‘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?

AP test format changes in response to shelter-in-place restrictions

Every May, students are packed inside of a gym, classroom or cafeteria to take a test for hours. However, this year students will be sitting in their homes, in front of a computer screen for 45 minutes. On Mar. 23, 2020, the College Board sent out an update through email in regards to the changes… Continue reading AP test format changes in response to shelter-in-place restrictions

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

Scholarship carries on Pitti’s legacy

At the Jan. 16 Varsity Boys Basketball game versus Novato, seniors Zoe Null and Ryan Loeber were announced as the winners of the 2nd Annual Pitti Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was created in 2017 to honor Craig Pitti, a teacher, Athletic Director and basketball coach who passed away from cancer in October 2017. Every year,… Continue reading Scholarship carries on Pitti’s legacy

Australia bushfires incite reaction from students

Australia is currently experiencing one of its worst fire seasons in history. Since fires initially broke out before the start of Australia’s summer season this year, more than 17.9 million acres of land have burned, with fires now ranging nationwide. The effects of the bush fires have been declared devastating, affecting not only people and… Continue reading Australia bushfires incite reaction from students

Mock Trial team reaches Marin County final

By Justine Beales & Elise Jonas-Delson The San Marin Mock Trial Team placed second at the Marin County Mock Trial Competition on Feb. 1, scoring within a margin of 0.78 percentage points below Tamalpais High School, the undefeated county champions of 26 years. Courtroom artist Natasha Linssen, who received an “outstanding performance” award for her… Continue reading Mock Trial team reaches Marin County final

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

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