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ASB Election Results

Niulan Wright

May 22, 2018


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The Associated Student Body (ASB) elections were held from April 26 to April 27, and the newly elected officers are junior Natalie Bricker, president; junior Dollan Clahan, vice president; sophomore Theodore Koffman, treasurer; and sophomore Kara Kneafsey, secretary. Other students who ran included junio...

Gun Violence Sparks Walkout

Gun Violence Sparks Walkout

Ian Duncanson

May 22, 2018


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Members of the Students Against Gun Violence club held a walkout to protest gun violence in schools, on April 20. The walkout, which took place on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, began at Tam and continued at the depot in the Mill Valley town square. Approximately 50 students p...

Students Clean Up Campus

Johanna Meezan

May 22, 2018


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The Tam Beautification Club and Parent Teacher Student Association [PTSA] partnered to arrange a campus beautification day on April 22, Earth Day. These groups worked with volunteers from the Tam community to weed and pick up garbage. All members of the Tam community were invited to work at the eve...

Shooting in Mill Valley

Shooting in Mill Valley

Ethan Swope

May 3, 2018


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Two people were injured after a gunman opened fire at the 900 block apartment complex on East Blithedale Avenue, in Mill Valley at 3:24 p.m. on May 3. The Marin County Sheriff department stated that, “Two victims have been taken from the scene by deputies to medical personnel.” The suspect, an 8...

Athletic Trainer Potentially Cut

Athletic Trainer Potentially Cut

Josie Spiegelman

April 30, 2018


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    As a result of the deficit of the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD), Tam athletic trainer Jessica Dominguez will be let go following the end of the school year. This marks the end of her three-year contract and the position will not be filled in the upcoming school year, al...

District Pivots From Proposed Layoffs

District Pivots From Proposed Layoffs

Milo Levine

April 30, 2018


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees approved a proposal to reduce the budget for the 2018-2019 school year by roughly $2.8 million, in response to substantial debt brought on by growing enrollment and increasing pension costs, on April 17. The proposal, made by superintenden...

Cheerleaders to Attend Girls Games

Cheerleaders to Attend  Girls Games

Cassie Peterson

March 13, 2018


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Tam’s cheerleading team began cheering for the girls varsity basketball team for the first time in over 20 years, on February 6, after the administration received complaints from a parent about potential Title IX violations. Going forward, the administration will require that cheerleaders adjust their ...

District Faces Budget Crisis

District Faces Budget Crisis

Yoav Paz-Priel

March 13, 2018


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In a recent letter to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD), the Marin County Office of Education warned the school district that its spending projections indicate that it could descend into insolvency as soon as the 2020-21 school year. As the second interim budget report deadline for the ...

Zeeman Stuns Students With Departure

Zeeman Stuns Students With Departure

Madeline Reilly and Skye Schoenhoeft

March 13, 2018


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Math teacher David Zeeman did not show up to teach on the morning of February 2, and will not be returning to Tam for the remainder of the year, after administration told him he would not be offered a tenure contract for the fall semester of 2018. An email was sent by Zeeman to the parents of his studen...

Mock Trial wins County

Samuel Schnee

March 13, 2018


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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...

TUHSD Board and Schools Respond to Parkland Shooting

TUHSD Board and Schools Respond to Parkland Shooting

Shane Lavezzo

March 13, 2018


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During the February 27 Tamalpais Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting, members of the Tam community discussed the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Tam High student representative Jacob Renneisen commented on the school’s response. “Tam High had a vigil after the shoo...

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