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Vince Lars: Saxaphonist to the Stars

Vince Lars: Saxaphonist to the Stars

By Franny Kiles

December 10, 2015

Vince Lars has been a beloved guest artist in the Tam jazz band and symphonic orchestra for nearly seven years, but his time spent in the Tam music community is just a snippet of his life as a musician. Over the years, Lars used his skills as a saxophonist to perform with Beyonce and Destiny’s Child...

Artist of the Issue Q&A: Isabel Alamin

Artist of the Issue Q&A: Isabel Alamin

By Connor Norton

December 10, 2015

Junior Isabel Alamin is an Advanced Placement Art student who has been making art since sixth grade with her mechanical pencil.  She has since graduated to charcoal and acrylic paint.   I see a lot of different mediums represented in your art. How did you start using such a wide variety of tools? It used ...

Artist of the Issue: Annie Blackadar

Artist of the Issue: Annie Blackadar

By Megan Butt

November 5, 2015

At the age of three, freshman Annie Blackadar entered the monumental world of music after observing a violin class. “There was a beginner’s violin course after my [beginner’s music] class  and I would stay and watch them,” Blackadar said. “I asked my parents if I could play violin.” He...

Cierra Haynesworth Takes the Mic

Cierra Haynesworth Takes the Mic

By Ethan Lawrence

October 19, 2015

Senior Cierra Haynesworth has been chosen by the rally committee as the new Master of Ceremonies (MC). Haynesworth is looking forward to keeping up the rallies’ high energy and fun. She has watched the MC’s over her years at Tam and feels that she has what it takes. “I wanted to be the MC to...

Cub to Eagle: Grant’s Scouting Evolution

Cub to Eagle: Grant’s Scouting Evolution

By Illaria Lobo

October 19, 2015

Since the age of five, senior Elliot Grant has been on the journey towards becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. Over the years, Grant has learned about survival skills and earned over twenty merit badges. He is now  dedicated to his service project at Nicasio Autistic Ranch....

Picus Enters the Political Arena

Picus Enters the Political Arena

By James Finn

September 21, 2015

It’s certainly rare to come across anyone who has written three books, competed as a professional martial arts fighter, worked as a wrestling and football coach, given lectures on cognitive physics, witnessed the carnage wreaked during hurricane Katrina, can bench-press 315 pounds, and has earned a...

New Computer Science Teacher Defies Stereotypes

New Computer Science Teacher Defies Stereotypes

By Franny Kiles

September 21, 2015

Kelly Kennedy, the new computer science and math teacher, disproves stereotypes that claim engineering and computer science are fields solely meant for men. As another school year begins, she enters the community as a role model for girls who are contemplating careers in technology. Kennedy was certainly...

Ignon’s Silent Struggle

By Kennedy Cook

September 21, 2015

The doctor told freshman Lily Ignon the lump was probably just swollen lymph nodes, nothing really, but her mother had to be sure. Soon after her exam, Ignon was given an X-ray at UCSF. She awaited her results anxiously. During Ignon’s initial exam, the Doctor was not pushing the idea of getting...

Artist of the Issue: Connor Barr

Artist of the Issue: Connor Barr

By Jackson Gathard

May 27, 2015

Junior Connor Barr found his passion for photography upon arriving at Tam. “I really started having a serious interest for it in the past few years. I started learning how to take photos and how to properly use a camera in my first year at Tam, and I really owe everything I’ve accomplished up unti...

Our Graduating Class of 2015(16?)

Our Graduating Class of 2015(16?)

By Hannah Chorley

April 23, 2015

What grade are you in? A seemingly simple question with four simple possible answers: 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Yet, for Avi Cahn — originally a member of the class of 2016 — this question takes a lot longer to explain. Is she a junior? Well, if she was a part of the class of 2016, that would...

Subversive Gang Gains Local Recognition

Subversive Gang Gains Local Recognition

By James Finn

April 23, 2015

Rap has long played a significant role in the musical culture of the Bay Area. Artists ranging from the beloved Tam alum 2Pac to the more recent phenoms like Lil’ B and HBK Gang have not only emerged as influential figures in the realm of Bay Area rap, but across the country and around the world. Southern...