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Tomales High: Tam’s neighbors to the north

Tomales High: Tam’s neighbors to the north

Sophie McGuinness

January 12, 2012


Filed under Features

Arrival “So, what are you doing here?” Brianna Vasquez asked me as I followed her through a misty courtyard to first period physics. Brianna, captain of the Tomales High cheer team, has a quick laugh and a friendly smile. I felt instantly at ease, and was glad she would be my guide during my visit...

Tam soccer brings together cultures and students

Tam soccer brings together cultures and students

Joe Laland

December 9, 2011


Filed under Features, Sports

“At the beginning of the season, all of the kids dribbled too much, mainly because they were comfortable with dribbling and they were all good at it. People wanted to play their styles, not our style,” said senior Varsity Soccer captain Imran Nana. At the start of the season, Nana and his peers found themselves with a unique challenge. They needed...

Do as I Do, Not as I Say

Do as I Do, Not as I Say

Jack Twilling and Chris Yip

October 31, 2011


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"My childhood was awful. There was abuse of every kind. When you live through that you see that alcoholism and drug addiction are progressive diseases,” said an anonymous Tam parent, whom we’ll call Amy. After growing up in a household plagued by alcoholism, Amy decided that when she had children ...

Gallery: Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival 2011

Gallery: Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival 2011

Katharine Hirata

October 10, 2011


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The 55th annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival was held amongst the sequoias in Old Mill Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25. The festival featured "over 140 fine visual artists and craftspeople, many local and some from as far as Hawaii and New York," as Steve Bajor, the festival's executive...

Gallery: club day spikes student interests

Gallery: club day spikes student interests

Aaron Newman

October 4, 2011


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As in past years, club day let students check out the many clubs available to them. Photos by Aaron Newman. This article is an online exclusive.

Smartphones: Finding a Balance

Smartphones: Finding a Balance

Aaron Newman

September 29, 2011


Filed under Features

Smartphones are prominent on campus nowadays. Devices such as the iPhone and the Blackberry are potent, versatile machines of interaction, information, and entertainment. But do they make us happier? Evolved from the basic cellphone, smartphones are at their cores tools of communication. But the smartphone is a p...

Moving Past Depression

Moving Past Depression

Carina Albizures

August 19, 2011


Filed under Features

March 11, 2011 was a Friday. It was the end of the school week, and while other people were desperate for their weekends to start, I was desperate for my life to end. I woke up feeling miserable, worthless, stressed and hopeless — common symptoms of depression. I felt like my whole world was ful...

Suffering In Secret: The Causes and Effects of Eating Disorders at Tam

Suffering In Secret: The Causes and Effects of Eating Disorders at Tam

Camille Kaufman

May 22, 2011


Filed under Features

Julie’s Mom had made pasta for dinner that night. After excusing herself, Julie walked nervously upstairs, harsh thoughts racing through her head. At the end of the hallway, she turned into her room and looked in the mirror. She couldn’t stand to see the image that was reflected back at her. “I...

Every 15 Minutes: Examining the Impact of Tam’s Drunk Driving Simulation

Every 15 Minutes: Examining the Impact of Tam’s Drunk Driving Simulation

Joel Abrahams & Racine Cermak

April 7, 2011


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  The tarps were removed and the screaming began. Two students sat in the front seats of a small, partially crushed car, both of them covered in blood. Read More »...

Night Custodians: Highlighting the Hidden

Night Custodians: Highlighting the Hidden

Jenna Tuttle and Jenna Tuttle

March 24, 2011


Filed under Features

It’s 10 o’clock on Tuesday night and all is quiet in Keyser Hall except for the closing of a door and the soft pitter-patter of footsteps. All souls have left the campus except for the occasional Mock Trial kid, the elusive journalism nerds, and five night custodians. Each custodian, supervised by...

We ♥ Marin: Loving Life in the North Bay

We ♥ Marin: Loving Life in the North Bay

Staff

February 18, 2011


Filed under Features

"Welcome to Marin County” reads a weathered green sign partway across the Golden Gate Bridge when heading north away from San Francisco. Read More »...

Taking the High Road: The myth of driving on marijuana

Taking the High Road: The myth of driving on marijuana

Camille Kaufman

December 31, 2010


Filed under Features

A few months ago, senior Jack got pulled over for not having a front license plate. When he pulled to the side of the road, the last thing on his mind was getting a DUI. After all, he wasn’t drunk. “The officer claimed he smelled alcohol, then made me perform a sobriety test, then blow into th...