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The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

Local advocates call for less county water use

Grace Sykes
September 19, 2022

With record heat waves, and infrequent rain, California’s statewide drought continues to sap water resources. Although not as severe compared to previous years, local advocates call for decreased water use among Marin residents in response to current drought conditions. According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, 100% of Marin County is still considered to be in a severe drought,...

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Prompted Inspiration: A glimpse into seniors’ admitted college essays

Dresden Calabrese, Business Manager
June 17, 2022

Essay 1: Ben de Andrade, New York University Prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.  On most weekends, I hike on a local trail close to my house (Dresden Calabrese (DC) comment: Begins with a peaceful anecdote instead of bombarding...

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College (un)bound: seniors pursue non-traditional paths after high school

Neve Marin Rue Galmarini and Jasmin Desruisseau
June 15, 2022

According to a National Center for Education Statistics report in 2019, 66 percent of public high school graduates directly attended a four year or two year college. What about the other 34 percent?  Kalea Rasmussen and Margot Granville plan to go to Hawaii after graduation to work on Kalea’s grandfather's farm. Afterwards, they plan on participating in the World Wide Opportunities and...

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“Dedicated, professional, and caring”: Millie Milstead’s legacy

Henry Pratt, Editor-in-Chief
June 15, 2022

In June 2020, we lost an admired member of our school and local community. Millie Milstead, a beloved Archie Williams High School (AWHS) chemistry teacher, passed away suddenly at the age of 57. Although she is no longer with us, Millie’s legacy can still be felt in the halls and classrooms of AWHS. Rod Milstead, Millie’s husband, describes his wife as “dedicated, professional, and caring.”...

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Shayne Rebbetoy’s lasting impact

Georgia Schroeder, Copy Editor
June 15, 2022

Shayne Rebbetoy left a heart-shaped hole in the AWHS community after he transitioned into light. January 25, 2020, the AWHS community was struck with the news of Shayne’s passing. He was a light in the community anyone could recognize, and no matter if you were friends with him or not, Shayne had an impact on anyone that knew him. Shayne’s mom, Lisa Hudson, never expected how many more faces would...

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Pathways: a unique learning experience for seniors

Ariana Pillitteri and Mia DeNunzio
June 11, 2022

Not all students want a standard high school schedule. For some, it is more beneficial to have flexibility in their curriculum and increased access to various methods of learning. Through Tamiscal High School’s Pathways Program, students can experience just that. Pathways, led by program director Alyssa Callahan, is a program offered to seniors attending Tamiscal, an alternative high school within...

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Marin privilege forces college pressure onto students

Isabella Nash and Dylan Carson
June 11, 2022

In Marin County, attending a four-year college is the expected track, and most high school students spend a large portion of their school career preparing for college acceptances. The U.S. Census Bureau stated in 2015 that Marin County had the highest percentage of college graduates in the state of California.  As of 2021, 60.2 percent of Marin residents 25 and older have received at least a bachelor’s...

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Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Timeline: Why students support Johnny Depp

Chloe Levenson and Ila Rees
June 4, 2022

April 12, 2022, the long-awaited trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard began at the Fairfax County courthouse in Virginia. The divorcees have been battling ever since Depp sued Heard for $50 million for defamation in 2019 over a Washington Post op-ed she wrote in 2018. The jury came to the final verdict that Heard defamed Depp in three separate statements, where Depp defamed Heard in one statement...

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Hid(e)-in imaginary friends seek out social intelligence in children

Aler Giffin, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 19, 2022

When a young child begins to develop imaginary friends, parents may worry that their relationships are insufficient substitutes for human connections. However, imaginary friends have proven to be beneficial in supporting children’s developing social skills, and are a general indication of a healthy imagination.  A North Carolina-based Pediatric Counselor Katie Lear works with the topic of imaginary...

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Local teen spreads awareness of fentanyl epidemic through non-profit charity

Henry Pratt, Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2022

Q&A with Avery Kalafatas Meet fentanyl, the new leading cause of death for Americans aged 18-45. This synthetic opioid, which is 100 times stronger than morphine, is now a favorite of drug cartels that lace it into fake prescription pills to heighten their effect. These pills, which contain dangerous concentrations of fentanyl, are then sold through social media to unknowing users, who often have...

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