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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...

Winter rally postponed until January

Winter rally postponed until January

Stevi Dunn

December 16, 2018


Filed under News

The winter rally scheduled for Friday, December 7 was rescheduled by leadership and Tam administration for January 18. The change of date for the event was ultimately due to scheduling and organizational concerns. Considering the events of the homecoming rally on September 28, where some student per...

Homecoming rally erupts in controversy

Homecoming rally erupts in controversy

Skye Schoenhoeft

October 11, 2018


Filed under News

The homecoming rally on September 28 received backlash from some students and staff for a number of questionable moments, some of which contained racist behavior. The events in question included juniors and seniors throwing water balloons at each other, white students dressed in Rastafarian hats with...

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Josie Spiegelman

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My grandma stands at four feet eleven inches and sports a short, close-cropped salt and pepper haircut. Her skin is darker than most other Japanese Americans, a reminder of her upbringing on a small farm in Pescadero. She likes to knit her grandchildren sweaters, send them off to college with homema...

Microaggressions: Not so Small

Microaggressions: Not so Small

Niulan Wright

September 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

An Asian, Mexican, and an African-American sit in a boat. Suddenly the boat springs a leak and the three start to drown. Who wins? America. I am Asian American. When I was in the sixth grade I performed in the musical West Side Story in downtown Mill Valley. One day during rehearsals I was tol...

Wrap Your Head Around This

Wrap Your Head Around This

Amina Nakhuda

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every year in middle school, we would have a moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11. And every year, I would bow my head trying to mourn, but my classmates’ attempts to subtly glance at me interrupted my moment of silence. It was as if there was some connection between me and the terrorists because we we...

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...

Yes, Liberals Can Be and Are Racist

Jessica Fuentes Vazquez and Jessica Fuentes Vazquez

June 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Submitted by a student not in The Tam News.  Ignorance is bliss, and the best recipe for ignorance is the type that tells you that you’re not ignorant. To be aware of overt and macro aggressions is important- there’s no reason to belittle that fact. Yet liberals, especially white liberals, tend ...

Who is Ferguson?

Who is Ferguson?

Holly Parkin

October 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, news outlets, the Internet, and everyday people focused non-stop on the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri. Details about Brown’s shooting and the African American community’s protests continue ...

Letting the Indian Go: The Evolution of the Tam Mascot

Letting the Indian Go: The Evolution of the Tam Mascot

Mae Puckett

April 22, 2013


Filed under Features

Though it has been over 20 years since Tam decided to phase out the Tam High Indian in favor of the Red-Tailed Hawk, the mascot change continues to stir controversy among some in the Marin community. The Tam News examines the collision between nostalgia for a bygone era and modern cultural awareness. When...

The Silenced Minority: Diversifying discussions on race relations at Tam

The Silenced Minority: Diversifying discussions on race relations at Tam

Cassie Jeong and Cassie Jeong

March 20, 2013


Filed under Opinion

ll Tam News classes recently discussed an article titled “The Authoritative Tam Dictionary: Volume One” from page 11 of our last issue. The discussion topic was whether it was racist for the white majority of Tam students to use terms such as “cakes” and “thirsty” that have been populariz...

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