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Artist of the Issue: Audrey Romjue

Artist of the Issue: Audrey Romjue

By Jackson Gathard

March 24, 2015

Junior Audrey Romjue found her love for photography at an early age. “I got a small Sony Cybershot camera for Christmas one year, and I began taking photos and videos of my friends at home, at school, and at parties. The photos I took then were mainly just for fun; the only place they went was Face...

A Sign From Above

A Sign From Above

By Sarah Asch

March 24, 2015

Five years ago, a sign appeared on the sidewalk in front of the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, located between Mill Valley Middle School and Tam. Unbeknownst to the majority of the Mill Valley citizens who drove past the sign every day, its installation was the direct work of Pastor Kim Smith,...

Artist of the Issue: Paden McNiff

Artist of the Issue: Paden McNiff

By Claire Donohue

October 24, 2014

  Junior Paden McNiff discovered her interest in photography at the start of high school. “I had a lot of friends that had nice cameras and liked taking pictures, so I saved up to buy my own and became more and more interested in [photography],” McNiff said.   McNiff’s eye for ...

Lowry Makes a Splash at the Marine Center

Lowry Makes a Splash at the Marine Center

By Devon Stoeber

October 2, 2014

Junior Colette Lowry spent her summer vacation in a different way than one might expect. Rather than sleeping in until 12 or 1 in the afternoon, Lowry began her Sunday and Monday mornings at 6:30 a.m. by heading over to the Marine Mammal Center, where she interned at a summer program called Youth Crew,...

Profile: Bella Amyx

Profile: Bella Amyx

By Caroline Frost

June 12, 2014

Soccer player Bella Amyx is currently being recruited by University of Pacific, Sonoma State and Portland State. Amyx started playing soccer at the age of six and has been playing at Tam since she was a freshmen. Her goal when she started high school has always been to play three sports all four years. Now ...

Mary Crowe to Retire from Tam’s Library

Mary Crowe to Retire from Tam’s Library

By Holly Parkin

June 11, 2014

Most students, no matter what grade, have probably met Tam librarian Mary Crowe at some point in their high school career. Whether helping a student with a project, suggesting a fun new book, or even telling kids not eat their lunch in the library during a last minute study session, Crowe has alwa...

Reaching Out: Jane Hall Retires and Leaves Behind a Legacy of Service

Reaching Out: Jane Hall Retires and Leaves Behind a Legacy of Service

By Emma Boczek and Emma Talkoff

June 11, 2014

Jane Hall’s time at Tam has been anything but conventional. Over her 16-year career here as a special education teacher, Hall has built homes with her students through Habitat for Humanity and driven her students to the jobs and internships she helped them obtain through the career program she...

Bidding Farewell to Susan Gertman

Bidding Farewell to Susan Gertman

By Cassie Jeong

June 11, 2014

You know her from her workshops on everything from financial aid to college essays, conducting class-wide surveys on Naviance, or sending out informational emails on upcoming events and scholarships. Her lookout perches on the busiest part of campus — the intersection of the two Keyser buildings —...

The Jetsonettes: Merging Feminism and Music

The Jetsonettes: Merging Feminism and Music

By Holly Parkin

May 18, 2014

Juniors Nichole Cochary and Daisy Meisler have found a way to bring two of their passions together, combining feminism and music through their band, the Jetsonettes. Founded in mid-2013, the Jetsonettes already have a growing set of original songs written and performed by Cochary and Meisler, who play guitar and bass, respectively. The two are a good ...

2 Minutes – 10 Questions, with Sam Novic

2 Minutes – 10 Questions, with Sam Novic

By Kate Luebkeman

May 13, 2014

Sam Novic risks it all as he attempts to answer 10 questions in 2 minutes or he will get pied in the face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6alnzOddOyM

Nick Barella: From Paper to Props

Nick Barella: From Paper to Props

By Haydn Wall

April 22, 2014

Last year, senior Nick Barella and his friend decided to try to build a laser rifle from the popular game Fallout 3. What started as a way to pass the time with a friend quickly became a potentially profitable skill. Since making that first gun, Barella has made a replica Captain America shield and a...

Ashley Baker: Behind the Scenes

Ashley Baker: Behind the Scenes

By Elizabeth Archer

November 13, 2013

Juggling classes at Tamiscal High School, directing and acting in Tam’s drama program, and classes at ACT (American Conservatory Theatre), junior Ashley Baker has found a sense of independence both on and off stage. Baker’s interest in theater began as a summer activity, but quickly morphed into...