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Marin County Sheriff’s Dept. discovers weapons, drugs in abandoned vehicle

Marin County Sheriff’s Dept. discovers weapons, drugs in abandoned vehicle

Kennedy Cook

March 6, 2019


Filed under News

On the morning of Tuesday, February 26, the Marin County Sheriff's Department arrested Frank Deedywoo Garcia-Calloway, 20, of San Pablo after a car investigation in unincorporated Mill Valley revealed multiple firearms, armor-piercing ammunition, and various suspected drugs. At around 9:30 a.m., ...

Former Tam student arrested in San Rafael drug bust

Former Tam student arrested in San Rafael drug bust

Kennedy Cook

October 26, 2018


Filed under News

Investigators arrested former Tam student Michael Wong, 18, in his San Rafael home on the evening of October 23. They seized various narcotics, a stun gun, and a handgun that was reported stolen last year in San Jose. After the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force opened the investigation earlier...

Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon

Griffin Chen

June 16, 2018


Filed under Featured, Features

  "Chasing the dragon" (traditional Chinese: 追龍; simplified Chinese: 追龙) is a slang phrase of Cantonese origin from Hong Kong referring to inhaling the vapor from a heated solution of heroin. The "chasing" occurs as the user gingerly keeps the liquid moving in order to keep it from over...

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

Hana Curphey, Additional Reporting by Evan Wilch

February 14, 2018


Filed under Featured, Features

Sophomore Lily was in history class when the student sitting next to her started Juuling. “The teacher turned around and started talking to me right after he took a hit, so he had it in his lungs,” Lily said. “He wasn’t wearing any sort of shirt [to exhale vapor into]. After the teacher walks...

Snap This

Snap This

Lola Leuterio, Emily Spears

January 12, 2018


Filed under Features

It’s 11 p.m. on a Saturday night. A Tam student is throwing up on the bathroom floor at a party, unaware that cameras are rolling. The student, who requested anonymity, described how it felt to wake up to that video on Snapchat. “There’s a video of me throwing up and people bring it up and just...

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

June 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The annual scavenger hunts, referred to by those involved as the “scav hunt,” is a high school tradition that takes place in late May. This year’s junior scavenger hunt took place on May 26, with approximately 60 juniors participating. Like any scavenger hunt, the goal is to complete a list of t...

EDITORIAL: We Are Not Tasting The Rainbow

EDITORIAL: We Are Not Tasting The Rainbow

Staff

November 5, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last month, news trucks from KRON 4, KVTU, KGO, and NBC Bay Area descended upon the parking area in front of Gus Gym after three Tam students were hospitalized due to the effects of Coricidin pills (widely referred to as “skittles” in the wake of the incident).  On the afternoon of October 21, KTVU’s Ken Wayn...

One Day at a Time: Marin Teens on the Road to Recovery

One Day at a Time: Marin Teens on the Road to Recovery

Sarah Asch

March 29, 2014


Filed under Featured, Features

Senior Zack Facter began using drugs with increasing regularity after his first experience at the end of seventh grade. “When I first started smoking [marijuana] it was once every couple of weeks,” he said. “Then it turned into once a week, and then I would say by January or February of eighth...

The Origins of 4/20

The Origins of 4/20

Jonah Amargi-Levy

June 7, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Four Twenty. There may be no more combination of numbers that is more synonymous with illegal activity and the counter culture movement than these two. Ask any individual on the street today and chances are that they will recognize 4/20 or what it stands for and you are bound to have a similar answer…smoking...

Tam Functions Bring Fun, Destruction

Tam Functions Bring Fun, Destruction

Daniel Carroll and Jake Isola-Henry

January 12, 2013


Filed under Features

On Friday and Saturday nights many Tam students choose to remain above the influence and have quiet evenings, participating in activities like going to the movies or spending quality time with their family. But perhaps a larger number of kids take the less innocent route on nights like these. A junio...

PTSA meeting examines drug culture at Tam

PTSA meeting examines drug culture at Tam

Sean Eghtessadi

March 15, 2012


Filed under News

The Parent Teacher Student Association held a drug and alcohol awareness meeting in the Student Center on February 7. Its purpose, according to current PTSA president Gwen Hubbard, was to “provide a realistic picture of drinking at Tam” as well as to announce the formation of an Alcohol Task Force...

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