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Barbara Owens: We owe it to Owens

Barbara Owens: We owe it to Owens

Kara Kneafsey

March 14, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Most students like to brag about the fact that Tupac Shakur went to school here, but we don’t gloat about the accomplishments our staff has achieved over the years. Many don’t know that Tam was the first school in California to distribute condoms to students, or that teachers from Tam helped to cre...

Payton Pelaez: A Sweet Success

Payton Pelaez: A Sweet Success

Emily Stull, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

At 4 a.m., most teenagers can be found asleep in their beds. However, freshman Payton Pelaez can be found in the kitchen covered in head to toe by flour. “My mom had to come down and physically drag me from the kitchen,” the baking phenom said. Pelaez’s passion for baking causes his eyes to l...

A Master at Her Craft

A Master at Her Craft

Niulan Wright

February 7, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

You may know her as the woman who sold you your yearbook and your third pair of P.E. shorts, or as the woman who wears a small tiara when selling homecoming tickets. Others may know her as a campus supervisor, classroom aide, office manager, or budget secretary. However, those who really know her proba...

From Missing to Marking

From Missing to Marking

Zoe Cowan

February 7, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Attendance Clerk Barbara Burroso has come full circle since being a chronically late student at Tam High in the 1960s. “When I first got the job, I went home to my husband and I said ‘I got the job. It’s permanent. The girl who could never get to class on time is now managing attendance.’”...

Dedication to Education

Dedication to Education

Skye Schoenhoeft

February 6, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

  The most recent addition to the Tam staff, Karin Hatton, has already proven her dedication to education and commitment to community in her short time as assistant principal. Hatton has an extensive background in education and has taught both middle schoolers and adults. “I started tea...

Keep Your Blindfolds On

Keep Your Blindfolds On

Josie Spiegelman

February 6, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

When Bird Box came out on December 21st, it seemed as if the whole world had been set on fire. There were immediately jokes and pictures circling around the internet, prompting more and more people to watch the movie and discover what the excitement was about. With 45 million accounts having streame...

Flores: A Taste of Mexico

Flores: A Taste of Mexico

Zoe Cowan, Feature Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Food, Lifestyles, Photos, Reviews

Opened in late 2018 in the space previously occupied by P.F. Changs, Flores is a welcome addition to the Corte Madera Town Center. The Mexican restaurant’s second location boasts a similar menu to their first in San Francisco, highlighting cuisine that honors Mexican tradition. The restaurant enc...

Profile: Robert Amaral

Profile: Robert Amaral

Eli Blum

January 25, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Have you ever finished walking up a large flight of stairs on campus just to see someone cruising around on a golf cart once you’ve reached the top? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Damn, I wish I had a golf cart to ride around campus in”? Well, if you have, there is a good chance that the perso...

I’m Vegan, But…

I’m Vegan, But…

December 11, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

I’m vegan, but I’m not protein deficient, I’m not going to judge you for eating a cheeseburger, and I’m not going to shame you for eating animal products. I’m vegan, but I’m not doing it because it’s a trend. I’m vegan, but I don’t just eat leaves, despite what a surprisingly large amoun...

All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up

October 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

Often debated, but never decided: who serves the best Mexican food in Marin? While most people are content having any burrito, a small niche of hardcore Mexican food connoisseurs have found themselves bitterly at odds with each other over the debate. To settle this disagreement, the four final contend...

Meet Our New AP: Tenisha Tate

Meet Our New AP: Tenisha Tate

October 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Walking into the room 108 in the administrative office, one may remember a tie-clad Mr. Rice there to greet them. Now it’s Assistant Principal Tenisha Tate’s room, and she has already made it her own. “I always feel like if you’re replacing someone, you actually can’t replace them. [Rice] ma...

Sourdough and Sourdough-Nots

Sourdough and Sourdough-Nots

October 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

The complimentary bread is arguably the most important component of a dining-out experience. It’s the part of the meal that sets the tone for the rest. But what makes the perfect piece of bread? To me it consists of a warm combination of golden crunch, a light fluffy interior and a blended taste of slig...

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