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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

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, 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...

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

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...

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, 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...

Societal expectations of leadership excludes introverts, embraces extroverts

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...

OpEd: Leadership of HS1327 Addresses the Name Change

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...

An illustration of Harriet Tubman, a fierce abolitionist and one of history’s most powerful figures.

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...

HS 1327 administration neglects greater student population input on momentous name change

Alice Simenstad and Georgia Schroeder January 31, 2021

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COVID-19 is so amazing, I hope the vaccine never comes.

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...

One of the four peaceful protestors, Alyssa Martinez, wrongfully arrested at a Sept. 7 march on Golden Gate Bridge. Organizers and vocal advocates for BLM were taken into custody but released later that evening due to the fact that the cops had no legitimate basis for their arrests.

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...

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