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September 23, 2011


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Tam students react to BART protests

Tam students react to BART protests

Skyler Ashley

September 8, 2011


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Since the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant on December 31, 2009, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has been a hotbed for controversy.  This past July, passenger Charles Hill was also fatally shot, leading to several additional demonstrations and another questionable action from BART.  After receiving information...

Tam’s GSA hosts Day of Silence

Tam’s GSA hosts Day of Silence

June 11, 2011


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The 15th annual Day of Silence was honored on Friday, May 13, as supporters of gay rights remained silent the whole day to protest the bullying and harassment faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. “The silence is to simulate what it would be like to keep secret who you tr...

Students react to the killing of Osama bin Laden

June 11, 2011


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On May 1, Osama bin Laden, the founder of the al-Qaeda terrorist group and mastermind behind the September 11 terrorist attacks, was killed in Abottabad, Pakistan during a raid carried out by Navy Seal Team Six and C.I.A operatives. After President Obama announced the death of bin Laden, declaring that...

Tam’s YouthGive club holds awareness event

June 11, 2011


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On a bright, sunny afternoon at the Mill Valley Depot on May 21st, the YouthGive Club held their third annual YouthFest, featuring live music, activities for children, a silent auction, and a bake sale. “It’s an awareness event for the eight Millennium Development Goals created by the United Nat...

Wil retiring

June 11, 2011


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After seven years as a Campus Supervisor at Tam, Wil Owens has decided to retire. He will be leaving after the 2012 graduation, for personal reasons, to spend his retirement in Italy, with his wife. “Even though I will still be around, I’ll always miss the students,” said Owens, who has devoted...

TDAP vaccination required for grades 7-12

June 11, 2011


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In 2010, California had 9,273 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough—the highest total in the state since 1947. As a result, the state of California is requiring all students grades 7-12 in both public and private schools to provide proof of a current pertussis vaccination, known as the TDAP booster,...

Interact club participates in Paces For Polio

June 11, 2011


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Members of the Interact club participated in the annual Paces for Polio events at Mills High School in Millbrae on Saturday, May 14. Paces for Polio is a fundraising event, where high school students from across the Bay Area congregate to raise money for 24 hours. In order to raise money for those affected...

Tam students participate in Bay to Breakers

Tam students participate in Bay to Breakers

May 26, 2011


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Despite a forecast predicting rain, thunder, and hail, over 55,000 people turned out for the 100th annual Bay to Breakers in San Francisco on Sunday, May 15. Sprinkled throughout this crowd was an abundance of Tam students dressed in neon leggings, goofy hats, and tutus. The race course begins a few b...

Black takes on double duty as teacher and coach

February 17, 2011


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A season after going 8-4 (4-3 MCAL) and making the NCS Division 3 Playoffs under first year Tam Football varsity head coach Kevin Goyer, the 2010 season resulted in a 5-5 record (2-5 MCAL).  The season ended with no playoff berth, and a new head coach for the varsity football team.  Jon Black, the...

Alumnus Kevin Templeton molds a future

Alumnus Kevin Templeton molds a future

Kristina Willis

February 17, 2011


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One has never seen an art class so silent.  Seventh period ceramics, a class of merely 20, crowded around a single wheel on January 14.  Focused on the level instructions of the guest artist, the voices of the audience were non-existent, aside from the numerous questions directed at the guest.  Kevin...

Access denied

Access denied

Jenna Tuttle

February 17, 2011


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Behind the veil of the internet, a quiet war for morality rages. The school librarian sees it as censorship. The information technology systems specialist sees it as protection. The it factor is an Internet filtering system called Lightspeed which blocks certain websites deemed inappropriate for school....