The Tam News

A Sprinkle of Opinions

A Sprinkle of Opinions

By Ethan Lawrence & Willzie Connelly

June 3, 2016

We have had our fair share of donuts in our lives. The reviews below range from hidden gems to American food chains, all from which we have frequently had donuts. At some places, we have even established a relationship with the employees. From barely passing as a donut to the best thing my tastebuds ...

Sophomore John Luster Reflects on Tam Water Polo (Web Exclusive)

Sophomore John Luster Reflects on Tam Water Polo (Web Exclusive)

By Ethan Lawrence and Ethan Lawrence

December 14, 2015

Ever wonder who the man in the goal on the Varsity water polo team is? Well his name is John Luster. As a current Sophomore, Luster began playing water polo his freshman year after being encouraged by his sister, who plays for Marin Catholic, to join the team. “At first I didn't really take it that seriou...

Tam Administration Increases Focus on Attendance

Tam Administration Increases Focus on Attendance

By Ethan Lawrence

December 10, 2015

Emails sent from Tam administrators to Tam High Staff November 5 and 13 informed them that a stricter attendance policy will be enforced and that Jay DeMaestri was hired as a new campus supervisor. “We believe that kids need to be in class and based off where the last few months have been, we’re m...

Cierra Haynesworth Takes the Mic

Cierra Haynesworth Takes the Mic

By Ethan Lawrence

October 19, 2015

Senior Cierra Haynesworth has been chosen by the rally committee as the new Master of Ceremonies (MC). Haynesworth is looking forward to keeping up the rallies’ high energy and fun. She has watched the MC’s over her years at Tam and feels that she has what it takes. “I wanted to be the MC to...

Thomas Whalen Says Goodbye to Tam Soccer

Thomas Whalen Says Goodbye to Tam Soccer

By Ethan Lawrence and Ethan Lawrence

September 27, 2015

Sophomore Thomas Whalen, who scored 16 goals during his freshman season for Tam's varsity soccer team, has decided to join a soccer academy called Force in San Jose rather than playing soccer at Tam this season. He was nominated as second team all league last year joining last years teammates Jake Henry, R...

Senior Superlatives: Car Edition

Senior Superlatives: Car Edition

By Ethan Lawrence

April 23, 2015

Many upperclassmen drive to school every day. Students drive a variety of cars, but a few stand out from the others. Whether it’s because they are the oldest, the most expensive, or have the most character, these cars are a few of the most interesting at Tam. Dave Peters,1968 Mercury Cougar What...

Tales of Buying Hot Chocolate at the Hungry Hawk

Tales of Buying Hot Chocolate at the Hungry Hawk

By Ethan Lawrence

April 1, 2015

I spent my entire first period AP Comp class thinking about the delicious hot chocolate with whipped cream that I was going to get at break. Once the bell rang, I darted to the Hungry Hawk and waited in an endless line. One after another, students walked passed me with smiles on their face, sipping...

Soccer Moves to Winter

Soccer Moves to Winter

By Ethan Lawrence

March 24, 2015

The girls’ and boys’ soccer seasons have officially been moved to the winter from the spring and fall for the 2015-2016 school year, opening up opportunities for soccer players to play additional sports in the fall and spring. Varsity football coach Jon Black believes it will help their team improve. “We...

Roberts Brings Experience to Counseling Program

Roberts Brings Experience to Counseling Program

By Ethan Lawrence

November 21, 2014

Leslie Roberts, former college counselor at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, a public high school in San Francisco, was hired as Tam’s new college and career counselor on October 21. Roberts has experience teaching language arts and history as well as helping kids of all ages with reading and writing. She...

Students Organize Benefit Concert for Steven Rodriguez

Students Organize Benefit Concert for Steven Rodriguez

By Ethan Lawrence

October 23, 2013

A benefit concert for Tam alumnus Steven Rodriguez (class of 2011) will take place at the Sweetwater Music Hall in downtown Mill Valley on November 26 at 7 p.m. The concert is organized by friends of Rodriguez and seniors Devon Lawrence and Rachael Ferm. Rodriguez was diagnosed with a rare type of...

Hawk Talk: Apocalypse 2012

Hawk Talk: Apocalypse 2012

By Sophia Ellingson and Sonja Hutson

December 20, 2012

December 21, a date which happens to fall on Tam’s last day of finals before winter break, is the end of the ancient Mayan calendar. Many have interpreted this to mean that the world is coming to an end. The potential approaching apocalypse has been widely discussed by students. Some believe fervently...