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The 1600

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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...

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,...

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...

History Made: MA Girls LAX Win

History Made: MA Girls’ LAX Win

Sam E. '24, Writer, Athletics | May 23, 2022

In mid-March 2020, the MA girls lacrosse season was canceled just a few weeks into their season. No senior night, league playoffs, NCS, etc. Now, just over two years later, they have...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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

Yerba maté has been a highly prevalent beverage in South America for centuries—its origin dates several decades prior to the colonization of Paraguay (whose indigenous inhabitants...

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