The Tam News

Karen Loebbaka sworn onto board of trustees

Karen Loebbaka sworn onto board of trustees

By Logan Little

August 18, 2019

Loebbaka, the president of the Redwood High School foundation, replaced Barbara Owens, who resigned in July.

Owens resigns from TUHSD board of trustees

Owens resigns from TUHSD board of trustees

By Logan Little

July 8, 2019

After a three decades-long career in the TUHSD, Owens resigned from the board of trustees. She said she hopes to continue working with the district.

Ryan Ali: Making a racket

Ryan Ali: Making a racket

By Logan Little

May 2, 2019

Now ranked third in Northern California by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), senior Ryan Ali picked up his first racket at the age of four at Boyle Park and hasn’t put it down since.

Counselor Napolitano resigns

Counselor Napolitano resigns

By Niulan Wright

February 11, 2019

Counselor Brian Napolitano resigned effective December 21, the last day of the fall semester due to health issues. Interim counselors Evelyn Dorsett and Sue Chelini are covering his responsibilities until another permanent counselor can be found. Chelini is handling general counseling functions, and Dorse...

District approves early retirement plan

District approves early retirement plan

By Logan Little

February 6, 2019

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees passed the Public Agency Retirement Services’ (PARS) supplementary retirement plan (SRP) in an effort to reduce district expenses on Tuesday, January 29. The retirement plan, offered to both certificated and classified staff, will allot those who choo...

Proposed cuts to counseling service met with community backlash

Proposed cuts to counseling service met with community backlash

By Jissell Kruse

February 6, 2019

The proposed $3 million budget reduction plan for the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) included, among other cuts, a reduction of Bay Area Community Resource (BACR) services by 50 percent in order to save a projected $209,500 annually. The BACR cuts have received a significant amount of pu...

Coming up Crutch

Coming up Crutch

By Logan Little

December 14, 2018

According to official National College Athletic Association (NCAA) rules, Division 1 coaches can begin contacting girls basketball athletes to start the recruitment process on September 1 of their junior year. This year, a few weeks after that critical date, Olivia Ali, a junior and varsity basketball...

Submerged

Submerged

By Logan Little

December 13, 2018

No place is immune to climate change—and sea level rise is quickly bringing its effects to Marin It was an early overcast morning on December 3, 2014 and Mill Valley was gridlocked. Following a major rain storm, flooding and traffic jams extended from Marin City to Novato. A few stray kayakers and ra...

Homecoming Dance 2018

Homecoming Dance 2018

By Logan Little

October 11, 2018

The Associated Student Body (ASB) threw this year’s homecoming dance on September 30 from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. “The dance was significantly better than some homecoming dances in the past,” senior and ASB vice president Dolan Clahan said. “Not everyone always likes the DJ, but I thought the d...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Erin Gilbert

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Erin Gilbert

By Logan Little

September 24, 2018

Erin Gilbert learned her first spanish verb conjugations in Hogeter classroom 201; several years later, she’s returned to the same room to teach those exact concepts to a new set of eager students.   “They  [my students] remind me what it’s like to be sitting in the desks and not standing...

California Becomes First State to Offer Non-Binary Option

By Logan Little

December 12, 2017

It will be possible to identify as gender non-binary on California driver’s licenses and state documents, starting in 2019. Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 179 or the Gender Recognition Act on Sunday October 15th a few minutes before his midnight deadline. In the past, Californians were req...