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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, Editor-In-Chief 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, Reporter 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, Reporter 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, Reporter 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, Reporter 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

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...

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...

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