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Spring Showcase Gallery

Spring Showcase Gallery

By Kristie Lee and Kristie Lee

May 8, 2012

Tam students from across all grade levels participated in the Spring Showcase Show at Mead Theater during tutorial on May 2. Some highlights from the showcase, included senior Tyler Parkerson's performance on the Mongolian horse fiddle and senior Tom Carvey's  break dancing performance. Photos by:...

From the Archives: A message from the President

From the Archives: A message from the President

By Wesley Emblidge & Billie Mandelbaum

April 30, 2012

The Archives: A Look Back at Tam’s History

The Archives: A Look Back at Tam’s History

By Wesley Emblidge, Chris Long & Billie Mandelbaum

April 5, 2012

“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...

Wil Owens: The life of a Tam legend

Wil Owens: The life of a Tam legend

By Max Shulman

March 15, 2012

“I guess I had been here two years,” recalled Wil Owens, Tam’s head campus supervisor. “A teacher called me down to the parking lot and said, ‘Wil, smell.’ We smelled nothing but marijuana emanating in volumes from a vehicle. So we found the student, and we asked him whether or not it ...

Gallery: Track runs twilight relays

Gallery: Track runs twilight relays

By Jack Twilling

March 6, 2012

Tam High competed in the 11th annual Twilight Relays at San Rafael on Saturday.

Tomales High: Tam’s neighbors to the north

Tomales High: Tam’s neighbors to the north

By Sophie McGuinness

January 12, 2012

Arrival “So, what are you doing here?” Brianna Vasquez asked me as I followed her through a misty courtyard to first period physics. Brianna, captain of the Tomales High cheer team, has a quick laugh and a friendly smile. I felt instantly at ease, and was glad she would be my guide during my visit...

Tam soccer brings together cultures and students

Tam soccer brings together cultures and students

By Joe Laland

December 9, 2011

“At the beginning of the season, all of the kids dribbled too much, mainly because they were comfortable with dribbling and they were all good at it. People wanted to play their styles, not our style,” said senior Varsity Soccer captain Imran Nana. At the start of the season, Nana and his peers found themselves with a unique challenge. They needed...

Do as I Do, Not as I Say

Do as I Do, Not as I Say

By Jack Twilling and Chris Yip

October 31, 2011

"My childhood was awful. There was abuse of every kind. When you live through that you see that alcoholism and drug addiction are progressive diseases,” said an anonymous Tam parent, whom we’ll call Amy. After growing up in a household plagued by alcoholism, Amy decided that when she had children ...

Gallery: Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival 2011

Gallery: Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival 2011

By Katharine Hirata

October 10, 2011

The 55th annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival was held amongst the sequoias in Old Mill Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25. The festival featured "over 140 fine visual artists and craftspeople, many local and some from as far as Hawaii and New York," as Steve Bajor, the festival's executive...

Gallery: club day spikes student interests

Gallery: club day spikes student interests

By Aaron Newman

October 4, 2011

As in past years, club day let students check out the many clubs available to them. Photos by Aaron Newman. This article is an online exclusive.

Smartphones: Finding a Balance

Smartphones: Finding a Balance

By Aaron Newman

September 29, 2011

Smartphones are prominent on campus nowadays. Devices such as the iPhone and the Blackberry are potent, versatile machines of interaction, information, and entertainment. But do they make us happier? Evolved from the basic cellphone, smartphones are at their cores tools of communication. But the smartphone is a p...

Moving Past Depression

Moving Past Depression

By Carina Albizures

August 19, 2011

March 11, 2011 was a Friday. It was the end of the school week, and while other people were desperate for their weekends to start, I was desperate for my life to end. I woke up feeling miserable, worthless, stressed and hopeless — common symptoms of depression. I felt like my whole world was ful...