The Tam News

Athlete Q & A with Liam Howard (Tam Mountain Biker)

Athlete Q & A with Liam Howard (Tam Mountain Biker)

By Franny Kiles and Franny Kiles

May 12, 2016

Sophomore Liam Howard rides for the mountain bike team, racing in the JV category. He’s also on the Bear Development team. He is an extremely serious, accomplished biker with ambitious goals. Q: How long have you been biking? Since preschool. That’s really when I got off the training wheels and s...

Reid for JSA State Governor

Reid for JSA State Governor

By Franny Kiles

April 8, 2016

Junior Ashley Reid, the President of Tam’s Junior Statesman of America (JSA) club, is currently running for governor of the Northern California State of JSA (the organization divides California into two “states”). JSA is one of the largest student-run organizations in the country and the North...

Hearing in Color

Hearing in Color

By Franny Kiles and Blake Villanueva, Franny Kiles and Blake Villanueva, and Franny Kiles and Blake Villanueva

March 28, 2016

For Tam News reporter Morgan Pinney, the number three is green and adventurous. When paired with the wholesome, genuine number eight, it becomes 38, which has a distinct personality within her mind. Pinney, along with senior Elodie Townsend and sophomore Lexi Stern, have synesthesia,  a neurological ...

SAGA Pushes for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

SAGA Pushes for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

December 14, 2015

The Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) club is pushing to implement a gender-neutral bathroom system starting this school year. SAGA plans to designate one bathroom on campus as gender neutral and to create signage to indicate that it is available. SAGA co-president Amara Radetsky believes that cr...

Vince Lars: Saxaphonist to the Stars

Vince Lars: Saxaphonist to the Stars

By Franny Kiles

December 10, 2015

Vince Lars has been a beloved guest artist in the Tam jazz band and symphonic orchestra for nearly seven years, but his time spent in the Tam music community is just a snippet of his life as a musician. Over the years, Lars used his skills as a saxophonist to perform with Beyonce and Destiny’s Child...

The Q & A: Jackson Hettler (Tam Water Polo Record Holder)

The Q & A: Jackson Hettler (Tam Water Polo Record Holder)

By Franny Kiles and Franny Kiles

November 27, 2015

Senior Jackson Hettler has been playing varsity water polo since his freshman year. He hopes to continue pursuing water polo in college. Q: How does the water polo team is compared to last year? I think we’ve improved tremendously because we have a lot more kids for one, and a lot more depth. [We ...

The Red and the Blue of Retake Policies

The Red and the Blue of Retake Policies

By Franny Kiles and Franny Kiles

October 16, 2015

As everyone has heard thousands of times, Mill Valley is a very liberal community. However, our beliefs may not be so one sided when we apply these progressive views to policies within our school. Take retaking tests as an example. Tam teachers have both progressive and conservative policies on retaki...

New Computer Science Teacher Defies Stereotypes

New Computer Science Teacher Defies Stereotypes

By Franny Kiles

September 21, 2015

Kelly Kennedy, the new computer science and math teacher, disproves stereotypes that claim engineering and computer science are fields solely meant for men. As another school year begins, she enters the community as a role model for girls who are contemplating careers in technology. Kennedy was certainly...