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Breaking News: Generator Fire at Safeway

Breaking News: Generator Fire at Safeway

By Maddie Wall and Celia Francis

March 9, 2018

A small generator fire broke out on the roof of the Miller Avenue Safeway on Friday, March 9, at around 6:40pm, causing a temporary evacuation and store closure. According to store worker John Roberts, Safeway was immediately evacuated and no one was hurt. “It was at the very forefront of the store...

Why TV Shows Should Release their Episodes by the Season, not the Episode

Why TV Shows Should Release their Episodes by the Season, not the Episode

By Maddie Wall and Maddie Wall

May 22, 2017

As I was growing up, watching television was easy. I turned on Disney Channel and there was always flow of episodes playing, most of the time allowing for me to watch for hours on end of the same show, regardless of their order. Although, as I got older, my taste moved from Disney to more adult shows...

The Movement That Crossed the Country: Our Stories

The Movement That Crossed the Country: Our Stories

By Arya Guinney, Birggita Danielson, Ginger Lazarus, Maddie Wall, Elissa Asch

February 2, 2017

  Washington D.C.: ETHICS SCHMETHICS,” “FAKE TAN, FAKE MAN.” And my personal favorite; “I can’t believe I still have to protest this shit” from an elderly woman. These are just a few signs I saw at the Women’s March on Washington. Standing on Independence Street,  you didn’t need...

Featured Opinion: Death Penalty

Featured Opinion: Death Penalty

By Maddie Wall and Maddie Wall

November 10, 2016

In 1972, the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional, only for it to be reinstated 6 years later. In 2012, Prop 32 would have repealed the death penalty in California, but was defeated. Although there hasn’t been an execution in California since 2006, California has the ...

New Staff Profiles

New Staff Profiles

By Tam News Staff

October 11, 2016

Special Education Department: Molly Fries  by Ryan Leake Tam’s newest member of the Special Education Department, Molly Fries, claims she is “not actually a teacher.” Fries spends her time in the classroom as a paraeducator, which she defines as extra support staff. Fries describes her role ...

Living With Pica: Chewin’ the Pages

Living With Pica: Chewin’ the Pages

By Maddie Wall

November 5, 2015

Many people have probably watched the TLC show “My Strange Addiction” or heard of the crazy things that people are addicted to, such as eating mattresses or drinking paint, but you’ve probably never met someone in person who does something like this. Well, that’s me. I eat paper. I don’t do...

Movies of the Month

Movies of the Month

By Leo DiPierro, Kate Finn, Maddie Wall

October 19, 2015

The Martian: Matt Damon on Mars by Leo DiPiero The film industry has seen a number of incredible, realistic science-fiction films in the past few years. Among these are “Gravity”(2013) and “Interstellar”(2014). Famed director Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” is shaping up to be an addition...

A Tale of Failed Flyers

A Tale of Failed Flyers

By Maddie Wall

June 10, 2015

As the drought becomes a bigger issue everyday, Californians seem to be thinking more and more about water conservation and what’s causing such dramatic water dissipation. Saving water is an issue for all of us, so two other freshmen and I decided that for our “water project” in our core class...

Marin History Museum to be Shut Down

Marin History Museum to be Shut Down

By Maddie Wall

May 27, 2015

The Marin History Museum will shut down on August 31, due to lack of operating funds. The small museum, located in San Rafael, has been struggling to sustain the money to stay open over the past several years. Few people visit the museum, and 90 percent of the staff is volunteers. The struggle to stay...