New courses to be offered next school year

Course selection begins in February ever year with new options in graduation requirements or electives for students to choose from. The administration plans to offer four new courses for the upcoming school year. San Marin graduation requirements currently require seniors to take a semester of Economics and a semester of Government. The school considered extended… Continue reading New courses to be offered next school year

Leadership class improves school dance

On January 25 from 8-10 p.m., San Marin hosted the Winter Whiteout dance in the mini-gym. Students dressed in neon or white casual attire that would glow under the black lights set up in the gym, which were accompanied by other glowing decorations like balloons and streamers. Similar to previous dances, North Bay Security was… Continue reading Leadership class improves school dance

Students opt out of rallies: “It’s incoherent screaming”

On January 25, 2019, more than one hundred students chose to remain in their classrooms and the library instead of attending the Winter Whiteout rally. According to teachers, the number of students who have chosen not to participate in the rallies has steadily grown from approximately 20 students to over 100 students. For many students,… Continue reading Students opt out of rallies: “It’s incoherent screaming”

District finalizes contracts amid financial issues

On February 8, 2019, Novato Unified School District teachers held a vote on whether to approve teacher contracts for the 2018-19 school year. Superintendent Jim Hogeboom and Deputy Superintendent Kris Cosca held negotiations contracts for the 2018-19 school year earlier in January, ultimately reaching a compromise. NUSD teachers began the 2018-19 school year without contracts,… Continue reading District finalizes contracts amid financial issues

Junior Tobey Reyes sings her way to fame

In 2006, when the Disney Channel movie High School Musical aired on television for the first time, four-year-old Tobey Reyes watched the singers and dancers in awe. High School Musical was no longer just a movie to her, it had become her dream to fulfill a life similar to those in the movie.   During… Continue reading Junior Tobey Reyes sings her way to fame

Staff highlight the importance of Special Education

The walls are plastered with educational posters, the whiteboard sparsely covered in colorful scrawl, and the tables arranged into a rectangular formation. The classroom is quiet except for the periodic whispers amongst students and the occasional shuffling of papers. These students are enrolled in the Special Education program and are among the 103 San Marin… Continue reading Staff highlight the importance of Special Education

Situation at the Border: The facts

President Donald Trump has discussed building a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico since his presidential campaign in 2016. Since then, the Trump administration has attempted to tighten security and reduce the number of people who cross the border illegally in multiple ways, including stricter policies and the deployment of active-duty… Continue reading Situation at the Border: The facts

Situation at the Border: Our view

America currently faces a debate over what this country is, the values it represents and the principles it stands for. It is true that President Donald Trump’s intentions to strengthen national security and improve the quality of life for Americans are founded on good faith. It is also true that depriving people, victims who fled… Continue reading Situation at the Border: Our view