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 and Kennedy Cook

June 10, 2018


Filed under Featured, 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 Featured, 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 Featured, 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.    

Maren Curtis Artist and Entreprenuer

Maren Curtis Artist and Entreprenuer

Kennedy Cook

October 26, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

The same everyday events you and I experience are transformed into pieces of wearable art by junior Maren Curtis. From kindergarten on, Curtis’s world has revolved around art, whether it be watercolor, pencil drawings, or her favorite: ink drawings. “I love using ink to draw everyday events and...

Crewe Hutson: Overcoming Obstacles

Crewe Hutson: Overcoming Obstacles

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

June 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Freshman Crewe Hutson is not your average dual-sport athlete. Although he played running back for the Junior Varsity football team and guard for freshman basketball team, the quality that truly separates him from his peers isn’t obvious. “If you talk to most people, I look like a normal athlete out ...

Humans of Tam: I can’t hide from it, I can’t run from it.

Humans of Tam: I can’t hide from it, I can’t run from it.

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

High School is not easy. I struggle with bullying a little bit. It’s gotten better, but it’s still kind of hard to deal with every now and then. Once I was walking on the field next to MVMS, and a bunch of juniors at Tam, they might have been drunk, I’m not sure, tackled me and threw a condom f...

The Dis-Kush-ion: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Marin

The Dis-Kush-ion: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Marin

Nicole Anisgard Parra, Additional Reporting by Kennedy Cook

May 4, 2017


Filed under Features

When it was announced in August 2016 that the famed Dipsea Cafe, located in Tam Junction, was to potentially close, it was the talk of the town. The closure became even more discussion worthy when the owner, John Siotos, announced that the building would be reopened as a medical cannabis dispensary....

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