The Tam News

Girls of BSA

Girls of BSA

By Samantha Nichols

June 24, 2019

In February, Boy Scouts of America, now called Scouts BSA, first started accepting girls into troops across the country. Two Tam sophomores became founders of the first Mill Valley Scouts BSA girls’ troop.

Tackling Gender Norms

Tackling Gender Norms

By Skye Schoenhoeft

September 20, 2018

Senior Jackie Hernandez is breaking barriers as the first female Tam football player in the school’s recent history. This is Jackie’s first year on the football team, as well as the first sport she has ever played for Tam. “I always wanted to try out since freshman year but I was a little intimi...

Feminist and Furious

Feminist and Furious

By Gloria Robinson

May 28, 2015

The blaring sound of engines entered my ears as the camera directed me up a woman’s skirt as she shot a gun for the car race to start. “Fast and Furious 7” was an action- packed film filled with mini-skirts, action stunts, and a meager plot line. For the first 15 minutes, I was immersed in the...

Put Your Money Where Your Playlist Is

Put Your Money Where Your Playlist Is

By Camille Morgan

February 24, 2015

In the morning, as I shuffle out of my house in a desperate attempt to get a spot in the back parking lot, I jam my phone into my car’s speaker and press shuffle on a playlist containing the works of about six or seven different rappers. Usually I’m much too frantic or exhausted to even understand th...

#HeforShe

#HeforShe

By Cam Vernali

December 23, 2014

When I logged onto any of my social media sites on Saturday, September 20, I was bombarded with multiple links to articles about Emma Watson’s equality speech for the UN, selfies with “#HeForShe” handwritten on a piece of paper from a teenage boy with a bad filter on it, and many posts signifying...

Beyoncé and the Beauty Myth

Beyoncé and the Beauty Myth

By Izzy Parlamis

June 9, 2014

I watch as a high-heel clad Beyoncé moves through a sequence of poses. The video cuts to different images of her body dressed in elaborate outfits. Intense and colorful lights fill my computer screen. The videos on Beyoncé’s eponymous new visual album, an album comprised of a series of music videos,...

The Jetsonettes: Merging Feminism and Music

The Jetsonettes: Merging Feminism and Music

By Holly Parkin

May 18, 2014

Juniors Nichole Cochary and Daisy Meisler have found a way to bring two of their passions together, combining feminism and music through their band, the Jetsonettes. Founded in mid-2013, the Jetsonettes already have a growing set of original songs written and performed by Cochary and Meisler, who play guitar and bass, respectively. The two are a good ...

Womyn’s Club Raises Awareness About Feminism

Womyn’s Club Raises Awareness About Feminism

By Kyle Kearney

April 20, 2014

Seniors Helen Gallagher and Emily Tull founded the Womyn’s Club this year to bring together students who are interested in discussing women’s rights issues. “Our goal is to break the stigma behind what it means to be a feminist. Being a feminist means to promote basic equality among females and...

WRITING WRONGS: The 18 Percent

WRITING WRONGS: The 18 Percent

By Bella Levaggi

November 19, 2013

What do “The Avengers,” “Lincoln,” “Django Unchained” and “The Hobbit” all have in common? Yes, they were all successful feature films, garnering critical praise and monetary success. But they share another similarity: none of them pass the Bechdel Test. While the structure of a written colu...

Yes, Girls Can Kill People Too

By Sonja Hutson

May 21, 2013

The actors brutally stabbed Caesar on the steps of the courthouse, using red ribbons to symbolize blood. Their betrayal rang out through the theater and red ribbons were flying everywhere- it was a fantastic spectacle. Until I heard a gasp and a disgusted “They’re girls!” from a few rows behind...

The Other F-Word

By Sarah Asch

May 21, 2013

Sexism, like many “isms,” takes root in ignorance and prejudice. When you look at other “isms”—racism, anti-Semitism, classism, etc.—you can see the valiant effort made now and in the past to end discrimination. This begs the question: why is sexism, despite being such a problem, treated...