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Cheer begins alternating boys and girls games

Cheer begins alternating boys and girls games

By Ilaria Montenecourt

December 16, 2018

This year marks the first time in Tam history that the cheerleading team will attend an equal number of boys and girls basketball games. After much anticipation, and two trial games cheering at girls games last year, they finally made it official when they cheered at the girls home basketball game aga...

Winter rally postponed until January

Winter rally postponed until January

By Stevi Dunn

December 16, 2018

The winter rally scheduled for Friday, December 7 was rescheduled by leadership and Tam administration for January 18. The change of date for the event was ultimately due to scheduling and organizational concerns. Considering the events of the homecoming rally on September 28, where some student per...

Annual art fair raises money for art department

Annual art fair raises money for art department

By John Halloran

December 15, 2018

Tam’s annual Visual Arts Winter Faire took place on November 29-30 under a tent in Freshman Court. For two days each winter, a massive white canopy envelops the area to showcase student work from the previous semester, offer certain items for sale, and raise money in order to continue offering the ...

District considers consolidating, cutting electives

District considers consolidating, cutting electives

By Benjy Wall-Feng

December 14, 2018

Administrators, teachers, and students across the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) are discussing the potential proposal of a number of cost-cutting changes to scheduling policies next year, according to Tam principal J.C. Farr and multiple teachers. If the changes are proposed and approved...

AP Angela Gramlick plans to leave Tam

AP Angela Gramlick plans to leave Tam

By Ian Duncanson

December 14, 2018

Assistant principal Angela Gramlick will leave Tam on December 21, the last day of the school semester, to accept a new job as principal at Ross Elementary School. The Tam community was notified of the decision in an email sent by principal J.C. Farr on Monday, December 10. “I think quite a few a...

Crackdown: Admin introduces new attendance policies

Crackdown: Admin introduces new attendance policies

By Max Goldberg and Charlie Rosgen

December 14, 2018

In an effort to reduce student tardiness and establish a punctual culture at Tam, the administration introduced two new tardy policies in the final months of the first semester.   The first initiative was announced on December 5 via the administrative newsletter. If a student is late to the same ...

Frugoli becomes Marin County district attorney

Frugoli becomes Marin County district attorney

By Logan Little

December 14, 2018

Lori Frugoli narrowly beat out Anna Pletcher for Marin County district attorney by a margin of 386 votes, determined on November 30 after more than three weeks of vote counting. Pletcher still has the option to file for a recount, although it is unclear at this time whether or not a recount will take pla...

Measure J passes, implements parcel tax to mitigate district budget crisis

Measure J passes, implements parcel tax to mitigate district budget crisis

By Milo Levine and Skye Schoenhoeft

November 28, 2018

Measure J passed with 74 percent of the vote on Election Day, November 6. According to the official Marin County website, this measure “protects high quality education with local funding that cannot be taken by the state” by implementing a levy of an additional $149 per parcel for four years, on t...

Bomb threat forces middle school evacuation

Bomb threat forces middle school evacuation

By Lucas Rosevear

November 27, 2018

Students and staff at Mill Valley Middle School were forced to evacuate today after a bomb threat was made. Students were moved to the Mill Valley Community Center to await pickup while police swept the school’s buildings with specially trained dogs, according to Mill Valley public information offic...

Petition to close county schools due to smoke gains 80,000 signatures

Petition to close county schools due to smoke gains 80,000 signatures

By Kennedy Cook

November 14, 2018

In response to heavy smoke and an air quality index rating of 174 (considered “unhealthy”) from the Camp Fire in Butte County, concerned parents, students, and teachers hoped for school to be cancelled on November 13 for health purposes. An online petition on change.org named “Keep Us Safe: Unhe...

Camp Fire becomes deadliest in California’s history

Camp Fire becomes deadliest in California’s history

By Ike Perl

November 14, 2018

The Camp Fire in Butte County has been growing in size since it started at 6:30 a.m. on November 8. The Butte County Sheriff Department sent out their first evacuation notice on Twitter about an hour after the fire started. The notice read “EVACUATION ORDER: Due to a fire in the area, an evacuat...

Former Tam student arrested in San Rafael drug bust

Former Tam student arrested in San Rafael drug bust

By Kennedy Cook

October 26, 2018

Investigators arrested former Tam student Michael Wong, 18, in his San Rafael home on the evening of October 23. They seized various narcotics, a stun gun, and a handgun that was reported stolen last year in San Jose. After the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force opened the investigation earlier...