Sleep deprivation hinders students’ ability to learn

The average San Marin student sleeps for only six hours a night. The national average amount of sleep for high school students is seven hours, according to a 2017 survey by the National Sleep Foundation. The necessary amount of sleep for teenagers is approximately nine hours a night. San Marin adapted their schedule to start… Continue reading Sleep deprivation hinders students’ ability to learn

Cheating and plagiarism harm the integrity of students

It’s really easy to pull out your phone, type the first problem into Google, find a website with the answers, and copy them down. The chances of being caught are slim, many people do it, and repercussions are inconsistent. However, there are underlying consequences to this form of cheating. According to the Educational Testing Service… Continue reading Cheating and plagiarism harm the integrity of students

Opinion: Why it’s essential to increase rigor at San Marin

How often does a San Marin student go the extra mile in class to learn more than a teacher asks? Which matters more: good grades or learning new skills and material? I will admit; I am that first one. I complete most assignments to the minimum standard possible for the grade, and I have used… Continue reading Opinion: Why it’s essential to increase rigor at San Marin