We will recover: A message to the class of 2020

By Vivian Bui & Elise Jonas-DelsonDear class of 2020, Who would have predicted that the world would crash into shambles during what many would argue is one of the most sentimental times of our lives? We were robbed of the limited time we had left with our friends, our much-anticipated prom, senior fashion show, final… Continue reading We will recover: A message to the class of 2020

Opinion: COVID-19 fundamentally changes how seniors select colleges

By Vivienne Tran & Emma WilliamsAttending Zoom webinars in lieu of admitted students days means that the faces of your future classmates are replaced by muted, gray boxes. Technical difficulties and a lack of real human interaction make it difficult to pay attention and gain useful information. Of course, many of us could not visit… Continue reading Opinion: COVID-19 fundamentally changes how seniors select colleges

Opinion: I reduced by anxiety by neutralizing negative thoughts

I’ve lived my life constantly over-analyzing every aspect of myself. Not to make sure I’m perfect, but to make sure others don’t notice me in a negative light. I was so obsessively afraid of being judged by my peers that I hid parts of myself away, hoping they’d never be found. Keeping aspects of my… Continue reading Opinion: I reduced by anxiety by neutralizing negative thoughts

Opinion: Reliving my childhood through Disney movies

Ever since I was young, I have wanted my life to feel like a movie. My childhood was stitched with vignettes of classic Disney scenes, catchy choruses from Disney soundtracks, and iconic characters that felt like close friends of mine. The polished and perfect life that was subconsciously painted before my eyes was all because… Continue reading Opinion: Reliving my childhood through Disney movies

Opinion: Growing up has caused us to lose our Christmas spirit

I’ve always loved Christmas but now, it’s different. Each year, there’s a little less joy and magic. Normally, the first sight of red and green lights on a neighbor’s house would automatically bring a smile to my face. But now those lights aren’t as twinkly and bright. So, is it Christmas that’s changed or is… Continue reading Opinion: Growing up has caused us to lose our Christmas spirit

Opinion: Our society is blind to the racism that exists today

I often hear Marin compared to a protective bubble that traps its residents in a false, ‘perfect’ reality. I am guilty of falling victim to this lifestyle. It was never that I wanted to, or that I would rather keep the blinders on that prevented me from seeing what was truly happening around me. Instead,… Continue reading Opinion: Our society is blind to the racism that exists today

Opinion: College Board’s monopoly counteracts its purpose

After taking eight AP exams, the SAT, an SAT subject test, sending my scores to colleges, and creating a CSS Profile, I will have paid the College Board a total of $1,036.50, which is more than double the amount of money I will spend on submitting my college applications. Millions of students apply to college… Continue reading Opinion: College Board’s monopoly counteracts its purpose

Opinion: We need more than ID card hotlines

You may have noticed a change to your new ID card: a list of crisis hotlines. California Senate Bill No. 972, approved in Sept. 2018, requires all public, private and charter schools of grades 7 to 12, as well as institutions of higher education, to print the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Crisis Text Line… Continue reading Opinion: We need more than ID card hotlines

Opinion: We cannot scroll past tragedy

At least once a year, a tragic event prompts teachers to give students a serious, emotional talk. In my sophomore year, when the Parkland school shooting and a San Marin student’s death happened, a couple of my teachers would talk about it in the beginning of class, and would then move on to actual classwork.… Continue reading Opinion: We cannot scroll past tragedy