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Students Clean Up Campus

By Johanna Meezan

May 22, 2018

The Tam Beautification Club and Parent Teacher Student Association [PTSA] partnered to arrange a campus beautification day on April 22, Earth Day. These groups worked with volunteers from the Tam community to weed and pick up garbage. All members of the Tam community were invited to work at the eve...

Shooting in Mill Valley

Shooting in Mill Valley

By Ethan Swope

May 3, 2018

Two people were injured after a gunman opened fire at the 900 block apartment complex on East Blithedale Avenue, in Mill Valley at 3:24 p.m. on May 3. The Marin County Sheriff department stated that, “Two victims have been taken from the scene by deputies to medical personnel.” The suspect, an 8...

ASB Election Results for 2018-2019

By Niulan Wright

May 3, 2018

The Associated Student Body (ASB) elections ended April 27. The  newly appointed officers are president Natalie Bricker, vice president Dollan Clahan, treasurer Theodore Koffman, and secretary Kara Kneafsey. Koffman reflected on the campaign. “Everyone that ran this year was amazing. We have som...

Athletic Trainer Potentially Cut

Athletic Trainer Potentially Cut

By Josie Spiegelman

April 30, 2018

    As a result of the deficit of the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD), Tam athletic trainer Jessica Dominguez will be let go following the end of the school year. This marks the end of her three-year contract and the position will not be filled in the upcoming school year, al...

District Pivots From Proposed Layoffs

District Pivots From Proposed Layoffs

By Milo Levine

April 30, 2018

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees approved a proposal to reduce the budget for the 2018-2019 school year by roughly $2.8 million, in response to substantial debt brought on by growing enrollment and increasing pension costs, on April 17. The proposal, made by superintenden...

Weekend Janitors Potentially Cut

By Madeline Asch and Griffin Chen

April 26, 2018

Weekend custodians Lani Belanger, Tomas Herrera, and Daweet Mahari, respectively from Drake, Redwood, and Tam, were notified on March 13 that their positions will likely be dissolved next school year as part of a series of budget cuts passed by the Tamalpais Union High School District. The decision w...

Cheerleaders to Attend Girls Games

Cheerleaders to Attend  Girls Games

By Cassie Peterson

March 13, 2018

Tam’s cheerleading team began cheering for the girls varsity basketball team for the first time in over 20 years, on February 6, after the administration received complaints from a parent about potential Title IX violations. Going forward, the administration will require that cheerleaders adjust their ...

District Faces Budget Crisis

District Faces Budget Crisis

By Yoav Paz-Priel

March 13, 2018

In a recent letter to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD), the Marin County Office of Education warned the school district that its spending projections indicate that it could descend into insolvency as soon as the 2020-21 school year. As the second interim budget report deadline for the ...

Zeeman Stuns Students With Departure

Zeeman Stuns Students With Departure

By Madeline Reilly and Skye Schoenhoeft

March 13, 2018

Math teacher David Zeeman did not show up to teach on the morning of February 2, and will not be returning to Tam for the remainder of the year, after administration told him he would not be offered a tenure contract for the fall semester of 2018. An email was sent by Zeeman to the parents of his studen...

Mock Trial wins County

By Samuel Schnee

March 13, 2018

Tam’s mock trial team narrowly beat Marin Academy (MA) to win the county for the 23rd consecutive year. Tam had gone undefeated in the rest of the county competition and had already beaten MA once. “The five rounds of competition that this team did were some of the best I’ve ever seen,” al...

TUHSD Board and Schools Respond to Parkland Shooting

TUHSD Board and Schools Respond to Parkland Shooting

By Shane Lavezzo

March 13, 2018

During the February 27 Tamalpais Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting, members of the Tam community discussed the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Tam High student representative Jacob Renneisen commented on the school’s response. “Tam High had a vigil after the shoo...