The Tam News

Dress to Oppress

Dress to Oppress

By Markita Schulman

April 22, 2014

The Tamalpais Union High School District’s “dress and grooming” policy, available in the student planner and online, reads, in part, that “appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Students have the right to make individual choices from a wide range of clothing...

Updated: Three Math Teachers Will Not Be Asked to Return in Fall

Updated: Three Math Teachers Will Not Be Asked to Return in Fall

By Sarah Asch, Emma Boczek, & Markita Schulman

March 4, 2014

Three math teachers, Anders Fairbanks, Ryan Fedoroff and Juan Vidal, were notified on February 28 of their designation as non-reelect, meaning that they will not be invited back to teach at Tam in the fall semester of next year. This decision, made by Principal Julie Synyard, was upheld at a March 12...

Playing Along: Why some students succumb to gender stereotypes and others don’t

Playing Along: Why some students succumb to gender stereotypes and others don’t

By Sarah Asch and Markita Schulman

October 24, 2013

Senior Lauren Killingsworth grew up in a household where gender did not determine her interests. “For me, growing up with two brothers, basically all I played with was legos and construction toys [...] which might be why I’m more interested in science and math,” Killingsworth said. Because her...

Upcoming Fall Blood Drive

Upcoming Fall Blood Drive

By Markita Schulman

September 21, 2013

Tam High’s annual fall blood drive will be held this year on September 23 in the Student Center. The blood drive is organized by Tam’s student leadership program in association with the Blood Center of the Pacific. “We have been involved with the Blood Center of the Pacific for about a decade now,”...

What I Wish I Learned In Sex Ed

What I Wish I Learned In Sex Ed

By Markita Schulman

June 10, 2013

As the Tamalpais Union High School District gears up to revise its curriculum with a new emphasis on “21st century skills,” I propose it’s as good a time as ever to take a look at our sex education curriculum. Having taken some pseudo-mandatory variation of “sex ed” three separate times in...

Bridging the Gap: Tam Students Explore the Road Less Traveled

Bridging the Gap: Tam Students Explore the Road Less Traveled

By Markita Schulman & Aidan Hersh and Markita Schulman & Aidan Hersh

December 20, 2012

“The Global Hobo” is a blog kept by 2012 Tam graduate Ania Boryslawska detailing her year off from traditional education. “I’m eighteen years old and have an insatiable hunger for something. Something that I felt college couldn’t deliver. Not yet at least,” Boryslawska writes in an introduction...