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ASB Election Results

ASB Election Results

By Madeline Reilly & Calvin Rosevear

May 4, 2017

The Associated Student Body (ASB) election results were announced on April 28, ending in the victory of President Robbie Samec, Vice President Megan Butt, also a news editor for The Tam News, and Treasurer Mahren Hudson. All winners are current juniors. Samec ran against juniors TK Dahlke and Elli...

Week in Pictures: Clubs

Week in Pictures: Clubs

By Features

October 5, 2016

Photos courtesy of Addy Ball

Bisexual Visibility Day

Bisexual Visibility Day

By Dahlia Zail

October 16, 2015

Tam students participated in the National Bisexual Visibility Day on September 24. The event was run by the Tam High Sexuality and Gender Alliance Club (SAGA). The purpose of this day was to highlight biphobia, an aversion toward bisexuality and bisexual people as a social group or as individuals, a...

Leadership Holds Clothing Drive in Honor of Leelah Alcorn

Leadership Holds Clothing Drive in Honor of Leelah Alcorn

By Marina Furbush

April 23, 2015

Leadership held a clothing drive from March 30 to April 10 in honor of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen who lived in Ohio who committed suicide in December 2014. Students could deposit lightly-used clothing into bins located around campus. Junior Sadie Munter, a member of Leadership who helped lead...

GSA Begins Revitalization Efforts

GSA Begins Revitalization Efforts

By Kendall Lafranchi

November 18, 2014

Tam’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Club held its first meeting of the new school year in math teacher Margie Brindley’s room on October 22. The club is looking for a revitalization after a lack of participation last year. Three new co-presidents, juniors Amara Radetsky, Cameron Creath, and Elodie...

Waning GSA Club to Attempt Revival

Waning GSA Club to Attempt Revival

By Emma Boczek

March 29, 2014

The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) ceased meetings this semester due to a lack of demonstrated interest and poor attendance in the fall. The club may experience a resurgence in the coming months with the help of junior Lucas Stephens and senior and Tam News editor Mae Puckett. According to senior and...

Hawk Talk: Is Day of Silence Effective?

Hawk Talk: Is Day of Silence Effective?

By Chris Yip

May 23, 2013

Tam’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club held its annual Day of Silence Event on May 3, honoring those in the LBGTQ community who feel they must keep their identities hidden. Students were invited to wear the purple “Day of Silence” shirts sold by GSA and commit to a full day of not speaking. Below...

AIDS Quilt Visits Tam

AIDS Quilt Visits Tam

By Sonja Hutson

December 22, 2012

Portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt visited Tam and were displayed in Ruby Scott Gym on Friday, November 30. The nationwide quilt, which memorializes those who have lost their lives to AIDS, is composed of patches made by the deceased’s loved ones. The Marin AIDS Project, which provides HIV/AIDS s...

Students support Gay-Straight Alliance in Day of Silence

Students support Gay-Straight Alliance in Day of Silence

By Anna Vandergriff

May 10, 2012

A number of Tam students participated in the Day of Silence to conclude Rainbow Week on May 4. Both events put on by the Gay-Straight Alliance. "The Day of Silence," said Foreign Language teacher Brian Zailian, "is a day when our school community has the opportunity to acknowledge and support those studen...

Gay Straight Alliance plans Day of Silence for May 4th

Gay Straight Alliance plans Day of Silence for May 4th

By Billy Butler

April 4, 2012

The Gay-Straight Alliance club will be putting on a Day of Silence on Friday, May 4th in order to raise awareness to the silencing effect of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) bullying and harassment in schools. On that day, students will be asked to take a vow of silence in order...

Tam’s GSA hosts Day of Silence

Tam’s GSA hosts Day of Silence

June 11, 2011

The 15th annual Day of Silence was honored on Friday, May 13, as supporters of gay rights remained silent the whole day to protest the bullying and harassment faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. “The silence is to simulate what it would be like to keep secret who you tr...