The 1600

Marin Academy's Student Newspaper

The 1600

The 1600

Art and Spirituality Meet in This Local Gallery-Boutique

Art and Spirituality Meet in This Local Gallery-Boutique

Anaya E. '26 | January 27, 2023

The Eleventh House, only a 10 minute drive from MA, features art and metaphysical goods from local female artisans. Before you even walk in, the storefront features ornate decorations and a sign displaying...

Everybody Cast

Behind Everybody, MA’s Striking Fall Play

Anaya E. '26 | January 27, 2023

We’ve all seen the announcements—come see MA’s fall play, Everybody, November 2-4!! So, I decided to investigate this show, starting with rehearsal. As soon as school ended, I went straight to the...

One of Kate L.s 24 collages.

Art as an Escape

Kate L. '24 | January 27, 2023

As we all know, high school can be stressful. Whether you’re a freshman trying to form friendships in a new and confusing setting, a sophomore feeling the rigor of the work dial up, a junior going through...

The MA Taiko ensemble performing at the Fall Dance Assembly

The Fall Dance Assembly From a Performer’s Perspective

Anaya E. | January 27, 2023

We opened the show: 10 nervous freshman girls wielding wooden sticks and large drums. All semester, we’d been building up to this moment in Taiko class– the very first segment of MADCO. Every D Block,...

Indigenous People are Central to the Environmental Movement

Indigenous People are Central to the Environmental Movement

Finn D. '24, Co-Editor in Chief | November 27, 2022

With November marking Indigenous Heritage month and Thanksgiving, yet another holiday that further illustrates our country’s deep ties to colonization, it is critical that we prioritize the truth and...

MA Café Lunch Line, Jan. 2023.

An Intense Criticism of the MA Lunch Line System

Nate M. '24, Writer, Opinion | November 25, 2022

Let me set the scene.  You are standing in our infamous MA lunch line. You stand and you stand, but somehow time itself begins to warp and seconds turn to hours. It must be the MA administration artificially...

Banned Books Illustration

Banned: Books, Politics, and Identity

Helena P. '24, Narrative Writer | November 2, 2022

I remember in middle school when my teachers called our entire class in. It was a sunny crisp September morning: the day that they gave us a lesson on 9/11. Throughout my three years in middle school,...

Club Spotlight: Council on Sustainability

Club Spotlight: Council on Sustainability

Finn D. '24, Co-Editor in Chief and Writer | February 14, 2022
Last school year, Marin Academy’s environmental club, historically known as “Climate Action” seemed to be graduating alongside its senior (class of 2021) leaders and long-loved faculty advisor and science...
MA Model UN is back!

Club Spotlight: The Resurrection of MA Model UN

Finn D. '24 | February 14, 2022

Club Profile: Club Name: Model United Nations Leaders: Reyna N. ‘23 and Justin G. ‘23 Faculty Advisor: Candace Chen Mission: “The intended purpose...

On the New Aquatic Center: Opportunities, Delays, and Anticipation

On the New Aquatic Center: Opportunities, Delays, and Anticipation

Finn D. '24 , Co-Editor in Chief and Writer, Opinion and Community | February 14, 2022

Driving or walking along 5th Avenue in San Rafael, have you ever wondered why there is a large hole in the ground? Or why there is a perpetual sound of drilling? Well, for the...

Ongoing Drought in Marin

Ongoing Drought in Marin

Gigi M. '25, Writer, Narrative and Community | February 14, 2022
The worst drought that Marin County faced was the drought in 1976-77. Creeks and rivers were dried up and the Marin Municipal Water District had only 120 days of running water...
MA Advanced Bands Return to Rock the Stage in February

MA Advanced Bands Return to Rock the Stage in February

Charlie H. '24, Writer, Arts and Community | February 14, 2022

Due to COVID-19, it’s been over two years since the last Advanced Bands Concert was held live in the MA Theater. Throughout the pandemic, Chris Detrick, head of the MA Music Program,...

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