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The Mill Valley Music Man

The Mill Valley Music Man

By Samantha Glocker, Reporter

April 5, 2019

It’s a rainy day in Mill Valley, and Gary Scheuenstuhl has just received a shipment of CD’s. He sits tucked behind his register, a wall of records, books, and loose leaf paper encircling him. Vinyl is everywhere. In the window, records tied on cotton strings dangle and under the stairs a collecti...

Review: A Star is Born

Review: A Star is Born

By Emily Spears

March 26, 2019

There’s a lot that goes into the making of a good romance movie, and frankly, romantic films seem to be sparse in the past couple of years. But A Star is Born, released October 5, 2018, hit a lot of sweet spots for audiences across the country. Produced by, directed by, and starring Bradley Cooper, th...

Barbara Owens: We owe it to Owens

Barbara Owens: We owe it to Owens

By Kara Kneafsey

March 14, 2019

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

By Emily Stull, Reporter

March 13, 2019

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

By Niulan Wright

February 7, 2019

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

By Zoe Cowan

February 7, 2019

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

By Skye Schoenhoeft

February 6, 2019

  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

By Josie Spiegelman

February 6, 2019

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

By Zoe Cowan, Feature Editor

February 6, 2019

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...

Keeping it Clean

Keeping it Clean

By Ephets Head

January 27, 2019

No matter if you eat meat or not and no matter what your reasons this solution could drastically benefit your health and the environment. Tam and Marin as a whole is a healthy and moral conscious population. A substantial amount of students are vegetarians or vegans. Furthermore, while many Marin...

Profile: Robert Amaral

Profile: Robert Amaral

By Eli Blum

January 25, 2019

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

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...