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Editorial: Current Events in the Classroom

The Tam News Staff

October 26, 2017


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All around us, crisis and disaster run rampant. The months of September and October brought vicious hurricanes, the deadliest mass shooting to date, a twitter beef backed by nuclear weapons, incredibly divisive NFL protests, and devastating fires in Northern California. During this tumultuous time our ...

EDITORIAL: Dreams Deferred

September 22, 2017


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DACA, an Obama-era immigration policy may be revoked. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA, was an executive order put in place in 2012 by the Obama administration. DACA protects immigrants that arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and who’ve lived in the states...

EDITORIAL: The Vicious Cycle

June 5, 2017


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Casual followers of the news could be forgiven for thinking that Donald Trump’s 3 a.m. tweets were the most important event of the day. But with this evaluation, they’d be forgetting three separate famines, insurrection in Turkey, a civil war in South Sudan, and a new charter for Hamas, just to name ...

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

June 2, 2017


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The annual scavenger hunts, referred to by those involved as the “scav hunt,” is a high school tradition that takes place in late May. This year’s junior scavenger hunt took place on May 26, with approximately 60 juniors participating. Like any scavenger hunt, the goal is to complete a list of t...

EDITORIAL: In Defense of Teen Privacy

EDITORIAL: In Defense of Teen Privacy

March 29, 2017


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Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke sent an email to parents of Marin County public school students on March 15 warning parents of the dangers of teen drinking and drug use as prom and graduation season approaches. In her opinion piece attached to the email titled, “Parents Must B...

EDITORIAL: Operation Breakthrough

EDITORIAL: Operation Breakthrough

February 10, 2017


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Fifty years ago, as racial tensions divided the nation, Tam High was no exception. From 1964 to 1968, more than 100 American cities were swept by race riots. Faced by this violent expression of hopelessness many members of the Unites States’ northern white community drew back from its reformist sta...

Editorial: Mental Health Stigma

Editorial: Mental Health Stigma

January 12, 2017


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It’s no surprise to many of us that mental health issues such as depression, O.C.D., and bipolar disorders plague our school. According to the most recent Healthy Kids Survey from 2016, 30 percent of juniors at Tam had experienced chronic sad and hopeless feelings and 13 percent had considered attem...

Editorial: The Problem with Fake News

January 12, 2017


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On December 4, a man walked into a neighborhood pizza place with a gun, positive that he was about to encounter a vast conspiracy involving child sexual abuse and Hillary Clinton. What brought him there? Fake news. The man in question was quickly arrested. Later that night, however, Michael Flynn Jr., so...

Propositions: How they affect your future

Propositions: How they affect your future

The Tam News Staff

November 1, 2016


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By November 8, we as citizens are mandated by democracy to exercise our right to vote on a wide array of issues. As of now, most California citizens have received their ballots which include various propositions in addition to party nominated offices. Some of the propositions included on this year’s agend...

Editorial: Presidential Moderators Need to Push Back

Editorial: Presidential Moderators Need to Push Back

Tam News Staff

October 11, 2016


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The first presidential debate of this election garnered a record 84 million viewers. News organizations across the globe have analyzed every word the candidates said. But another important aspect to consider is not what the candidates said but how the debate was moderated. Lester Holt, a veteran news...

EDITORIAL: Standards-Based Grading

Staff

May 12, 2016


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Standards-based grading (SBG) is a popular and new grading strategy whose use has expanded in the district over the past few years. SBG aims to assess students solely on whether they have acquired identified skills or knowledge and doesn’t take into consideration outside factors such as homework, atten...

EDITORIAL: Parkin’ Problems

EDITORIAL: Parkin’ Problems

Staff

April 8, 2016


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The lack of parking at Tam has been at the forefront of student conversation, often outshining other topics - prom, standardized testing, college acceptances and decisions, grades - as the most complained about subject among our student body. As more and more sophomores get their driver’s licenses, par...

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