The Tam News

Craft and Dorsett Win Golden Bell Awards

Craft and Dorsett Win  Golden Bell Awards

Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens

May 4, 2017


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Budget secretary Carol Craft and counselor Evelyn Dorsett received Golden Bell Awards for classified and certificated staff, respectively, this year. The awards, given by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and county offices of education, are meant to recognize excellence in education across ...

Should We Be Taking More Online Courses?

Should We Be Taking More Online Courses?

Benjy Wall-Feng

February 27, 2017


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The Internet is huge. For students, that means a few things: social media, gaming, porn. For a small subset of them it means something else, too — more school. Those students are taking classes online, by choice or by necessity. It’s a method that’s been lauded as life-saving and denounced as u...

Students, Staff Address Pre-Calc Drop Rate

Maddie Asch and Alex Price

November 10, 2016


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Since the beginning of the school year, 22 percent of Pre-Calculus students have dropped the class. Out of the 93 students who started in pre-calculus, 20 students dropped out of the course within the first three months of the school year. “This is the biggest drop we’ve seen probably in the las...

Here But Not Heard

Here But Not Heard

Danielle Egan, Danielle Egan, Danielle Egan, Danielle Egan, and Danielle Egan

May 16, 2016


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While the Sexuality and Gender Alliance Club (SAGA) was working to designate new, gender-neutral bathrooms, the unaffiliated Gender Alliance Club was putting up signs on school bathrooms saying that anyone who identified as female could use the female bathrooms, and anyone who identified as male could...

Sophomores Continue to Opt Out of PE

Sophomores Continue to Opt Out of PE

Marie Hogan

November 5, 2015


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Although a policy change this spring made it more difficult to take physical education (PE) online, students continue to forego taking PE on campus this year. Some who were not able to obtain permission for individualized study made the choice to remove PE from their schedule anyway, hoping that a more f...

Many Sophomores Plan to Take Old SAT Early

Many Sophomores Plan to Take Old SAT Early

Talia Wiskind

June 5, 2015


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Sophomores are beginning the strenuous process of studying for the SAT’s, with many starting way earlier than expected, hoping to take the old test version this January before it is permanently replaced in March 2016. “I’m already so stressed. The SAT’s are a huge deal, and I only really have...

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Sarah Asch & James Finn, Additional Reporting by: Marina Furbush and Hannah Chorley

May 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Ruby Scott Gym was packed with 200 parents on the evening of April 3, 2014. On that night, the Tam administration hosted a curriculum meeting to explain the benefits of hiring a professional development company that most people had only just heard of: New Tech Network. The atmosphere in the room grew...

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Devon Stoeber

October 23, 2014


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“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...