Student Write-In: Netflix* recommendations

*All films on this list are included with a Netflix subscription or are available for rent on Amazon, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play and iTunes. By: Ethan Fonarev One of the greatest challenges that we face in our modern world is choosing what to watch on Netflix. With the spread of coronavirus, this struggle has never… Continue reading Student Write-In: Netflix* recommendations

‘Stang Gang survey: What are you doing to keep busy during shelter in place?

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?

Kian Namiranian pursues chess success

Junior Kian Namiranian will compete in the 2020 National Open in Las Vegas, Nevada after placing high at multiple recent tournaments. Namiranian, who is president of the San Marin Chess Club and a member of the Novato Chess Club, placed third overall at his first tournament on December 7, securing a 4-1 record. At the… Continue reading Kian Namiranian pursues chess success

Ismael Martinez begins a music career on SoundCloud

SoundCloud has been a platform for underground music artists to display work from their bedroom to the world for over a decade. Senior Ismael Martinez is no exception, putting out original songs since June 2019.  Martinez published one of his earliest singles titled “Tweaking Out of Reality” on SoundCloud on Sep. 27, 2019. The single… Continue reading Ismael Martinez begins a music career on SoundCloud

PTA recognizes winners of the Reflections contest

In November, seniors Nick Brandis and Kiara Ortiz and junior Jane Phillips won in the 2019-2020 annual Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, Reflections contest. The contest is open to students from elementary school to high school, and each division is judged individually. The available categories are dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and… Continue reading PTA recognizes winners of the Reflections contest

Netflix competes for popular shows

Michael Scott, Jim Halpert and Pam Beasley: these characters from “The Office” will be leaving Netflix in Jan. 2021 as the streaming service competes with large companies launching their own services and buying back content. The company faces uncertain prospects about losing users to new products like Disney Plus. “The Office” will leave Netflix in… Continue reading Netflix competes for popular shows

Junior Izagani Aquino starts Polish dog movement

“Food is something that everyone can typically agree on,” junior Izagani Aquino said. “It is something that they hold near and dear to their hearts.” Stemming from Aquino’s avid appreciation of polish dogs and interest in marketing, the movement Polish Dogs 2020 was born. All Costco locations in the United States took the Polish dog,… Continue reading Junior Izagani Aquino starts Polish dog movement

Tobey’s Thread Talk

The early 2000s skater boy style has circled its way back and is heavily influencing trends of 2019. Signature for its colorful graphics, straight leg jeans, and well-loved sneakers, junior Zane Walas captures this aesthetic effortlessly. Here, Walas is sporting a ‘Krooked Skateboarding’ graphic tee along with classic Levi jeans he doodled on in class.… Continue reading Tobey’s Thread Talk

Junior Lauren Hartley acts on the big stage

From May 19 through June9, Cushing Memorial Theatre is hosting performances of “Grease” with junior Lauren Hartley as a member of the cast. The Cushing Memorial Theatre atop of Mount Tamalpais has been a part of the Marin community since 1913. People from all over the Bay Area have come to see the shows performed… Continue reading Junior Lauren Hartley acts on the big stage