The Tam News

Art Where You Least Expect It

Art Where You Least Expect It

By Anna Vandergriff

February 13, 2014

When one enters a girls bathroom on campus, they enter an artistic haven with a plethora of insightful and inspirational messages, such as “Take a breathe [sic],”, alongside beautiful (phallic) drawings sketched on stall walls. What is the purpose of visiting the bathroom other than to read the...

Students Maintain Sustainable Garden

Students Maintain Sustainable Garden

By Anna Vandergriff

December 17, 2013

The Sustainable Garden Club has recently taken over stewardship of the garden outside the Student Center, formerly the Environmental Science garden. The club is headed by seniors Natalie Overton and Blanche Duann. “Our plans so far have been basically about getting [the garden] cleaned up, getting things pruned and trimmed so that they’re ...

Emmanuella Zachariou: Music Video Success

Emmanuella Zachariou: Music Video Success

By Anna Vandergriff

October 22, 2013

After less than a year of directing, filming, and conceptualizing music videos, senior Emmanuella Zachariou has already achieved a level of success that many people can only hope to attain in a lifetime. Her most recent music video for the up-and-coming Swedish band The Holograms recently premiered...

Political Review: Summer 2013

Political Review: Summer 2013

By Anna Vandergriff

September 3, 2013

Trayvon Martin Case The Trayvon Martin case has brought up many concerns of racism in our justice system from people all around the country. Martin, a 17-year-old African American high school student, was shot dead on February 26, 2012, by George Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch coordinator in Sanford, Flor...

Exploring Family Narratives in “Stories We Tell”

Exploring Family Narratives in “Stories We Tell”

By Anna Vandergriff

June 9, 2013

“Can you describe the whole story in your own words?" is Sarah Polley’s opening question in her new documentary, “Stories We Tell.” It is a simple enough question, but its answer requires the telling a story that took place over the course of about 20 years. “Tell the story from the beginning...

GALLERY: Behind the Scenes of the 2013 Winter One Acts

GALLERY: Behind the Scenes of the 2013 Winter One Acts

By Anna Vandergriff

February 12, 2013

The 2013 Winter One Acts presented by the Conservatory Theater Ensemble (CTE) ran from January 16 to February 2. The One Acts are a festival of Advanced Drama student-directed and acted short plays. Cast members were freshmen and sophomores in beginning level Drama classes, while directors were Advanced...

First Thursdays Continue: Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt

First Thursdays Continue: Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt

By Anna Vandergriff, Anna Vandergriff, and Anna Vandergriff

December 26, 2012

The Hunger Games Trivia Scavenger Hunt was held at the Mill Valley Public Library as a part of the First Thursday program for high school students on December 6. Junior Cate Wilmoth won first prize, choosing a Hunger Games DVD. She was followed by junior Josh Leung, who received the Hunger Games...

Facebook buys Instagram

Facebook buys Instagram

By Anna Vandergriff

May 21, 2012

Facebook bought Instagram on April 9 for roughly $1 billion, according to the "New York Times." Instagram, a free photo-sharing network based in San Francisco, allows you to take pictures on your smartphone or iPad, add a filter to them, and share them with your friends. Instagram gained over 35 million...

Students support Gay-Straight Alliance in Day of Silence

Students support Gay-Straight Alliance in Day of Silence

By Anna Vandergriff

May 10, 2012

A number of Tam students participated in the Day of Silence to conclude Rainbow Week on May 4. Both events put on by the Gay-Straight Alliance. "The Day of Silence," said Foreign Language teacher Brian Zailian, "is a day when our school community has the opportunity to acknowledge and support those studen...