The Tam News

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...

Amoroso awarded for excellence as athletic director

Sophie McGuinness

February 17, 2012


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On December 6th, Tam’s athletic director and P.E teacher Christina Amoroso received the annual Norm Mackenzie Award for her outstanding work as a new athletic director. Amoroso has been working at Tam for eight years, four as the athletic director. She is being recognized as the best athletic dire...

Winter canned food drive is a success

Winter canned food drive is a success

Billie Mandelbaum

December 7, 2011


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Since the economic recession began in 2008, an increasing number of Americans are living in poverty and face the challenge of food insecurity. According to a 2010 report published by the United States Department of Agriculture’s economic research service, approximately one in every seven American households were food insecure. During the month of November, ...

Troubling Times for the University of California

Troubling Times for the University of California

Chris Henn

December 7, 2011


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Ten U.C. Davis students were arrested and two more hospitalized after being pepper sprayed by campus police during a protest on Friday, November 18. The day before, students set up a tent encampment, a violation of campus policy. They were given until 3 p.m. on Friday to remove their tents, and after that police began to take down the remaining tents. Students knelt on the ...

The Journeys of a School Gypsy

Hannah Yerington

October 31, 2011


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I’ve always been a school gypsy. For those of you who are unaware of this subspecies, I will explain. A school gypsy is one of those odd people whose lives seems to consist of change, who have itchy feet and never stay at the same school. There are different gypsy categories: the troublemaker gypsy,...