The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

AWHS 101: Your Official Guide To The Canteen

Dresden Calabrese, Business Manager
October 22, 2021

Picture this: you rush to the school lunch line in order to snag your favorite item, only to find out there are none left. You look around and realize you’re surrounded by so many options you’ve never tried before. You hesitate. Impulsively, you grab the item closest to you. You sit down at your table, take one bite, and instantly drown in regret. 

Continue Reading
AWHS needs inclusive curriculum to create safer environment for students and faculty

Kelsey Riemer, Design Editor
October 21, 2021

*Trigger Warning: This article discusses eating disorders


Anxiety, depression, sexual assault, homophobia, transphobia, anti-Semitism, eating disorders, body image, racism, profiling, and stereotyping - just a few of the many issues that teens face in today’s world. Yet, our school doesn’t seem to educate its faculty...

Continue Reading
The joys of the boys bathroom

Henry Pratt, News Editor
October 7, 2021

The highlight of my day at school is using the boys bathroom. Every menial step in a normal bathroom is enhanced tenfold in this delightful, closet-like heaven. Before I walk through the door – which is always invitingly wide open – a freshman will pop out from behind it, trailing the oh-so-wonderful cotton candy flavored puff from his vape pen as a greeting. 

Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Last summer, with the murders of innocent Black Americans like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, a nationwide reckoning seemed to take place. Suddenly, white communities that had dismissed the Black Lives Matter movement seemed to finally grasp the meaning of BLM. For a while, ideas that had been formerly deemed too radical-like defunding or abolishment-were...

Continue Reading
COVID-19 and what I once took for granted

Henry Pratt, News Editor
April 30, 2021

After months of shelter in place orders, a family of four is finally able to eat outdoors at their favorite restaurant again. Their plans for Spring Break were cancelled last month, and their plans to travel during the summer have been delayed. After the bitter disappointment of loss of normality, California finally allows restaurants to open for in person dining, outside....

Continue Reading
Societal expectations of leadership excludes introverts, embraces extroverts

Samantha Parr, Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2021

The world is loud. And introverts? That’s not particularly our cup of tea. However, in a world where extroverts are praised for their bravery, expression, and outgoing personalities, this leaves little room for acknowledgement of the power of introverts. We are led to believe that the only way to be a leader is to be an extrovert. This is simply not true. Extroverts...

Continue Reading

HS 1327 Leadership (STARR, PR, ASB, and AVID)
March 23, 2021

Dear H.S. 1327/Drake

We the students of Associate Student Body, Peer Resource, AVID, and Students Taking Action for Anti-Racism at H.S. 1327/Drake, would like to address the current name change.

As representatives of our school’s student body, we recognize a common trend among our peers: many students would simply like to have a name for their school. Throughout the ongoing process of this...

Continue Reading
Putting Harriet Tubman on American currency is an insult to her legacy

Katie Hausammann
March 1, 2021

American money is adorned with the smiling faces of the white men who came before us, proud of the land they stole and the atrocities they committed. Our twenty-dollar bill, in particular, boasts the bust of Andrew Jackson, a controversial character who committed egregious acts in his time as president. Jackson climbed the socioeconomic ladder exponentially through his...

Continue Reading

Alice Simenstad and Georgia Schroeder
January 31, 2021



Continue Reading
The Best Days of My Life: A COVID-19 Story

Henry Pratt, News Editor
January 28, 2021

COVID-19 has bettered certain aspects of our insane world. Here are a few that have stuck out to me.

 

Now that COVID-19 has graced us with its presence, I no longer worry about our family Thanksgiving Dinner. Heading to my uncle's house on Thanksgiving after an eight-hour drive is a joy.  Last year, I shook the hand...

Continue Reading
American white privilege demonstrated once again at Capitol insurrection

Kelsey Riemer and Katie Hausammann
January 26, 2021

By now the riots at the Capitol may have left the forefront of your mind. But it’s imperative that they don’t. President Joe Biden rightfully denounced this display of unchecked whiteness, but in a sweeping claim that much of his party mirrored: “...

Marin IJ accused of imbalanced censorship

Katie Hausammann
December 5, 2020

Marin is generally believed to be a progressive county. Local activists working to further anti-racism and change systemic injustice argue that this belief is far from the truth. The Marin Independent Journal, or the “IJ,” has been the staple source of local news coverage for decades. They’ve also managed to cause upset with activists through their seemingly biased...

Continue Reading
View All