lifting of mask mandate

Corina Karr
November 6, 2021

Ever since Aug. 2, when Marin County’s mask mandate fell back into place, citizens have been required to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That is until Marin County Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis announced on Oct. 29 that Marin would be the first in the Bay Area to lift its mask mandate, beginning Nov. 1. Although masks are no longer required for...

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Falcon football crowned homecoming heroes after thrilling win over San Rafael

Hayden Rhodes
November 2, 2021



Homecoming week at AWHS – when school spirit excels and the good times roll – is known to be one of the most exciting weeks of the year for students. However, this year’s homecoming week had its own unique twist. The school held its first outdoor rally, there was no official homecoming dance, and to add to the madness, the AWHS football team is going to finish...

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California wildfire conditions concern local firefighters

Kyra Featherstone
October 27, 2021

Due to global warming and an increasingly dry climate, Marin firefighters are concerned about fire danger in years to come. With fires having posed major threats to California’s vitality in prior years, residents are also nervous that future fire seasons will be devastating. 

Tod Lando is a firefighter who works as...

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