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EDITORIAL: Tam Diversified

EDITORIAL: Tam Diversified

By Tam News Staff

December 23, 2014

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?

By Tam News Staff

November 24, 2014

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

By Tam News Staff

November 1, 2014

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?

By Tam News Staff

October 2, 2014

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

By Tam News Staff

June 11, 2014

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,...

EDITORIAL: On the Stigma of Eating Disorders

By Tam News Staff

May 27, 2014

Aspects of media and our society have contributed to the impression that all eating disorders stem solely from negative body image or “feeling fat." Along with this, there is also the expectation that men constantly prove their masculinity. For a man with an eating disorder, fighting the stereotype...

EDITORIAL: Making Field Trips Available to All

EDITORIAL: Making Field Trips Available to All

By Tam News Staff

April 24, 2014

Tam is a school that is privileged to offer its students a variety of field trips every year. From small trips to Mill Valley City Hall to numerous foreign trips, our school provides learning opportunities that aren’t available at many other schools. But for some students at Tam, the opportunities...

EDITORIAL: All Quiet on the District Front

EDITORIAL: All Quiet on the District Front

By Tam News Staff

March 29, 2014

The recent announcement that three non-tenured math teachers were designated non-reelect by Principal Julie Synyard and will not return next year stirred rumors, petitions and outrage within the Tam community. Since the district cannot legally disclose information about personnel decisions and Tam does...

EDITORIAL: Academic Support Systems

EDITORIAL: Academic Support Systems

February 13, 2014

Many private tutoring options are available in the Tam community, but private tutoring is a way of tying academic performance to financial expenditure, putting some students at an advantage or disadvantage based on their economic status. It’s important, then, that the free tutoring systems in place...

EDITORIAL: Coping With Loss in the Community

EDITORIAL: Coping With Loss in the Community

By the Tam News Staff

December 21, 2013

A number of deaths have shaken Tam this semester. Although this is a difficult subject to discuss, it is important that a conversation regarding grief remains open. We are all affected by loss, directly or indirectly; it is difficult to watch loved ones struggle when they lose someone close to them. Through...

EDITORIAL: Transportation Limited by Theft

EDITORIAL: Transportation Limited by Theft

By Tam News Staff

November 17, 2013

As reported in this issue’s article “Bike Theft Spike Prompts Security Re-evaluation,” the Tam community is dealing with the effects of a recent increase in bike thefts. The implications of these crimes extend farther than individual students’ loss of property. The thefts discourage students...

EDITORIAL: Re-Examining Our Tutorial System

EDITORIAL: Re-Examining Our Tutorial System

By Tam News Staff

November 7, 2013

Our current schedule allows for two one-hour tutorial periods a week where students go to a “home room” class where they can either stay and do homework or get a pass from one of their teachers to go to a different class. Last year the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) teachers voted...