Kombucha Comeback

Kombucha Comeback

Lola Leuterio

March 29, 2017


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Kombucha, a fizzy, acidic, fermented probiotic beverage, is a Marin favorite. The drink aisle at Whole Foods is stacked with different kombucha brands, ready to be picked up and bought by Tam students, parents, and Marin citizens of all ages. If you aren’t up on this trend, it’s time to get educa...

Dis(honor) Classes

Dis(honor) Classes

Marie Hogan

March 27, 2017


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On the first day of school, my honors chemistry teacher looked around the room and told us that we were there because we were brilliant, high achieving, and loved science. It wasn’t a joke, but most of the class laughed anyways. I don’t know anyone in that room who chose the honors track out of ...

Life Model Sketching in the Tam Art Program

Ephets Head

March 18, 2017


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Drawing live models is somewhat of a standard landmark in an artist’s education, but often the experience is romanticized and exaggerated for entertainment purposes by Hollywood and in movies. When the average student hears that those in Tam’s drawing and painting course have their own sessions with...

Take A Hike

Nell Mitchell

March 18, 2017


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There are few feelings like being somewhere truly peaceful. One of my favorite places in the world is my extended family’s rustic cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I’ve only stayed there twice but those two weeks have stuck with me. There’s no electricity, no running water, no internet, wifi or...

Sorry…

Sorry…

Mary Overton

March 18, 2017


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Pop Quiz! When do you say “sorry?” Circle any that apply. When someone else bumps into you When you feel you’re imposing on a teacher by asking too many questions When you drop your phone and it makes a scary noise Right before you share your opinion about something If you circled ...

Why You Should Consider Playing a High School Sport

Shane Lavezzo

March 18, 2017


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I’ve always been quiet when it comes to my personal life. Voicing my emotions is something I’ve never truly felt comfortable doing. Regardless of who I am talking to, a best friend or even a family member, I prefer to keep how I feel to myself. The only person who knows what is going on in my life...

The Demise of Twitter

The Demise of Twitter

Kavi Dolasia

March 18, 2017


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In 140 characters or less, Twitter gives users the power to broadcast any notion, idea or comment instantaneously. It’s almost an ingenious concept - who doesn’t want to share their 2am ambitions on the internet? - and yet, as of 2016, the company has lost $2 billion since debuting over ten years...

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Sarah Stone

March 18, 2017


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Imagine if you were told to go into a bathroom of a gender that you don’t identify with? So a female would have to go into the men’s restroom and a male would have to go into a women’s restroom. Imagine that feeling. You could feel uncomfortable, scared, or confused. That may be what it feels like...

Opposed to Prose

Benjamin Wall-Feng

March 18, 2017


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In the early months of the new year, half of the freshman English classes dive headfirst into the world of poetry. Poems are read, analyzed, orated, written, and displayed in a series of exercises and competitions. The nature of the medium ensures that every voiceless teenager is given a chance to speak....

Art Ex

Megan Butt

March 18, 2017


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In many ways, joining the Tam News as a freshman has been both a blessing and a curse: it has been an opportunity to strengthen my writing skills, in addition to my regular English classes, as well as a place to meet new people with whom I share a common interest. However, my choice has more blatantly...

Clashing Views from Clashing Jews

Clashing Views from Clashing Jews

Dahlia Zail and Milo Levine

March 8, 2017


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Holocaust Jokes: When a Joke Crosses the Line By Dahlia Zail I am a Jew, and I have always worn the identity with pride. I went to Hebrew school from first grade to my freshman year. I had a Bat Mitzvah, travelled to Israel twice, and have gone to Jewish sleep away camp for five years. I spent my who...

Art in The Photo Room

Art in The Photo Room

Ava Finn

March 6, 2017


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Art students at Tam have always had the freedom to express themselves. Of course there are lines that must be drawn to outline the definition of what art can be to a high school student for school, and those lines or boundaries must be drawn over both girls and boys. All students, whether boy or girl h...

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