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Vaulting Over the Competition

Vaulting Over the Competition

Skye Schoenhoeft

April 9, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

It is not often that you meet an athlete at Tam whose sport is relatively unheard of. At school, we celebrate success in activities like basketball, soccer, or mountain biking. Yet, for athletes like sophomore Isabel Jasper, sports go beyond the status quo. As a dedicated vaulter, Jasper can be found pe...

The Mill Valley Music Man

The Mill Valley Music Man

Samantha Glocker, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

It’s a rainy day in Mill Valley, and Gary Scheuenstuhl has just received a shipment of CD’s. He sits tucked behind his register, a wall of records, books, and loose leaf paper encircling him. Vinyl is everywhere. In the window, records tied on cotton strings dangle and under the stairs a collecti...

I am the Law

I am the Law

Josie Spiegelman

March 14, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

While most high schoolers struggle thinking about where they want to be in five years, for junior Paul Law, the answer is simple: he wants to be running. A standout on both the cross country and track and field teams since freshman year, Law’s maintains a passion for both sports. “I got into r...

Payton Pelaez: A Sweet Success

Payton Pelaez: A Sweet Success

Emily Stull, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

At 4 a.m., most teenagers can be found asleep in their beds. However, freshman Payton Pelaez can be found in the kitchen covered in head to toe by flour. “My mom had to come down and physically drag me from the kitchen,” the baking phenom said. Pelaez’s passion for baking causes his eyes to l...

Profile: Robert Amaral

Profile: Robert Amaral

Eli Blum

January 25, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Have you ever finished walking up a large flight of stairs on campus just to see someone cruising around on a golf cart once you’ve reached the top? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Damn, I wish I had a golf cart to ride around campus in”? Well, if you have, there is a good chance that the perso...

Meet Our New AP: Tenisha Tate

Meet Our New AP: Tenisha Tate

October 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Walking into the room 108 in the administrative office, one may remember a tie-clad Mr. Rice there to greet them. Now it’s Assistant Principal Tenisha Tate’s room, and she has already made it her own. “I always feel like if you’re replacing someone, you actually can’t replace them. [Rice] ma...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Daniel Philpot

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Daniel Philpot

Kara Kneasfey

September 24, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

New history teacher, Daniel Philpot, is sympathizing with his freshman as he also learns to navigate Tam’s campus. “[My first few weeks] have been great, a real change of pace. I was coming from a small private school and the [Tam] community has been great and the students have been really engag...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Erin Gilbert

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Erin Gilbert

Logan Little

September 24, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Erin Gilbert learned her first spanish verb conjugations in Hogeter classroom 201; several years later, she’s returned to the same room to teach those exact concepts to a new set of eager students.   “They  [my students] remind me what it’s like to be sitting in the desks and not standing...

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

Eddie Shultz

April 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

It’s midnight on a Tuesday and Senior Joe Rico is just finishing up repairing the front suspension of his MG Midget. It’s a white two-door roadster about the size of a twin bed. Most Tam kids have probably seen his car parked outside the BPL in between the fence and the telephone pole and wondered...

Foreign Perspective: Malmö, Sweden

Foreign Perspective: Malmö, Sweden

Oskar Oste

March 23, 2018


Filed under Foreign Perspectives, Lifestyles

Hej, jag heter Oskar och min familj är från Sverige. Hi, my name is Oskar and I’m a junior at Tam. My family is from Sweden. When someone asks me the all too frequent question “which place do I like more, Sweden or the US?” I must hesitate and first think to myself “Who is the audience?...

A New Perspective: Los Barriles, Mexico

A New Perspective: Los Barriles, Mexico

Heidi Ford

November 9, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Hola! Me llamo Heidi Ford. Hi! My name is Heidi Ford. I grew up in a little fishing village in southern Baja, Mexico called Los Barriles, named after the barrels of pirates’ gold supposedly hidden somewhere in town. My parents moved to Los Barriles when I was five months old and we lived there until I ...

Josh Pilcher’s Throckapella Experience (Web Exclusive)

Gigi Pemberton and Gigi Pemberton

June 3, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Junior Josh Pilcher has a hidden talent: a capella singing. For four years now, Pilcher has been singing as part of Throckapella, an a capella group based out of the Throckmorton Theater and led by director Tim Silva. “When I was a wee young lad I would sing, and then my parents were like ‘hey, Jo...

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