The Tam News

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Rachel Dimon

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Rachel Dimon

Niulan Wright

September 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Rachel Dimon is a new Outreach Specialist in the Wellness Center. Before coming to Tam, she worked in the North Bay as a mental health counselor with teens that struggle with behavioral and emotional issues. At Tam, Dimon is situated in the Wellness Center and works as the first line of help for the...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Jessica Watts

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Jessica Watts

Tenaya Tremp

September 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Normally, zoology and teaching are two professions that don’t intermingle—unless, of course, the students of a particular class are extraordinarily misbehaved. For Jessica Watts, however, her passion for zoology was what initially led her to teaching, and once she started, she never looked back....

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Miriam Cook

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Miriam Cook

Jessica Bukowski

September 18, 2018


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Miriam Cook, a new social studies teacher, is just one month into her first year at Tam, and is already focused on creating the best high school experience for her students. Although Tam’s environment may seem daunting to someone taking on their first full-time teaching job, Cook seems ready for the...

Yamaecha Davis and Ta’ Naejah Reed: Fighting for an End to Gun Violence

Yamaecha Davis and Ta’ Naejah Reed: Fighting for an End to Gun Violence

Abigail Frazee

May 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Profiles

On April 20th, Tam High students partook in the national walkout to protest gun violence and to remember the lives lost twenty years ago in the Columbine shooting. Students and guest speakers spoke, including Tam junior Yamaecha Davis and sophomore Ta’ Naejah Reed. They were among the few people of...

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

Eddie Shultz

April 23, 2018


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It’s midnight on a Tuesday and Senior Joe Rico is just finishing up repairing the front suspension of his MG Midget. It’s a white two-door roadster about the size of a twin bed. Most Tam kids have probably seen his car parked outside the BPL in between the fence and the telephone pole and wondered...

Tam’s Project Green Challenge Finalist

March 21, 2018


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Senior Catalina Lane was named a finalist of the Project Green Challenge, an environmental action competition created by local nonprofit Turning Green, this fall. The challenge aims to “inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally, ” according to the organizati...

A New Perspective: Queensland, Australia

A New Perspective: Queensland, Australia

Savannah Malan

February 8, 2018


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Hi, my name is Savannah, and I grew up in Australia. Technically, I am from New Zealand and South Africa, considering I have citizenship in both of these countries, but in my heart, I’m a straight up Aussie. Travelling to and from Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and now the US, I have...

Perspectives: Zihao Wang in Changsha, China

Perspectives: Zihao Wang in Changsha, China

Zihao Wang

December 18, 2017


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My name is Zihao Wang. I’m from ChangSha-Hunan, China. I’m a Junior. I moved here when I was 13. I’m 16 right now. Many people ask me, do I like America or China better? It is very complicated. I prefer having school in the United States because it is more relaxed and less stressful in school, a...

Go-To Guy (Hans Goto Profile)

Go-To Guy (Hans Goto Profile)

Jack Loder

December 18, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

The Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in the World has company. You won’t find him climbing the world’s tallest mountain, or wrestling crocodiles in the Nile. He resides in the corner of the Tam library’s back room, perched behind an awkwardly tall desk, making only his head visible to the seated...

Lily Wyle – Acrylic Painting

Lily Wyle – Acrylic Painting

Kylie Sakamoto

December 11, 2017


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You find yourself face to face with a swirl of purples, blues, pinks, and whites. Following their abstract pattern, you can’t decide if your looking at it upside down or rightside up. Lily Wyle hopes to portray this abstractness in all of her pieces. The circular canvas dripping in acrylic paint is ju...

Maren Curtis Artist and Entreprenuer

Maren Curtis Artist and Entreprenuer

Kennedy Cook

October 26, 2017


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The same everyday events you and I experience are transformed into pieces of wearable art by junior Maren Curtis. From kindergarten on, Curtis’s world has revolved around art, whether it be watercolor, pencil drawings, or her favorite: ink drawings. “I love using ink to draw everyday events and...

Max Goldberg: A Peruvian and Ecuadorian Perspective

Max Goldberg: A Peruvian and Ecuadorian Perspective

Max Goldberg

September 23, 2017


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My name is Max Goldberg. I’m a junior, and this is my perspective. Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not Peruvian, nor am I Ecuadorian, but I’ve spent more than half of my 16 years of life living in South America. I can understand why that’s hard for people to wrap their heads around. When ...