The Tam News

Tam falls to Redwood

Tam falls to Redwood

By Adam Tolson

January 24, 2018

Tam fell to Redwood on Tuesday, January 16 in a highly anticipated boys’ varsity basketball matchup. he Hawks came out with a 52-46 loss, just their third time all season not reaching 50 points, after winning 60-57 at Marin Catholic and 77-55 over Novato, in their previous matchup   Redwood got off t...

Tam College Counselor Resigns

Tam College Counselor Resigns

By Zoe Wynn

September 23, 2017

College and career counselor Elizabeth Stoner has left Tam to to take a job at Marin Promise. Stoner began working at Tam at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year and resigned shortly before the beginning of this school year. Tam was quick to find interim replacement, Susan Gertman, who worked at...

Jolly Roger Unable to Print

Jolly Roger Unable to Print

By Zoe Wynn

April 3, 2017

The Drake High School newspaper, The Jolly Roger, is not able to print their magazine due to the Tamalpais Union High School District Print shop shutting down. The Jolly Roger and the Tam district have a contract with the California Schools Employee Association (CSEA). This contract lays out the guid...

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

By Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens & Zoe Wynn

March 14, 2017

Karim Shakur’s remarkable transformation into an elite high school wrestler didn’t take place overnight. Shakur, this year’s NCS champion in his 195 pound weight class was the first Tam wrestler to ever win the section title and advance to the CIF NorCal tournament. Shakur won five straight matches to wi...

Sports Opinion: Selective Spirit

Sports Opinion: Selective Spirit

By Zoe Wynn and Zoe Wynn

February 1, 2017

Ask a student about Tam school spirit at basketball games and they’ll  probably describe the atmosphere as electric. Masses of people line up at the door waiting to get their hands stamped so they can run onto the bleachers where they will remain riveted for the next four quarters. The bleachers are fu...

Sowerby Commits to Macalester College

Sowerby Commits to Macalester College

By Zoe Wynn and Zoe Wynn

November 9, 2016

Unlike most seniors, Katie Sowerby  already knows where she is going to spend the next four years. She recently committed to play basketball at Macalester College, a Division III school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sowerby believes she will enjoy her college life both on and off the court. “I found [a s...

New Staff Profiles

New Staff Profiles

By Tam News Staff

October 11, 2016

Special Education Department: Molly Fries  by Ryan Leake Tam’s newest member of the Special Education Department, Molly Fries, claims she is “not actually a teacher.” Fries spends her time in the classroom as a paraeducator, which she defines as extra support staff. Fries describes her role ...

Girls’ Varsity Water Polo Loses to Saint Ignatius

Girls’ Varsity Water Polo Loses to Saint Ignatius

By Emily Pavis

September 27, 2016

The girls' varsity water polo lost to the Saint Ignatius Wildcats by a mere one point on September 14. The Hawks started in control, leading by 2-1 at the end of the first quarter. The Hawks scored an additional two goals in the second quarter,  yet let in four, losing momentum. By the final quarter,...

Athlete Q&A with Finn Taylor (Freshman Boys’ Varsity Tennis Player)

Athlete Q&A with Finn Taylor (Freshman Boys’ Varsity Tennis Player)

By Calvin Rosevear & Zoe Wynn and Calvin Rosevear & Zoe Wynn

June 3, 2016

Freshman Finn Taylor was a key contributor to the boys’ varsity tennis team and their undefeated regular season. What were the highlights of the tennis season? Beating Redwood for the first time. That was pretty nice. Of course we did lose to them in the MCAL tournament, but we did have a perfec...

Board Elections: Leslie Lundgren Profile

Board Elections: Leslie Lundgren Profile

By Zoe Wynn

November 6, 2015

Leslie Lundgren, a former and current Tam parent, is running for a four-year position on the Tamalpais Union High School Board. Leslie is a mother of two Tam graduates of 2006 and 2007. She also the mom of a current sophomore. After spending so many years being involved in the Tamalpais Union School...

Board Elections: Barbara Owens Profile

Board Elections: Barbara Owens Profile

By Zoe Wynn

November 6, 2015

Barbara Owens is running for a 4 year position as a trustee on the Tamalpais Union School Board District. She is a retired teacher from Tam, Redwood, Drake, and San Andres. She is also the mother of a former Redwood student. “I worked at a time where [the district] was doing some great things. We kno...