Opinion: School should teach us valuable life skills

For thirteen years of my life, I have attended school. I have been taught everything from adding, subtracting, how to read and write, grammar, how to find x, to knowing the date of a certain historical event and what the powerhouse of the cell is. While some of this is useful in real life, most… Continue reading Opinion: School should teach us valuable life skills

Staff reminisces on Janice Blair’s 15 years at San Marin

After 15 years at San Marin in the front office, Registrar Janice Blair is retiring. Blair processes registration requests, schedules classes, maintains class lists, grades, and transfer attendance records. She has committed countless hours to help the school run smoothly with student records technician Laura Ramadan. “She’s devoted a lot of years here because she… Continue reading Staff reminisces on Janice Blair’s 15 years at San Marin

Students combat fast fashion industry by thrifting

By: Amanda Oppegard With more than 80 billion articles of clothing being produced every year, big name companies including Gap and H&M have been using cheap labor so that their production rate can be faster and cheaper. Companies such as Nike and Forever 21 also exploit child labor and use factories with sweatshop workers, however,… Continue reading Students combat fast fashion industry by thrifting

Gender wage gap among athletes remains controversial

Inconsistency in treatment between male and female athletes has been a trend within the athletic industry for decades. A 2018 study conducted by Women in Sport found that 40 percent of female athletes continuously experience prejudice while involved in the sports industry. However, one of the most significant aspects of gender discrimination in sports is… Continue reading Gender wage gap among athletes remains controversial

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

Freshman Keeley Wright makes varsity girls basketball

Although she is just 5’4’’, Keeley Wright stands tall as a freshman on the Girls Varsity Basketball Team.  “Basketball was really fun even though I didn’t really know how to play when I started,” Wright said.  She started playing while in the second grade but as she’s gotten older, she’s become more serious about basketball.… Continue reading Freshman Keeley Wright makes varsity girls basketball

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

Ismael Martinez begins a music career on SoundCloud

SoundCloud has been a platform for underground music artists to display work from their bedroom to the world for over a decade. Senior Ismael Martinez is no exception, putting out original songs since June 2019.  Martinez published one of his earliest singles titled “Tweaking Out of Reality” on SoundCloud on Sep. 27, 2019. The single… Continue reading Ismael Martinez begins a music career on SoundCloud

College and Career Center lacks student usage

For many high school students, the idea of life after senior year is intimidating and stressful. San Marin has a College and Career Center (CCC) to help make this transition smoother. However, only approximately 12 percent of the senior class, according to Barbara Hernandez, visits the College and Career Center on a regular basis. Senior… Continue reading College and Career Center lacks student usage

Students reflect on use of BMI test in physical education

For some students, the Body Mass Index (BMI) test is one of the most anxiety-provoking assessments required in their school career,but for others, it is just another test mandated by the schooldistrict. The BMI test is given by NUSD to fifth, seventh and ninth graders for the purpose of collecting data on students’ wellness, and… Continue reading Students reflect on use of BMI test in physical education