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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 rigor and college and career

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The repeal of net neutrality may threaten schools

The repeal of net neutrality could have consequences for schools, especially those who cannot afford higher prices for technology. On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted three to two to repeal Obama-era net neutrality policies. Net neutrality is the principle that all data on the internet should be treated equally. Internet service providers, like AT&T or Comcast, were previously not allowed to slow down speeds, discriminate against specific content or charge money for faster speeds. “Net

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Students and teachers recognized by SM community

During the fall semester of the 2017-18 school year, teachers were asked to nominate students who showed certain positive traits, while students were instructed to take an online vote that asked what teacher made the most impact on them. Principal Mark Sims encouraged the leadership class to recognize teachers who were making a positive influence on campus. English teacher Karen

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History takes Aquino across the country

For freshman Izagani Aquino, history has always been a major interest. Growing up reading history books and having an uncle as a politician in the Philippines, Aquino has always found the past fascinating. Since his first competition in seventh grade at Sinaloa Middle School, Aquino has been actively involved in history bees. After having one of the top ten scores at Sinaloa, he competed and qualified at the Northern California History Bee Regional

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District struggles with budget cuts

The Novato Unified School District is facing deficits of more than $4 million, shown in the district’s First Interim Report. As a result, the school district will have to cut funding to certain parts of the budget, with recommendations made by the Budget Advisory Committee. According to Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Yancy Hawkins, the deficit has left the district with few options on how to deal with it. “There will be budget solutions necessary

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Saturday School draws mixed reviews

Saturday School occurs generally twice a month and about forty to eighty students attend. It gives students the opportunity to remove absences and get additional assistance on the content in their classes, as well as possible extra credit in some classes. Although the program was implemented last school year, staff and students are concerned that it has not reached its

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Lights, camera, action: STEM students create physics films

On November 14, freshmen enrolled in the STEM program showcased 18 short films at the STEM Marin Film Festival, held in the Emily Gates Student Center. The films, each spanning approximately two to three minutes, explained the physics behind motions in sports and how athletes can use this information to gain a competitive advantage. One film, The Physics of Sprinting,

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