EDITORIAL: Immigration Reform

EDITORIAL: Immigration Reform

October 16, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In this month’s feature, Elissa Asch introduces readers to Mesgna Neghasi, who fled his home country of Eritrea in the hope of finding a better life in the U.S. Human stories are too often overlooked as merely statistics and move to the forefront of the immigration conversation, in Neghasi’s st...

EDITORIAL: Know Your News

EDITORIAL: Know Your News

Tam News Staff

September 21, 2015


Filed under Editorials, News, Opinion

With the presidential election of 2016 fast approaching, discussion among Tam students and Americans all over the country has been overtaken by the outspoken, media-dominating impromptu GOP candidate Donald Trump. Trump has drawn the attention of millions of formerly politically-oblivious Americans,...

EDITORIAL: A Two Way Street

EDITORIAL: A Two Way Street

Tam News Staff

June 11, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the June issue of the Tam News, Sarah Asch and James Finn explored the friction surrounding teachers’ varying opinions on collaboration and how and when to use project-based learning. With Tam in the market to hire new staff members next year, we found ourselves questioning how this conversation...

EDITORIAL: The True Cost of Prom

EDITORIAL: The True Cost of Prom

Tam News Staff

May 28, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Tam isn’t known for its abundance of traditional school activities; we don’t have regular dances, Friday night lights are nonexistent, and it’s not common to hang out by our lockers in the hallways. The one school tradition that Tam holds near and dear to our collective hearts is Prom. Because...

EDITORIAL: Beyond a Reasonable Drought

EDITORIAL: Beyond a Reasonable Drought

Tam News Staff

April 23, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The recent announcement that California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order to reduce California’s water use 25 percent was met by varying reactions from the Mill Valley community. Some of those reactions took the form of indignant refusal or plain apathy. People resented any small inconvenience...

EDITORIAL: Staying Above the Influence

EDITORIAL: Staying Above the Influence

The Tam News Staff

February 24, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the aftermath of the December drunk-driving accident, allegedly caused by a student that resulted in injuries to senior Conor Wynne-Parry and junior Nick Goldman, members of the community expressed concern over the prevalence of drunk driving among Tam students. For many, the accident served as a...

EDITORIAL: Tam Diversified

EDITORIAL: Tam Diversified

Tam News Staff

December 23, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Tam’s administration is implementing a “Big Brother/Sister” program that pairs graduated students with ninth and tenth grade students who are struggling in school and have problems with attendance. This program aims to help students attend school more frequently, and also direct them towards programs...

Editorial: Friends or Foes of Tam District?

Editorial: Friends or Foes of Tam District?

Tam News Staff

November 24, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The New Tech Network is once again on the radar at Tam, and the atmosphere at our school has shifted for the worse. Much like last spring, a negative school environment has been created, with hushed conversations between staff members in the hallways and inappropriate teacher outbursts during class....

EDITORIAL: Beyond Fractions

EDITORIAL: Beyond Fractions

Tam News Staff

November 1, 2014


Filed under Editorials

As portrayed in this month’s feature, Tam’s Running for Change program aims to assist kids that are struggling either academically or in life, and help them use running as a tool to better themselves. It is rare to see a high school program with such an overwhelming impact on students’ lives both...

EDITORIAL: Change for the Better?

EDITORIAL: Change for the Better?

Tam News Staff

October 2, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last year, College and Career Center specialist Susan Gertman retired, leaving a vacancy that was filled at the start of the 2014-15 school year. Less than two weeks into this year, however, Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to parents announcing that the position was once again vacant. As of press...

EDITORIAL: Different Forms of Success

EDITORIAL: Different Forms of Success

Tam News Staff

June 11, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With graduation on the horizon, there is palpable tension surrounding the oft-asked question “What are you doing next year?” A common assumption at such a high-achieving high school is that all seniors are headed to a four-year university. While some soon-to-be Tam alumni will attend Harvard, Stanford,...

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