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Humans of Tam: I can’t hide from it, I can’t run from it.

Humans of Tam: I can’t hide from it, I can’t run from it.

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

High School is not easy. I struggle with bullying a little bit. It’s gotten better, but it’s still kind of hard to deal with every now and then. Once I was walking on the field next to MVMS, and a bunch of juniors at Tam, they might have been drunk, I’m not sure, tackled me and threw a condom f...

In the Moment: The Value of Meditation

In the Moment: The Value of Meditation

May 15, 2017


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By Emily Spears As high school students, we like to believe that we are present thinkers, that we are experts at living in the moment and being effortlessly spontaneous. By posting “candid” photos of ourselves on Instagram, and making “phone piles” at parties, we convince ourselves that we a...

The Dis-Kush-ion: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Marin

The Dis-Kush-ion: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Marin

Nicole Anisgard Parra, Additional Reporting by Kennedy Cook

May 4, 2017


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When it was announced in August 2016 that the famed Dipsea Cafe, located in Tam Junction, was to potentially close, it was the talk of the town. The closure became even more discussion worthy when the owner, John Siotos, announced that the building would be reopened as a medical cannabis dispensary....

Whose Games Are You Going To?

Whose Games Are You Going To?

Celeste Moore

May 2, 2017


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Student sections inside the gym get downright rowdy most Friday nights — after 7 p.m. that is. While students and others around Marin fork over a few dollars and get their hand stamped to watch a boys’ basketball game, just 90 minutes earlier only parents, siblings and a handful of players’ friends...

Understanding the FCMAT Report Controversy

Understanding the FCMAT Report Controversy

March 31, 2017


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The following is a companion piece to the 2017 April feature, "...And (Quality) Education For All." By Milo Levine The district’s discontent with FCMAT’s findings is to be expected, given that the report listed a variety of grievances against the district. However, these complaints were backed...

…And (Quality) Education For All

…And (Quality) Education For All

Milo Levine

March 31, 2017


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Four years ago, when senior Tre’chaun Berkley first came to Tam from Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, he was nervous. “I felt that I wasn’t ready. Coming from a class with 11 students to a class with 20 is something I had to get used to,” he said. “On top of that, [I worried about] not knowing h...

Getting to Know the Roof Over Our Heads

Getting to Know the Roof Over Our Heads

March 21, 2017


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It’s August 3, 1908, and “The Shack” is opening its doors for the first time. This four-room, canvas-roofed building makes up the entirety of Tamalpais High School, a new establishment built just after the devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Four rooms, four classes, four teachers…a...

It Happens Here: Rape at Tam

It Happens Here: Rape at Tam

Elissa Asch, Maddie Asch, and Kennedy Cook

March 9, 2017


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When junior Barbara woke up, she had no memory of having had sex during a party the night before. “It wasn't even anybody who I wouldn't have [hooked up] with sober… [But] it was...uncomfortable to know that they were comfortable going through with it,” Barbara said. “...I must have been like...

Should We Be Taking More Online Courses?

Should We Be Taking More Online Courses?

Benjy Wall-Feng

February 27, 2017


Filed under Features

The Internet is huge. For students, that means a few things: social media, gaming, porn. For a small subset of them it means something else, too — more school. Those students are taking classes online, by choice or by necessity. It’s a method that’s been lauded as life-saving and denounced as u...

Humans of Tam: I Don’t Belong Here

Humans of Tam: I Don’t Belong Here

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

February 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

  My parents were together. We had a home, I never really appreciated that. I never really knew what it was ‘till I lost it. My dad left, he moved into a different house. He came and saw me every now and then but he just left me with my mom. Even though he knew I was in pain, he just kinda le...

Wake Up

Wake Up

February 2, 2017


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By Zoe Wynn It’s six in the morning and a loud sound erupts in junior Madeline Murr’s bedroom. Outside, it is still completely dark, and in that moment all she wants to do is crawl under the covers and fall blissfully back to sleep. But for Murr and many students like her, the day has already b...

Humans of Tam: My Brother Had to Come Home

Humans of Tam: My Brother Had to Come Home

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

December 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

  My brother had to come home. The doctors didn’t really know what was going on because he was having a lot of headaches and was having seizures, they didn’t know what was happening, they thought it was something to do with his teeth. They thought taking out the wisdom teeth would make it ...