By Catherine Van Weele
The new Marin School of the Arts photography and digital art teacher at Novato High has caused discord amongst photography students by getting rid of film photography this year. Howard Gersh has an extensive field of knowledge in digital art and has worked for Lucas Films on several major motion pictures including Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Forest Gump. Gersh has already thrown away the rolls of film and chemicals used to process the film.
By Nathan Hunter
There is a new social media account on campus run by sophomores McKenzie Wegner and Paola Magana, which gives in-depth information about the people roaming the halls of Novato High. The account, called “Humans of Novato High,” is designed to give background on a multitude of platforms. It is based on the website Humans of New York, which launched in September of 2010.
By Dharma Bartram
The dress code has become a controversial topic at Novato High School for both administrators and students. Many members of the Novato High community have strong opinions regarding the dress code and the way it is enforced. The interpretation of the code has often been a topic of conflict.
By Kayla Kuper and Emma Wynkoop
Ideas running through their minds, fingers tapping at their keyboards, opinions formulating, and numerous stories on the horizon. Novato High School students have revived the school’s newspaper. It has been 14 years since the First Amendment scandal with The Buzz, Novato High School’s former newspaper. Mr. Rosenberg, the new Novato High School Journalism teacher, believes he can successfully bring it back.
By Lauren E Lubin
During this past summer, all Novato Unified School District schools had solar panels installed. These solar panels are intended to save money and provide cleaner energy. The panels were either placed on the side of the school or set up in the parking lots to provide shade for parked cars. At Novato High School (NHS), this setup has caused some problems for students and staff.
By McKenzie Wegner
A major change has occurred during the fifth-period announcements at Novato High School. Students are now running the brand new Novato High News, and successfully creating video announcements to be seen by the student body. This is the first time Novato has made the switch from audio to video announcements.
By Kim Tran
Novato High students and staff observed Remembrance Day on September 9th to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
On September 11, 2001, a series of terrorist attacks in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania took the lives of 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000. Today, the attacks are still incredibly impactful, which is why the students and staff of Novato High School are observing the tragic event that occurred 15 years ago.