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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...

Crackdown: Admin introduces new attendance policies

Crackdown: Admin introduces new attendance policies

Max Goldberg and Charlie Rosgen

December 14, 2018


Filed under News

In an effort to reduce student tardiness and establish a punctual culture at Tam, the administration introduced two new tardy policies in the final months of the first semester.   The first initiative was announced on December 5 via the administrative newsletter. If a student is late to the same ...

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,”...

Tam’s New Attendance Enforcement

Milo Levine

October 26, 2017


Filed under News

This year the administration has amped up its attendance enforcement to counter Tam’s abysmal absence and tardiness record. “Tam High [absences] are excessive … for our district [and] excessive for all high schools in California,” assistant principal Angela Gramlick said. Both excused and unexcuse...

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

June 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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...

JC Farr Hired as New Principal

JC Farr Hired as New Principal

Elissa Asch & Marina Furbush

September 21, 2016


Filed under News

By this point in the school year you’ve probably seen a new face on campus, talking to students and giving assembly presentations. This new addition to the Tam community is principal J.C. Farr. Farr started on July 1, taking over from interim principal David Brown. Before coming to Tam, he served as ...

Principal Julie Synyard Resigns, David Brown to Take Over

Principal Julie Synyard Resigns, David Brown to Take Over

Hannah Chorley, James Finn, and Marina Furbush

November 5, 2015


Filed under News

Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to Tam staff and parents on the morning of October 21 announcing her resignation,  which took effect on November 1. For the duration of the 2015-2016 school year, Dr. David Brown will serve for three days a week as the interim principal effective November 10. Assistant...

Principal Julie Synyard Resigns Effective November 1

Principal Julie Synyard Resigns Effective November 1

Hannah Chorley & James Finn

October 21, 2015


Filed under News

Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to Tam staff on the morning of October 21 announcing her resignation, effective November 1, 2015. Dr. David Brown will serve as the interim principal beginning November 10. For the duration of the 2015-2016 school year, Brown will serve in this position for thre...

Administration Enforces Strict Homecoming Rules

Administration Enforces Strict Homecoming Rules

Elissa Asch

October 2, 2015


Filed under News

All Tam students attending the homecoming dance this year will be expected to abide by the same safety rules expected at the dance last year. An email was sent out on September 25 by the administration to parents and students detailing the measures being taken to provide a fun and risk-free environment...

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: 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...

New APs Join Tam’s Administration

New APs Join Tam’s Administration

James Finn

September 12, 2014


Filed under News

The Tamalpais Union High School District hired two new assistant principals (APs), Leah Herrera and Wendy Stratton, at Tamalpais High School prior to the start of the 2014 -2015 school year. Assistant Principal Brian Lynch, who has served as one of Tam’s APs since 2012, said that the admini...

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