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Everything You Wanted to Know but Were too Afraid to Ask: Hair Covering and Islam

Everything You Wanted to Know but Were  too Afraid to Ask: Hair Covering and Islam

Francis Streitmann

June 3, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Though freedom of religion is one of our country’s founding principles, this is often forgotten when discussions of foreign policy arise. Western media portrays veiled women as submissive victims, whilst also perpetuating Islamophobic stereotypes. Generally, discrimination against women who veil has ...

“Ms. Jewel” Retires

“Ms. Jewel” Retires

James Finn & Hannah Chorley

June 3, 2016


Filed under Featured, Lifestyles, Profiles

Hailed as the “mother” of the Marin City community at Tam, Jewel Barrow, known by many as “Ms. Jewel” has been a fixture at Tam for 52 years.  Since she graduated from Tam in 1964, Ms. Jewel has worked a number of jobs at Tam, ranging from “community liaison” to “staff assistant,” b...

Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines

Connor Norton

June 3, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles

On May 5, Chance the Rapper released his album “Coloring Book” with features from Future, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Young Thug, and Justin Bieber. If you’re familiar with these artists, you might guess that the album probably has a lot of basic rap songs with a catchy chorus but little messag...

A Sprinkle of Opinions

A Sprinkle of Opinions

Ethan Lawrence & Willzie Connelly

June 3, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles

We have had our fair share of donuts in our lives. The reviews below range from hidden gems to American food chains, all from which we have frequently had donuts. At some places, we have even established a relationship with the employees. From barely passing as a donut to the best thing my tastebuds ...

Zootopia: A “Children’s Movie” for all Ages

Zootopia: A “Children’s Movie” for all Ages

Trevor Bukowski

June 2, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

Welcome to the animated world where humans don’t exist, sloths drive sports cars, and a gazelle is a national pop sensation. Zootopia, a Walt Disney Production, hit theaters on March 4th, bringing in 73.7 million dollars in the opening weekend, and making it Disney’s most successful release. Although...

SFMoMA’s Triumphant Return

SFMoMA’s Triumphant Return

Claire Donohue

May 13, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

For the past three years San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) has been closed down for renovations and expansions. Saturday, May 14 marks the grand reopening of what is now the largest modern art museum in the country, surpassing New York’s MoMA and Los Angeles's Broad. I used to feel...

I Don’t Read… But I Read This Book and Here is Why You Should Too

I Don’t Read… But I Read This Book and Here is Why You Should Too

Francis Strietmann

May 12, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

It was a typical Sunday afternoon. My parents and I were visiting an old friend of theirs who lives with her husband and two daughters. The older, who will start high school next fall, had just moved out of her shared room with her little sister and was eager to show me her “new room,” the cleared o...

Tamalpais High School: An Architectural History

Tamalpais High School: An Architectural History

Leo DiPierro

May 12, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles

Tam High has arguably the most beautiful and memorable campus in Northern California. Many students walk our halls oblivious to the rich history of the buildings. Since 1908, Tam’s campus has changed drastically, and has serviced countless people. The names of the various buildings around Tam often...

Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Brothers Grimsby”

Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Brothers Grimsby”

Marie Hogan

May 4, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

The first thing to know about “The Brothers Grimsby,” Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film, is that it is a Sacha Baron Cohen film. The second thing to know is that elephant semen is a major plot point. So is “The Brothers Grimsby” good? Bad? It’s a question I was forced to ask myself a lot...

Trevor Perelson: Living his Dreams

Trevor Perelson: Living his Dreams

Wilton Schultz

May 4, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

After Trevor Perelson finished high school, he wanted to live and experience his dreams. He began by travelling across the United States on his bicycle for his grandmother’s 103rd birthday. “I just took the long way,” Perelson said. “It was between four and five months, but I was hanging out, ...

Artist of the Issue: Sam Emblidge

Artist of the Issue: Sam Emblidge

Trevor Bukowski

May 4, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

It’s three feet tall, standing strong on a wide base, a connection of bright blue molded tubes built up into a tower-like thing. At least that’s how senior Sam Emblidge describes his clay project. It’s funny to think that the smiling senior, proudly finishing up a months long project, wasn’t sup...

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