The Tam News

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,...

Capital punishment: America’s barbarian

Billie Mandelbaum

October 31, 2011


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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

Jackson Twilling

October 31, 2011


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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

Emma Talkoff

October 31, 2011


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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

Sophia Ellingson

October 24, 2011


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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

Julia Atkin

October 24, 2011


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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...

EDITORIAL: The impact of smartphones on student life

Tam News Staff

September 30, 2011


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Today there is a more complete, intricate, and accessible web of information in the world than ever has existed before – an “Age of Information,” as it has been called. Technology is developing at an astonishing rate, facilitating new kinds of utility and entertainment that were unimaginable ten...

Honors and regular classes integrate

Katharine Hirata

September 26, 2011


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This year Tamalpais High School has implemented a different method of teaching honors classes. For classes like chemistry, world history, and photography, honors and regular students are in the same class, with the teacher differentiating between the two groups by assigning different homework and tests. Principal...

Spanish exchange students visit Tam

Emma Sandrolini

September 26, 2011


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Spanish exchange students arrived on August 27, as part of a new exchange program. French teacher Brian Zailian put together the program, which also sends Spanish teacher Cheryl Mochalski to Pamplona, Spain, in the spring. “It occurred to me that there should be a Spanish exchange program, since...