• Stori Oates’ Stories are Full of Tortoises, Science, and Teaching

    Stori Oates’ Stories are Full of Tortoises, Science, and Teaching

    Mackenzie Thomas, Staff Writer

    September 28, 2017

    Many people know Stori Oates as “one of the science teachers” (assuming you’ve never personally had her as a teacher). Some might know her as Bill Meyer’s wife. Others recognize her as the lady that brought the tortoises to the circle last year… and who has some as pets. If you have ever had O...

  • Who is Marilou Graham?

    Who is Marilou Graham?

    Charlotte Melrose, Staff Writer

    September 28, 2017

    It’s 12:30 pm and I’m sitting outside of Foster Hall as Marin Academy students storm down to the lunch line. I have my phone in hand, recording my conversation with Marilou Graham. I’m nervous to start, but Graham smiles at me in her usual friendly way, and I feel more at ease. I start off by ask...

  • FRAN.

    FRAN.

    Zoe Young, Staff Writer

    September 28, 2017

    Three days before my interview with Francesca Wadsworth, Marin Academy’s notoriously bold fashionista, she texted me: “You know how Amy Winehouse’s documentary is called AMY? Call [your article] FRAN...that’s the level I'm at right now.” Although Winehouse and Wadsworth are both infamou...

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  • The Sunshine on MA’s Shoulders

    The Sunshine on MA’s Shoulders

    Taitum Brooks, Staff Writer

    September 28, 2017

    There’s a moment of silence when I sit down on a couch by the bright window in Foster Hall. Light filters in through the old window panes behind us, and as Moriah Buckley turns to face me, the glow of the warm September sunshine highlights the creases around her smile. She’s wearing lavender colored...

    Moriah Buckley (left) and Liz Gottlieb (right) discuss pace groups for MA's first cross country scrimmage of the 2017 season. Photo by Ethan Strull.

  • 1600 Mission Ave, Paris, France

    1600 Mission Ave, Paris, France

    Jackson Sell, Staff Writer

    September 28, 2017

    As I walked into Founders 205, I was transported. No longer was I in a Marin Academy classroom, but rather, I was sitting in a Parisian apartment somewhere in the 14th arrondissement. As I sat in one of the stylish white chairs at the coffee table in the back, I began to observe the new world I was sitting...

    Aida Schafer sits at her desk in the back of her Parisian style classroom.

MA’s Very Own Running Man

MA’s Very Own Running Man

Simran Samra, Staff Writer

Jon Bretan stood in front of the entire school three years ago as he described his Tahoe Rim Trail run. I was taken aback by his description of the majestic white mountains of Squaw Valley and his pictures of the breathtaking views f...

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It’s As if He Never Left High School

It’s As if He Never Left High School

Claire Galla, Staff Writer

Tradition, scratch that. A tradition is something with cultural or historical importance; however, it can be limiting. The familiarity of tradition can prohibit people from breaking out of their comfort zones and tryi...

September 28, 2017No Comments

The Marin Academy Master of Meditation and Compassion

The Marin Academy Master of Meditation and Compassion

Macie Millstein, Staff Writer

I am enveloped in a comforting and familiar hug in the dim light of the Sweetwater Music Hall. Even though at first I may not have been able to fully distinguish who he was, I could never forget the feeling of embracing Mark S...

September 28, 2017No Comments

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An Open Space Mindset

An Open Space Mindset

James Fleming, Staff Writer

The Bay Area is full of land set aside for nature use, and open space is a central part of the Bay Area’s identity. In order to see how these parks and open spaces affected the average Bay Area citizen, I...

May 23, 2017No Comments

The Marin Food Scene: Sugar, Sandwiches and Salads

The Marin Food Scene: Sugar, Sandwiches and Salads

May 23, 2017

The Dipsea Cafe: A Mill Valley Staple at a Crossroads

The Dipsea Cafe: A Mill Valley Staple at a Crossroads

May 19, 2017

Test Prep Tutors: Practice, Privilege, and Pursuing the Aha Moment

Test Prep Tutors: Practice, Privilege, and Pursuing the Aha Moment

May 3, 2017

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Bay Area

Not Monsters but Men – Finding Humanity on Death Row

Not Monsters but Men – Finding Humanity on Death Row

May 23, 2017

Looking back, it's not hard to see why I supported the death penalty. It seemed like a good idea, the...

A visitor’s world: Tourism in the Bay Area

May 23, 2017

The appeal of Bay Area culture and aesthetic draws in an estimated 25 million tourists annually, maki...

The Bay Area from the homeless perspective

The Bay Area from the homeless perspective

May 23, 2017

The Bay Area has among the worst homelessness epidemics in the world. With a rate of 795 homeless per...

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