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A letter from the editor

A letter from the editor

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2024

For the past week, my family’s been slowly moving out of our house. It’s a very full-circle moment actually, since I moved into that house a few weeks after I started at San Domenico and we’re moving...

In an April 14th vote, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a provisional ban on TikTok with support from both Democrats and Republicans.

The TikTok ban is not what the government says

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2024

On April 24, 2024, President Biden signed a foreign aid bill detailing how to provide aid to Ukraine. Included within the bill: a clause outlining that TikTok, a popular social media platform, will be...

With people packed together in recent concerts like Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, it’s important that people maintain respect for others.

Let’s face it: Concert etiquette has gone down the drain

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief March 14, 2024

You’ve been looking forward to this concert for months. Granted, it cost an arm and a leg for the ticket, but you’re excited and you’ve meticulously planned out your outfit. Now imagine your surprise...



Alex Uhrlaub, Contributor February 9, 2024

Color drained from Weden when the winter came. The once vibrant pine forest slept, frigid, under thick white blankets. Sparse, naked canopies grasped desperately at the sky, teetering in the soughing...

A semester of assignments. Months of work. All feeding into one gleaming A on a paper report card. But was it really worth it?

The kids are not okay: The fallout of academic validation

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2023

Report card and progress report days are one of the most anticipated or dreaded events of a student’s year. For some, it is a day that will end with an email deleted or a paper thrown away to avoid a...

Areas such as gas stations across Marin are seeing a rise in theft

Increased security within Marin stores highlight issues in the community

Sarah Robinson-Williams, Contributor October 23, 2023

The surge in theft in Marin County has had a profound impact on the local retail landscape, causing local stores to safeguard their merchandise by putting it under lock and key, and it’s rumored that...

Members of the Screenwriting program Audrey Maxon, Kate Ellis, Joaquin Foster and Jace Skinnell at the All American High School Film Festival in New York

Writing their way to Hollywood: the origins of the Screenwriting program at SD

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2023

The members of the Writers Guild of America began returning to work in early October after the first Hollywood strike since 2007. Following concerns of AI jeopardizing job opportunities and minuscule residual...

Sanders with wife Andrea and daughters Ella and Sloane

San Domenico welcomes new head of school to its community

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2023

At long last, San Domenico has selected a new head of school for the 2024-2025 school year. Paul Sanders will succeed the interim head, Michael McGill, after months of deliberation by the Search Committee...

Longway in San Anselmo is just one of the amazing and underrated study spots across Marin for students getting ready for finals.

Some of the best study spots in Marin are closer to home than we realize

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2023

With many of us awaiting finals with increasing dread, finding a study spot that maximizes productivity while still being fun has never been more important. For some people, working in a bedroom or their...

Based on a survey of SD students, these five snacks were front-runners and after trying them, I can see why. Photo by Caroline Pirsch

Trader Joe’s does it again: a review of San Domenico’s favorite snacks

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2023

Trader Joe’s is a constant beam of light for teenagers and Marin moms alike due to its friendly employees and incredible snacks. Within the treasure trove of Trader Joe’s items, many shoppers have...

San Domenico juniors Summer Jenkins and Charlee Dorhan show their appreciation for Maxon. Photo by Caroline Pirsch

Holly Maxon: The smile to greet you at San Domenico

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2023

At the front office, the area is a hurricane of bustling activity. Students jostle for space to pick up tardy slips and supplies, and maybe swipe some candy. In the eye of the storm is Holly Maxon. As...

Students work on practicing digital assignments for online exams in AP English classes and AP U.S. History.

San Domenico implements three digital AP exams for 2022-2023 school year

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2023

San Domenico is piloting three digital AP exams for the 2022-2023 school year, a decision that was made after several rounds of testing from the College Board.  San Domenico did not participate in earlier...

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