The Tam News

Unofficial attendance policy violates California Education Code

Unofficial attendance policy violates California Education Code

By Kennedy Cook and Lola Leuterio

June 24, 2019

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.

Tam implements new phone policy

Tam implements new phone policy

By Lola Leuterio

September 21, 2018

Administration has implemented a new cell phone policy for this school year which requires students to turn off their devices and place them in a classroom caddy for the duration of the period. According to the policy, teachers are permitted to allow cell phone usage if it is related to the coursewor...

Saba Enters the Spotlight

Saba Enters the Spotlight

By Lola Leuterio

May 8, 2018

On April 5, 2018, Chicago rapper Saba released his second studio-produced album “Care for Me,” an original and artistic expression of his own overwhelming mental health struggles. The emotional depths and skillfully crafted beats that “Care for Me” pours forth make it impossible not to wonde...

The Bachelor: Every Rose Has its Thorn

By Lola Leuterio

March 23, 2018

A man appears on the screen: greyish brown hair, blue eyes, black tux. He holds a rose in his hand and tries his best to flash a smile at the camera. Intense music plays in the background, broken up by a monologue of the man’s journey to find true love. You aren’t listening to him though, because if yo...

Snap This

Snap This

By Lola Leuterio, Emily Spears

January 12, 2018

It’s 11 p.m. on a Saturday night. A Tam student is throwing up on the bathroom floor at a party, unaware that cameras are rolling. The student, who requested anonymity, described how it felt to wake up to that video on Snapchat. “There’s a video of me throwing up and people bring it up and just...

Affordable Housing Ordinance Takes Effect

By Lola Leuterio

September 23, 2017

The Mill Valley City Council held a final meeting confirming Mill Valley’s new affordable housing impact fee, an attempt to address the long standing economic homogeneity of our statistically liberal community, on Monday September 5. The crafting of the new ordinance tot. The concluding draft mandates...

Kombucha Comeback

Kombucha Comeback

By Lola Leuterio

March 29, 2017

Kombucha, a fizzy, acidic, fermented probiotic beverage, is a Marin favorite. The drink aisle at Whole Foods is stacked with different kombucha brands, ready to be picked up and bought by Tam students, parents, and Marin citizens of all ages. If you aren’t up on this trend, it’s time to get educa...

Hairs the Deal with Self Expression

Hairs the Deal with Self Expression

By Lola Leuterio

March 9, 2017

It was lunch, and I was sitting at the picnic benches eating a PB&J with my two best friends, Lily and Ava. Ava pulled two friendship bracelets from her trip to Mexico out of her lunch box: one bright pink, orange, and yellow, and the other black, brown, and dark green. I wanted the one with the ...