The Tam News

Moving On: The Tales of COM

Moving On: The Tales of COM

By Tenaya Tremp

May 2, 2019

It’s officially college admissions season, and high school students everywhere are being bombarded by college merchandise, social media photos, and constant talk of future plans. Among all the college fever, however, some are straying from the expectation to go to a four-year college and choosing ...

Keep COM and Carry On

Keep COM and Carry On

By Ephets Head

May 2, 2019

On October 13, 2017, former California governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 19, which allowed California students to attend their first year of community college for free. With the creation of the “California College Promise” program, any student who submits a fee waiver application and enro...

Mary Poppins Returns: A Spoonful of Sugar

Mary Poppins Returns: A Spoonful of Sugar

By Johanna Meezan

May 1, 2019

With the release of Disney’s live action Aladdin movie just around the corner, it seems prudent to reflect on some of the other live action Disney animated movies that went unnoticed when they came out to theaters. One such movie was Mary Poppins Returns. Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Retu...

Stay Cheesin’

Stay Cheesin’

By Charlie Rosgen

April 5, 2019

Mac and cheese will always have a special place in my heart, right next to my slowly clogging carotid artery. The warm, gooey pasta, the crunchy breadcrumbs that cover the top, the infamous cheese pull, the creamy sauce that makes me ignore my stomachs constant reminder of my intolerance to lactose. T...

The Mill Valley Music Man

The Mill Valley Music Man

By Samantha Glocker, Reporter

April 5, 2019

It’s a rainy day in Mill Valley, and Gary Scheuenstuhl has just received a shipment of CD’s. He sits tucked behind his register, a wall of records, books, and loose leaf paper encircling him. Vinyl is everywhere. In the window, records tied on cotton strings dangle and under the stairs a collecti...

Review: A Star is Born

Review: A Star is Born

By Emily Spears

March 26, 2019

There’s a lot that goes into the making of a good romance movie, and frankly, romantic films seem to be sparse in the past couple of years. But A Star is Born, released October 5, 2018, hit a lot of sweet spots for audiences across the country. Produced by, directed by, and starring Bradley Cooper, th...

Barbara Owens: We owe it to Owens

Barbara Owens: We owe it to Owens

By Kara Kneafsey

March 14, 2019

Most students like to brag about the fact that Tupac Shakur went to school here, but we don’t gloat about the accomplishments our staff has achieved over the years. Many don’t know that Tam was the first school in California to distribute condoms to students, or that teachers from Tam helped to cre...

Payton Pelaez: A Sweet Success

Payton Pelaez: A Sweet Success

By Emily Stull, Reporter

March 13, 2019

At 4 a.m., most teenagers can be found asleep in their beds. However, freshman Payton Pelaez can be found in the kitchen covered in head to toe by flour. “My mom had to come down and physically drag me from the kitchen,” the baking phenom said. Pelaez’s passion for baking causes his eyes to l...

A Master at Her Craft

A Master at Her Craft

By Niulan Wright

February 7, 2019

You may know her as the woman who sold you your yearbook and your third pair of P.E. shorts, or as the woman who wears a small tiara when selling homecoming tickets. Others may know her as a campus supervisor, classroom aide, office manager, or budget secretary. However, those who really know her proba...

From Missing to Marking

From Missing to Marking

By Zoe Cowan

February 7, 2019

Attendance Clerk Barbara Burroso has come full circle since being a chronically late student at Tam High in the 1960s. “When I first got the job, I went home to my husband and I said ‘I got the job. It’s permanent. The girl who could never get to class on time is now managing attendance.’”...

Dedication to Education

Dedication to Education

By Skye Schoenhoeft

February 6, 2019

  The most recent addition to the Tam staff, Karin Hatton, has already proven her dedication to education and commitment to community in her short time as assistant principal. Hatton has an extensive background in education and has taught both middle schoolers and adults. “I started tea...

Keep Your Blindfolds On

Keep Your Blindfolds On

By Josie Spiegelman

February 6, 2019

When Bird Box came out on December 21st, it seemed as if the whole world had been set on fire. There were immediately jokes and pictures circling around the internet, prompting more and more people to watch the movie and discover what the excitement was about. With 45 million accounts having streame...