Category Archives: Features

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, which stemmed from the district’s

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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 students who receive some degree

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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 military troops to the border.

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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 from countries plagued by violence,

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Grade requirements to join clubs not enforced

California Department of Education policy states that students need a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be on track to graduate in order to participate in school sports and all other extracurricular and co-curricular activities. However, most students are not aware of this and many clubs at San Marin do not enforce this rule. This policy has been implemented into all San Marin sports, and the average unweighted GPA of student-athletes during the

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Students and staff reflect on shooting preparedness

Students come to school sleep-deprived, stressed about homework and bored. But are students also fearful for their safety on campus? “In today’s world, I have heard people refer to us as the “school shooting generation” which is unfortunately not far from the truth,” sophomore Elizabeth DeRuvo said. “There will always be a hint of fear at school because of the

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