The Tam News

Stay Off Our Tail(pipes)

Stay Off Our Tail(pipes)

Maddie Asch

March 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Mentioning the lack of parking in the Back Parking Lot (BPL) at Tam is sure to spark heated conversation. And if seniors hear that a junior is parking in the BPL, watch out, you’ve got yourself a fire. Yes, I get that it is a tradition that seniors park in the BPL. It’s a school rule; a right o...

Wait Your Turn

Wait Your Turn

Connor Norton and Grace Bell

March 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As seniors, we have spent three years waiting to park in the Back Parking Lot (BPL). We have trekked from past the field house, braved the consequences of parking in the teacher lot, and arrived at school just as the sun rises to get as close to the BPL as possible. We’ve waited our turn. We’ve stayed outsi...

The Teacher Club

The Teacher Club

Emily Spears

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When we think of cliques, we think about high school students. But what about high school teachers? Many students at Tam are caught up in their own lives, oblivious to the social web created by the adults on campus. Students may be surprised to hear that the very same people who map out the periodic...

EDITORIAL: In Defense of Teen Privacy

EDITORIAL: In Defense of Teen Privacy

March 29, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke sent an email to parents of Marin County public school students on March 15 warning parents of the dangers of teen drinking and drug use as prom and graduation season approaches. In her opinion piece attached to the email titled, “Parents Must B...

The Breakfast Bunch

The Breakfast Bunch

Celeste Moore

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“Hot plate!” someone screams, flawlessly maneuvering past me in a choking cloud of smoke. I wipe a trickle of sweat from the back of my neck and instantly regret having worn a wool turtleneck on this Friday night. The phone rings incessantly, and the hostess next to me looks to me with pleading ey...

Kombucha Comeback

Kombucha Comeback

Lola Leuterio

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Kombucha, a fizzy, acidic, fermented probiotic beverage, is a Marin favorite. The drink aisle at Whole Foods is stacked with different kombucha brands, ready to be picked up and bought by Tam students, parents, and Marin citizens of all ages. If you aren’t up on this trend, it’s time to get educa...

The Legacy of the SAT

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

The SAT was born in 1926 as an acronym for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The College Board had just recently been formed, and the test was originally created as a sort of IQ test, stemming from the idea that a higher IQ will make one more likely to succeed in life. By 1993, controversy over the idea...

Dis(honor) Classes

Dis(honor) Classes

Marie Hogan

March 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On the first day of school, my honors chemistry teacher looked around the room and told us that we were there because we were brilliant, high achieving, and loved science. It wasn’t a joke, but most of the class laughed anyways. I don’t know anyone in that room who chose the honors track out of ...

Life Model Sketching in the Tam Art Program

Ephets Head

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Drawing live models is somewhat of a standard landmark in an artist’s education, but often the experience is romanticized and exaggerated for entertainment purposes by Hollywood and in movies. When the average student hears that those in Tam’s drawing and painting course have their own sessions with...

Take A Hike

Nell Mitchell

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There are few feelings like being somewhere truly peaceful. One of my favorite places in the world is my extended family’s rustic cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I’ve only stayed there twice but those two weeks have stuck with me. There’s no electricity, no running water, no internet, wifi or...

Sorry…

Sorry…

Mary Overton

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Pop Quiz! When do you say “sorry?” Circle any that apply. When someone else bumps into you When you feel you’re imposing on a teacher by asking too many questions When you drop your phone and it makes a scary noise Right before you share your opinion about something If you circled ...

Why You Should Consider Playing a High School Sport

Shane Lavezzo

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’ve always been quiet when it comes to my personal life. Voicing my emotions is something I’ve never truly felt comfortable doing. Regardless of who I am talking to, a best friend or even a family member, I prefer to keep how I feel to myself. The only person who knows what is going on in my life...