Student Write-In: Youtubers project a lifestyle that objectifies women

  By Marijke Pieters-Kwiers As I stayed up late one night on YouTube, a video popped up in my feed: A Jay Alvarrez video to be specific. I’d heard of him and seen a few clips of his ostentatious and extravagant lifestyle on YouTube, and many would know him as the Instagram-famous boyfriend of Alexis… Continue reading Student Write-In: Youtubers project a lifestyle that objectifies women

Board approves plan for new student center

Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees voted to move forward with the construction of a new performing arts center on campus. The Board approved a recommendation that the district build a new student center in the place of the existing Emily Gates Student Center. The move came after a school site committee found that… Continue reading Board approves plan for new student center

Opinion: Social media opens minds and opportunities

From capture the flag to Instagram, our generation is unique as we are the only one to have been raised with classic childhood games in elementary school and then transitioned to the influence of the Internet in middle and high school. Like so many others growing up in the social media age, I eagerly took… Continue reading Opinion: Social media opens minds and opportunities

Lack of walkout upsets SM community

At 10 a.m. on April 20, San Marin's campus was silent during a nationwide school walkout honoring the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Across town, Novato High School students rallied outside with handmade posters in favor of gun control, leaving many students at San Marin wondering why the anniversary was treated like… Continue reading Lack of walkout upsets SM community

Opinion: The United States needs to enact gun control laws

On Valentine's Day, a notification lit up my phone during my first period chemistry class announcing one of the deadliest school shootings in recent history. I am ashamed that I paid no attention to the news— I turned off my phone and went back to work, because after mass shootings started occurring on almost a… Continue reading Opinion: The United States needs to enact gun control laws

Survey reveals critical student opinion of SM

By: Jenna Clark In January, students participated in the Youth Truth Student Survey, allowing them to report their opinions on the academic and social aspects of San Marin compared to ratings from students at 443 other high schools across the country. Students ranked San Marin in the first percentile, the lowest score possible, for academic… Continue reading Survey reveals critical student opinion of SM

Arroyo: “I regret not having tried harder in school”

I started out each year relatively strong, usually maintaining a 3.0 GPA through the first progress report, but by the end of the first semester, laziness would plague my brain. I’d have around thirty missing assignments in some classes, because I actively avoided doing homework by partaking in activities like browsing the Internet or watching… Continue reading Arroyo: “I regret not having tried harder in school”

Students and teachers weigh benefits of online courses

Russian, Japanese, Calligraphy, Nutrition, Interior Design, Child Development and specialized math classes; what do these courses have in common? None of them are offered at San Marin. Brigham Young University Independent Study High School Courses is a program that offers online classes to students. This program is used for students who travel frequently, are homebound… Continue reading Students and teachers weigh benefits of online courses