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Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Daniel Philpot

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Daniel Philpot

By Kara Kneasfey

September 24, 2018

New history teacher, Daniel Philpot, is sympathizing with his freshman as he also learns to navigate Tam’s campus. “[My first few weeks] have been great, a real change of pace. I was coming from a small private school and the [Tam] community has been great and the students have been really engag...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Erin Gilbert

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Erin Gilbert

By Logan Little

September 24, 2018

Erin Gilbert learned her first spanish verb conjugations in Hogeter classroom 201; several years later, she’s returned to the same room to teach those exact concepts to a new set of eager students.   “They  [my students] remind me what it’s like to be sitting in the desks and not standing...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Michael Slattery

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Michael Slattery

By Kara Kneafsey

September 18, 2018

Special Education teacher Michael Slattery has returned to Tam after one year of teaching in Santa Rosa. “I entered into a teaching credential and masters program and so part of that was that I had to get a job last year and it just turned out that I found this job in Santa Rosa that was really gr...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Rachel Dimon

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Rachel Dimon

By Niulan Wright

September 18, 2018

Rachel Dimon is a new Outreach Specialist in the Wellness Center. Before coming to Tam, she worked in the North Bay as a mental health counselor with teens that struggle with behavioral and emotional issues. At Tam, Dimon is situated in the Wellness Center and works as the first line of help for the...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Jessica Watts

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Jessica Watts

By Tenaya Tremp

September 18, 2018

Normally, zoology and teaching are two professions that don’t intermingle—unless, of course, the students of a particular class are extraordinarily misbehaved. For Jessica Watts, however, her passion for zoology was what initially led her to teaching, and once she started, she never looked back....

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Miriam Cook

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Miriam Cook

By Jessica Bukowski

September 18, 2018

Miriam Cook, a new social studies teacher, is just one month into her first year at Tam, and is already focused on creating the best high school experience for her students. Although Tam’s environment may seem daunting to someone taking on their first full-time teaching job, Cook seems ready for the...

Senior Class President: JayJuan Radford

Senior Class President: JayJuan Radford

By Sophia Krivoruchko and Sophia Krivoruchko

June 11, 2018

Jay Juan Radford’s vision for his term as senior class president was unlike those of candidates preceding him. Going into the election, Radford was skeptical that he would win.  He said he had never really seen students of color as leaders in the Tam student body and wanted to help with this proble...

13 Reasons Why (Or Why Not)

13 Reasons Why (Or Why Not)

By Ravi Joshi-Wander

June 11, 2018

13 tapes, 13 episodes. That was the premise of the first season of “13 Reasons Why,” the 2017 Netflix series that depicted the suicide of high school student Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). The show told her story through the lens of cassette tapes that she had made detailing the 13 people sh...

Reaching Out With Robotics

Reaching Out With Robotics

By Tessa Flynn

June 11, 2018

Sophomore Kavi Dolasia led her two middle school robotics teams to compete in the third annual Reaching Out With Robotics (ROWR) Games at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, on April 18. The competition was made possible in part by ROWR, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM...

Yamaecha Davis and Ta’ Naejah Reed: Fighting for an End to Gun Violence

Yamaecha Davis and Ta’ Naejah Reed: Fighting for an End to Gun Violence

By Abigail Frazee

May 22, 2018

On April 20th, Tam High students partook in the national walkout to protest gun violence and to remember the lives lost twenty years ago in the Columbine shooting. Students and guest speakers spoke, including Tam junior Yamaecha Davis and sophomore Ta’ Naejah Reed. They were among the few people of...

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

By Michael Diamandakis

May 22, 2018

On April 19, 2018, J. Cole released KOD, his eighth studio album. KOD’s 12 tracks explore typical J. Cole themes: drugs, life in poverty, ascent to stardom, copious cash, and the complexity of love, all topics Cole has discussed in past albums, such as 2014 Forest Hills Drive  4 Your Eyez Only. Ho...