Letter from the Editors

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the St. Marker and thanks for visiting us! The St. Marker is the official school newspaper of St. Mark’s School and one of the oldest publications on campus, tracing its history back to 1947. This school year marks our second year publishing in an online platform rather than in print. This is done in an effort to embrace a wider readership both within and outside of the school community and to provide a more accessible version of the newspaper.

There are many things we look forward to as we steer the St. Marker together with an exceptional group of editors throughout this entire year. We will bring back of the April Fool’s issue, also known as the Snide Remarker, a favorite of many due to its characteristically witty and sarcastic tone. We have already published a back-to-school issue and a Parent Weekend issue that you can find in the “Past Issues” section.

In this February Issue, you can find articles on the new Jazz Ensemble Plus, the Lunar New Year celebration organized by ASA, Chilean exchange students, experiences of living on west campus and much more. Students from the journalism class also contributed this issue with a discussion of the significance of arts in a now STEM-focused education, an investigation into the nature of love and dedication pages written by faculty members. As spring break approaches, the editorial staff is currently working towards publishing the Snide Remarker.

Once again, thank you for visiting the St. Marker. We hope you enjoy your visit and look forward to seeing you again. If you have any feedback for us or have any article ideas, please let us know! You can find our emails here: sanjnapatel@stmarksschool.org and haozhengzhang@stmarksschool.org.

Sincerely,

Sanjna Patel and Justin Zhang

Editors-in-Chief of the St. Marker