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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...