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Every 15 Minutes: Examining the Impact of Tam’s Drunk Driving Simulation

Every 15 Minutes: Examining the Impact of Tam’s Drunk Driving Simulation

By Joel Abrahams & Racine Cermak

April 7, 2011

  The tarps were removed and the screaming began. Two students sat in the front seats of a small, partially crushed car, both of them covered in blood. Read More »...

Night Custodians: Highlighting the Hidden

Night Custodians: Highlighting the Hidden

By Jenna Tuttle and Jenna Tuttle

March 24, 2011

It’s 10 o’clock on Tuesday night and all is quiet in Keyser Hall except for the closing of a door and the soft pitter-patter of footsteps. All souls have left the campus except for the occasional Mock Trial kid, the elusive journalism nerds, and five night custodians. Each custodian, supervised by...

We ♥ Marin: Loving Life in the North Bay

We ♥ Marin: Loving Life in the North Bay

By Staff

February 18, 2011

"Welcome to Marin County” reads a weathered green sign partway across the Golden Gate Bridge when heading north away from San Francisco. Read More »...

Taking the High Road: The myth of driving on marijuana

Taking the High Road: The myth of driving on marijuana

By Camille Kaufman

December 31, 2010

A few months ago, senior Jack got pulled over for not having a front license plate. When he pulled to the side of the road, the last thing on his mind was getting a DUI. After all, he wasn’t drunk. “The officer claimed he smelled alcohol, then made me perform a sobriety test, then blow into th...

Easy Access: The psychological impact of contemporary pornography

Easy Access: The psychological impact of contemporary pornography

By Lily Rosenzweig

November 17, 2010

The lights are low, the door is closed. A laptop sits open, flickers of flesh, mouths and other inscrutable body parts on the screen. Tamalpais High School junior Kirk reclines with his headphones pulled taut, barely keeping the sound of moans in ear, unaware that he will soon be interrupted by the las...

Competition In the New Economy: College expecations push students to the academic limit

By Elianna Cohen & Zach Wexman

November 8, 2010

Nicole Bruno is a Tam student applying to college just like most of her classmates. However, an important factor will greatly influence where she decides to attend college: financial aid. “College is extremely expensive, especially with a single- parent income,” said Bruno. “A big factor in...

Proposition 19 raises controversy over marijuana legalization

Proposition 19 raises controversy over marijuana legalization

By Jade Jones-Hawk

November 8, 2010

When asked his stance on Proposition 19, ASB President Liam Burke responded, “I think it’s easier to come out of the closet than come out against Prop 19 at Tam.” Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 proposes to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state of Californ...

Getting personal: Craigslist offers more than just furniture

By Kristina Willis

October 5, 2010

The man was around five feet seven inches and had brown hair that came down just over his ears. The Tam student, whom we’ll call Taylor because he requested anonymity, was contacted by him after posting a request on Craigslist personals. Taylor thought he was attractive; not too tan and not heavy,...

Cut from the Job

By Elissa Stolman

June 5, 2010

At the Tamalpais Union High School District board meeting on May 11, staff, students, parents, and community members from across the district gathered at Redwood High School to vocally oppose the elimination of 14 positions and potentially 28 members of the district’s classified staff. Read More »...

Building Broken Bodies

By Tomer Sabo

May 5, 2010

Milling about the room, boys of every shape, build, and size seem simultaneously determined and uncomfortable. The clang of metal, the scratchy music blasting from an old stereo, the gentle breeze enabled by the considerate planning of the architect and the smell of stale sweat create a fitting atmosphere...

Tam students travel abroad

By Melissa Uzes

May 5, 2010

In the days leading up to spring break, three groups of Tamalpais High School students packed their bags and left the comfort of Mill Valley for a more exotic adventure. While the rest of Tam prepared for spring break, the Spanish students were off to Mexico, the French students were on their way to...