The Tam News

Senior Season

Senior Season

Charlie Rosgen

June 24, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles

I was warned about the stress that comes along with writing deep personal narratives for a panel of college admissions employees to judge, but there were plenty of aspects to senior year that I was not prepared for.

I am the Law

I am the Law

Josie Spiegelman

March 14, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

While most high schoolers struggle thinking about where they want to be in five years, for junior Paul Law, the answer is simple: he wants to be running. A standout on both the cross country and track and field teams since freshman year, Law’s maintains a passion for both sports. “I got into r...

COM-ward Bound

COM-ward Bound

Olivia Merriman

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Like many seniors at the start of the school year, I began the process of applying to college. I figured out early on that the public school system had set me up to go to College of Marin (COM). I don’t believe COM or other community colleges are bad options, but it isn’t fair that I am expected...

Coming up Crutch

Coming up Crutch

Logan Little

December 14, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

According to official National College Athletic Association (NCAA) rules, Division 1 coaches can begin contacting girls basketball athletes to start the recruitment process on September 1 of their junior year. This year, a few weeks after that critical date, Olivia Ali, a junior and varsity basketball...

Too Many Private Tutors?

Too Many Private Tutors?

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We live in a community where being the best is less of an option and rather a requirement, a mindset. Conversations can be overheard of parents normalizing the use of unprescribed adderall or students discussing their formalized resumes. The push for success can partly be blamed on our environment. ...

The AP Stress Mess

The AP Stress Mess

Ian Duncanson

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features

When Tam High Junior Kaylie Keim transferred from Marin Catholic this year, she was bent on pursuing her dream in the science business. Because of this, she chose her classes wisely, including her AP and Honors. “I really want to do a lot of science in college, my dream school is UCSD, I’ve bee...

Editorial: Because We Don’t Talk About College Enough…

Editorial: Because We Don’t Talk About College Enough…

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We could spend this editorial proving the obvious: that Tam students are drowning in college talk and it’s making us miserable. But despite frequent hand wringing, it only gets worse every year. What we need is a plan to do somthing about it. The constant pressure to succeed by getting into a “go...

We Regret to Inform You…

We Regret to Inform You…

Marie Hogan

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Sometime last year, just as college admissions seemed to become, almost overnight, the topic of every conversation, I started watching college acceptance videos on Youtube. After a while, every video began to feel the same – thirty seconds of silent, pained anxiety, the click of a computer, a sudd...

A Dystopian Present

A Dystopian Present

Jake Paz-Priel

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

August 12, 2039 Beginning this academic year, parents are sending record numbers of applications for their unborn children to participate in internships in order to have a competitive edge. Selective daycare programs groom 12-36 month-olds for Ivy League schools. Yearly tuition for the top-notch dayca...

Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Wortzman

Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Wortzman

Fergus Campbell

November 9, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Senior Zoe Wortzman never leaves the pool. One can find her at College of Marin or Redwood High School nine times a week, unless, of course, she’s competing. Meets take her as far away as Florida when swimming for her North Bay team. Wortzman started swimming on the Scott Valley Serpents when she ...

Tam College Counselor Resigns

Tam College Counselor Resigns

Zoe Wynn

September 23, 2017


Filed under News

College and career counselor Elizabeth Stoner has left Tam to to take a job at Marin Promise. Stoner began working at Tam at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year and resigned shortly before the beginning of this school year. Tam was quick to find interim replacement, Susan Gertman, who worked at...

Why Go to COM?

Why Go to COM?

Will Moye

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When you are raised in Marin, there is a certain pressure to do well in school. This isn’t a bad thing, except when you are talking to students at Tam and other high school students in the area. You begin to notice a common thread. People are stressed out and unsure of their future after high school. ...