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Students support Gay-Straight Alliance in Day of Silence

Students support Gay-Straight Alliance in Day of Silence

By Anna Vandergriff

May 10, 2012

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

By Billy Butler

May 9, 2012

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

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   ...

Tam grads launch clothing brand in Marin City

Tam grads launch clothing brand in Marin City

By Joe Laland

April 5, 2012

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

By Billy Butler

April 4, 2012

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

By Wesley Emblidge

March 16, 2012

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

By Chris Yip

March 15, 2012

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

By Sonja Hutson

March 15, 2012

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

By Billy Butler and Declan Katz

March 15, 2012

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

By Sean Eghtessadi

March 15, 2012

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

By Jake Davis & Chris Yip

March 12, 2012

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

By Emma Talkoff

March 1, 2012

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...