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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...

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...

Editorial: District in Decay

Editorial: District in Decay

Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Beginning in 2016, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) saw a precipitous drop in the General Fund, a reserve of past surpluses saved for the prospect of a district-wide crisis.The debacle is frustrating for two distinct reasons. With the passage of Measure J, the district adds a projected $...

Being Biracial and Black

Being Biracial and Black

Sophia Martin

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When taking a standardized test, many people are able to check one box for the race category without thinking about it. But for others it is a whole internal conflict. I remember taking one of these tests and asking my teacher what I should do if two boxes fit me and she responded, “Then just pic...

The Hangover

The Hangover

Anonymous

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I've always started this story, in the few times I've told it, by saying, “I woke up…” That's not exactly what happened. More accurately, I slipped out of a state of drunken blackout bliss and found myself in a grim corridor in Juvenile Hall. Now I've always been stupid, but I act smart, and among the many...

Wrap Your Head Around This

Wrap Your Head Around This

Amina Nakhuda

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every year in middle school, we would have a moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11. And every year, I would bow my head trying to mourn, but my classmates’ attempts to subtly glance at me interrupted my moment of silence. It was as if there was some connection between me and the terrorists because we we...

Political Party

Political Party

Samantha Locke

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Youth trends are almost always scrutinized, and youth culture remains an enduring staple of headline material. From internet behavior to social differences, we’ve received pity and disdain from previous generations. Despite the comic frequency with which we’ve been criticized for adolescent apath...

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