The Tam News

Editorial: Not All Fun and Games

Editorial: Not All Fun and Games

Editorial Staff

June 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Each year the Tam administration issues warnings to parents during the last few weeks of May, and each year the so-called “scav hunt” continues to be a large part of the school’s culture. The scavenger hunt is always written by upperclassmen boys and includes a list of tasks for points, usually wi...

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial Staff

April 16, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Rumors regarding Michael Jackson’s pedophilic relationships with underage boys have been circulating the media for more than a decade. The release of  “Leaving Neverland,” a damning documentary examining Jackson’s alleged pedophilia, has spurred a fresh wave of the classic debate: how does o...

Editorial: Are We Part of the Problem with Privilege?

Editorial: Are We Part of the Problem with Privilege?

Editorial Staff

March 26, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

On Monday, March 11, the biggest college admissions scandal in U.S. history was uncovered. In an indictment by the FBI, now known as the Varsity Blues case, fifty people including thirty-three parents (three of which are from Marin), were alleged to have partaken in a series of crimes ranging from f...

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial Staff

March 13, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the summer of 2017, two former Tam students spray painted a racial epithet on the side of Wood Hall, directed at our principal J.C. Farr. While this hate crime was egregious and despicable, it provided the us with an opportunity to openly discuss the racial inequality and prejudice that exists withi...

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In light of the proposed budget cuts for the 2019-2020 school year, Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) administration received significant pushback on their plan to cut 50% of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) funding. BACR provides free counseling and therapy services for roughly 300 students at T...

Editorial: District in Decay

Editorial: District in Decay

Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Beginning in 2016, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) saw a precipitous drop in the General Fund, a reserve of past surpluses saved for the prospect of a district-wide crisis.The debacle is frustrating for two distinct reasons. With the passage of Measure J, the district adds a projected $...

Editorial: Global Warming and California Fires

Editorial: Global Warming and California Fires

December 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Over the past two years, neighboring communities have been ravished by devastating wildfires. While Marin County has been relatively unharmed by these fires, it is important to understand that one day, our lovely green county could be engulfed in flames and even before then, the plummeting air qualit...

EDITORIAL: The Tam News on Kavanaugh

EDITORIAL: The Tam News on Kavanaugh

October 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, many Tam students are feeling disillusioned with the current state of our political system. A trial held in the Supreme court should not be subject to senseless interruptions, unprofessional displays of emotion, and incendiary behavior. Beyond this embarrass...

Editorial: We Can Do Better

Editorial: We Can Do Better

Staff

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

(Above) The Faces of Willow Creek is a magazine produced by Willow Creek Academy 8th graders with the help of The Tam News, in an effort to recruit a more diverse staff. The Tam News needs to do better. Our school is filled with students from interesting backgrounds with unique perspectives, and despite pu...

Editorial: Technology in the Classroom

Editorial: Technology in the Classroom

Editorial Staff

June 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Educational technology, which includes things like Chromebooks and Google Drive, has the potential to be incredibly beneficial. It makes many parts of learning faster and simpler; it streamlines student to student and student to teacher collaboration; it saves lots and lots of paper. But it brings wi...

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...

Editorial: The Power of the Panther

Staff

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Just over a century ago, the white supremacist propaganda film “Birth of a Nation” overtook the cultural consciousness. President Woodrow Wilson was so taken with the now-infamous racist film that he had it screened in the White House, and enough Americans were inspired by its rhetoric that the Klu ...