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Hypothesis and Investigation: The MARC Program

Hypothesis and Investigation: The MARC Program

Helena P. '24, Copy Editor and Writer, Community, Entertainment, STEM | August 19, 2022
Microglia, echinoderm, microbiomes, mealworms, exoplanets. These terms may spark some sort of familiarity to you, perhaps you have taken a course, listened to a presentation, or are intrigued by your own research in regards to them. All of these terms may have been, are currently, or will be the basis for a hypothesis in the MARC Program.
Club Spotlight: Council on Sustainability

Club Spotlight: Council on Sustainability

Finn D. '24, Co-Editor in Chief and Writer, Social Issues and Community | 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 teacher, Mark Stefanski. However, the Climate Action club continues, with a new name and new leaders—thanks to three former members’ dedication and perseverance.
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 last few months, construction crews have worked to tear down office buildings, excavate trenches, lay piping, pour cement, and assemble the steel framework of a new aquatic center.
Ongoing Drought in Marin

Ongoing Drought in Marin

Gigi M. '25, Writer, Science and Community | February 14, 2022
The worst drought that Marin County has 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 left. So what saved Marin County from completely running out of water? Water was pumped from the East Bay through a 6-mile pipeline over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Jack Gibson, the director of Marin Municipal Water District since 1994 says that “The water district had done little preparation for a drought.”
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, found creative ways to adapt to the challenges that student musicians faced: during online school, when students couldn’t jam in their bands, they individually recorded and mixed music using software such as Ableton, and when restrictions prohibited live concerts from taking place, pre-recorded music and music videos were produced instead.
Wildcats Keep Winning After a Strange Year for Sports

Wildcats Keep Winning After a Strange Year for Sports

Kate L. '24, Interviews by Kayla S. '24, Writer, Community and Athletics | February 14, 2022
Last year was undoubtedly a strange year. Because of Covid restrictions, sports that were expected to start in August were postponed until March, and even then, most seasons looked nothing like they had in the past. Now, almost two years after Covid first put the world on pause, MA sports are finally back in action. With new coaches and players, the Wildcats are back, and better than ever.
Freshmen & Sophomores Navigate Post-Zoom MA

Freshmen & Sophomores Navigate Post-Zoom MA

Finn D. '24, Co-Editor in Chief and Writer, Social Issues and Community | December 16, 2021
As Marin Academy rapidly approaches the highly-anticipated end of the first semester, many students find themselves reflecting on the past year of virtual learning.
From Crepes to Tenders: 7 Excellent Restaurants Near MA

From Crepes to Tenders: 7 Excellent Restaurants Near MA

Kate L. '24, Writer, Community and Athletics | December 16, 2021
With multiple highly rated restaurants located just a short walk away from Marin Academy, it’s clear MA students have a lot of choices when it comes to eating off-campus. To narrow down the options, we interviewed some MA students about their go-to restaurants and items on the menu.
Is Yerba Maté MA’s Most Popular Beverage?

Is Yerba Maté MA’s Most Popular Beverage?

Avery T. '25, Writer, Opinion and Entertainment | December 16, 2021
Its roots in ancient South American civilizations and long history attest to the fact that it is a “tried and true” drink, and its stimulating properties are what get a large part of the MA population through school everyday.
Anonymous Advice #1

Anonymous Advice #1

Toby S. '25, Writer, Anonymous Advice and Opinion | December 16, 2021
Procrastination, the bane of every student’s existence, runs rampant at Marin Academy. We all, at one time or another, have made a mad dash to submit an assignment on Canvas at 11:59pm, praying the clock doesn’t strike twelve, spelling our doom. Recently, The 1600 asked some students what advice they would appreciate most from our staff and an overwhelming number of students had inquiries about methods to avoid procrastination.
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December’s Entertainment

Amelia T. '25, Writer, Entertianment | December 16, 2021
December offers a wide variety of entertainment options, here is a summary of the most anticipated ones.
What’s New in iOS 15?

What’s New in iOS 15?

Daniel M. '24, Writer, STEM | December 16, 2021
As is usual along with the release of the new iPhone for the next year Apple released a new software update, iOS 15. Given how most students at MA use iPhones, you might have a notification from System Preferences telling you to update your phone to iOS 15 or maybe you have already. There are many features that come with this new version of iOS, but here’s a rundown of each of them.
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