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Mock Trial: Cult, Club, and Representatives of Tam

Mock Trial: Cult, Club, and Representatives of Tam

Emily Spears and Caroline Herdman

March 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Dear Tam (a message from Mock Trial’s Captains) “Mock trial forgets that they’re a club … again.” That was The Tam News’ response to the mock trial team winning our state competition last year. As I’m sure everyone is aware, mock trial is technically a club. We receive no fundi...

Vogelstein steps down as coach of mock trial

Vogelstein steps down as coach of mock trial

Skye Schoenhoeft

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

After 23 years as the mock trial head coach, with 23 consecutive county championships, David Vogelstein is retiring from the position to become an adviser. He will remain with the team in a more limited role. “I’m involved a minimal way … but I’m not coaching anymore,” Vogelstein said. ...

Mock Trial wins County

Samuel Schnee

March 13, 2018


Filed under News

Tam’s mock trial team narrowly beat Marin Academy (MA) to win the county for the 23rd consecutive year. Tam had gone undefeated in the rest of the county competition and had already beaten MA once. “The five rounds of competition that this team did were some of the best I’ve ever seen,” al...

Mock Trial Wins County for 22nd Consecutive Year

Mock Trial Wins County for 22nd Consecutive Year

Emily Pavis

February 27, 2017


Filed under News

Tam High Mock Trial won the Marin County Mock Trial Competition for the 22nd year in a row at the Marin County Superior Court on Saturday, February 4. Tam competed against San Rafael, Marin Academy, Terra Linda, San Marin, and Marin Catholic high school in the final round, to secure the win. The team,...

David Vogelstein: ‘Outrageous Cowboy for Good’

David Vogelstein: ‘Outrageous Cowboy for Good’

Marina Furbush

June 10, 2015


Filed under News

“I’ve been crying about Mock Trial for the last month,” David Vogelstein, the head coach of mock trial said about his decision to step down from his position after 19 years. “How long have I been thinking about a change? About a couple of months. In between February and March. Quite frankly,...

Mock Trial Takes Fifth at State Competition

Mock Trial Takes Fifth at State Competition

Camille Morgan

April 10, 2015


Filed under News

The mock trial team took fifth place in this year’s Mock Trial State Championship competition in Riverside, California. The competition followed the team’s 20th consecutive win at county and was met with a great deal of excitement. “I couldn’t be more proud of the way the team performed at...

Mock Trial Wins County for 20th Year in a Row

Mock Trial Wins County for 20th Year in a Row

Sarah Asch

February 24, 2015


Filed under News

The Mock Trial team secured another county championship, their twentieth in a row on February 7th at the Marin County Civic Center. “This year’s mock trial team has shown itself to be one of the closest knit families that I’ve had the privilege to be a part of,” co-captain and senior Russell...

EDITORIAL: Tam Diversified

EDITORIAL: Tam Diversified

Tam News Staff

December 23, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Tam’s administration is implementing a “Big Brother/Sister” program that pairs graduated students with ninth and tenth grade students who are struggling in school and have problems with attendance. This program aims to help students attend school more frequently, and also direct them towards programs...

Krause Leaves Mock Trial

Krause Leaves Mock Trial

Jackson Gathard

October 2, 2014


Filed under News

As the mock trial team enters its season seeking a 20th consecutive county championship, the team will have new coaches for the first time in nine years. English teacher Michael Krause will not resume his previous advisorship. He will be replaced by two new advisors, English teacher LoRayne Ortega and...

Mock Trial Wraps Up Season at State

Mock Trial Wraps Up Season at State

James Finn

April 22, 2014


Filed under News

Mock Trial traveled to San Jose to participate in the annual California State Mock Trial Finals on March 21. Although the team failed to place in the competition, juniors Sam Allen, Tam News reporter Hannah Chorley and senior captain Peter Swanson took home several individual awards. “We didn’t...

Mock Trial Wins County for 19th Year in a Row

Mock Trial Wins County for 19th Year in a Row

James Finn

February 13, 2014


Filed under News

The mock trial team took first place at the annual Marin County championship on January 25-26 and February 1 -2 at the Marin County Civic Center. The team defeated Terra Linda High School in the final round to emerge victorious for the 19th consecutive year. “County competition was stressful, but ex...

Mock Trial Wins NorCal Tournament

Mock Trial Wins NorCal Tournament

James Finn

January 28, 2014


Filed under News

The Mock Trial team took first place at the 2014 NorCal Mock Trial invitational, held at Menlo High School in Atherton, on January 11. The NorCal tournament serves as an important step towards annual state and county mock trial competitions. “Going into the tournament, we were worried,” senior...