The Tam News

The Pro-Choice Debate

The Pro-Choice Debate

By Devon Stoeber

February 7, 2015

In the news, I've been reading lots of headlines about the closure of certain abortion clinics and the constant debate about whether or not abortion is a humane decision. I was initially angered by this topic when the Planned Parenthood in Mill Valley closed down, because the clinic provided many people...

Does News Stop When Interest Stops?

Does News Stop When Interest Stops?

By Jessica Hudson

February 7, 2015

The nature of social media allows news to be transmitted almost instantly. From across the globe, millions of people feel like they can weigh in on the problems that led to a factory collapse, a military advancement, a political protest, or the aftermath of a natural disaster. The news is so important...

Who is Ferguson?

Who is Ferguson?

By Holly Parkin

October 2, 2014

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 ...

Writing Wrongs: Writing Rights

Writing Wrongs: Writing Rights

By Bella Levaggi

June 11, 2014

If you’ve picked up a copy of the Tam News this year and thumbed your way to the opinion section, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen my name beneath a cartoon rendering of myself, created by the incredibly talented Cassie Jeong. Perhaps you even stopped long enough to glance at the multitude...

Dress to Oppress

Dress to Oppress

By Markita Schulman

April 22, 2014

The Tamalpais Union High School District’s “dress and grooming” policy, available in the student planner and online, reads, in part, that “appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Students have the right to make individual choices from a wide range of clothing...

Writing Wrongs: The Myths of Dragons, Santa Claus and Reverse Racism

Writing Wrongs: The Myths of Dragons, Santa Claus and Reverse Racism

By Bella Levaggi

April 22, 2014

When I was five, I thought that dragons were real. “Dragon Tales” captivated me and I used to “wish and wish with all my heart” that I too could one day fly away to Dragon Land and learn valuable life lessons alongside my scaly friends. Alas, I have since been told time and time again that dragons...

Writing Wrongs: When Aiming for the Real Thing Isn’t Enough

Writing Wrongs: When Aiming for the Real Thing Isn’t Enough

By Bella Levaggi

March 24, 2014

This month, I was ready to write a short column heaping the entirety of my secret rainbow glitter stash upon Ellen Page, who used a Valentine’s Day speech for the Human Rights Campaign as a platform to publicly come out as gay. I was going to make a lot of points about the importance of celebrity visibility...