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Danford on Fire: Our New IT Specialist

Danford on Fire: Our New IT Specialist

By Marie Hogan

October 14, 2016

Information Technology specialist Danford McCann knows what it’s like to play with fire and get burned, literally. “Your first thought is to go screaming, running," he said. "Actually, the real thought that went through my head was I got no one to blame but myself.” McCann, who joined Tam staff this year,...

Picture This: Anika Kaplan Graduates Early to Pursue Photography

By Arya Guinney

October 11, 2016

Anika Kaplan is “technically” a senior, but this year, her third year of high school, will mark her last. Kaplan has plans to attend New York University’s art school, yet she won’t be applying until the rest of her 2018 classmates. What makes Kaplan able to do this is her love of one thing: ...

Jewel Barrow Retires

Jewel Barrow Retires

By Raqshan Khan

June 10, 2016

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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

By Francis Streitmann

June 3, 2016

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

By James Finn & Hannah Chorley

June 3, 2016

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...

Trevor Perelson: Living his Dreams

Trevor Perelson: Living his Dreams

By Wilton Schultz

May 4, 2016

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

By Trevor Bukowski

May 4, 2016

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...

Cate Hayman: YouthArts Finalist

Cate Hayman: YouthArts Finalist

By Hannah Chorley

March 3, 2016

A self proclaimed “Mill Valley mom,” Cate Hayman spent the month of January hiking in the morning, doing pilates, and getting coffee with her friends — as well as auditioning for 14 college-level musical theater programs. Hayman, who graduated from Tam in December following the first semester...

Bowman’s Perspective on Eating in the Library

Bowman’s Perspective on Eating in the Library

By Tandis Shoushtary

December 10, 2015

In light of recent frustration with library policies, librarian Mellisa Bowman sat down with Tandis Shoushtary to comment.   On past work experience: My transition year before Tam, between Texas and Tam, I worked for San Francisco schools, and that library was so lax...It was obvious f...

Vince Lars: Saxaphonist to the Stars

Vince Lars: Saxaphonist to the Stars

By Franny Kiles

December 10, 2015

Vince Lars has been a beloved guest artist in the Tam jazz band and symphonic orchestra for nearly seven years, but his time spent in the Tam music community is just a snippet of his life as a musician. Over the years, Lars used his skills as a saxophonist to perform with Beyonce and Destiny’s Child...

Artist of the Issue Q&A: Isabel Alamin

Artist of the Issue Q&A: Isabel Alamin

By Connor Norton

December 10, 2015

Junior Isabel Alamin is an Advanced Placement Art student who has been making art since sixth grade with her mechanical pencil.  She has since graduated to charcoal and acrylic paint.   I see a lot of different mediums represented in your art. How did you start using such a wide variety of tools? It used ...

Artist of the Issue: Annie Blackadar

Artist of the Issue: Annie Blackadar

By Megan Butt

November 5, 2015

At the age of three, freshman Annie Blackadar entered the monumental world of music after observing a violin class. “There was a beginner’s violin course after my [beginner’s music] class  and I would stay and watch them,” Blackadar said. “I asked my parents if I could play violin.” He...