Students give back to the community during the pandemic

Under the current circumstances regarding COVID-19, many individuals have purchased N95 face masks. This specific mask filters out particulates within the air and is required by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for health care workers and first responders, according to the FDA. However, the urgency for the general public to take precautionary measures… Continue reading Students give back to the community during the pandemic

New credit recovery program increases rigor for students

After utilizing the credit recovery program Apex for nearly ten years, the Novato Unified School District switched to Cyber High at the start of the 2019-20 school year. Credit recovery teacher Mark Whitburn estimates that 120 students are currently recovering credit at San Marin. Under the Apex system, NUSD did not receive enough licenses to… Continue reading New credit recovery program increases rigor for students

NOVA program offers a different way of learning

The NOVA Program is the only K-12 independent study program in Marin County that offers classes to students seeking an alternative form of school, or those who wish to take one or two particular courses online rather than in a classroom. This year, more students at San Marin have opted to enroll into the program… Continue reading NOVA program offers a different way of learning

STEM teacher Nick Williams hosts podcast

“Welcome to Teach ‘Em Up. The podcast of teaching and learning,” STEM teacher Nick Williams says as he greets his listeners on his podcast.  Williams created a podcast through which he explores teaching and learning methods with teachers and administrators on campus. Teach ‘Em Up has been streaming for two weeks but Williams has been… Continue reading STEM teacher Nick Williams hosts podcast

Exchange students share their backgrounds

Over the summer, Vilde Rogeberg from Oslo, Norway, Guilherme Sieves from Rio do Sul, Brazil, and Giulia Sarra from Schleumen, Switzerland left their homes and flew thousands of miles to join San Marin students for the 2019- 2020 school year. Rogeberg and Sieves are seniors, while Sarra is a junior. While the students all had… Continue reading Exchange students share their backgrounds

Schedule changes cause mix-ups and conflict

From Aug. 22 to Sept. 6, students changed their schedules for numerous reasons. Compared to the 2018-19 school year, the number of schedule change requests has increased by about 20%, with approximately 250 requests last year and approximately 300 this year. Enrollment through the years has increased due to the S.T.E.M. and Biotechnology programs. Acceptances… Continue reading Schedule changes cause mix-ups and conflict

Change in dating culture influenced by social media

  A 2018 study conducted by, an online women’s magazine, revealed that the most common way people met their significant other was through the internet and online dating. This study specifically focused on people aged from 18 to 64 years old who were currently in a serious relationship. It detailed the overall change in… Continue reading Change in dating culture influenced by social media

Community addresses presence of discrimination

In August, anti-Semitic flyers were posted throughout Novato, including on San Marin’s campus. This incident has compelled many individuals to reflect on their personal beliefs about the continuation of anti-Semitism, as well as the widespread growth of racism that can result in similar displays of discrimination. “Racism and anti-Semitism still very much exist, but they… Continue reading Community addresses presence of discrimination