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One Day at a Time: Marin Teens on the Road to Recovery

One Day at a Time: Marin Teens on the Road to Recovery

Sarah Asch

March 29, 2014


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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...

Students Explore Summer Programs

Students Explore Summer Programs

Hannah Chorley

March 25, 2014


Filed under Featured, Lifestyles

Senior Cella Wright went to the Mixe region of Oaxaca, Mexico for eight weeks this past summer with the organization Amigos de las Americas. “It was incredibly refreshing to be so far out of my comfort zone – around no familiar faces, being challenged to take initiative, test my language skills...

Protests Continue for Second Day

Protests Continue for Second Day

Sarah Asch

March 14, 2014


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Students and parents continued to gather in the front of Tam before school for a second day on March 14 to protest the non-reelection of three math teachers. The decision to designate Ryan Federoff, Juan Vidal and Anders Fairbanks as non-reelects for next fall was announced on February 28 and upheld by...

Updated: Three Math Teachers Will Not Be Asked to Return in Fall

Updated: Three Math Teachers Will Not Be Asked to Return in Fall

Sarah Asch, Emma Boczek, & Markita Schulman

March 4, 2014


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Three math teachers, Anders Fairbanks, Ryan Fedoroff and Juan Vidal, were notified on February 28 of their designation as non-reelect, meaning that they will not be invited back to teach at Tam in the fall semester of next year. This decision, made by Principal Julie Synyard, was upheld at a March 12...

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,’...

Overland Boards Brings Innovation to Skateboards

Overland Boards Brings Innovation to Skateboards

Joe Russell

February 11, 2014


Filed under Featured, Sports

When senior Albert Streitmann was in second grade, he received his first skateboard. It wasn’t until his junior year, when he joined his good friend Spencer “Spence” Peterson in running a longboard company, that skateboarding became a crucial part of his life. “I started longboarding to w...

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...

District Video Replaces Annual Written Report

District Video Replaces Annual Written Report

Emma Talkoff

December 12, 2013


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) released a video, “Preparing Learners and Leaders for the 21st Century,” to parents and community members on November 19 as part of the district’s ongoing goal to uphold strategic priorities including “communication with the district’s internal...

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