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Whose Games Are You Going To?

Whose Games Are You Going To?

Celeste Moore

May 2, 2017


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Featured, Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Featured, Features

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


Filed under Features

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 ...

Featured Opinions: Gun Control

Featured Opinions: Gun Control

Zoe Wynn

November 10, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Opinion

We must have stricter gun laws. This includes banning the use of assault rifles, and increasing control and background checks when selling gun. Unfortunately, for many people and politicians today this is too progressive. Ever since I can remember there have been mass shootings that have surrounded ...

Featured Opinions: Dakota Access Pipeline

Featured Opinions: Dakota Access Pipeline

Raqshan Khan

November 10, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Opinion

The Dakota Access Pipeline, also known as a the Bakken pipeline, would snake 1,172 miles through parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois, transporting nearly 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the rich oil fields North Dakota to a storage facility in Patoka, Illinois. The constructi...

Featured Opinions: Homelessness

Featured Opinions: Homelessness

Emma Steinberg

November 10, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Opinion

I cannot comprehend how one can support either candidate this year when they both fail to tackle the issue of homelessness in America. Living near a big city like San Francisco and often visiting relatives in urban areas such as New York City and Chicago, I am constantly exposed to the ever expanding h...

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