The Tam News

Breakthrough Day is Worth Doing Well

Breakthrough Day is Worth Doing Well

Benjy Wall-Feng

June 24, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The disorganized nature of the event inhibited its ability to start a constructive conversation, and may have actually dissuaded people from listening further.

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial Staff

March 13, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the summer of 2017, two former Tam students spray painted a racial epithet on the side of Wood Hall, directed at our principal J.C. Farr. While this hate crime was egregious and despicable, it provided the us with an opportunity to openly discuss the racial inequality and prejudice that exists withi...

Taupier and Elsen discuss budget, potential cuts at community forum

Taupier and Elsen discuss budget, potential cuts at community forum

Benjy Wall-Feng

January 27, 2019


Filed under News

This article was first published on January 23, 2019, and updated on January 27. In a community forum at Tam on Wednesday, January 22, district superintendent Tara Taupier and chief financial officer Corbett Elsen presented the current Fiscal Advisory Draft Recommendation to a crowd of about 50 stude...

Winter rally postponed until January

Winter rally postponed until January

Stevi Dunn

December 16, 2018


Filed under News

The winter rally scheduled for Friday, December 7 was rescheduled by leadership and Tam administration for January 18. The change of date for the event was ultimately due to scheduling and organizational concerns. Considering the events of the homecoming rally on September 28, where some student per...

Homecoming rally erupts in controversy

Homecoming rally erupts in controversy

Skye Schoenhoeft

October 11, 2018


Filed under News

The homecoming rally on September 28 received backlash from some students and staff for a number of questionable moments, some of which contained racist behavior. The events in question included juniors and seniors throwing water balloons at each other, white students dressed in Rastafarian hats with...

Leadership plans ambitious homecoming

Leadership plans ambitious homecoming

Lucas Rosevear

September 24, 2018


Filed under News

“You know what your title should be,” junior Theo Koffman said of my article. “Tam High School: The Best Homecoming Yet.” While the anticipated homecoming is still a few weeks away from its September 29 date, the enthusiasm of this year’s Leadership team is apparent in their grandiose ideas...

2018-19 back to school dance

2018-19 back to school dance

Summer Solomon

September 20, 2018


Filed under News

This year’s back to school dance took place on Friday, August 24 from 7:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m in the student center. Students paid $10 or received a free entrance by having an ASB card, which allows students to go to all home sports games for free and receive special discounts on school events. The dance wa...

Prom Has Record Sales

Prom Has Record Sales

Elissa Asch

June 7, 2018


Filed under News

Tam’s 2018 prom was held on May 26 at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Though prom planning included all of the basics — DJ, photo booth, food — there were three things about this prom that stood out, according to student, teacher planners and attendees. One was the venue. Event coordinator and sen...

Back to School Dance Loses Hundreds

Miles Rubens

September 23, 2017


Filed under News

Tam’s inaugural Back to School Dance, on August 25 in the student center, lost approximately $1,200 of leadership funds. The total cost of the dance was $3,600, according to Senior Class President Gabe Tolson’s estimate, and with a $20 ticket price, they would have had to sell approximately 180...

Freshman Movie Night March 3

Freshman Movie Night March 3

Ethan Swope

March 3, 2017


Filed under News

A freshman movie night is being held March 3 from 6-9 p.m. in room 2020. The event, put on by Leadership, will be screening the 80’s hit Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Admission is free. Pizza and snacks will be on sale to raise funds for the class of 2020's prom....

Annual Blanket Bash

Josh Love and Megan Butt

November 10, 2016


Filed under News

Leadership and the PTSA will hold their second annual Blanket Bash on December 1 at the Tam high student center from 7-9 p.m. Participants will make no-sew blankets out of donated fleece that will be given to the St. Vincent charitable organization which will be distributed to families in need around the ...