The 1600

Marin Academy's Student Newspaper

The 1600

The 1600

The Learning Lab opened in 2022.

Learning Services: A Discussion With Rebecca Gustin

Helena P. '24 | February 20, 2023

I’m sitting in the learning lab as I do most tutorials and lunches. It's decorated with posters of student artwork, posters created by the Learning Profile Affinity Space are pinned to the walls, and...

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,...

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...

The last MA Mens Volleyball team in 2000

Men’s Volleyball is Back!

Sterling C. , Athletics Writer | November 2, 2022

In the iconic words of Eminem, “Guess who’s Back?” The answer, so it seems, is Men's  Volleyball, because after a 20 year hiatus it’s returning to Marin Academy. And we have a group of MA students...

Calpulli Tonalehqueh performing on the Championship Field

Aztec Dance Group Comes to MA for Latine Heritage Month

Kate L. , Community Writer | October 25, 2022

On October 3, students, faculty, and staff gathered on the field to watch a San Jose-based Aztec dance group named Calpulli Tonalehqueh perform. The group’s mission is to share indigenous culture on...

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,...

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