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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

The Student Center at High School 1327, where the Connection Center is located.

High School 1327 opens Connection Center for students

Orion Csizmadia-Zinnes and Aler Giffin November 5, 2020

On Oct. 5, High School 1327 (HS 1327) announced in an email that it would open  a Connection Center on campus. The Connection Center is stationed in the Student Center of HS 1327 and is open Tuesday to...

A local voter places their ballot in a nearby ballot box.

November 2020 ballot results

Kelsey Riemer, Design Editor November 4, 2020

With 5 local measures and 12 state propositions, this year’s voters had packed ballots. The presidential election this year is particularly controversial, and the federal response to the global COVID-19...

Mckenzie (age 5) and Robin Hull (age 2) showing off their Halloween costumes on their deck.

Marin families forge new Halloween traditions amid COVID-19 pandemic

Dylan Carson, Business Manager October 30, 2020

Across the nation people celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating, dressing up in costumes, and handing out candy. But due to COVID-19, families in Marin will not be able to take part in their traditional...

Ballot Boxes like this one in San Anselmo are open for early voting.

California looks to expand voting rights to 17-year-olds with Proposition 18

Ellis Chamberlin, Sports Editor October 29, 2020

On Nov. 3, voters across California will decide the future of Proposition 18 (Prop 18), a constitutional amendment that would allow new voters to cast their ballots as long as they turn 18 during the election...

HS 1327 Halloween virtual spirit week calendar shows ASBs Halloween themed spirit week.

Virtual Halloween spirit week celebrations engage student body

Samantha Parr, Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2020

It’s Halloween time - the leaves on trees are turning colors, tombstone decorations populate front yards of houses, and people dress up in all sorts of costumes on Oct. 31. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns,...

Zoom deprives freshmen of traditional high school experience

Zoom deprives freshmen of traditional high school experience

Dresden Calabrese, Business Manager October 22, 2020

High School 1327’s incoming freshmen spent their summer anxiously wondering whether or not school would be in-person or online in the fall. To their surprise, it was announced that school would be computer-based...

Boys’ varsity water polo team members swim across the pool as fast as they can when Coach Swanson says “go.”

Boys’ water polo team remains united amid COVID-19 safety concerns

Avery Yudice, Website and Social Manager and Opinion Editor October 21, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, High School 1327's Boys' Water Polo team is committing to practicing twice a week with mandated safety precautions. According to Coach Matt Swanson, the boys on the HS...

If county health officials give TUHSD the ok, the district will follow this plan: On Mondays, Groups A and B will be at home.  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Group A will be at school and Group B will be at home on Zoom.  On Thursdays and Fridays Group B will be at school and Group A will be at home on Zoom.  Groups are determined by last name to keep siblings together.

TUHSD will model hybrid of in-person and remote learning starting January 2021

Alice Simenstad and Dylan Carson October 9, 2020

On the morning of Friday, Oct 9, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Superintendent Tara Taupier sent out an email to students and families announcing the start of hybrid learning in January...

Voting for Measure M

Measure M vote may determine quality of education for future students

Jacob Weller, Interactive Media Manager October 4, 2020

On Nov. 3, Marin voters will be deciding on Measure M, a straight renewal parcel tax for the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD). The measure needs a 66.7 percent majority to pass.  Measure...

The San Rafael Public Safety Center, a recently renovated building for fire and police, on fifth street in downtown San Rafael.

San Rafael City Schools vote to remove their school resource officers

Katie Hausammann October 2, 2020

On Monday, Sept. 14, the Board of Trustees for San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) voted unanimously to break ties with their two San Rafael Police Department resource officers. Police Free Schools Marin, an...

Alumni from all generations walking towards their new identities and away from the Pirates

Drake alumni group opposes name change

Georgia Schroeder, Copy Editor September 29, 2020

High School 1327 (HS 1327)’s decision to move on from the name “Sir Francis Drake High School” has prompted many alumni to step up and voice their opinions. Several graduated Pirates feel they are...

Expanded outdoor seating for customers dining at local restaurants such as Crepevine and State Room.

City of San Rafael hosts Dining Under the Lights to bring traffic back to local restaurants

Dylan Carson, Business Manager September 29, 2020

Every Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., local restaurants on 4th St. take part in Dining Under the Lights, an outdoor seating event hosted by the city of San Rafael. This event emerged this June...

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