The Tam News

A Cheap New Trend

A Cheap New Trend

Camille Shakirova, Photo Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Sometimes, stepping into the Tam hallways can feel like a time warp. I’m constantly drowning in ‘80s-style high-waisted jeans and bright jackets that scream ‘90s. Yesterday, I could have sworn I saw Duckie from Pretty in Pink walking through Orange Court. Fashion inspiration is taken from ...

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial Staff

March 13, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the summer of 2017, two former Tam students spray painted a racial epithet on the side of Wood Hall, directed at our principal J.C. Farr. While this hate crime was egregious and despicable, it provided the us with an opportunity to openly discuss the racial inequality and prejudice that exists withi...

Mock Trial: Cult, Club, and Representatives of Tam

Mock Trial: Cult, Club, and Representatives of Tam

Emily Spears and Caroline Herdman

March 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Dear Tam (a message from Mock Trial’s Captains) “Mock trial forgets that they’re a club … again.” That was The Tam News’ response to the mock trial team winning our state competition last year. As I’m sure everyone is aware, mock trial is technically a club. We receive no fundi...

An Adult Gym Goer’s Guide to Dealing with Physically Fit Teenagers

An Adult Gym Goer’s Guide to Dealing with Physically Fit Teenagers

Max Goldberg, Website Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Teenagers can’t seem to do anything right. Their small, underdeveloped brains prevent them from driving well, speaking rationally, turning down the music after you ask them to, and, apparently, exercising. That’s right. Teenagers are a nuisance in the weight room, and the workout routine you lea...

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In light of the proposed budget cuts for the 2019-2020 school year, Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) administration received significant pushback on their plan to cut 50% of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) funding. BACR provides free counseling and therapy services for roughly 300 students at T...

Editorial: District in Decay

Editorial: District in Decay

Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Beginning in 2016, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) saw a precipitous drop in the General Fund, a reserve of past surpluses saved for the prospect of a district-wide crisis.The debacle is frustrating for two distinct reasons. With the passage of Measure J, the district adds a projected $...

Being Biracial and Black

Being Biracial and Black

Sophia Martin

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When taking a standardized test, many people are able to check one box for the race category without thinking about it. But for others it is a whole internal conflict. I remember taking one of these tests and asking my teacher what I should do if two boxes fit me and she responded, “Then just pic...

COM-ward Bound

COM-ward Bound

Olivia Merriman

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Like many seniors at the start of the school year, I began the process of applying to college. I figured out early on that the public school system had set me up to go to College of Marin (COM). I don’t believe COM or other community colleges are bad options, but it isn’t fair that I am expected...

An Ode to Passing Periods

An Ode to Passing Periods

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the period commences The masses are filled with glee. Oh how fun passing period is Of course, unless you’re me.   I try to take a leak, But all the Juulers harsh my mellow. What is that on the bathroom floor? It looks kind of wet and yellow.   So I decide...

Editorial: Global Warming and California Fires

Editorial: Global Warming and California Fires

December 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Over the past two years, neighboring communities have been ravished by devastating wildfires. While Marin County has been relatively unharmed by these fires, it is important to understand that one day, our lovely green county could be engulfed in flames and even before then, the plummeting air qualit...

Santa Baby

Santa Baby

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The majority of the Tam community loves Santa. I mean, who isn’t charmed by the idea of an overweight old man delivering free presents to you? Because Christmas is unequivocally great, and Santa is undoubtedly the best if you overlook the events behind how he, “knows when are sleeping and know when...

Designated Juuling Areas – Satire

Designated Juuling Areas – Satire

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Sunday, June 3rd, J.B. Near and the administration announced the newest addition to Tam’s campus in the form of designated areas for consumption of vaporized nicotine products. “Addiction is a disease, and these students need a safe space to use without being judged by their teachers and peers,”...

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