Staff editorial: Moving from Obama to the era of Trump

Looking back on the last eight years is a humbling and prideful experience. Most of us grew up under the wings of the first African American president in our history. Some of us may only have a handful of memories from life without the Obamas in the White House. To many, their family represented hope,… Continue reading Staff editorial: Moving from Obama to the era of Trump

High teacher turnover: NUSD struggles to keep and attract talent

In a 2014-15 school year salary index released by the California Department of Education, the average NUSD teacher’s salary was $66,698. In their 2013-14 index, it was shown that the average Marin County high school teacher’s salary was $78,891. In 2014, a study by the Learning Policy Institute found a 35 percent decrease in teacher… Continue reading High teacher turnover: NUSD struggles to keep and attract talent

Cate Guempel: ‘Through NOVA, I have found joy in learning again’

by Cate Guempel, editor My sophomore year at San Marin, I heard about NOVA Independent Study and decided to look into it. The more I learned about NOVA, the more I saw it as my way out, my way of reviving my creativity and joy in learning. As long as I handled the transfer process completely… Continue reading Cate Guempel: ‘Through NOVA, I have found joy in learning again’

Student says Equity Assembly ‘felt like an attack’

by Anonymous, student On March 7th and 8th students at my school put on an Equity Assembly as a result of a survey taken a week prior. At the beginning of the assembly, the group put on short skits of students being insulted and targeted because of their racial identity. It bothered me that these students… Continue reading Student says Equity Assembly ‘felt like an attack’

Lacy’s Geography course to be replaced with ‘Get Focused, Stay Focused’ initiative

Geography will be replaced with a new required freshman course, Get Focused, Stay Focused, in the 2017-2018 school year. This new course involves students developing goals extending ten years into the future. It is a dual enrollment course, meaning that students who pass it will earn credits towards the G-elective requirement required to attend a… Continue reading Lacy’s Geography course to be replaced with ‘Get Focused, Stay Focused’ initiative

Inaugural STEM class, staff review experience

by Daria Hoang, EIC '17  When the Class of 2017 walks the stage in June, 45 students will also don a gold cord to celebrate their status as STEM’s first graduating class. In 2012, these students entered the then brand-new program, and have spent the last four years in a project-based, science- and math-oriented environment.… Continue reading Inaugural STEM class, staff review experience