The Tam News

Tam grads launch clothing brand in Marin City

Tam grads launch clothing brand in Marin City

Joe Laland

April 5, 2012


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Abercrombie, Gucci and Calvin Klein are some of the top clothing lines in the world. However, the newest fashion giant could have its origins in Marin. Redey3 Clothing LLC is a brand new clothing company taking off in Marin City, started by four Tam alumni: Lorenzo “Zo” Bynum, Marcus Jenkins, Melvin...

Gay Straight Alliance plans Day of Silence for May 4th

Gay Straight Alliance plans Day of Silence for May 4th

Billy Butler

April 4, 2012


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The Gay-Straight Alliance club will be putting on a Day of Silence on Friday, May 4th in order to raise awareness to the silencing effect of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) bullying and harassment in schools. On that day, students will be asked to take a vow of silence in order...

Chemistry lab mistake causes fire alarm

Chemistry lab mistake causes fire alarm

Wesley Emblidge

March 16, 2012


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During seventh period on Friday, March 16, only a few minutes before school was over, the fire alarm was triggered by a student in Dr. Leslie Hart's chemistry class. The class was performing a series of chemical reaction labs, and the student ignited too much magnesium in a bunsen burner. "I saw it light...

Autoshop’s quest to restore a ’65 Mustang

Autoshop’s quest to restore a ’65 Mustang

Chris Yip

March 15, 2012


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Every day, cars of all makes and models, as well as their student drivers, pass through the doors of Tam’s auto shop. However, one project car is at school every day and has yet to leave: Tam’s very own 1965 Ford Mustang. Since the spring of 2011, auto shop teacher Lisa Miller and her classes ha...

Special Education and Conservatory Theatre Ensemble collaborate

Sonja Hutson

March 15, 2012


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CTE and Special Education have made a remarkable collaboration this year, which was first showcased in the Winter One Act Festival. Three Tam Special Ed. Students, Sophomore Jake Severin, Senior Tevin Moore and Sophomore Maribel Castro and three CTE students, Sophomore Allison Woodworth, Sophomore Monica...

Flipped teaching: a new technique

Flipped teaching: a new technique

Billy Butler and Declan Katz

March 15, 2012


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This year, a new method of teaching was implemented by science teachers Mary Wuerth and April Tucker. Called “flipped” or “flip” teaching, it aims to educate students with a curriculum of video lectures to be watched at home and discussions with comprehension checks taking place in class. Tucker makes all of her own video lectures for her class, which are assigne...

PTSA meeting examines drug culture at Tam

PTSA meeting examines drug culture at Tam

Sean Eghtessadi

March 15, 2012


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The Parent Teacher Student Association held a drug and alcohol awareness meeting in the Student Center on February 7. Its purpose, according to current PTSA president Gwen Hubbard, was to “provide a realistic picture of drinking at Tam” as well as to announce the formation of an Alcohol Task Force...

Video: Vegetation fire breaks out near Mill Valley Middle School

Video: Vegetation fire breaks out near Mill Valley Middle School

Jake Davis & Chris Yip

March 12, 2012


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Mill Valley and Southern Marin Fire Departments responded to a brush fire near Mill Valley Middle School at the Southern Marin Municipal Water District on March 12. The fire started at approximately 6:00 pm in the brush just outside the property lines and spread along the East fence line for about 100 yards. “I s...

Norovirus breaks out at SI

Emma Talkoff

March 1, 2012


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Students at St. Ignatius High School found themselves in a situation last month that SI junior Chris Jadallah likened to “a scene from a zombie movie:” Bathroom stalls were occupied by retching students, classes rapidly dwindled as more fell ill each period, and exiting students were forced to navigate...

Subway proposes opening a new store in downtown Mill Valley

Subway proposes opening a new store in downtown Mill Valley

Emma Boczek

February 28, 2012


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Subway is proposing to open one of its popular sandwich stores at29 Miller Avenue, in the recently vacated location of a closed Baskin Robbins. This possible new branch, which would be in addition to Subway’s existing Tam Junction location, will be discussed in a city planning commission meeting on Feb...

Tam High Mock Trial wins County for 17th year in a row

Tam High Mock Trial wins County for 17th year in a row

Maggie Whalen

February 17, 2012


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On Saturday, February 4th, Tam High Mock Trial competed in the final round of the Marin County Mock Trial Championship against Terra Linda High School. Tam won by 2.5 out of 1,200 possible points. This was their 17th consecutive win at the Marin County Championship. Special awards went to Henna Arvind, Hannah Holiday, Miriam Lester, Oliver Ramin, Elena Riccardi,...

Prop. 8 declared “unconstitutional”, case considered for the Supreme Court

Prop. 8 declared “unconstitutional”, case considered for the Supreme Court

Julia Atkin

February 17, 2012


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In a February 7th ruling of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage in California, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declared the amendment to be unconstitutional which incited massive controversy and debate. Prop. 8 supporters hope the case will be considered by the United States Supreme Court, but because of circumstances in the Supreme Court tenure system, any new president...