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Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial Staff

April 16, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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...

A Cheap New Trend

A Cheap New Trend

Camille Shakirova, Photo Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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

Editorial Staff

March 13, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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

Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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

Sophia Martin

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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

Olivia Merriman

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

Designated Juuling Areas – Satire

Designated Juuling Areas – Satire

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Sunday, June 3rd, J.B. Near and the administration announced the newest addition to Tam’s campus in the form of designated areas for consumption of vaporized nicotine products. “Addiction is a disease, and these students need a safe space to use without being judged by their teachers and peers,”...

Phone Games

Phone Games

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I hate phone games. Phone games are the worst thing you can do with your time, and they’re even worse than regular games. What do I mean by regular games? Games where you sit down, you have the controller, or the keyboard, or the joystick, or the zapper, or the trackball, or the forehead suction cups, o...

I was His Angel, Now He’s Mine

I was His Angel, Now He’s Mine

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It has been said that “time heals all wounds.” I do not agree. After time, there will always be a scar as a reminder of what happened. For me, my scar is my dad's urn of ashes. It was late August 2015 when my dad was admitted to Kaiser for a liver filter surgery due to his liver cancer. This was...

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