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Unofficial Attendance Policy Violates California Education Code 46012

Unofficial Attendance Policy Violates  California Education Code 46012

Kennedy Cook and Lola Leuterio

June 24, 2019


Filed under News

The policy limits adult students to 10 self-excused absences, after which they must be excused by a parent or guardian. This is inconsistent with California Education Code 46012.

Humans of Tam: I Didn’t Want Anyone to Treat Me Differently

Humans of Tam: I Didn’t Want Anyone to Treat Me Differently

Kennedy Cook and Christopher Giron

April 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

Humans of Tam features anonymous students and snippets of their voices and experiences. My doctor was like eh, if you want to. But my mom would never [pass up the X-ray]. She is one of those really cautious people. When the doctor told me, oh it’s probably just swollen, I thought, ‘oh okay, then it...

Humans of Tam: It’s not like I’m reassured

Humans of Tam: It’s not like I’m reassured

Kennedy Cook and Christopher Giron

April 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

Humans of Tam features anonymous students and snippets of their voices and experiences. "I definitely think that if I didn’t smoke weed I would do more homework, and be more motivated to have good grades. I smoke almost every morning before school and between most classes because it makes it m...

Marin County Sheriff’s Dept. discovers weapons, drugs in abandoned vehicle

Marin County Sheriff’s Dept. discovers weapons, drugs in abandoned vehicle

Kennedy Cook

March 6, 2019


Filed under News

On the morning of Tuesday, February 26, the Marin County Sheriff's Department arrested Frank Deedywoo Garcia-Calloway, 20, of San Pablo after a car investigation in unincorporated Mill Valley revealed multiple firearms, armor-piercing ammunition, and various suspected drugs. At around 9:30 a.m., ...

Petition to close county schools due to smoke gains 80,000 signatures

Petition to close county schools due to smoke gains 80,000 signatures

Kennedy Cook

November 14, 2018


Filed under News

In response to heavy smoke and an air quality index rating of 174 (considered “unhealthy”) from the Camp Fire in Butte County, concerned parents, students, and teachers hoped for school to be cancelled on November 13 for health purposes. An online petition on change.org named “Keep Us Safe: Unhe...

Former Tam student arrested in San Rafael drug bust

Former Tam student arrested in San Rafael drug bust

Kennedy Cook

October 26, 2018


Filed under News

Investigators arrested former Tam student Michael Wong, 18, in his San Rafael home on the evening of October 23. They seized various narcotics, a stun gun, and a handgun that was reported stolen last year in San Jose. After the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force opened the investigation earlier...

Teens Take on Fall Arts Festival

Teens Take on Fall Arts Festival

Jissell Kruse

September 27, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Additional Reporting by Kennedy Cook The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (MVFAF) was held on September 15th and 16th in Old Mill Park. The festival has historically been a community event that “reflects the spirit of Mill Valley and its purpose of supporting established independent artists and emer...

Humans of Tam: She Just Didn’t Believe Me

Humans of Tam: She Just Didn’t Believe Me

Kennedy Cook

June 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

I’m not close with my mom at all and it’s really hard for me to open up to people. I have such an issue with that, even my friends. I bottle things up and then I get really stressed and I have breakdowns and stuff. I’m just not used to opening up to people because I never really went through tha...

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Kennedy Cook

June 6, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Despite her doctor’s warnings, she played on. To senior Alexis Travers, basketball was everything. Her first time playing on a basketball team was in fifth grade. “When I was little, I wasn’t athletic at all,” she said. “I was really self conscious... and I didn’t really know what I ...

Featured Photos: April is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

Featured Photos: April is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

April 25, 2018


Filed under Features

Peer Resource raised awareness for sexual harassment awareness month by chalking simple messages across campus. Some messages include: "If it's unwanted, it's harassment," "April is sexual harassment awareness month," "My clothing is not an invitation," and "#MeToo."...

Fire Hydrant Causes Flooding on Shoreline

Fire Hydrant Causes Flooding on Shoreline

Kennedy Cook

December 12, 2017


Filed under News

At around 4:30 pm on December 12, a commuter bus hit a fire hydrant on Shoreline Highway in front of The Proof Lab. “The bus was straightening out and the tail end swung into the fire hydrant,” California Highway Patrol Officer, Sandro Salvetti said. The fire hydrant exploded and water sprayed...

Featured Photo: Stall Art

Featured Photo: Stall Art

Kennedy Cook

November 6, 2017


Filed under Features

On November 6, 2017 this graffiti art was found on the stall of the student center's woman's bathroom. This art will most likely be removed by custodial staff,  so, for posterity, our very own Kennedy Cook snapped this beautiful photo. We can now forever bask in its undying glory.