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. This issue is specifically dedicated to the Parents’ Weekend, which means we geared our articles not only for students but also for you, the parents, to read.

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 promise a restoration 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 that you can find in the “Past Issues” section. This issue we also included many new writers contributing their work to the publication for the first time.

In this Family Weekend Issue, you can find articles on the Fall Play, Athletic Highlights, Blessing of the Animals, a favorite of many St. Mark’s students, interviews from St. Mark’s parents and much more. We have also included videos on topics such as students’ favorite classes and what they miss most about home, a great opportunity for parents to have an inside look into student life at St. Mark’s. In short, there are a multitude of fun things to read.

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