The Tam News

The Antisocial Network: College Admitted Student Groups

The Antisocial Network: College Admitted Student Groups

By Billie Mandelbaum

May 21, 2013

Upon receiving news of his acceptance to Emerson College, senior Jackson Strike joined the “Emerson College Class of 2017” Facebook group for admitted students. Strike became a part of the group in hopes of getting to know his potential future classmates, but what he found turned out to be far from...

District Announces that Team will Continue

District Announces that Team will Continue

By Billie Mandelbaum and Emma Boczek

February 11, 2013

On February 11, the Tamalpais Union High School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel announced that Team, the experiential learning program open to juniors in the Tam District, will continue next year. In an e-mail message sent out to district parents, community and staff, the board wrote, “Board discussion showed support for...

Mock Trial Wins County For 18th Time

Mock Trial Wins County For 18th Time

By Billie Mandelbaum

February 11, 2013

Tam High’s Mock Trial team gathered in the parking lot of the Marin County Civic Center on the evening of February 2. The team surrounded coach David Vogelstein’s black Ford Mustang as Queen’s “We Are The Champions” blasted from the stereo. That evening, the team won its 18th consecuti...

UPDATED: Team Program Faces Possible Elimination From District

UPDATED: Team Program Faces Possible Elimination From District

By Billie Mandelbaum & Wesley Emblidge and Billie Mandelbaum & Wesley Emblidge

February 11, 2013

The Tamalpais Union High School District announced on January 25 that it is considering plans to discontinue the Team program for the 2013-14 school year. Longtime Team teacher Chuck Ford, who has been leading Team for over 20 years, has also announced his retirement for the end of this school year. The alternative one-year program, which is available...

Ke$ha’s Off Her Rocker with “Warrior”

Ke$ha’s Off Her Rocker with “Warrior”

By Billie Mandelbaum

December 30, 2012

On her second full-length album, “Warrior,” Ke$ha seeks to explore the supernatural aspects of life. As she said in an interview with Ryan Seacrest, “The theme of this record is magic. I went on a spirit journey by myself. I was in Africa rehabilitating baby lions... and just went on this crazy...

Arman Noorani Receives Student Support Through Social Media Platforms

Arman Noorani Receives Student Support Through Social Media Platforms

By Billie Mandelbaum and Billie Mandelbaum

December 12, 2012

In the past two weeks since the December 4 publication of “Life According to Arman: Living With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy” in The Tam News, Arman Noorani’s Facebook page—“Arman’s Bucket List”—and YouTube channel—‘armann539,’—have received increased support. According t...

Life According to Arman: Living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Life According to Arman: Living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

By Billie Mandlebaum

December 4, 2012

Like most teenage boys, Arman Noorani enjoys playing video games. He counts “Battlefield 3” and “Borderlands 2” among his favorites. He even has his own YouTube channel, “armann539”, where he posts video commentaries of himself playing the games. But for Noorani, video games are not just...

Tam Senior Swims in Olympic Trials

Tam Senior Swims in Olympic Trials

By Billie Mandelbaum

October 8, 2012

There are 300,000 swimmers registered with USA Swimming, the national governing body for American swimmers. Of these swimmers about 1,700 swimmers were invited to participate in the Olympic Time Trials in Omaha, Nebraska in late June. Tam senior Brigitte Winkler was one of these swimmers. Wi...

Kony Baloney: The Madness Behind the Kony 2012 Movement

Kony Baloney: The Madness Behind the Kony 2012 Movement

By Billie Mandelbaum

April 19, 2012

On the evening of March 5, my Facebook news feed was inundated with links to a YouTube video. I ignored the link, assuming that I would be sent to view the typical viral video consisting of babbling twin babies or maybe a toddler performing on the ukulele. However as the night went on, the number of po...

The Archives: A Look Back at Tam’s History

The Archives: A Look Back at Tam’s History

By Wesley Emblidge, Chris Long & Billie Mandelbaum

April 5, 2012

“Internet access to reach all classrooms,” “Come ‘Injun’ dance at the prom tonite” and “Goldfish lose tails” are just a few of the breaking news headlines that have appeared in the Tam News since its founding nearly a century ago. This issue, we decided to feature a wide range of past...

Winter canned food drive is a success

Winter canned food drive is a success

By Billie Mandelbaum

December 7, 2011

Since the economic recession began in 2008, an increasing number of Americans are living in poverty and face the challenge of food insecurity. According to a 2010 report published by the United States Department of Agriculture’s economic research service, approximately one in every seven American households were food insecure. During the month of November, ...