Editorial: We Can Do Better

Editorial: We Can Do Better

Staff

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

(Above) The Faces of Willow Creek is a magazine produced by Willow Creek Academy 8th graders with the help of The Tam News, in an effort to recruit a more diverse staff. The Tam News needs to do better. Our school is filled with students from interesting backgrounds with unique perspectives, and despite pu...

Editorial: The Power of the Panther

Staff

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Just over a century ago, the white supremacist propaganda film “Birth of a Nation” overtook the cultural consciousness. President Woodrow Wilson was so taken with the now-infamous racist film that he had it screened in the White House, and enough Americans were inspired by its rhetoric that the Klu ...

Breaking Through Breakthrough Day

Breaking Through Breakthrough Day

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In February 2017, Tam had its first ever “Breakthrough Day,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of Operation Breakthrough, an event intended to promote racial understanding and organized by students in response to race riots on campus. Breakthrough Day admirably sought to address racial inequa...

Race Matters Panel

Samantha Ferro

September 22, 2017


Filed under News

Over the next two months, Marin County is offering a series of panels and workshops called Race Matters. The panels are about how race overlaps with topics like criminal justice, health, jobs, environment, and housing. Tam principal J.C Farr will speak at one of the upcoming panels about what the...

Inside The Classroom and Out: Tam from the Perspective of African American Students

Inside The Classroom and Out: Tam from the Perspective of African American Students

Ra’Jahna’e Troupé and Isaac Cohen

June 14, 2014


Filed under Featured, Features, Video

Introduction Length: 0:46 minutes The videos can be watched in sequence or browsed in any order. We suggest that all viewers at least watch the Introduction and then the Transition to Tam video. It is a little over six minutes long and serves as a logical starting place and covers the widest bread...

Bay to Breakers 2014: A People Guide

Bay to Breakers 2014: A People Guide

Maddy Sebastian

June 11, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

This year’s Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco was much like any other. By 8 a.m. the streets were packed with the usual turnout of diverse participants. Here is a list of the different types of “outfits” seen this year at the parade, as well as an inside look on the thought process of those...

In Defense of Alphabet Soup

In Defense of Alphabet Soup

Bella Levaggi

October 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

A lot of today’s social and cultural hot button issues can seem hopelessly mired in a maze of terminology. To an outsider, there seems to be a million specifics to keep track of, and it can get confusing and overwhelming. The myriad letters for sexuality and gender expression combined with pronouns...

The Modern Misconception

The Modern Misconception

Bella Levaggi

June 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

When ABC’s “Modern Family” came on the air in 2009, it was hailed by many, including myself, as both hilarious and a pioneer of sorts. Chronicling the “modern” American family, the program documents the lives of grumpy patriarch Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neil) and his younger Columbian wife, Gloria...

The Archives: A Look Back at Tam’s History

The Archives: A Look Back at Tam’s History

Wesley Emblidge, Chris Long & Billie Mandelbaum

April 5, 2012


Filed under Features, From the Archives

“Internet access to reach all classrooms,” “Come ‘Injun’ dance at the prom tonite” and “Goldfish lose tails” are just a few of the breaking news headlines that have appeared in the Tam News since its founding nearly a century ago. This issue, we decided to feature a wide range of past...

The problem with the Oscars

The problem with the Oscars

Wesley Emblidge

March 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The Academy Awards are often regarded all over the world as the highest honor a filmmaker or actor or anyone in the film industry can be presented with. Every year, roughly 6,000 members The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote on what they believe were the best films, performances, and other ty...

Fallen through the cracks: Tam’s lost Latinos’ speak out

December 13, 2010


Filed under Opinion

The day of Tam’s back to school rally; when my friends and I were walking near Mill Valley Middle School. All of us are Latinos. Jazmin, Jorge, Diego, and Victor are all Mexican; Lily and I are both a mix of Salvadoran and Guatemalan and Samuel is Guatemalan. It was a hot day and we were just happy...

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