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Moving On: The Tales of COM

Moving On: The Tales of COM

Tenaya Tremp

May 2, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

It’s officially college admissions season, and high school students everywhere are being bombarded by college merchandise, social media photos, and constant talk of future plans. Among all the college fever, however, some are straying from the expectation to go to a four-year college and choosing ...

BŌLs of Life

BŌLs of Life

Summer Solomon

May 2, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

Tucked in the foothills of Mt. Tam in the newly restored Mill Valley Lumberyard, one can find BŌL Superfood Cafe, a bicoastal cafe consisting mostly of acai bowls and smoothies. BŌL is owned by sisters Chelsea Hutchison and Alex Tillett, who began the business in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 2015. “...

Keep COM and Carry On

Keep COM and Carry On

Ephets Head

May 2, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

On October 13, 2017, former California governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 19, which allowed California students to attend their first year of community college for free. With the creation of the “California College Promise” program, any student who submits a fee waiver application and enro...

Mary Poppins Returns: A Spoonful of Sugar

Mary Poppins Returns: A Spoonful of Sugar

Johanna Meezan

May 1, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

With the release of Disney’s live action Aladdin movie just around the corner, it seems prudent to reflect on some of the other live action Disney animated movies that went unnoticed when they came out to theaters. One such movie was Mary Poppins Returns. Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Retu...

Coyote Coffee

Coyote Coffee

Claire Conger

April 15, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

As many members of the Tam Valley community, on my weekends you could often find me at Shoreline Cafe or the Dipsea Cafe with my friends for a good, pricey breakfast. Meals at the popular cafes/breakfast places in Mill Valley take a lot of time and money due to their crowds and questionable prices for a b...

Stay Cheesin’

Stay Cheesin’

Charlie Rosgen

April 5, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

Mac and cheese will always have a special place in my heart, right next to my slowly clogging carotid artery. The warm, gooey pasta, the crunchy breadcrumbs that cover the top, the infamous cheese pull, the creamy sauce that makes me ignore my stomachs constant reminder of my intolerance to lactose. T...

The Mill Valley Music Man

The Mill Valley Music Man

Samantha Glocker, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

It’s a rainy day in Mill Valley, and Gary Scheuenstuhl has just received a shipment of CD’s. He sits tucked behind his register, a wall of records, books, and loose leaf paper encircling him. Vinyl is everywhere. In the window, records tied on cotton strings dangle and under the stairs a collecti...

Review: A Star is Born

Review: A Star is Born

Emily Spears

March 26, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews, Uncategorized

There’s a lot that goes into the making of a good romance movie, and frankly, romantic films seem to be sparse in the past couple of years. But A Star is Born, released October 5, 2018, hit a lot of sweet spots for audiences across the country. Produced by, directed by, and starring Bradley Cooper, th...

Barbara Owens: We owe it to Owens

Barbara Owens: We owe it to Owens

Kara Kneafsey

March 14, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Most students like to brag about the fact that Tupac Shakur went to school here, but we don’t gloat about the accomplishments our staff has achieved over the years. Many don’t know that Tam was the first school in California to distribute condoms to students, or that teachers from Tam helped to cre...

Payton Pelaez: A Sweet Success

Payton Pelaez: A Sweet Success

Emily Stull, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

At 4 a.m., most teenagers can be found asleep in their beds. However, freshman Payton Pelaez can be found in the kitchen covered in head to toe by flour. “My mom had to come down and physically drag me from the kitchen,” the baking phenom said. Pelaez’s passion for baking causes his eyes to l...

A Master at Her Craft

A Master at Her Craft

Niulan Wright

February 7, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

You may know her as the woman who sold you your yearbook and your third pair of P.E. shorts, or as the woman who wears a small tiara when selling homecoming tickets. Others may know her as a campus supervisor, classroom aide, office manager, or budget secretary. However, those who really know her proba...

From Missing to Marking

From Missing to Marking

Zoe Cowan

February 7, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Attendance Clerk Barbara Burroso has come full circle since being a chronically late student at Tam High in the 1960s. “When I first got the job, I went home to my husband and I said ‘I got the job. It’s permanent. The girl who could never get to class on time is now managing attendance.’”...