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The Monthly Hollum

The Monthly Hollum

By Holly Parkin

June 11, 2015

This is it – the last Hollumn. The last time you will ever have to read (and get annoyed at) my opinions, and the last time I will ever write for the Tam News. As a senior on the brink of graduation, there are quite a lot of thoughts swirling around right now. Thanks to the neverending slew of high...

The Monthly Hollumn

The Monthly Hollumn

By Holly Parkin

May 28, 2015

A few weeks ago, I went to go see Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” I was, to put it in the simplest terms, excited beyond belief. I had waited since freshman year for the moment when I would once again sit in a theater and watch the amazing and ridiculously hot group of heroes unite on screen...

The Monthly Hollumn

The Monthly Hollumn

By Holly Parkin

April 23, 2015

Whenever I peruse the reference section of the bookstore, there is a huge surplus of books in the vein of “(insert activity here) for dummies.” There’s everything from how to knit to how to become a beekeeper, but none of these match the kind of self-help I need. I need a book that will teach me,...

The Monthly Hollumn

The Monthly Hollumn

By Holly Parkin

March 24, 2015

Opinions. Are the the avenue to a constructive, enlightening discussion or the worst thing to ever happen to mankind? In regards to the former, opinions are one of the many wonderful things that make us unique like the special snowflakes we all are, they can lead to great ideas, and so on and so forth....

Lacrosse Coach Returns to Tam

Lacrosse Coach Returns to Tam

By Holly Parkin

March 24, 2015

This year, the girls’ lacrosse team sees the return of coach Natalie Butler to lead them along with co-coach John Vreeland. Butler is not only a Tam graduate with experience coaching the girls’ lacrosse team in previous years but was also an integral part of establishing the girls’ lacrosse program...

Marin Teen Girl Conference Held in San Rafael

Marin Teen Girl Conference Held in San Rafael

By Holly Parkin

March 18, 2015

The annual Marin Teen Girl Conference (MTGC) was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Rafael on March 7. The conference, which has taken place each year since March 2011, seeks to provide learning and guidance opportunities for Marin County girls in 8th through 12th grade through a series of workshops,...

The Monthly Hollumn

The Monthly Hollumn

By Holly Parkin

February 24, 2015

We all know that agreeing with your family on every issue is a rare occurrence. The teenage years are the time when most of our opinions about politics, social issues, or really any other topic start to fully develop, and, just as they have been there to see us through every other stage of our lives,...

The Monthly Hollumn: Senior Portraits & Gender Issues

The Monthly Hollumn: Senior Portraits & Gender Issues

By Holly Parkin

December 23, 2014

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...

Attack of the Yak: The New Breed of App-Based Cyber Bullying

Attack of the Yak: The New Breed of App-Based Cyber Bullying

By Sarah Asch & Holly Parkin

November 24, 2014

Melanie scrolled through the funny comments on the app Yik Yak, laughing occasionally at posts she found relatable. All of a sudden, she had an idea. Before she really thought about it, she typed out her joke into the app, making a joke about a girl in her grade, and hit post. Almost immediately afterwards,...

The Monthly Hollumn: Stepping back from college stress & learning to breathe

The Monthly Hollumn: Stepping back from college stress & learning to breathe

By Holly Parkin

November 21, 2014

oesn’t matter whether you’re a senior caught in the height of application season or a sophomore who’s just taken the PSAT — everything in life seems to revolve around that one loathed topic. “So, where are you applying?” adults ask. “How far have you gotten on your essays?” ask my peers....

Red Hawks in the Front? Let Me Hear You–NO

Red Hawks in the Front? Let Me Hear You–NO

By Holly Parkin

November 3, 2014

“School spirit” is a phrase that has never evoked much excitement within me. This has become even more apparent in my senior year, a time when it seems that everyone is obsessed with getting involved in school activities and trying to savor the last few wonderful parts of high school. At t...

New Counselor Wendy Wishart Hired

New Counselor Wendy Wishart Hired

By Holly Parkin

October 24, 2014

In addition to the multitude of new staff members that joined Tam’s faculty this year, new counselor Wendy Wishart arrived at Tam on September 29. Wishart has been hard at work getting to know Tam’s students, particularly the freshman class of 2018, who she will be working with in the coming months....