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Whose Games Are You Going To?

Whose Games Are You Going To?

Celeste Moore

May 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Student sections inside the gym get downright rowdy most Friday nights — after 7 p.m. that is. While students and others around Marin fork over a few dollars and get their hand stamped to watch a boys’ basketball game, just 90 minutes earlier only parents, siblings and a handful of players’ friends...

Art in The Photo Room

Art in The Photo Room

Ava Finn

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Art students at Tam have always had the freedom to express themselves. Of course there are lines that must be drawn to outline the definition of what art can be to a high school student for school, and those lines or boundaries must be drawn over both girls and boys. All students, whether boy or girl h...

The Monthly Hollumn: Senior Portraits & Gender Issues

The Monthly Hollumn: Senior Portraits & Gender Issues

Holly Parkin

December 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As you can see in the PAI yearbook or any senior’s current profile picture, senior portraits are held in much higher esteem than regular high school yearbook photos. There are formal outfits, multiple poses, and the magic of digital retouching to help us suppress the memories of teenage skin when we...

EDITORIAL: On the Stigma of Eating Disorders

Tam News Staff

May 27, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Aspects of media and our society have contributed to the impression that all eating disorders stem solely from negative body image or “feeling fat." Along with this, there is also the expectation that men constantly prove their masculinity. For a man with an eating disorder, fighting the stereotype...

Writing Wrongs: He wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts, and clothing is genderless

Writing Wrongs: He wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts, and clothing is genderless

May 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Clothing keeps us warm in Marin’s uniquely irritating weather patterns, and I appreciate the way it keeps “everything under wraps.” But clothing is more than that. Our society prescribes ritual and meaning to it, based on myriad factors. Despite this all, though, I’d like to advocate the simple–though...

Something Worth Fighting For: San Rafael High’s Homecoming Embraces Change

Something Worth Fighting For: San Rafael High’s Homecoming Embraces Change

Emma Talkoff

October 30, 2013


Filed under Features

San Rafael High School senior Tenaya Raives took the stage in front of an audience of cheering classmates at the school’s Homecoming game on October 4, the last of 12 formally dressed Homecoming court members to ascend the makeshift steps. An audible swell in applause from the bleachers welcomed a...

In Defense of Alphabet Soup

In Defense of Alphabet Soup

Bella Levaggi

October 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

A lot of today’s social and cultural hot button issues can seem hopelessly mired in a maze of terminology. To an outsider, there seems to be a million specifics to keep track of, and it can get confusing and overwhelming. The myriad letters for sexuality and gender expression combined with pronouns...

Playing Along: Why some students succumb to gender stereotypes and others don’t

Playing Along: Why some students succumb to gender stereotypes and others don’t

Sarah Asch and Markita Schulman

October 24, 2013


Filed under Features

Senior Lauren Killingsworth grew up in a household where gender did not determine her interests. “For me, growing up with two brothers, basically all I played with was legos and construction toys [...] which might be why I’m more interested in science and math,” Killingsworth said. Because her...

The Miley Debacle

The Miley Debacle

Bella Levaggi

October 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The week of August 26 was quite eventful. News headlines everywhere boldly advertised the image of former Disney sweetheart Miley Cyrus as she engaged in a style of dance commonly referred to as “twerking” at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Also of note was the surge in calls for action regarding the...

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