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The Pitch

The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

Haakon Lacy, AWHS sophomore views a brochure in the College & Career Center.

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...

Archie Williams head coach, Anthony Jackson (middle) and his staff (from left to right) Joe Spring, Jack Ruach, Dee Anderson, and Rafael Alonso talking to their players after a victory against Berean Christian

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...

ASB teams gather in separate groups to discuss various situations regarding school events

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...

AWHS counselor Sheila Souder reading college essays in her office.

AWHS counselors recommend seniors to stray from standardized tests

Naomi Betz, Photography Editor 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...

Senor Jose Anchordoqui turning on his classroom’s Medify air purifier, identical to what should be in every classroom.

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...

An area of the San Geronimo Valley near Woodacre, made up of dry grassland and forests, which can be fuel for wildfires.

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...

Dominic Macaulay, a barista in the cafe located in the back of Longway, cleans up the cafe for the end of the day.

Small businesses adapt to challenges throughout COVID-19

Neve Marin Rue 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 closed throughout the pandemic, either temporarily or permanently....

Ramy Iskander, manager of Subway’s location in the Red Hill Shopping Complex, making a sandwich for a customer.

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....

Fire begins in Lucas Valley, evacuation orders called off

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...

Archie Williams High School’s new logo painted on the wall of the main gym and displayed to all

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...

Peer Resource works a table at lunch on the baseball field promoting positive sex-talk and condom safety and knowledge for students.

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...

Retiring ceramics teacher Ms. Cederstrom, remaniises on good years at Archie Williams

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,...

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