Students participate in American Legion Boys State

      Veterans at the San Anselmo post of the American Legion selected seniors Tyler Colenbrander, Nathan Luis and Jake Schmidt to attend the 2018 Boys State from a pool of eight boys San Marin counselors recommended last school year.      The American Legion held this year’s Boys State from June 16 to… Continue reading Students participate in American Legion Boys State

Science teacher Melissa Havel to take next school year off to sail

Sailing, surfing and living a simpler life closer to nature–these are among the things science teacher Melissa Havel hopes to do as she travels with her husband Curtis and their 8-year-old son Declan on their sailboat during her 2018-2019 school year sabbatical. After departing Sausalito in August, they will sail down the coast of California… Continue reading Science teacher Melissa Havel to take next school year off to sail

Students receive scholastic awards in art and writing

Many high school students groan at the thought of writing poetry. However, this is not the case for sophomores Vivienne Tran and Emma Williams, who were selected as regional award recipients for the poems they entered in the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Eligible applicants in their region ranged from California to Colorado and… Continue reading Students receive scholastic awards in art and writing

Teachers and students discuss the merits of political discussions

“You don’t know who you’re going to offend or make feel uncomfortable when talking about politics,” said sophomore Eliam Weinstock. Weinstock is among many other students who think that teachers should not express their political views to their students. In an age when politics are discussed regularly in households, on social media and even in… Continue reading Teachers and students discuss the merits of political discussions

Lights, camera, action: STEM students create physics films

On November 14, freshmen enrolled in the STEM program showcased 18 short films at the STEM Marin Film Festival, held in the Emily Gates Student Center. The films, each spanning approximately two to three minutes, explained the physics behind motions in sports and how athletes can use this information to gain a competitive advantage. One… Continue reading Lights, camera, action: STEM students create physics films

Speech and Debate Team

On November 4, the San Marin Speech and Debate team attended the second GGSA parliamentary debate tournament of the 2017-2018 school year at Monte Vista High School in Danville. Of the 18 students who participated, eight finished the day with winning records.          Juniors Carina Masters and Aditya Katewa were undefeated in the varsity division, winning… Continue reading Speech and Debate Team

Later start affects students and staff

Last April, the NUSD Board of Trustees approved the Later Start Committee’s proposal to implement a new schedule at the start of the 2017-18 school year. The proposal changed the start time of first period from 7:15 a.m. on block days, and 7:26 a.m. on regular days, to 8:00 a.m. every day. The purpose of… Continue reading Later start affects students and staff