The Tam News

Tomorrowland: Film of the Future?

Devon Stoeber

June 11, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

Disney’s newest film, “Tomorrowland,” directed by Brad Bird, follows the story of a science-loving, driven teenage girl and her unlikely acquaintance, a grown man who was once a child-genius. The pair ventures into an unknown, futuristic world while discovering many twists and turns that they,...

Grade Elections Held

Devon Stoeber

May 27, 2015


Filed under News

Tam students ran for the 2015-2016 class office positions of each grade on May 4 through May 8, during which students could visit the voting table by the student center and vote for their choice for their grade’s treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president. Leadership teacher Jessica Variz...

High School Students Get a Taste of College

High School Students Get a Taste of College

Devon Stoeber

March 24, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles

With the end of the school year approaching, junior Tommy Searle is anxiously waiting to hear back from the Management and Technology Summer Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. The program combines learning about business and exploring different disciplines of engineering while giving high school...

The Pro-Choice Debate

The Pro-Choice Debate

Devon Stoeber

February 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In the news, I've been reading lots of headlines about the closure of certain abortion clinics and the constant debate about whether or not abortion is a humane decision. I was initially angered by this topic when the Planned Parenthood in Mill Valley closed down, because the clinic provided many people...

Third Hunger Games Movie Disappoints

Third Hunger Games Movie Disappoints

Devon Stoeber

December 23, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

The third film in the Hunger Games series, “Mockingjay: Part One” based on the book by Suzanne Collins, was not the film many fans were hoping for. The movie follows the story of Katniss Everdeen, a girl living in a futuristic setting in the country of Panem. Katniss and her friends and family s...

5 Free Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed

5 Free Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed

Devon Stoeber

November 18, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

When downloading apps, everyone sees the ones featured on the App Store and knows the most common few such as Instagram and Snapchat. However, there are over a million apps that exist that easily go unnoticed. This is a list of a few free apps that deserve more attention than they are given.   Grid...

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Devon Stoeber

October 23, 2014


Filed under Features

“Nights when I can’t fall asleep typically end with me laying in bed for hours on my phone or tossing and turning,” senior Taryn Varnes said. “Every hour I’m in bed still awake I find myself counting the hours I could sleep if I went to bed in that moment.” Varnes is not alone when it comes to...

Lowry Makes a Splash at the Marine Center

Lowry Makes a Splash at the Marine Center

Devon Stoeber

October 2, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Junior Colette Lowry spent her summer vacation in a different way than one might expect. Rather than sleeping in until 12 or 1 in the afternoon, Lowry began her Sunday and Monday mornings at 6:30 a.m. by heading over to the Marine Mammal Center, where she interned at a summer program called Youth Crew,...

Students Display Art on Campus and Downtown

Students Display Art on Campus and Downtown

Devon Stoeber

June 7, 2014


Filed under News

Seniors in all the visual art classes at Tam had the opportunity to be part of a show in downtown Mill Valley on June 3 from six to eight p.m. as part of the monthly First Tuesday Artwalk. “[The purpose of this art show was] to specifically celebrate the work that [the seniors] have done over ...

10 Ways to Survive the Last Months of School

10 Ways to Survive the Last Months of School

Devon Stoeber

April 11, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

1. Keep your school supplies organized. Near the end of the year, it’s easy to find yourself shoving papers in folders and pockets of your bag, never to be seen again. Clean out all the papers you don’t need from your binders and notebooks and organize the ones you will need. This way, everything...

When Sophomores Descend

When Sophomores Descend

Devon Stoeber

February 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As we return to school after lunch— probably a little later than we should be if we had been hoping to get a good spot— we are hit with the realization that the closest parking spot is quite a walk from school. I listen as the girls in the car with me complain about the lack of parking. “It’s...