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Editorial: Not all fun and games

Editorial: Not all fun and games

By Editorial Staff

June 7, 2019

An event which casually encourages sexual assault, peer pressure, illicit and dangerous drug use should never be dismissed as a simple tradition.

Entitled Mill Valley Moms: My Experience in the Service Industry

Entitled Mill Valley Moms: My Experience in the Service Industry

By Zoe Cowan

April 29, 2019

After working at a local juice bar for a little over a year, I’ve come to learn what it’s like to work in the service industry in Marin. From unruly little league players to senior citizens looking for a vitamin store, I’ve seen it all. However, the worst of the worst comes in the form of enti...

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

By Editorial Staff

April 16, 2019

Rumors regarding Michael Jackson’s pedophilic relationships with underage boys have been circulating the media for more than a decade. The release of  “Leaving Neverland,” a damning documentary examining Jackson’s alleged pedophilia, has spurred a fresh wave of the classic debate: how does o...

Dress to impress

Dress to impress

By Samantha Ferro

April 16, 2019

In the fifth grade, most girls get their ears pierced or shop at Brandy Melville for the first time. I, on the other hand, was purchasing my first blazer. And that is where it all began.   Always looking as if I am walking into a business meeting, I’m the type of person to wear dress shirts, blazers, and ple...

A Cheap New Trend

A Cheap New Trend

By Camille Shakirova, Photo Editor

March 13, 2019

Sometimes, stepping into the Tam hallways can feel like a time warp. I’m constantly drowning in ‘80s-style high-waisted jeans and bright jackets that scream ‘90s. Yesterday, I could have sworn I saw Duckie from Pretty in Pink walking through Orange Court. Fashion inspiration is taken from ...

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

By Editorial Staff

March 13, 2019

In the summer of 2017, two former Tam students spray painted a racial epithet on the side of Wood Hall, directed at our principal J.C. Farr. While this hate crime was egregious and despicable, it provided the us with an opportunity to openly discuss the racial inequality and prejudice that exists withi...

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

By Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019

In light of the proposed budget cuts for the 2019-2020 school year, Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) administration received significant pushback on their plan to cut 50% of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) funding. BACR provides free counseling and therapy services for roughly 300 students at T...

Being Biracial and Black

Being Biracial and Black

By Sophia Martin

February 7, 2019

When taking a standardized test, many people are able to check one box for the race category without thinking about it. But for others it is a whole internal conflict. I remember taking one of these tests and asking my teacher what I should do if two boxes fit me and she responded, “Then just pic...

COM-ward Bound

COM-ward Bound

By Olivia Merriman

January 25, 2019

Like many seniors at the start of the school year, I began the process of applying to college. I figured out early on that the public school system had set me up to go to College of Marin (COM). I don’t believe COM or other community colleges are bad options, but it isn’t fair that I am expected...

An Ode to Passing Periods

An Ode to Passing Periods

December 14, 2018

As the period commences The masses are filled with glee. Oh how fun passing period is Of course, unless you’re me.   I try to take a leak, But all the Juulers harsh my mellow. What is that on the bathroom floor? It looks kind of wet and yellow.   So I decide...

Editorial: Global Warming and California Fires

Editorial: Global Warming and California Fires

December 14, 2018

Over the past two years, neighboring communities have been ravished by devastating wildfires. While Marin County has been relatively unharmed by these fires, it is important to understand that one day, our lovely green county could be engulfed in flames and even before then, the plummeting air qualit...

Santa Baby

Santa Baby

December 13, 2018

The majority of the Tam community loves Santa. I mean, who isn’t charmed by the idea of an overweight old man delivering free presents to you? Because Christmas is unequivocally great, and Santa is undoubtedly the best if you overlook the events behind how he, “knows when are sleeping and know when...