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Junior John Minutoli uses a coat hanger to carry his school supplies for Wednesdays Anything but a Backpack Day.

Students toss aside their backpacks during Anything but a Backpack Day

Ava Alsterlind and Leonardo Olivotti October 7, 2022

On the third day of Homecoming Spirit Week, AWHS students showed up to school with a unique variety of backpack alternatives for Anything but a Backpack Day. While some chose tote bags, others were...

Newly added vapor detectors are seen in the third corridor bathrooms, notifying staff when vapor is detected.

Administration cracks down on bathroom vapers

Lucas Gallagher, Student Voice Editor October 7, 2022

During the week of Aug. 17, AWHS Administration installed vape detectors in every school bathroom, with the first one becoming operational Monday, Sept. 26. School administration aims to end students vaping...

Juniors Loretta Hovey (left), Cate Logan (middle), and Avery Hinkleman (right) show off their school spirit by wearing matching outfits on Triplet Day.

Day two of Spirit Week brings triple the fun

Ella Furuichi, News Editor October 5, 2022

After starting Homecoming spirit week off with a cozy and Pajama-themed day, Falcons walked into day two in sets of three. Students became triplets, dressing up in matching overalls, white dresses,...

TUHSD administrators advised community members to avoid Camino Alto Rd. after a fire started on Monday, Sept. 27.

Mill Valley fire spreads half an acre

Lucas Gallagher, Student Voice Editor September 28, 2022

At 2:12 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 27, a brush fire sparked near Camino Alto Rd. between Mill Valley and Corte Madera. Approximately 20 minutes later, the Southern Marin Fire District and the Mill Valley Fire...

Demonstrators protest in front of the San Rafael Public Safety Center regarding the excessive use of force towards a San Rafael gardener by SRPD officers.

Bloody police-inflicted beat down puts spotlight on racial injustice

Corina Karr and Henry Manning September 26, 2022

Systemic racism in the criminal justice system is an ongoing issue throughout the U.S., but many Marin citizens don’t realize it occurs in their own backyard. A San Rafael police body camera video...

Brody Rhodes and Avery Hinkleman

Students welcome new class presidents

Jai Coyote, Reporter September 23, 2022

AWHS welcomed this year's newly elected class presidents. Co-senior class presidents, Jack Long and Micah Sher, alongside junior class president Brody Rhodes, and sophomore class president Avery Hinkleman,...

Junior Max Lefferts rides his e-bike on campus on Thursday.

California legislature passes electric bike safety regulations

Sophia Lopez, Reporter September 20, 2022

Electric bike (e-bike) popularity grew rapidly among the teen community in the past year. Students throughout Marin ride e-bikes to and from school, sometimes carrying more than one passenger. Due to complaints...

Students stop at different club booths during lunch on Sept. 8th.

Club days highlights unique student interests

Luca Roy, Co-Photography Editor September 18, 2022

To kick off a new year of clubs at AWHS, ASB organized “club days” on Sept. 8 and 9. Held during the lunch period, students browsed different booths to see what clubs they may want to join for...

Student Dean of Success Alan Nealley works in his office on Friday, Sept. 16.

Former teacher Alan Nealley becomes new Dean of Student Success

Henry Manning, Feature Editor September 17, 2022

To combat absences in Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD), district administrators created the new role of Student Dean of Success, a position dedicated to addressing behavioral issues at school....

Out of 12 lockers, only two are currently used regularly by AWHS students.

With the rise of technology, are school lockers necessary?

Charlie Fee and Ben Luka Sheddrick September 17, 2022

As education in many high schools begins to shift toward an online format, some school educators question the necessity of school lockers. Is the iconic American high school locker approaching retirement?...

Team teacher Diana Goldberg helps students write a letter introducing themselves.

Building a Team: A look into Archie Williams’ new upperclassmen academy

Ella Furuichi, News Editor September 14, 2022

Wednesday, Aug. 17, marked the official introduction of the new Team program to AWHS. Based on outdoor education and community building, the academy is an upperclassmen oriented around outdoor learning.  Taught...

AWHS sophomores Atticus Bliss-Mchone and Lenni Wiest join together in lumberjack harmony.

Falcon spirit soars during spirit week

Allison Bredow, Web and Social Media Manager September 11, 2022

During the week of Aug. 29, the Associated Student Body (ASB) commenced AWHS’ first spirit week of the 2022-2023 school year. Inviting students to dress in fun outfits, the week was meant to instill...

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