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Attack of the Yak: The New Breed of App-Based Cyber Bullying

Attack of the Yak: The New Breed of App-Based Cyber Bullying

Sarah Asch & Holly Parkin

November 24, 2014


Filed under Features

Melanie scrolled through the funny comments on the app Yik Yak, laughing occasionally at posts she found relatable. All of a sudden, she had an idea. Before she really thought about it, she typed out her joke into the app, making a joke about a girl in her grade, and hit post. Almost immediately afterwards,...

The Best of Halloween 2014

The Best of Halloween 2014

Jessica Hudson and Jessica Hudson

November 10, 2014


Filed under Features

While many students went to the San Francisco Giant's Parade on Halloween, others celebrated the holiday in full costume here at Tam. Take a look at the colorful and creative costumes we were able to capture on camera. ...

On Your Marks: How Running for Change Connects Tam Students

On Your Marks: How Running for Change Connects Tam Students

Hannah Chorley and James Finn

November 1, 2014


Filed under Features

As seventh period ends on a Wednesday afternoon, hordes of students crowd the halls, heading to their cars, sports practice, or to be picked up. Instead of rushing for an exit, junior Cece Haynesworth pushes against the crowd and hurries to change, put on her running shoes, and head to humanities teacher...

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Devon Stoeber

October 23, 2014


Filed under Features

“Nights when I can’t fall asleep typically end with me laying in bed for hours on my phone or tossing and turning,” senior Taryn Varnes said. “Every hour I’m in bed still awake I find myself counting the hours I could sleep if I went to bed in that moment.” Varnes is not alone when it comes to...

Fantasy Land: Exploring Tam’s Fantasy Sports

Fantasy Land: Exploring Tam’s Fantasy Sports

Anthony Mazzini and Peter Wynn

October 7, 2014


Filed under Features

At some point in the next few weeks, junior Jake Newell will make his way around school with no shoes on, instead sporting a thick layer of saran wrap to protect his feet. This may seem strange, but it’s Newell’s punishment for finishing last in his fantasy baseball league last season. His team, ...

Inside The Classroom and Out: Tam from the Perspective of African American Students

Inside The Classroom and Out: Tam from the Perspective of African American Students

Ra’Jahna’e Troupé and Isaac Cohen

June 14, 2014


Filed under Featured, Features, Video

Introduction Length: 0:46 minutes The videos can be watched in sequence or browsed in any order. We suggest that all viewers at least watch the Introduction and then the Transition to Tam video. It is a little over six minutes long and serves as a logical starting place and covers the widest bread...

Reaching Out: Jane Hall Retires and Leaves Behind a Legacy of Service

Reaching Out: Jane Hall Retires and Leaves Behind a Legacy of Service

Emma Boczek and Emma Talkoff

June 11, 2014


Filed under Features, Profiles

Jane Hall’s time at Tam has been anything but conventional. Over her 16-year career here as a special education teacher, Hall has built homes with her students through Habitat for Humanity and driven her students to the jobs and internships she helped them obtain through the career program she...

Body and Mind: Understanding Eating Disorders

Body and Mind: Understanding Eating Disorders

Bridget Lowry & Mae Puckett

May 27, 2014


Filed under Featured, Features

“The first time my mom realized that something was wrong was when I came home from school and I fainted on the porch. She was like, ‘Okay, let’s take you to the doctor.’ So that’s how it all started,” Jenna said. “I [would get] up really early, [and have] breakfast by myself. I didn’t...

Undocumented: Navigating Life Without Citizenship

Undocumented: Navigating Life Without Citizenship

Isaac Cohen

April 24, 2014


Filed under Featured, Features

Four years ago, Daniel’s father traveled back to his family’s home country in Central America to bring Daniel to California. Daniel, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to his immigration status, had been living with his grandmother and sisters until he was old enough to follow his mother...

One Day at a Time: Marin Teens on the Road to Recovery

One Day at a Time: Marin Teens on the Road to Recovery

Sarah Asch

March 29, 2014


Filed under Featured, Features

Senior Zack Facter began using drugs with increasing regularity after his first experience at the end of seventh grade. “When I first started smoking [marijuana] it was once every couple of weeks,” he said. “Then it turned into once a week, and then I would say by January or February of eighth...

WHY WE ENLIST: An Inside Look at Tam’s Future Soldiers

WHY WE ENLIST: An Inside Look at Tam’s Future Soldiers

Emma Boczek

February 25, 2014


Filed under Featured, Features

After graduating from Tam a semester early this coming December, junior Chris Vogt plans on enduring 13 weeks in San Diego at United States Marine Corps Recruit Training, commonly known as “boot camp,” where use of the first person is forbidden among recruits. “For three months you never say ‘I,’...

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