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JSA registers students to vote

JSA registers students to vote

By Benjy Wall-Feng

October 18, 2018

Members of JSA went into 25 junior and senior social studies classes on October 15 with the intent of registering or pre-registering students to vote. "We go through our slideshow, we have everyone take out their phones, computers, anything that they can use," junior and JSA president Avery Schoen,...

Bolinas skatepark remodeled

Bolinas skatepark remodeled

By Josie Spiegelman

October 17, 2018

Renovations to the Mesa Skatepark in Bolinas were completed after a two-week construction period that started on September 4 and ended on September 15. The improvements to the park are geared towards skateboarders with less experience, as well as those wanting to improve their skills, and include addit...

District attorney election pits inside experience against outside perspective

District attorney election pits inside experience against outside perspective

By Benjy Wall-Feng

October 17, 2018

One of the most contested races in Marin County will be the runoff election for county district attorney between Lori Frugoli and Anna Pletcher on November 6. A June 5 election gave Frugoli and Pletcher 48.9 and 30.6 percent of the vote, respectively, and a third candidate, A.J. Brady, received 20...

Measure J dominates Board of Trustees election

Measure J dominates Board of Trustees election

By Leah Fullerton

October 17, 2018

An election for three open positions on the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees will take place on November 6, national Election Day. Current members Laura Anderson, Chuck Ford, and Michael Futterman declined reelection following the end of their four-year terms this year. Cand...

Dual Stream Recycling Pilot Program debuts

Dual Stream Recycling Pilot Program debuts

By Jessica Bukowski

October 16, 2018

The Mill Valley Refuse Service began requiring select Mill Valley, Tiburon, and Corte Madera neighborhoods to participate in a new recycling program, which will last from September 3 until December 29. The new program is called the Dual Stream Recycling Pilot Program, functioning by alternating the ...

Homecoming Dance 2018

Homecoming Dance 2018

By Logan Little

October 11, 2018

The Associated Student Body (ASB) threw this year’s homecoming dance on September 30 from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. “The dance was significantly better than some homecoming dances in the past,” senior and ASB vice president Dolan Clahan said. “Not everyone always likes the DJ, but I thought the d...

Homecoming rally erupts in controversy

Homecoming rally erupts in controversy

By Skye Schoenhoeft

October 11, 2018

The homecoming rally on September 28 received backlash from some students and staff for a number of questionable moments, some of which contained racist behavior. The events in question included juniors and seniors throwing water balloons at each other, white students dressed in Rastafarian hats with...

Aftermath: sexual harrassment training

By Benjy Wall-Feng and Benjy Wall-Feng

September 25, 2018

An email sent by Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) superintendent Tara Taupier to members of the community on September 11 discussed the district’s “ongoing response to the issues of sexual harassment and gender discrimination.” One of the strategies cited by Taupier was the sexual hara...

Leadership plans ambitious homecoming

Leadership plans ambitious homecoming

By Lucas Rosevear

September 24, 2018

“You know what your title should be,” junior Theo Koffman said of my article. “Tam High School: The Best Homecoming Yet.” While the anticipated homecoming is still a few weeks away from its September 29 date, the enthusiasm of this year’s Leadership team is apparent in their grandiose ideas...

Redwood updates parking policy, removes off-campus lunch

Redwood updates parking policy, removes off-campus lunch

By Ilaria Montenecourt

September 23, 2018

Redwood High School along with the Central Marin Police Department recently developed a new parking policy that will begin in 2019. Like Tam, Redwood suffers from a shortage of parking spaces combined with increased enrollment. In response, the school has decided to issue parking permits to students who...

Tam implements new phone policy

Tam implements new phone policy

By Lola Leuterio

September 21, 2018

Administration has implemented a new cell phone policy for this school year which requires students to turn off their devices and place them in a classroom caddy for the duration of the period. According to the policy, teachers are permitted to allow cell phone usage if it is related to the coursewor...

Vogelstein steps down as coach of mock trial

Vogelstein steps down as coach of mock trial

By Skye Schoenhoeft

September 21, 2018

After 23 years as the mock trial head coach, with 23 consecutive county championships, David Vogelstein is retiring from the position to become an adviser. He will remain with the team in a more limited role. “I’m involved a minimal way … but I’m not coaching anymore,” Vogelstein said. ...