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Body and Mind: Understanding Eating Disorders

Body and Mind: Understanding Eating Disorders

By Bridget Lowry & Mae Puckett

May 27, 2014

“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

By Isaac Cohen

April 24, 2014

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

By Sarah Asch

March 29, 2014

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

By Emma Boczek

February 25, 2014

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,’...

A Sustainable Education: What Special Education Students Are Learning and Teaching

A Sustainable Education: What Special Education Students Are Learning and Teaching

By Hannah Chorley

December 21, 2013

Jake, a senior in Michael Lovejoy’s Special Education class, sits on the couch whispering to his friend, Maggie. They giggle at a joke and continue to play on an iPad, identifying animals with pictures and mimicking the sounds they make. Jake tells me his favorite animal is a fish, although he loves...

Heroes Among Us: On Call with Search and Rescue

Heroes Among Us: On Call with Search and Rescue

By Riley Kuffner and Nate Vogel

December 5, 2013

It was the middle of winter and members of the Marin Search and Rescue (SAR) team treaded through the Mammoth Lakes backcountry, knee deep in snow. Junior Sean McGuinness took part in this training simulation required to maintain his certification with the Mountain Rescue Association. In addition to the tit...

From the Archives: Braving the Outdoors

From the Archives: Braving the Outdoors

By the Features Staff

November 27, 2013

Due to Tam's proximity to a variety of mountains, rivers, and other outdoor areas, students have enjoyed a long history of being able to participate in events such as skiing, snowshoeing, rafting, and camping with school-sponsored groups. In this month's "From the Archives," we take a look at some o...

Something Worth Fighting For: San Rafael High’s Homecoming Embraces Change

Something Worth Fighting For: San Rafael High’s Homecoming Embraces Change

By Emma Talkoff

October 30, 2013

San Rafael High School senior Tenaya Raives took the stage in front of an audience of cheering classmates at the school’s Homecoming game on October 4, the last of 12 formally dressed Homecoming court members to ascend the makeshift steps. An audible swell in applause from the bleachers welcomed a...

Playing Along: Why some students succumb to gender stereotypes and others don’t

Playing Along: Why some students succumb to gender stereotypes and others don’t

By Sarah Asch and Markita Schulman

October 24, 2013

Senior Lauren Killingsworth grew up in a household where gender did not determine her interests. “For me, growing up with two brothers, basically all I played with was legos and construction toys [...] which might be why I’m more interested in science and math,” Killingsworth said. Because her...