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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, In-Depth Editor 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, Junior Copy Editor 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, Student Voice and Polls Editor 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, Editor-in-Chief 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, Editor-in-Chief 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, Editor-in-Chief 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, Staff Writer 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,...

Local skater and Drake Alum, Jeremy Snowden tests out a ramp a the new Fairfax Skatepark.
May 26th, 2021

Towns of San Anselmo and Fairfax rally behind skateboarding community with skatepark improvements

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor June 1, 2021

In the past few months, skateparks have risen to the top of the priority list of cities in Marin. On May 11, 2021, the town of San Anselmo completed renovations on the Memorial Park skatepark and the park...

The name “Archie Williams” was approved by the TUHSD Board of Trustees to become the new name of HS 1327/Drake High School.

Board of Trustees approves the name “Archie Williams High School” for HS 1327

Isabella Nash, Junior Copy Editor May 29, 2021

On May 11 2021, the TUHSD Board of Trustees voted to approve the name “Archie Williams High School” as the new official name of Sir Francis Drake High School. This vote was unanimously approved by...

Photo of Liz Seabury, principal of Archie Williams High School/Sir Francis Drake High School/HS1327 for 9 years.

Archie Williams High School Principal Liz Seabury takes temporary leave for new district position

Henry Pratt, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Archie Williams High School (AWHS) Principal, Liz Seabury, has taken a temporary leave to begin a special assignment in the Educational Services Department at the Tamalpais School District Office. As the...

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