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Zoab Kapoor: Science by Day, Comedy by Night

Zoab Kapoor: Science by Day, Comedy by Night

By Sander Lutz

January 6, 2013

Born and raised on the independent Southeast Asian island of Singapore, senior Zoab Kapoor has pursued a range of very diverse interests since his youth. “My ideal career goal is ‘physicist who is a comedian in the evenings,’” Kapoor said. “That would be strange, I admit, kind of un...

Senior Aspires to Work in the Culinary Arts

Senior Aspires to Work in the Culinary Arts

By Emma Sandrolini

January 3, 2013

Senior Oriana Anguiano is easily recognizable by her long, dark hair and unique style, which, according to Anguiano, is influenced by the music she listens to. “I got into dressing differently one to two years ago when I got into music and different musicians,” she said. “The music I listen to is pretty va...

Performance and Self-Expression: Devon Lawrence’s Experience as a Musician

Performance and Self-Expression: Devon Lawrence’s Experience as a Musician

By Aaron Newman

December 11, 2012

Junior Devon Lawrence slips easily into a smile like a familiar, perfectly fitting jacket. Unlike many of her peers, Lawrence exudes a lighthearted air during a stressful semester. “I do like life,” she confirmed with a bright laugh. But even an optimist like Lawrence couldn’t help feelin...

Early Cobb: The Story Behind a Friendly Habit

Early Cobb: The Story Behind a Friendly Habit

By Chris Yip, Chris Yip, and Chris Yip

November 27, 2012

No one says hello like Early Cobb III, a senior famous for greeting friends and acquaintances every time one passes him by. “It started in 8th grade,” Cobb said, who remembers hearing at a parent meeting that repetition will become habit over time. “I wanted to see if that was true.” One ...

Tam Begins a New Chapter with New Assistant Principal

Tam Begins a New Chapter with New Assistant Principal

By Holly Parkin & Jonah Amargi-Levy

November 9, 2012

Brian Lynch has taken over the job of Assistant Principal at Tam High, after the departure of Chad Stuart. Lynch began his career in education as a Tam counselor seven years ago. “It was during the height of all of the modernization [of the school], so it was great to walk in and see how beau...

Ballet Brings Star Goalie to Tam

Ballet Brings Star Goalie to Tam

By Joe Laland

October 3, 2012

Ballet isn’t a typical cross training sport for water polo players. However, senior Elliot Ordway has transitioned from ballet dancer to one of the toughest water polo goalies in MCAL. “3 years ago, I started as a field player, but then my coach said you’re tall, hop in the cage, and it came naturall...

Johnnie Daniel LaBarre: Beyond the attendance office

Johnnie Daniel LaBarre: Beyond the attendance office

By Julia Kligman

June 17, 2012

“Johnnie is my full [first] name. I was actually drafted in 1967 because they thought I was a boy. My father sent in a letter with a birth certificate attached to prove that I was a girl, but I still had to go to the induction center. I was the only girl there,” said attendance clerk and self-id...

New teachers Goto, Corkrey and Federoff bring their own styles to Tam

New teachers Goto, Corkrey and Federoff bring their own styles to Tam

By Sophie McGuinness

March 26, 2012

Hans Goto: Library Specialist Goto before the library: Goto worked in the district before coming to Tam. “I was in the food service at Drake for about four years, and two years before this I was at Redwood.” When Goto was in high school: “I was the junior class president at my high school in Watsonville. One ...

Yellow lab assists varsity baseball

Yellow lab assists varsity baseball

By Joe Laland

March 7, 2012

Baseball managers have often been labeled as very passionate. Tam’s manager Mike Terry is no different, but he also brings something unique to the table: his best friend and trustworthy assistant, Coach Schmidty. The unique thing about Coach Schmidty is that he isn’t actually a person. He’s ...

Q&A with Tam band Satellites Don’t Blink

Q&A with Tam band Satellites Don’t Blink

By Trevor Perelson

November 23, 2011

Aggressive jazz funk and moshable acid jams are some of the ingredients that should be thrown into the description of one of Tam High's hidden musical treasures, Satellites Don’t Blink. This compilation of Mill Valleys finest odd bugs has merged together to create the unique sound that creeps from our va...

New teachers Severin, Pender and Lawley bring their own philosophies to Tam

New teachers Severin, Pender and Lawley bring their own philosophies to Tam

By Sophie McGuinness

November 2, 2011

Nate Severin PE Teacher Teaching Philosophy: “First and foremost is my relationship with my students. If I know who they are and what they like, then I can teach them better. When students know I care about them, then a mutual respect is formed.” When Mr. Severin was in high school: “One ti...

Jon Hartquist Strives to Inspire Students

By Billie Mandelbaum

June 6, 2011

Gathered in Room 152 is a group of twenty-five high-school students listening to their teacher Jon Hartquist. This morning, the history class is discussing the world’s population crisis. Every student is participating. Not a single teenager has the all too familiar blank and bored expression found on you...