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Tam Math Teachers Receive Leadership Award

Tam Math Teachers Receive Leadership Award

By Cam Vernali

June 3, 2016

David Wetzel and Susan Proksch are part of a group that received a district-wide leadership award. The Chris Anderson Instructional Leadership Award is an award given out yearly to a program, group or individual in the Tamalpais Union District. It is given out based on demonstrating “exceptional le...

Seeing People You Kinda Know in Public: Travel Edition

Seeing People You Kinda Know in Public: Travel Edition

By Cam Vernali

May 12, 2016

Unlike clothes or your emo phase in 7th grade (or your emo phase revival in junior year), you can’t grow out of some awkward moments, not matter how hard you try. One of the worst kinds of awkward encounters are when you see someone you kind of know in a completely random place and you are wholly unprepared...

Pop Up Show: Pace Gallery + Technology

Pop Up Show: Pace Gallery + Technology

By Cam Vernali

March 7, 2016

Silicon Valley is known for technology, and driven people who create a unique culture where revolutionary inventions come out of the woodwork. Adding to this list is the temporary opening of the Pace Gallery + Technology in Menlo Park, which runs from February 9 to July 1. When people hear the word “gallery"...

Biomedical Class Possible Next Year

Biomedical Class Possible Next Year

By Cam Vernali

February 11, 2016

Tam might offer a biomedical science course next year, pending student interest, according to the Science Course Offerings slideshow for 2016 - 2017. Science teacher Jennifer Brown, who teaches regular and honors Physiology, Integrated Science, and is the Pre-Healthcare club advisor, may teach the class. “I...

This Month in Music

This Month in Music

By Tam News Staff

February 2, 2016

January is always a busy month for new releases. As artists strive to make their mark on the new year, 2016 is already shaping up to be a revolutionary one for the industry: from Conrad Sewell’s chart topping ballads to Ty Segall’s garage rock madness. So let’s dive into this month in music. ...

Aziz Ansari: Master of my Netflix History

Aziz Ansari: Master of my Netflix History

By Cam Vernali

December 10, 2015

While I try to pride myself on not being one of those “techie youngsters” as my grandfather would call my peers, Netflix is a guilty pleasure I can’t live without. I check for new additions pretty frequently, skipping movies that don’t appeal to me and binge-watching shows that grab my interest....

Beach House’s “Thank Your Lucky Stars:” I’m Thankful For It

Beach House’s “Thank Your Lucky Stars:” I’m Thankful For It

By Cam Vernali

November 28, 2015

There's no time like the present, and this seems to be especially true for indie band Beach House, who just released their second album of 2015. "Thank Your Lucky Stars" was released on October 16, only a month and a half after the release of Beach House's first album of 2015, "Depression Cherry." "Thank...

Going the Extra Mile (Two Different Perspectives on the Cross Country Team)

Going the Extra Mile (Two Different Perspectives on the Cross Country Team)

By Cam Vernali & Kevin Lee and Cam Vernali & Kevin Lee

November 27, 2015

Senior Chessy MacDonald forced her way up a steep ascent, pushing aside fears of not finishing one of her last high school races. “It was a home meet, and it’s a lot more intense. We really wanted to win,” MacDonald said. She continued to push herself to the limit. “I felt like I wasn’t going...

Marin City Park Renovated

Marin City Park Renovated

By Cam Vernali

October 16, 2015

Marin City renovated its George “Rocky” Graham Park this past July with brand-new amenities. This park is the only community park in Marin City. “I think it’s great that they’re giving all of these kids an opportunity to get out more near their new school, it’s definitely a huge step for the ...

Best Dressed for Theme Day

Best Dressed for Theme Day

By Cam Vernali and Jackson Gathard and Cam Vernali

October 13, 2015

 Spirit week is a time when students here at Tam can really express themselves. Whether it's a solo dress-up or a group get-together, people can really go all-out in the name of school spirit. This year, our theme was “levels” - which meant outer space for seniors, the beach for juniors, under th...

Take Nike’s Advice on Studying: Just do It

Take Nike’s Advice on Studying: Just do It

By Cam Vernali

September 21, 2015

While classes are heating up, some students haven’t fully got back into the academic swing of things. Some have already fallen into senioritis, while those with difficult or new schedules may not be completely used to what’s required to keep up in harder classes. Others are just lazy. While paying...