The Tam News

Barbara Owens: We owe it to Owens

Barbara Owens: We owe it to Owens

By Kara Kneafsey

March 14, 2019

Most students like to brag about the fact that Tupac Shakur went to school here, but we don’t gloat about the accomplishments our staff has achieved over the years. Many don’t know that Tam was the first school in California to distribute condoms to students, or that teachers from Tam helped to cre...

A Master at Her Craft

A Master at Her Craft

By Niulan Wright

February 7, 2019

You may know her as the woman who sold you your yearbook and your third pair of P.E. shorts, or as the woman who wears a small tiara when selling homecoming tickets. Others may know her as a campus supervisor, classroom aide, office manager, or budget secretary. However, those who really know her proba...

Trevor Perelson: Living his Dreams

Trevor Perelson: Living his Dreams

By Wilton Schultz

May 4, 2016

After Trevor Perelson finished high school, he wanted to live and experience his dreams. He began by travelling across the United States on his bicycle for his grandmother’s 103rd birthday. “I just took the long way,” Perelson said. “It was between four and five months, but I was hanging out, ...

Cub to Eagle: Grant’s Scouting Evolution

Cub to Eagle: Grant’s Scouting Evolution

By Illaria Lobo

October 19, 2015

Since the age of five, senior Elliot Grant has been on the journey towards becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. Over the years, Grant has learned about survival skills and earned over twenty merit badges. He is now  dedicated to his service project at Nicasio Autistic Ranch....

Ignon’s Silent Struggle

By Kennedy Cook

September 21, 2015

The doctor told freshman Lily Ignon the lump was probably just swollen lymph nodes, nothing really, but her mother had to be sure. Soon after her exam, Ignon was given an X-ray at UCSF. She awaited her results anxiously. During Ignon’s initial exam, the Doctor was not pushing the idea of getting...

Our Graduating Class of 2015(16?)

Our Graduating Class of 2015(16?)

By Hannah Chorley

April 23, 2015

What grade are you in? A seemingly simple question with four simple possible answers: 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Yet, for Avi Cahn — originally a member of the class of 2016 — this question takes a lot longer to explain. Is she a junior? Well, if she was a part of the class of 2016, that would...

Subversive Gang Gains Local Recognition

Subversive Gang Gains Local Recognition

By James Finn

April 23, 2015

Rap has long played a significant role in the musical culture of the Bay Area. Artists ranging from the beloved Tam alum 2Pac to the more recent phenoms like Lil’ B and HBK Gang have not only emerged as influential figures in the realm of Bay Area rap, but across the country and around the world. Southern...

Artist of the Issue: Audrey Romjue

Artist of the Issue: Audrey Romjue

By Jackson Gathard

March 24, 2015

Junior Audrey Romjue found her love for photography at an early age. “I got a small Sony Cybershot camera for Christmas one year, and I began taking photos and videos of my friends at home, at school, and at parties. The photos I took then were mainly just for fun; the only place they went was Face...

A Sign From Above

A Sign From Above

By Sarah Asch

March 24, 2015

Five years ago, a sign appeared on the sidewalk in front of the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, located between Mill Valley Middle School and Tam. Unbeknownst to the majority of the Mill Valley citizens who drove past the sign every day, its installation was the direct work of Pastor Kim Smith,...

Reis Dorit and Alex Finci Lead Boys Tennis

Reis Dorit and Alex Finci Lead Boys Tennis

By Anthony Mazzini

March 24, 2015

As one of Tam’s few Division One sports, boy’s varsity tennis has been competing at a high level for the past four years. Under coach Bill Washauer, Tam tennis has developed into one of the premier programs in the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL). Winning the MCAL title two out of the last four...

Kimo Karp: Nine Years of Touchdowns

Kimo Karp: Nine Years of Touchdowns

By Jordan Blackburn

October 24, 2014

Kimo Karp may be a star receiver, but he’s not too cool to admit that he’s best friends with his pet. “My best friend in this world is my dog. It’s a golden retriever poodle mix. It’s my favorite thing in the world,” Karp said. “Her name’s Ginger, but my mom accidentally switched...

Lowry Makes a Splash at the Marine Center

Lowry Makes a Splash at the Marine Center

By Devon Stoeber

October 2, 2014

Junior Colette Lowry spent her summer vacation in a different way than one might expect. Rather than sleeping in until 12 or 1 in the afternoon, Lowry began her Sunday and Monday mornings at 6:30 a.m. by heading over to the Marine Mammal Center, where she interned at a summer program called Youth Crew,...