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Custodian “Gabriel” Gebremichael Tells His Story

Custodian “Gabriel” Gebremichael Tells His Story

By Aidan Hersh

June 12, 2013

Ghebretinsa “Gabriel” Gebremichael is a custodian at Tam and can be seen driving around campus in his easily noticeable mini-truck. However, there is more to his life than working at Tam. Gabriel moved here from the Eastern African country of Eritrea in 2001. “I was about 16 or 17,” Gabriel said...

Aaron Lester, the Swordsman

Aaron Lester, the Swordsman

By Emma Shields

June 10, 2013

En Garde, fleche, lunge, and parry. Some may have heard these terms in movies, others may have no idea what they are, and a select few know that they are fencing terms. Sophomore Aaron Lester can collaborate these moves into a fierce attack - he is a fencer. Once a week, Lester goes to fencing practi...

Freshman Karina Hoge Shows Passion for Cirque du Soleil Acrobatics

Freshman Karina Hoge Shows Passion for Cirque du Soleil Acrobatics

By Maile Resta

June 10, 2013

"Some people like soccer, volleyball, or swimming but I found a unique passion, I know it is odd but I love it,” freshman Karina Hoge said. Her passion is gymnastics. In addition to being a gymnast, Hoge participates and trains every day for Cirque du Soleil. Coached by two professional acrobats from...

Susan Gertman Offers Guidance in the College and Career Center

Susan Gertman Offers Guidance in the College and Career Center

By Emma Sandrolini

June 10, 2013

Susan Gertman, the head of the college and career center, has been serving students at Tam for nine years. She gives guidance on college, financial aid, internships, and sends out emails about every other day to make sure seniors are on the right track. She provides the information they need to succ...

Sophomore Taylor Bratton’s Quest to Save the Sharks

Sophomore Taylor Bratton’s Quest to Save the Sharks

By Sam Allen

June 9, 2013

Ever since she was a little girl, sophomore Taylor Bratton has had a fascination with the ocean and the magical creatures that dwell below its surface, especially sharks. Bratton has been actively trying to spread awareness of the current decline of shark populations due to overfishing. “From age seven,...

Aria Pogni: Catching Attention

Aria Pogni: Catching Attention

By Veronica Russell

June 7, 2013

Junior Aria Pogni doesn’t just play softball, she lives it. She has been playing since she was seven. Though she initially played other sports, she eventually focused on softball. “I like playing sports, but softball was the one that really stuck with me. It was the one that I was best at, and i...

Audrey Stanton: More Than a Fashion Statement

Audrey Stanton: More Than a Fashion Statement

By Jasmine Caputo

June 2, 2013

You may have witnessed senior Audrey Stanton strutting across campus sporting the latest fashion trends, or perhaps seen a photo of her outfit later that day on her Instagram with the hashtag #todayiwore. Stanton has made herself known for standing out from Tam’s fashion norm by opting for bold...

Junior Ben Knauer Shows Passion for Sports, Battles Cerebral Palsy

Junior Ben Knauer Shows Passion for Sports, Battles Cerebral Palsy

By Weston Lazarus

June 1, 2013

Junior Ben Knauer grew up playing baseball and discussing the Giants line-up on the blacktop during recess. He knew every player’s stats, from home runs to on-base percentages, and as a high schooler he is passionate about two things: umpiring and football. Knauer is an umpire for the Mill Valley ...

From Ocean Beach To Bali: Junior Trevor Rowedder Traverses Professional Surfing World

From Ocean Beach To Bali: Junior Trevor Rowedder Traverses Professional Surfing World

By Nic Mosher

May 23, 2013

Junior Trevor Rowedder has been surfing almost since he could walk, has professional surfers on speed dial and has traveled more in the last year than many Tam students have in their lives. “My first time on a surfboard was when I was three years old. But I didn’t really get into it until I w...

Senior Begins Rap Career as MC Kramis

Senior Begins Rap Career as MC Kramis

By Maddie Elias

March 21, 2013

Despite his family’s involvement in its Scottish heritage, you won’t find senior Kel Mandigo-Stoba engaging in many traditional activities. More likely, you’ll find him with a microphone in hand, rapping his original songs. Mandigo-Stoba was inspired to start writing when he first heard music...

More Than Just “Roll Over”

More Than Just “Roll Over”

By Chris Yip, Chris Yip, and Chris Yip

February 14, 2013

Meet Katrina, a one year old puppy who will grow up to have a bright, altruistic future. Junior Lauren Killingsworth knows this firsthand; she has spent 13 months training Katrina to qualify her to become a guide dog for the blind. “It’s definitely a very fulfilling activity. With guide dogs you...

Students Reach Playwright’s Festival Finals

By Meg Weissleberg & Sander Lutz and Meg Weissleberg & Sander Lutz

February 13, 2013

The eight finalists of the Marin Young Playwright’s Festival were announced online on January 14. Among them were Tam sophomores Tessa King and Abby Bordin. The festival, produced annually by the Marin Theatre Company (MTC) in Mill Valley, encourages high school students to submit their own ten-minute,...