With all extracurriculars including sports, musicals and after-school classes cancelled due to COVID-19, students have turned to other ways to keep busy during shelter-in-place. Here are some of the ways that a few San Marin students are spending their time: Jean Barrios (Junior) - “I have been keeping busy by practicing my guitar a lot!” Olivia… Continue reading ‘Stang Gang survey: What are you doing to keep busy during shelter in place?
By: Amanda Oppegard With more than 80 billion articles of clothing being produced every year, big name companies including Gap and H&M have been using cheap labor so that their production rate can be faster and cheaper. Companies such as Nike and Forever 21 also exploit child labor and use factories with sweatshop workers, however,… Continue reading Students combat fast fashion industry by thrifting
Last summer, math teacher Susan Taggard attended a class at Sonoma State University called Teaching vs. Sustainability. During the class, another teacher shared the idea of eco-bricks, which inspired Taggard to integrate the idea within her own classroom. Eco-bricks are plastic water bottles that are packed full of trash and used to create sturdy building… Continue reading Taggard introduces reusable eco-bricks to San Marin community
Over 95 percent of high schoolers in the United States have admitted to cheating, according to the International Center for Academic Inquiry. The center identified that the main cause of cheating is the push for students to obtain a higher GPA. Although many students cheat in high school, only on rare occasions do students actually… Continue reading Desire for higher GPAs raises prevalence of students cheating on assignments
San Marin is currently ranked fourth in the country for total funds raised in this year’s fundraising project for Pitti’s 3-Point challenge. As of February 8, the team had raised nearly $3,000. Pitti’s 3-Point Challenge was created by San Marin High School Interact Club in 2017, and the money raised during this year’s fundraiser was… Continue reading Craig Pitti’s 3 Point Challenge
Teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day looking at computer, phone or TV screens. This is equivalent to spending 126 out of the 365 days of a year staring at a screen. Ninety-one percent of teenagers in the US have access to some type of technology. While smartphones serve many purposes like social… Continue reading Students evaluate impacts of technology
By: Amanda Oppegard At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the 600 building portables will be removed from school campus due to the extra space that the new STEM building will provide. Science teachers that currently occupy the 200 building will move into the STEM building and the teachers currentlysituated in the portables will… Continue reading Portables to be removed due to STEM building
Sports Editor Amanda Oppegard is a junior, Sports editor, and a member of the circulation team. Her hobbies are playing soccer, cheerleading, and hanging out with friends. If she could be an inanimate object, she would be a soccer ball. Amanda's favorite utensil is a spoon that she would eat apple pie with. A fun… Continue reading Amanda Oppegard