The Tam News

Returning to Radio: Getting to Know an Old Friend

Returning to Radio: Getting to Know an Old Friend

By Jackson Twilling

June 7, 2013

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to get to know my grandparents’ 1998 Ford Ranger pickup truck while doing some work on it in the Tam auto shop. I swapped cars with them for a few days to make some repairs. After doing an oil change and putting on new tires, I spent a while driving the truck before...

A Word on Referees

A Word on Referees

By Mae Puckett, Jackson Twilling & Chris Yip

June 7, 2013

We’ve all been there. The score is tied with seconds left to play. Your teammate is about to score when a sharp whistle screeches across the field. The referee has called a penalty, ending the scoring opportunity. In this kind of situation, it’s normal to feel disappointed, cheated out of the...

Sons of Tam-Archy: Student Bikers Ride Off the Beaten Path

Sons of Tam-Archy: Student Bikers Ride Off the Beaten Path

By Jackson Twilling

January 3, 2013

Motorsports are not typically associated with high school. However, some Tam students are devoted fans of the sport of dirt biking, including sophomore Kroeksak Onchan, who has been riding for a year. “[I started riding] through my friends,” he said, “There’s a guy named Dave who [runs yo...

This Love Has Taken Its Toll: Maroon 5 Fan Turned Hater

This Love Has Taken Its Toll: Maroon 5 Fan Turned Hater

By Jackson Twilling

November 29, 2012

When I first heard Maroon 5 back in the early 2000s, I took almost no interest in the band. I have vague memories of such songs as “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved” playing on the radio, but that’s about it. However, since I rediscovered the band’s 2003 debut “Songs About Jane” a yea...

Back Parking Lot Restrictions Changed

By Jackson Twilling

November 26, 2012

Seniors who drive to school were surprised to learn that for the 2012-13 school year, the carpool requirement that limited access to the back parking lot (BPL) in years past has been revised by the administration. “In a nutshell, all seniors who fill out parking permit forms are issued permits....

GALLERY: Homecoming Football Game 2012

GALLERY: Homecoming Football Game 2012

October 4, 2012

On September 2, the Tam High football teams played their homecoming games in front of a full crowd at home. Varsity took on the Drake Pirates, and finished with a 28-7 victory. During halftime, entertainment was provided by the cheerleading squad and the dance team, and senior homecoming royalty was...

Memorial Day carnival arrives

Memorial Day carnival arrives

By Aaron Newman & Jackson Twilling

May 23, 2012

At 5 a.m. this morning, some early risers in Mill Valley may have noticed an unusual sight: a huge caravan of trucks, trailers and camper style vans parked in between Mill Valley Middle School and Friends Field, behind the Mill Valley Community Center. These vehicles brought with them a number of carnival rides including a Ferris wheel with a brand new $100...

Finally: Safe-hit Posts Installed for Bikers

By Jackson Twilling

October 31, 2011

Cars, especially in high school, get too much praise. Yes, they’re useful and make you look “older” and “cooler.” However, those of us who bike and “share” the road with cars can easily say that cars are frightening. Mill Valley has decided to make biking significantly less dangerous by...