Communication Stressed at PfA’s First Town Hall Meeting

Young people face a myriad of challenges growing up in the 21st century, but a key factor in raising a happy, healthy kid is an open line of communication, a four-person panel seemed to agree on at Partnership for Awareness’s town hall meeting, held Sept. 30 in the Webb Theatre at San Marino High School. Read More

2 ArtCenter Students’ Designs Lauded by Jaguar

Hyun Jun (Richard) Yoh, a student at ArtCenter College of Design, explains a model of his ‘F-SPACE’ project for Jaguar. The luxury car company Jaguar chose the design work of ArtCenter College of Design students Hyun Jun (Richard) Yoh, 22, of Singapore and Eirik Stensrud, 23, of Norway, as representative of the spirit of a Design Challenge launched by the company this past summer. Read More

SMUSD Ranks No. 1 in State

San Marino High School, Photos by Krista Daly San Marino Unified School District has done it again. Despite a more challenging testing system, SMUSD maintains its No. 1 ranking for total percentage of all students who met or exceeded state standards in both English Language Arts and Math. Read More

San Marino High School Presents Its National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists

DISTINGUISHED STUDENTS: Rebecca Lin, Rachelle Liu, Andrew Sun, Annie Chen, Joshua Yu, Mandy Hsu, Elijah Huang, Jonathan Hsu, Harika Kalidhindi, Emerson Liu, Eric Tse and Madeleine Gandawidjaja Twelve San Marino High School students have been named semi-finalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 16,000 semi-finalists, who all have an opportunity to continue in the competition for about 7,400 scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. Read More

Huntington PTA Discusses Expanding School Programs

New Assistant Principal Michael Lin speaks to the Huntington Middle School PTA on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Photo by Krista Daly Colleges are less concerned about grades and more interested in extracurricular activities, stated San Marino Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss. This is why the focus for San Marino schools is on expanding and supplementing programs for the students. Read More

New Gym at Huntington Middle School Is A Go

A schematic of the new gymnasium for Huntington Middle School The San Marino School Board on Aug. 14 gave the go-ahead for a new gymnasium at Huntington Middle School that would open in November 2017 if the project sticks to schedule. The two-level, 26,000-square-foot, $14 million facility will include locker rooms, classrooms, a media lab, offices - and of course, a much needed gymnasium – with additional multi-purpose space and will be built in the same general location as the existing facility. Read More

Harrigian Follows In Her Father’s Footsteps

San Marino High School senior Olivia Harrigian and her father Mike Harrigian. Olivia Harrigian and her father, Mike, recently enjoyed a common experience, albeit one separated by 35 years. Olivia, a senior-to-be at San Marino High School, was a delegate to California Girls State, held last month at Claremont McKenna College. Mike–a 1981 graduate of San Marino High School–attended Boys State in 1980 at California State University, Sacramento. Read More

Sts. Felicitas & Perpetua Students Attend JrNYLC

Saints Felicitas & Perpetua School incoming sixth-graders Julian Rivera, Kayla Tan and Nathaniel Rosales  Photo by Stacy Lee For the first time in the history of Saints Felicitas & Perpetua School, three students – Kayla Tan, Julian Rivera and Nathaniel Rosales – recently represented it in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Read More

Local Lemonade Stand Lands Top Trojan

Lemonade Standweb Practicing one of the axioms he preaches, San Marino resident, USC Athletic Director and Rose Bowl Hall of Famer Pat Haden dropped by a local lemonade stand last week at the precise time this double-fisted reporter was pulling away. Read More