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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


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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

Hannah Chorley

December 21, 2013


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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

Riley Kuffner and Nate Vogel

December 5, 2013


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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

the Features Staff

November 27, 2013


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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

Emma Talkoff

October 30, 2013


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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

Sarah Asch and Markita Schulman

October 24, 2013


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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...

The Blind Spot: Peer Resource sheds light on the dangers of distracted driving

The Blind Spot: Peer Resource sheds light on the dangers of distracted driving

William Choulos & Chris Yip

June 10, 2013


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“Today, I want to tell you the story of a good person who made one bad decision... One night, this individual got a call from a close friend. He stated that he was trying to get into an academy but judging from the feedback he didn’t get a call, so he didn’t think he got in...he was just crushed....

Fatal Rescue Attempts

Fatal Rescue Attempts

Dominic Quaranta

June 1, 2013


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On November 24, the Kuljian family decided to spend one morning at Big Lagoon Beach in Humboldt County. Howard Kuljian and his wife Mary took their kids Gregory, 16, and Olivia, 18, as well as their beloved dog, Fran. When the Kuljians arrived, there were ten-foot waves crashing just several feet away...

Learning Goes Social: The New Age of Teacher-Student Communication

Learning Goes Social: The New Age of Teacher-Student Communication

Devon Stoeber

May 31, 2013


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One school night, sophomore Madelyn Lunder gets ready to begin her homework by checking her planner. After she realizes she forgot to write some assignments down she logs on to her Facebook. Lunder is a member of her sophomore English and social studies Core class Facebook group where she can ask fellow...

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