Foundation, District Honor Athletic Field Donors

MAJOR DONORS: left to right, are Kevin McCloskey, Amy and Jules Buenabenta, Tim and Lisa Sloan and Avery and Andy Barth. TOP ROW: Cheerleaders Shannon Hittner (hidden), Erin McCloskey, Delaney Scannell, Maddie Louderback, Cameron Grannis, Felicia Wang and Kristi Tatsuno. NOT PICTURED: Lorrie and Greg Forgatch.  Terry Fouché Photo The San Marino Schools Foundation and the San Marino Unified School District thanked several of the major donors who in 2005 made possible the installation of a $3 million synthetic athletic field and state-of-the-art track and field facility at Titan Stadium at halftime during the Oct. 30 49-0 victory over La Cañada. Read More

A Look Into YMCA’s Youth and Government

The joint San Marino/South Pasadena YMCA Youth & Government delegation gathered together last year in Sacramento. Photo courtesy of Jamila Seede “Democracy must be learned by each generation” is the motto of YMCA Youth and Government. This is a program that allows high school students in the United States to serve in model governments at the local, state, national and international levels. It currently operates in 38 states, and Washington, D.C. Read More

Titan Marching Band First At Field Show

BAND ON THE RUN: San Marino High School’s Titan Marching Band won the 4A Division at last Saturday’s Golden State Field Show. Photo by Victor Wong San Marino High School’s marching band received first place awards in the Band and Auxiliary categories in the 4A division at last Saturday’s Golden State Field Show, which was held at Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights. Read More

PfA Hosts Bullying Awareness Event

Public safety advocate Monica Harmon called bullying “an epidemic across the nation” as she spoke to parents and students at the latest Partnership for Awareness community meeting at San Marino High School. Read More

College Admissions Advice… Rating Today’s U.S. Colleges

Charlene Liebau Once again, it’s that season: the U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review, Money and Forbes magazines along with scores of newspapers and guidebooks provide their ranking and rating of colleges. The latest to join in on the process is the United States’ Department of Education. Read More

Tribune Welcomes Titan Shield Into the Fold

PICTURED ABOVE, left to right, is the staff of the Titan Shield, including TOP ROW: Trevor Davis, Sydney Anderson, Tom Hindle, Maya Al-Soufi, Debbie Hwang and Rafe Stenwall. FRONT ROW:  Gary Schwarz, Ashlynn Lee, Valerie Wang, Zoe Chang, Chiara Cardamone, Rebekah Cohen, Federica Cardamone and Advisor Jose Cairé.  Mitch Lehman Photo In a revolutionary agreement announced this week, the San Marino Tribune and The Titan Shield - the student newspaper of San Marino High School - will join resources and share distribution avenues. Beginning with this edition, The Titan Shield will each week publish a full page of student-produced content. Read More

Derrick Lin Becomes Principal for the Day

Carver Elementary first grader Derrick Lin sits at actual Principal Liz Hollingsworth’s desk during his role as Principal for the Day. While Principal Liz Hollingsworth may oversee Carver Elementary on a regular basis, it was first-grader Derrick Lin’s day to rule the school on Friday, Oct. 2. Derrick, who was guided by Hollingsworth, took on the role at Principal for the Day. Read More

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