The Tam News

EDITORIAL: The Vicious Cycle

June 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials

Casual followers of the news could be forgiven for thinking that Donald Trump’s 3 a.m. tweets were the most important event of the day. But with this evaluation, they’d be forgetting three separate famines, insurrection in Turkey, a civil war in South Sudan, and a new charter for Hamas, just to name ...

The Most Crustworthy Pizza in Mill Valley

The Most Crustworthy Pizza in Mill Valley

Elise Korngut and Elise Korngut

June 3, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

Mill Valley has a bountiful supply of pizza joints, each one with its own distinct style. Whether you’re feeling fancy or lazy, one of the many restaurants is bound to fix your pizza craving. If you just need a classic pizza or you want to step outside your comfort zone, our small town has something...

Jolly Roger Unable to Print

Jolly Roger Unable to Print

Zoe Wynn

April 3, 2017


Filed under News

The Drake High School newspaper, The Jolly Roger, is not able to print their magazine due to the Tamalpais Union High School District Print shop shutting down. The Jolly Roger and the Tam district have a contract with the California Schools Employee Association (CSEA). This contract lays out the guid...

Varsity Football Beats Justin Siena, Players Berkley and Mitchell Suspended

Varsity Football Beats Justin Siena, Players Berkley and Mitchell Suspended

Calvin Rosevear, Calvin Rosevear, Calvin Rosevear, Calvin Rosevear, and Calvin Rosevear

November 3, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

        photos by Ethan Swope The varsity football team beat Justin Siena 50-21 on October 22 in a game that sparked a brawl in the fourth quarter, resulting in the ejections and one game suspensions of senior Tre’chaun Berkley and junior Tristan Mitchell and no Justin Siena p...

Varsity Boys’ Volleyball Loses to Drake

Varsity Boys’ Volleyball Loses to Drake

Kevin Lee, Kevin Lee, Kevin Lee, Kevin Lee, and Kevin Lee

April 8, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The Drake boys varsity volleyball team beat Tamalpais 3-0 at Tam on March 8, 2016. Tam is a young team but Drake has a lot of club experience. “I think we are young and that’s a respectable loss. I think it’s going to take time for the team to find their way,”Head Coach Jason Souza said. “Ther...

Karim Shakur: Tam Wrestler (Web Exclusive)

Karim Shakur: Tam Wrestler (Web Exclusive)

Trent Waltz and Trent Waltz

March 15, 2016


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Coming to Tam freshman year and joining Wrestling sophomore year, Tamalpais junior Karim Shakur has put in countless hours of hard work to get to the position of dominance he occupies in MCAL this year. “I started Wrestling Freshman year…at Lincoln...I wasn’t that good,” Shakur said, “[But] ...

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Victorious in Final Home Game

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Victorious in Final Home Game

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 15, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The girls’ varsity basketball team beat South San Francisco High School in a narrow 58-57 victory on March 9, to continue in NorCal playoffs. This was the team’s last home game of the season as they were eliminated a game later 75-51 to Campolindo on March 12. In their victory against South San Francisco...

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Beats Justin Siena

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Beats Justin Siena

Lilly Murphy and Lilly Murphy

January 26, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The girls varsity soccer team beat Justin Siena 7-0 in a dominating performance January 13 at Tam. Tam had Justin Siena under pressure from the beginning, with a goal made by junior Callie Clifford from inside the box. Within the first few minutes the momentum was set for the game. “Callie’s...

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Drake

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Drake

Blake Villanueva and Blake Villanueva

January 13, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The girls’ varsity basketball team picked up a close 45-43 win against Drake’s Pirates on January 7, bringing their overall record to 12-1 and MCAL record to 3-0. Tam’s Amari Allison started off the game by winning the jump ball, putting Tam on the attack. However, Drake was the first to score, l...

Sophomore John Luster Reflects on Tam Water Polo (Web Exclusive)

Sophomore John Luster Reflects on Tam Water Polo (Web Exclusive)

Ethan Lawrence and Ethan Lawrence

December 14, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Ever wonder who the man in the goal on the Varsity water polo team is? Well his name is John Luster. As a current Sophomore, Luster began playing water polo his freshman year after being encouraged by his sister, who plays for Marin Catholic, to join the team. “At first I didn't really take it that seriou...

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Livingston

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Livingston

Blake Killingsworth and Blake Killingsworth

December 6, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The girls varsity basketball team maintained a comfortable lead throughout Friday night’s home game on December 4 and defeated Livingston by a 26-point margin, winning 71-45. Tam shot the ball well and punished the opposition by forcing turnovers and converting on fast breaks. The leading scorer for ...

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Sarah Asch & James Finn, Additional Reporting by: Marina Furbush and Hannah Chorley

May 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Ruby Scott Gym was packed with 200 parents on the evening of April 3, 2014. On that night, the Tam administration hosted a curriculum meeting to explain the benefits of hiring a professional development company that most people had only just heard of: New Tech Network. The atmosphere in the room grew...