Students call for a change in school’s dress code

Many students are calling for the dress code to change. The dress code states that clothing must not be distracting, but doesn’t give specifics. The lack of specificity means that administrators have to make their own definitions. “We have a subjective gender bias dress code that isn’t dealt with properly and targets female students,” senior… Continue reading Students call for a change in school’s dress code

Opinion: Dress code oversexualizes women’s bodies

By: Jenna Clark The San Marin administration’s enforcement of the dress code sexualizes women’s bodies by restricting what they wear so as not to “distract” other students. The dress code is also very vague, keeping clothing up to interpretation by individual. The dress code needs to be changed and made more clear so students aren’t… Continue reading Opinion: Dress code oversexualizes women’s bodies

Students represent San Marin at American Legion Boys State

This past June, seniors Ryan Clark and Jordan Halpern attended American Legion Boys State, an educational program of government instruction for high school students. Run by The American Legion, a US Veterans Association, the purpose of this program is to educate boys on how the system of government works. Participants become part of the operation… Continue reading Students represent San Marin at American Legion Boys State

Students reflect on lack of advanced classes

“I think the school is limiting a lot of the students that could gain an advantage early in their high school career. Being introduced to more content early on would really help later on in life, especially as a senior,” senior Ky Heon said. “I see a lot of freshmen out there, some sophomores, who… Continue reading Students reflect on lack of advanced classes

Confirmed stadium lights construction excites students and staff

San Marin will install stadium lights on its football field within the next two years, according to Craig Pitti, the co-athletic director of San Marin. In May 2017, the NUSD Board of Trustees approved the construction of lights on the San Marin football field. Although the project has been approved, the board has yet to… Continue reading Confirmed stadium lights construction excites students and staff

New courses provide more options to students

Algebra II Plus combines the Algebra II and Precalculus curricula and enables those who take it to progress directly from Geometry to AP Calculus. “Algebra II Plus is designed to get students through Algebra II and Precalculus in one year, which is a difficult prospect,” said Mr. David Blair, who teaches Algebra II Plus. “But,… Continue reading New courses provide more options to students

New staff explain why they would be arrested

  Nikki Bannister Background Ms. Bannister was originally from Sonoma County and taught previously at Santa Rosa's Rincon Valley Christian School, and worked in Special Services at Petaluma City Schools. She also lived and taught English in Ecuador. In between then and now, she worked as a bilingual trainer for the County of Marin in… Continue reading New staff explain why they would be arrested

Opinion: Why it’s essential to increase rigor at San Marin

How often does a San Marin student go the extra mile in class to learn more than a teacher asks? Which matters more: good grades or learning new skills and material? I will admit; I am that first one. I complete most assignments to the minimum standard possible for the grade, and I have used… Continue reading Opinion: Why it’s essential to increase rigor at San Marin