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Homecoming rally erupts in controversy

Homecoming rally erupts in controversy

By Skye Schoenhoeft

October 11, 2018

The homecoming rally on September 28 received backlash from some students and staff for a number of questionable moments, some of which contained racist behavior. The events in question included juniors and seniors throwing water balloons at each other, white students dressed in Rastafarian hats with...

Aftermath: sexual harrassment training

By Benjy Wall-Feng and Benjy Wall-Feng

September 25, 2018

An email sent by Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) superintendent Tara Taupier to members of the community on September 11 discussed the district’s “ongoing response to the issues of sexual harassment and gender discrimination.” One of the strategies cited by Taupier was the sexual hara...

Leadership plans ambitious homecoming

Leadership plans ambitious homecoming

By Lucas Rosevear

September 24, 2018

“You know what your title should be,” junior Theo Koffman said of my article. “Tam High School: The Best Homecoming Yet.” While the anticipated homecoming is still a few weeks away from its September 29 date, the enthusiasm of this year’s Leadership team is apparent in their grandiose ideas...

Redwood updates parking policy, removes off-campus lunch

Redwood updates parking policy, removes off-campus lunch

By Ilaria Montenecourt

September 23, 2018

Redwood High School along with the Central Marin Police Department recently developed a new parking policy that will begin in 2019. Like Tam, Redwood suffers from a shortage of parking spaces combined with increased enrollment. In response, the school has decided to issue parking permits to students who...

Tam implements new phone policy

Tam implements new phone policy

By Lola Leuterio

September 21, 2018

Administration has implemented a new cell phone policy for this school year which requires students to turn off their devices and place them in a classroom caddy for the duration of the period. According to the policy, teachers are permitted to allow cell phone usage if it is related to the coursewor...

Vogelstein steps down as coach of mock trial

Vogelstein steps down as coach of mock trial

By Skye Schoenhoeft

September 21, 2018

After 23 years as the mock trial head coach, with 23 consecutive county championships, David Vogelstein is retiring from the position to become an adviser. He will remain with the team in a more limited role. “I’m involved a minimal way … but I’m not coaching anymore,” Vogelstein said. ...

District adopts new science standards

District adopts new science standards

By Zoe Cowan

September 21, 2018

Starting this school year, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) has begun phasing out the Integrated Science program. The new program, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), complies with new California science standards that were adopted in 2013. The NGSS program is not a curriculum, but r...

District appoints new superintendent

District appoints new superintendent

By Benjy Wall-Feng

September 20, 2018

Dr. Tara Taupier was named as the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) superintendent in an August 28 press release. The announcement followed the sudden June 30 resignation of former superintendent David Yoshihara and the subsequent appointment of interim superintendents Dr. Walt Buster and Dr. Valeri...

Leadership announces new rally MCs

Leadership announces new rally MCs

By Kara Kneafsey

September 20, 2018

Seniors Logan Zook and Holden Waltz will be this year’s rally MCs. “Holden and Logan show so much enthusiasm and embody the spirit and pride that we hope that the students will feel,” senior and rally co-commissioner Tessa Pares said. Auditions were held in the spring and applicants were li...

2018-19 back to school dance

2018-19 back to school dance

By Summer Solomon

September 20, 2018

This year’s back to school dance took place on Friday, August 24 from 7:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m in the student center. Students paid $10 or received a free entrance by having an ASB card, which allows students to go to all home sports games for free and receive special discounts on school events. The dance wa...

Active Shooter Drill Held at Drake

Active Shooter Drill Held at Drake

By Ethan Swope

August 16, 2018

Police and firefighters from around Marin County converged on Drake High School to stage an active shooter drill on June 19 and 21. The Central Marin Police worked in conjunction with Ross Valley Fire Department and the Central Marin Fire Department to conduct the training. “Now that school is out, we are using this...

Assistant Principal David Rice Leaves Tam

Assistant Principal David Rice Leaves Tam

By Ethan Swope

August 11, 2018

Assistant Principal David Rice has accepted the position of Interim Middle School Principal at the Ross School, and will not be returning to Tam. Principal J.C. Farr sent out an email addressed to students and parents regarding his departure. Rice was a teacher and assistant principal with the Tam Union H...