The Tam News

A Tam High History

A Tam High History

By Conor Kuczkowski

April 18, 2019

  Most students seem to think they know their school, but that’s hardly true. Sure, they know where the buildings are and where their classes are held, but rarely do students consider what these buildings were, what they’ve been through, the history behind them. Funny enough, it does...

By the Book

By the Book

By Marie Hogan

November 15, 2017

When White House chief of staff John Kelly said that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War” in an interview with Fox News on October 30, he caused an uproar. To some, his statements were blatantly false; to others, any other historical interpretation would’ve seemed a mischaracterizati...

Getting to Know the Roof Over Our Heads

Getting to Know the Roof Over Our Heads

March 21, 2017

It’s August 3, 1908, and “The Shack” is opening its doors for the first time. This four-room, canvas-roofed building makes up the entirety of Tamalpais High School, a new establishment built just after the devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Four rooms, four classes, four teachers…a...

Tamalpais High School: An Architectural History

Tamalpais High School: An Architectural History

By Leo DiPierro

May 12, 2016

Tam High has arguably the most beautiful and memorable campus in Northern California. Many students walk our halls oblivious to the rich history of the buildings. Since 1908, Tam’s campus has changed drastically, and has serviced countless people. The names of the various buildings around Tam often...

Pranks of the Past

Pranks of the Past

By Blake Villanueva

November 5, 2015

The final year of high school is the time to make mischief. The most important class tradition is the senior prank, the chance for the graduating class to leave its mark on the school, figuratively or literally. As 2016 approaches, rumors of “literally pooping on Redwood” and trading places with...

Students Create Holocaust Museum

Students Create Holocaust Museum

By Sammy Herdman

May 22, 2014

The Holocaust Museum, a project by history teacher Tim Morgan and English teacher Kate Lorch’s sophomore core classes, was displayed in the staff lounge room May 6 to May 8. Exhibits, which were put up around the room by students, focused on different aspects of the Holocaust, including survivors’ st...

What Did I Miss: Holiday Edition

What Did I Miss: Holiday Edition

By Casey O'Brien

December 12, 2013

Contrary to what some may say, I have come to believe that history is fascinating, important and can actually be full of funny, ironic moments. Turns out there was some amazing stuff happening before the invention of the iPhone; in the year Steve Jobs was born, 1955, the first Guinness Book of World...

“Lincoln” Review: Unfocused and Overstuffed, But Still Manages to Be Rousing and Entertaining

“Lincoln” Review: Unfocused and Overstuffed, But Still Manages to Be Rousing and Entertaining

By Wesley Emblidge

November 15, 2012

In general, biographies of big historical figures are avoided today, with filmmakers usually choosing to highlight only a specific event in the person’s life. We've seen it recently with films like “My Week With Marilyn,” “Frost/Nixon,” or “A Dangerous Method.” Steven Spielberg ha...

The Archives: A Look Back at Tam’s History

The Archives: A Look Back at Tam’s History

By Wesley Emblidge, Chris Long & Billie Mandelbaum

April 5, 2012

“Internet access to reach all classrooms,” “Come ‘Injun’ dance at the prom tonite” and “Goldfish lose tails” are just a few of the breaking news headlines that have appeared in the Tam News since its founding nearly a century ago. This issue, we decided to feature a wide range of past...