The Tam News

Reaching Out With Robotics Holds Second Annual Competition

Reaching Out With Robotics Holds Second Annual Competition

By Marina Furbush, Marina Furbush, Marina Furbush, Marina Furbush, and Marina Furbush

May 17, 2017

Tam Club Reaching Out With Robotics held their second annual robotics competition on April 26 at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy (MLK). The club pairs its 11 Tam mentors with current MLK students and teaches them how to create and program robots. Senior Sona Dolasia started the club in 2014 as a s...

Artist of the Issue: Fiona Bransgrove

Artist of the Issue: Fiona Bransgrove

By Marina Furbush

March 31, 2017

Senior Fiona Bransgrove is one of the many talented artists in the department. This year, she won Best in Show in the Youth in Arts Rising Stars’ Art Show, an art competition open to high school students in Marin. Her winning piece, “Cityscape and Men,” was constructed using palette knives and...

TUHSD Pursues Contract Negotiations

TUHSD Pursues Contract Negotiations

By Marina Furbush

March 10, 2017

The Tamalpais Federation of Teachers (TFT), which represents the Tamalpais Union High School District’s (TUHSD) teachers and counselors, has withdrawn a filing for impasse over contract negotiations. On February 9 TFT issued a press release that detailed concerns with the state of negotiations and c...

Tam Experiences Flooding January 12

Tam Experiences Flooding January 12

By Marina Furbush and Ethan Swope

January 13, 2017

All photos by Ethan Swope Tam and the surrounding area experienced widespread flooding on January 12, due to a combination of heavy rainfall in prior days and a large king tide. King tides are the result of a high tide when the sun and moon are aligned which increases their gravitational pull on ...

Tam Experiences King Tide Flooding December 15

Tam Experiences King Tide Flooding December 15

By Marina Furbush and Ethan Swope

December 19, 2016

All photos by Ethan Swope Students dashed across campus as the rain pelted them December 15. Traffic jammed the roads, while police shut down part of Miller Avenue and Camino Alto due to flooding. The parking lot off of Camino Alto became a lake and according to several students, two kayakers paddled ...

This Chair was Made for Skatin’

This Chair was Made for Skatin’

By Marina Furbush & Marie Hogan

December 15, 2016

Freshman Garnett Silver-Hall’s new wheelchair is bright green and already covered in scratches. It’s the first wheelchair he’s bought himself. “The state [and insurance] pays for everyday chairs for people in wheelchairs,” he said. “But they’re usually not fitted that well. They’re fitted s...

Substitutes Seek Better Pay

Substitutes Seek Better Pay

By Marina Furbush, Marina Furbush, and Marina Furbush

December 15, 2016

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) will not be raising substitute teacher salaries, after a group of substitutes requested the district to consider the matter. According to Assistant Superintendent Lars Christensen, the district is currently negotiating wages with its own employees an...

Table Dedicated to Tam Alumni Eleanor and Ralph Tierney

Table Dedicated to Tam Alumni Eleanor and Ralph Tierney

By Marina Furbush

November 17, 2016

Tam unveiled a new table in honor of Eleanor Tierney, and her late husband Ralph Tierney, who met at Tam in the 1940s. The ceremony took place on November 16, Eleanor’s 90th birthday. "I'm so impressed that all of you turned out and showed up to honor my husband and myself and to bring back won...

JC Farr Hired as New Principal

JC Farr Hired as New Principal

By Elissa Asch & Marina Furbush

September 21, 2016

By this point in the school year you’ve probably seen a new face on campus, talking to students and giving assembly presentations. This new addition to the Tam community is principal J.C. Farr. Farr started on July 1, taking over from interim principal David Brown. Before coming to Tam, he served as ...

Search for Principal Continues

By Marina Furbush

June 3, 2016

In an email sent out to students and parents on May 11, the Tamalpais Union High School District Office of Human Resources informed the community that the prospective principal candidate for Tam next year did not accept their offer of employment. Former Tam principal, Julie Synyard, left Tam for an ...

Hungry Hawk Opens New Salad Bar

Hungry Hawk Opens New Salad Bar

By Marina Furbush

May 19, 2016

The Hungry Hawk had the Grand Opening of its new salad bar on Monday, May 16. Created by the TUHSD Nutrition Services with the support of the Tam High Foundation, the salad bar aims to expand the lunch options available on campus to students. “I think that good nutrition is paramount for your growing bod...

Featured Images: JSA’s Fight Apathy Assembly

Featured Images: JSA’s Fight Apathy Assembly

By Marina Furbush

March 23, 2016

On March 12, members of Tam's Junior State of America club (JSA) held an assembly for Fight Apathy--a JSA campaign that aims to raise awareness about political issues among students. Both California Senator Mike McGuire and California Assemblymember Marc Levine spoke at the assembly with the opportunity...