The Tam News

Editorial: Not All Fun and Games

Editorial: Not All Fun and Games

Editorial Staff

June 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Each year the Tam administration issues warnings to parents during the last few weeks of May, and each year the so-called “scav hunt” continues to be a large part of the school’s culture. The scavenger hunt is always written by upperclassmen boys and includes a list of tasks for points, usually wi...

Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Ian Duncanson

May 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion

This is a public service announcement, made for you; the reader, the student, the teacher, the staff member, the parent. On May 22nd, 2019, Tam High will be having it’s “52nd” anniversary of Breakthrough day. The purpose is to spend two hours breaking past racial barriers and to come together a...

Entitled Mill Valley Moms: My Experience in the Service Industry

Entitled Mill Valley Moms: My Experience in the Service Industry

Zoe Cowan

April 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion

After working at a local juice bar for a little over a year, I’ve come to learn what it’s like to work in the service industry in Marin. From unruly little league players to senior citizens looking for a vitamin store, I’ve seen it all. However, the worst of the worst comes in the form of enti...

Moving from Petaluma to Marin

Moving from Petaluma to Marin

Chelsea Catarozoli, Reporter

April 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As I walked into Tam on my first day attending a Marin county school, I was not only greeted with a group of a new, unfamiliar faces but a whole new, unfamiliar atmosphere. I no longer saw cowboy boots and Petaluma students revving the engines of their pickup trucks but was surrounded by Airpods, Lulu...

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial Staff

April 16, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Rumors regarding Michael Jackson’s pedophilic relationships with underage boys have been circulating the media for more than a decade. The release of  “Leaving Neverland,” a damning documentary examining Jackson’s alleged pedophilia, has spurred a fresh wave of the classic debate: how does o...

Dress to impress

Dress to impress

Samantha Ferro

April 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In the fifth grade, most girls get their ears pierced or shop at Brandy Melville for the first time. I, on the other hand, was purchasing my first blazer. And that is where it all began.   Always looking as if I am walking into a business meeting, I’m the type of person to wear dress shirts, blazers, and ple...

Editorial: Are We Part of the Problem with Privilege?

Editorial: Are We Part of the Problem with Privilege?

Editorial Staff

March 26, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

On Monday, March 11, the biggest college admissions scandal in U.S. history was uncovered. In an indictment by the FBI, now known as the Varsity Blues case, fifty people including thirty-three parents (three of which are from Marin), were alleged to have partaken in a series of crimes ranging from f...

A Cheap New Trend

A Cheap New Trend

Camille Shakirova, Photo Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Sometimes, stepping into the Tam hallways can feel like a time warp. I’m constantly drowning in ‘80s-style high-waisted jeans and bright jackets that scream ‘90s. Yesterday, I could have sworn I saw Duckie from Pretty in Pink walking through Orange Court. Fashion inspiration is taken from ...

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial Staff

March 13, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the summer of 2017, two former Tam students spray painted a racial epithet on the side of Wood Hall, directed at our principal J.C. Farr. While this hate crime was egregious and despicable, it provided the us with an opportunity to openly discuss the racial inequality and prejudice that exists withi...

Mock Trial: Cult, Club, and Representatives of Tam

Mock Trial: Cult, Club, and Representatives of Tam

Emily Spears and Caroline Herdman

March 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Dear Tam (a message from Mock Trial’s Captains) “Mock trial forgets that they’re a club … again.” That was The Tam News’ response to the mock trial team winning our state competition last year. As I’m sure everyone is aware, mock trial is technically a club. We receive no fundi...

An Adult Gym Goer’s Guide to Dealing with Physically Fit Teenagers

An Adult Gym Goer’s Guide to Dealing with Physically Fit Teenagers

Max Goldberg, Website Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Teenagers can’t seem to do anything right. Their small, underdeveloped brains prevent them from driving well, speaking rationally, turning down the music after you ask them to, and, apparently, exercising. That’s right. Teenagers are a nuisance in the weight room, and the workout routine you lea...

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In light of the proposed budget cuts for the 2019-2020 school year, Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) administration received significant pushback on their plan to cut 50% of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) funding. BACR provides free counseling and therapy services for roughly 300 students at T...