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Featured Experience: Wait, I’m Not Racist!

By Milo Levine and Milo Levine

September 23, 2017

This summer, I spent my time doing what any kind-hearted white liberal elitist would do: volunteering in a socioeconomically challenged minority community. Now, I could talk about how rewarding it was, or how humbled it made me feel, but although I was both rewarded and humbled by the experience, I feel...

Featured Experience: Love

By Michael Diamandakis, Michael Diamandakis, and Michael Diamandakis

September 23, 2017

When we talk of love, for the most part we talk of people, or things. I love my mom, I love beating anyone and everyone in 2k (try me, you won’t), and I love Bob’s Donuts so unconditionally that it’s become a character flaw. When I went to study in Boston this summer, I expected to fall in love...

Featured Experience: Out of Fashion

Featured Experience: Out of Fashion

By Ava Finn

September 23, 2017

I am a 16-year-old high school student, and I spent almost half of my summer living alone in the biggest city in the United States. New York City was filled with people who had places to be, and as I stood in front of the Parsons School of Design building, I realized that I did, too. Living alone requires...

Featured Experience: Differences to Rub Off

Featured Experience: Differences to Rub Off

By Dahlia Zail and Dahlia Zail

September 23, 2017

Jaw-droppingly long lines flowed to the snack bar window of the Parkside Cafe, and by two o'clock I was sweating. I was on ice cream duty, responsible for all the smoothies, ice creams, and shakes that people ordered. Every time I finished a stack of orders, I would look to my left, and a new, even bigger...

Girl Code

Girl Code

By Kavi Dolasia and Kavi Dolasia

June 3, 2017

When freshman Siena Romito first walked into Computer Programming 1-2, she was met by a sea of fresh-faced, eager-to-learn boys, and two other girls. In the coming weeks, both of the other girls would transfer out, leaving Romito as the sole female in the class. “It was a lot of different things coming...

Humans of Tam: I can’t hide from it, I can’t run from it.

Humans of Tam: I can’t hide from it, I can’t run from it.

By Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

May 31, 2017

High School is not easy. I struggle with bullying a little bit. It’s gotten better, but it’s still kind of hard to deal with every now and then. Once I was walking on the field next to MVMS, and a bunch of juniors at Tam, they might have been drunk, I’m not sure, tackled me and threw a condom f...

In the Moment: The Value of Meditation

In the Moment: The Value of Meditation

May 15, 2017

By Emily Spears As high school students, we like to believe that we are present thinkers, that we are experts at living in the moment and being effortlessly spontaneous. By posting “candid” photos of ourselves on Instagram, and making “phone piles” at parties, we convince ourselves that we a...

The Dis-Kush-ion: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Marin

The Dis-Kush-ion: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Marin

By Nicole Anisgard Parra, Additional Reporting by Kennedy Cook

May 4, 2017

When it was announced in August 2016 that the famed Dipsea Cafe, located in Tam Junction, was to potentially close, it was the talk of the town. The closure became even more discussion worthy when the owner, John Siotos, announced that the building would be reopened as a medical cannabis dispensary....

Whose Games Are You Going To?

Whose Games Are You Going To?

By Celeste Moore

May 2, 2017

Student sections inside the gym get downright rowdy most Friday nights — after 7 p.m. that is. While students and others around Marin fork over a few dollars and get their hand stamped to watch a boys’ basketball game, just 90 minutes earlier only parents, siblings and a handful of players’ friends...

Understanding the FCMAT Report Controversy

Understanding the FCMAT Report Controversy

March 31, 2017

The following is a companion piece to the 2017 April feature, "...And (Quality) Education For All." By Milo Levine The district’s discontent with FCMAT’s findings is to be expected, given that the report listed a variety of grievances against the district. However, these complaints were backed...

…And (Quality) Education For All

…And (Quality) Education For All

By Milo Levine

March 31, 2017

Four years ago, when senior Tre’chaun Berkley first came to Tam from Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, he was nervous. “I felt that I wasn’t ready. Coming from a class with 11 students to a class with 20 is something I had to get used to,” he said. “On top of that, [I worried about] not knowing h...

Getting to Know the Roof Over Our Heads

Getting to Know the Roof Over Our Heads

March 21, 2017

It’s August 3, 1908, and “The Shack” is opening its doors for the first time. This four-room, canvas-roofed building makes up the entirety of Tamalpais High School, a new establishment built just after the devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Four rooms, four classes, four teachers…a...