The Tam News

Tips and Tricks for Choosing a College

Tips and Tricks for Choosing a College

Sarah Asch

May 27, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles

The last week of March is a strange time to be a senior– people start to get into schools, college goes from a taboo topic that nobody will discuss to the only thing anyone wants to talk about. The fear of being rejected is transformed into the agony of having to choose between whatever options you...

Students Publicize Anti-Rape Petition

Students Publicize Anti-Rape Petition

Sarah Asch

May 18, 2015


Filed under News

Sophomores Summer Hutson, Emerson Bualat, Hayley Swanson, and Francis Streitmann have created an online petition in connection with their Change the World project for their Core class. The petition, which they advertised on Facebook and through their Instagram account (@endrapeinmarin), gained a lot...

Seven Tam Teachers Apply to Transfer to Drake

Seven Tam Teachers Apply to Transfer to Drake

Sarah Asch, James Finn, Marina Furbush, Wanya Williams

May 18, 2015


Filed under News

Seven current teachers will transfer to Drake High School at the start of the 2015-2016 school year. English teacher LoRayne Ortega, social studies teacher Michael Rawlins, science teachers Erin Ashley and Cody Bartrug, physical education teacher Nate Severin, Spanish teacher Jose Anchordoqui and math...

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Sarah Asch & James Finn, Additional Reporting by: Marina Furbush and Hannah Chorley

May 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Ruby Scott Gym was packed with 200 parents on the evening of April 3, 2014. On that night, the Tam administration hosted a curriculum meeting to explain the benefits of hiring a professional development company that most people had only just heard of: New Tech Network. The atmosphere in the room grew...

Church Sign Painted Over

Church Sign Painted Over

Sarah Asch

May 4, 2015


Filed under News

The well known sign outside the Tamalpais United Methodist Church across from Mill Valley Middle School appeared to have been vandalized at some point between when Pastor Kim Smith left the church on May 3 at 2 p.m., and the morning of May 4. At the time, the church sign read, “Jesus had two dads...

A Sign From Above

A Sign From Above

Sarah Asch

March 24, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

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,...

Kimbrel Requests New Contract in Highland Park be Canceled

Kimbrel Requests New Contract in Highland Park be Canceled

Sarah Asch

March 1, 2015


Filed under News

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel announced to District 113 in Highland Park, Illinois, where she had signed a three-year contract, that she was officially requesting her new contract be canceled, according to the Chicago Tribune. Kimbrel issued a statement via email on January 12 to the parents, teachers,...

McCauley Confirms Tim Olrick Was Behind “Tom Ohara” Facebook Posts

McCauley Confirms Tim Olrick Was Behind “Tom Ohara” Facebook Posts

Sarah Asch

March 1, 2015


Filed under News

In an email sent to parents on February 26, Tamalpais Union High School District Board of Trustees President Cindy McCauley confirmed the allegations that Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel’s husband, Tim Olrick, was behind the defamatory Facebook posts targeting Tam parent Mitch Wortzman. When the posts...

Mock Trial Wins County for 20th Year in a Row

Mock Trial Wins County for 20th Year in a Row

Sarah Asch

February 24, 2015


Filed under News

The Mock Trial team secured another county championship, their twentieth in a row on February 7th at the Marin County Civic Center. “This year’s mock trial team has shown itself to be one of the closest knit families that I’ve had the privilege to be a part of,” co-captain and senior Russell...

Guns are Fun and Other Things Liberals Don’t Say

Guns are Fun and Other Things Liberals Don’t Say

Sarah Asch

February 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The first thing I noticed when our car pulled up to the shooting range was the noise. I knew that guns were loud, but it’s one of those things that you have to experience to fully understand. It took two layers of ear protection for me to stand comfortably next to a gun being fired. Last semester,...

Two Tam Students Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

Two Tam Students Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

Sarah Asch, James Finn & Marina Furbush

December 24, 2014


Filed under News

Junior Nick Goldman and senior Conor Wynne-Parry were injured in a car accident when a fellow Tam student’s car crossed the center line of Almonte Boulevard and struck Wynne-Parry’s vehicle head-on the night of December 21 near the Rosemont intersection, according to a California Highway Patrol (CHP)...

Mockingjay Hits Pure Gold

Mockingjay Hits Pure Gold

Sarah Asch

December 23, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, News, Reviews

“Mockingjay: Part One,” was a perfect movie. Before I proceed, I feel the need to add a disclaimer: I am completely in love with the Hunger Games books, and the only thing that mattered to me about the movie adaptations was how well they matched up. On that scale, this movie was pure gold. The sta...