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Inside The Classroom and Out: Tam from the Perspective of African American Students

Inside The Classroom and Out: Tam from the Perspective of African American Students

By Ra’Jahna’e Troupé and Isaac Cohen

June 14, 2014

Introduction Length: 0:46 minutes The videos can be watched in sequence or browsed in any order. We suggest that all viewers at least watch the Introduction and then the Transition to Tam video. It is a little over six minutes long and serves as a logical starting place and covers the widest bread...

Undocumented: Navigating Life Without Citizenship

Undocumented: Navigating Life Without Citizenship

By Isaac Cohen

April 24, 2014

Four years ago, Daniel’s father traveled back to his family’s home country in Central America to bring Daniel to California. Daniel, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to his immigration status, had been living with his grandmother and sisters until he was old enough to follow his mother...

Benefit Concert Held in Honor of Alumnus

Benefit Concert Held in Honor of Alumnus

By Isaac Cohen

December 18, 2013

The Sweetwater Music Hall was filled to capacity by members of the Tam community on November 26. The concert that night honored Tam alumnus Steven Rodriguez, who passed away on October 17 due to brain cancer. A line of students, alumni and parents stretched nearly around the block and tickets qui...

Lauren Killingsworth Receives $1,000 Grant

Lauren Killingsworth Receives $1,000 Grant

By Isaac Cohen

November 23, 2013

Tam High-Martin Luther King (MLK) Science Outreach, founded by senior Lauren Killingsworth, received a $1,000 grant this summer to continue bringing science labs and tutoring to students at MLK Middle School. The money will go toward the purchase of science supplies and safety equipment. The grant...

Common Core Standards Implemented at Tam

Common Core Standards Implemented at Tam

By Isaac Cohen

October 3, 2013

New educational standards, dubbed Common Core, are changing the way English and math are taught across the U.S. and the Tamalpais Union High School district. In 2010, the widespread adoption of the Common Core Standards by 45 states went largely unnoticed by Tam students and parents. It is just beginning...

Young Cross Country Team Optimistic About 2012 Season

Young Cross Country Team Optimistic About 2012 Season

By Emma Talkoff

October 3, 2012

The cross country teams were put to their first test of the season on September 8 at the Ed Sias invitational meet, where 310 runners from 24 schools raced a 2-mile course in Pleasant Hill. Tam had a strong showing, with senior Maddy Kwasny placing 15th and junior Amanda Barriscale and sophomore G...