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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

Jumping through hoops for college won’t get you the life that you want.

Mind Editorial: Don’t believe the hype.

Pitch Staff May 24, 2022

In 2017, New York Times writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis wrote an article about an overachieving teenager, Jake, and his fear of academic failure. Jake personifies thousands of teenagers across the country...

Unrealistic fitness norms can create unhealthy eating and exercise habits.

Marin’s fitness ideals perpetuate improper nutrition habits

March 10, 2022

With a surplus of gyms, accessibility to healthy foods, and hiking trails all around, Marin County’s culture undeniably revolves around health and fitness. In pursuit of Marin’s normalized “fitness...

Clocks depict DST, a system that now causes more problems than the solutions it aimed to make.

Daylight Savings: a blessing or a curse?

Isabella Nash, Junior Copy Editor March 10, 2022

For over a century, the U.S. has inconsistently used Daylight Savings Time (DST) to save fuel and electricity. It has now become so normalized that we rarely think twice about how DST affects us before...

In Tall Girl 2, Jodie (Ava Michelle) stands tall in her school’s hallway between peers.

Tall Girl 2 falls short of a mental-health focused coming-of-age film

Corina Karr, In-Depth Editor March 2, 2022

Tall Girl 2, the sequel to the cringe-filled Tall Girl, was released three days prior to Valentine’s Day; despite its proximity to the day of love, the film’s failed attempt at a relatable coming-of-age...

Labor workers make clothing to sustain fast fashion trends fueled by tiktok.

Trend-following TikTok users contribute to unsustainable “fast fashion” industry

January 26, 2022

TikTok, in its height of internet popularity, is known for its influential style trends. However, these fashion trends are constantly changing, making it impossible to keep up without purchasing from cheap...

Novak Djokovic, current world number one singles men’s tennis player, had his visa approved to play in the Australian Open despite concerns surrounding his COVID–19 history.

Australia: Hold Djokovic accountable

Henry Pratt, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

On Jan. 10, the decision to cancel tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa, amid concerns about his vaccination status ahead of the 2022 Australian Open, was deemed “unreasonable” by an Australian judge....

Though Sir Francis Drake is a part of our past we must remember our roots in order to branch out as Archie Williams

The future of Drake: recognize, don’t commemorate

October 23, 2021

What is the name of your secondary/high school?  For any other high school student or graduate, this question is simple. For AWHS students and graduates, however, this question requires more contemplation. If...

AWHSs signature burger comes second place only to the fried chicken sandwich.

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...

Constant jokes and questions about food creates a stressful environment for students.

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

Kelsey Riemer, Opinion and Live Music 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...

The aroma of the AWHS boys bathroom provides an experience that cannot be forgotten.

The joys of the boys bathroom

Henry Pratt, Editor-in-Chief 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...

AWHS hides behind name change for illusion of antiracist school

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...

COVID-19 has taken so much away from normal life, making things we once took for granted much more important to us.

COVID-19 and what I once took for granted

Henry Pratt, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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