The Tam News

Video: “Max Wade” publicizes Bay Area teen felon of same name

Video: “Max Wade” publicizes Bay Area teen felon of same name

Max Shulman

May 31, 2012


Filed under News

Local Bay Area rappers Brilliant and Timbalias have released a new song titled “Max Wade.” In light of the publicity that Redwood High School senior Max Wade has recently received for various alleged illicit activities, the song “Max Wade” covers the bases of his illegal acts. The chorus rep...

Abreu leaves Tam to explore and learn

Abreu leaves Tam to explore and learn

Katharine Hirata

May 31, 2012


Filed under Lifestyles, News

This June, beloved science teacher Lyanne Abreu will bid her students and colleagues farewell. She has taught environmental science, Integrated Science 1-2 and one year of Integrated Science 3-4. Though she has only taught at Tam for six years, Abreu has become somewhat of a fixture to students of Tam;...

Mark Pitta and Friends: an impressive local event

Mark Pitta and Friends: an impressive local event

William Choulos

May 31, 2012


Filed under News

If you live anywhere near downtown Mill Valley, then there is no doubt that you have seen the sign outside of the Throckmorton Theatre on Tuesday nights that reads “Mark Pitta and Friends.” The comedy show has different acts and performers every Tuesday night. Robin Williams and Dana Carvey have...

Science teacher Ms. Tucker wins major award

Science teacher Ms. Tucker wins major award

Cassie Jeong

May 31, 2012


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Science teacher April Tucker received the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (AASTE) from the Amgen Foundation on May 17. Tucker was one of nine science teachers selected from across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada for the AASTE. The goal of the program, as stated on the Amgen...

Y2K, rapture, 2012…the apocalypse

Y2K, rapture, 2012…the apocalypse

Jeannine Englander

May 30, 2012


Filed under News

Apocalypse, Armageddon, zombie invasion, and Doomsday are just a few terms that come to mind when you hear “2012,” otherwise known as “the end of the world.” The buzz that our world will end in December of 2012 has quickly increased as the date gets closer. Influence from the media with movies like “The Road,” “...

Mill Valley general plan being updated

Mill Valley general plan being updated

Maggie Whalen

May 28, 2012


Filed under News

The City of Mill Valley is currently in the process of updating its General Plan. This document, required by State law, is a blueprint of ideas and future goals for the City. California law requires that the General Plan address seven elements including land use, circulation, housing, conservation, open...

Video: Senior’s slam poetry earns him a trip to D.C.

Video: Senior’s slam poetry earns him a trip to D.C.

Aaron Newman, Aaron Newman, and Aaron Newman

May 23, 2012


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Tall, pale, with a constant air of casualness, senior Billy Butler is a slam poet. Butler has shared his original poems with the community on many occasions; he has been cheered on by the student body at rallies, performed at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre competed in local poetry competitions, and ev...

Memorial Day carnival arrives

Memorial Day carnival arrives

Aaron Newman & Jackson Twilling

May 23, 2012


Filed under News

At 5 a.m. this morning, some early risers in Mill Valley may have noticed an unusual sight: a huge caravan of trucks, trailers and camper style vans parked in between Mill Valley Middle School and Friends Field, behind the Mill Valley Community Center. These vehicles brought with them a number of carnival rides including a Ferris wheel with a brand new $100...

Facebook buys Instagram

Facebook buys Instagram

Anna Vandergriff

May 21, 2012


Filed under News

Facebook bought Instagram on April 9 for roughly $1 billion, according to the "New York Times." Instagram, a free photo-sharing network based in San Francisco, allows you to take pictures on your smartphone or iPad, add a filter to them, and share them with your friends. Instagram gained over 35 million...

Students support Gay-Straight Alliance in Day of Silence

Students support Gay-Straight Alliance in Day of Silence

Anna Vandergriff

May 10, 2012


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A number of Tam students participated in the Day of Silence to conclude Rainbow Week on May 4. Both events put on by the Gay-Straight Alliance. "The Day of Silence," said Foreign Language teacher Brian Zailian, "is a day when our school community has the opportunity to acknowledge and support those studen...

Technology graduation requirement suspended for the 2012-2013 school year

Billy Butler

May 9, 2012


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Last night the Tam District Board of Trustees removed the technology graduation requirement for the 2012-2013 school year, exempting the class of 2013. According to a release sent out by district Superintendent Dr. Laurie Kimbrel, "the recommendation to suspend the requirement was based on the recognition...

ABC Channel 7 News covers Tam flipped teaching

ABC Channel 7 News covers Tam flipped teaching

May 7, 2012


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April Tucker and Mary Wuerth’s science classes were featured on recent morning and afternoon editions of Channel Seven News. The piece highlighted the benefits of flipped teaching. Both students and teachers were interviewed. To watch the clip, follow this link: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/assignment_7&id=8637623   ...