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Subway proposes opening a new store in downtown Mill Valley

Subway proposes opening a new store in downtown Mill Valley

By Emma Boczek

February 28, 2012

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

By Maggie Whalen

February 17, 2012

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

By Julia Atkin

February 17, 2012

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

By Sophie McGuinness

February 17, 2012

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

By Billie Mandelbaum

December 7, 2011

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

By Chris Henn

December 7, 2011

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

By Hannah Yerington

October 31, 2011

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,...

Capital punishment: America’s barbarian

By Billie Mandelbaum

October 31, 2011

On September 21, a cruel injustice was committed when Troy Davis, convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1989, was executed. In the weeks leading up to his execution, the case became highly publicized as Davis appealed for a third stay of execution. Davis gathered support from over 630,000...

Finally: Safe-hit Posts Installed for Bikers

By Jackson Twilling

October 31, 2011

Cars, especially in high school, get too much praise. Yes, they’re useful and make you look “older” and “cooler.” However, those of us who bike and “share” the road with cars can easily say that cars are frightening. Mill Valley has decided to make biking significantly less dangerous by...

CTE students take on new leadership roles

By Emma Talkoff

October 31, 2011

For the 400 students currently enrolled in Tam’s Conservatory Theater Ensemble (CTE), new opportunities for leadership have provided a, “great reality check for a lot of high schoolers,” according to Membership Director and senior Robin Weisselberg. Student leadership has always been a big part...

English and Social Studies Core program continues

By Sophia Ellingson

October 24, 2011

This fall marks the second year of Tam’s Core Program for freshmen and sophomores. Core is a system that teams up one English teacher and one Social Studies teacher for two consecutive years. The objective is to decrease stress and increase learning by connecting the two subjects and teachers. Although...

Male students defy stereotypes by joining dance team

By Julia Atkin

October 24, 2011

High school has dozens of social norms that are rarely broken. From fashion trends to inaccurate stereotypes, these four years can seem tedious when patterns don’t change. Luckily, this year one has. Two boys, freshman Alden Richardson and sophomore Jason Zadovsky, joined the dance team, breaking the...