The Tam News

What Goes Unnoticed: My Struggle With Depression

James Finn

June 3, 2016


Filed under Featured, Opinion

For most students, waking up in the morning is a chore. Hearing a blaring iPhone alarm at 7:00 in the morning instantly makes most teenagers irritable. But for me, and for the other 3 million Americans who struggle with depression, getting out of bed is one of many daily tasks that takes on another le...

Picus Prepares for Primaries

Picus Prepares for Primaries

James Finn and James Finn

June 3, 2016


Filed under News

Resource teacher Preston Picus, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress’s 12th District representing the San Francisco area, is preparing for the June 7 California congressional primaries. Picus is running as an independent against Democrat Nancy Pelosi, Republican Bob Miller, and Green Par...

“Ms. Jewel” Retires

“Ms. Jewel” Retires

James Finn & Hannah Chorley

June 3, 2016


Filed under Featured, Lifestyles, Profiles

Hailed as the “mother” of the Marin City community at Tam, Jewel Barrow, known by many as “Ms. Jewel” has been a fixture at Tam for 52 years.  Since she graduated from Tam in 1964, Ms. Jewel has worked a number of jobs at Tam, ranging from “community liaison” to “staff assistant,” b...

Kevin Gates’ “Islah”

Kevin Gates’ “Islah”

James Finn

May 4, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

The term “vulnerable” is rarely used to describe gangsta rappers.The likes of Mac Dre, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent, all of whom pioneered the genre, hardly provided a template that encouraged their successors to wear their emotions on their sleeves. But on his major-label debut, “Islah,” ...

Stoner Continues Career Speaker Series

Stoner Continues Career Speaker Series

James Finn

May 2, 2016


Filed under News

The College and Career Center (CCC) has been hosting a Career Speaker Series, consisting of a succession of professionals from an array of fields speaking to student audiences at lunch about their professions. The series began on February 25 with a presentation by Kurt Jordan, an engineer for Oracle Ra...

It Doesn’t Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

It Doesn’t Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

Hannah Chorley, Willzie Connelly, and James Finn

April 27, 2016


Filed under Features

Senior Kayla Blair describes herself as a driven student. When Blair needs academic help, she is proactive and seeks assistance from her teacher. Yet, halfway through her junior year, Blair started to fall behind in Advanced Algebra and, after attending multiple tutorial sessions with her teacher, she still...

Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo”

Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo”

James Finn

March 3, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

In late January, several weeks before Kanye West released his long-awaited "The Life of Pablo," West tweeted that his latest release “is actually a gospel album.” "The Life of Pablo’s" lyrics and their musical accompaniment support his statement, with extended allusions to religion and the divine,...

Waldork

Waldork

James Finn

February 11, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features

Until I was 16 years old, I didn’t watch TV - my family didn’t own one. I’ve never played a video game. I didn’t know what “WiFi” was until I began high school, and I just created an Instagram account last fall as a senior. Until the end of eighth grade I attended a Waldorf school in San...

Running for Change Runs Pre-Super Bowl Race

Running for Change Runs Pre-Super Bowl Race

James Finn, James Finn, and James Finn

February 11, 2016


Filed under News

The Running for Change Program, led by humanities teacher Isaias Franco, began the year by completing the Road to the Super Bowl 10k race at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on January 10. All seven Running for Change students crossed the finish line in front of a loud, engaged audience, according to...

Sports Opinion: Thank You, Tam Basketball Fans

James Finn

February 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

It’s been said in recent years that Tam’s student body lacks spirit. I routinely hear my peers complain about having to attend rallies and other school events, and many of my friends who play sports remark frequently that their fellow students rarely show up to watch them play. Last June, The Tam N...

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Drake

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Drake

Blake Killingsworth, Blake Killingsworth, and Blake Killingsworth

January 13, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

Fans packed Gus gym on Friday night to watch the varsity boys’ basketball team (1-3 MCAL, 3-12 overall) take on MCAL powerhouse Drake (3-1 MCAL, 10-5 overall). Tam put up an impressive fight for 3 quarters, but Drake pulled away at the end to seal the 66-53 victory. Tam moved the ball well and quickly...

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Open Season

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Open Season

Connor Norton and Connor Norton

December 14, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The boys varsity basketball team faced off against NCS opponent Analy High school, losing 71-41 on November 28. Tam started strong and competitive against the Analy Tigers from Sebastopol; down only 11-12 at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers took control in the second quarter dropping 24 poi...