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Breakthrough Day is Worth Doing Well

Breakthrough Day is Worth Doing Well

By Benjy Wall-Feng

June 24, 2019

The disorganized nature of the event inhibited its ability to start a constructive conversation, and may have actually dissuaded people from listening further.

EDITORIAL: Sorry About That

EDITORIAL: Sorry About That

By Editorial Staff

June 24, 2019

A local high school student’s YouTube channel featuring Islamophobic, racist, and other fringe right-wing content under the guise of satire went viral. But whether to react to an instance of hateful alt-right messaging at all is a crucial question.

The Reality of Ramadan

The Reality of Ramadan

By Khadija Nakhuda

June 24, 2019

People hold many misconceptions that make “fasting month” sound miserable. But for Muslims it’s the favorite time of year.

Editorial: Not All Fun and Games

Editorial: Not All Fun and Games

By Editorial Staff

June 7, 2019

An event which casually encourages sexual assault, peer pressure, illicit and dangerous drug use should never be dismissed as a simple tradition.

A Plea for Mathematics

By John Overton

June 6, 2019

Mathematics has some intrinsic value, and you don’t have to be a genius to understand or appreciate it.

Breaking Through

Breaking Through

By Ian Duncanson

May 22, 2019

This is a public service announcement, made for you; the reader, the student, the teacher, the staff member, the parent. On May 22nd, 2019, Tam High will be having it’s “52nd” anniversary of Breakthrough day. The purpose is to spend two hours breaking past racial barriers and to come together a...

Entitled Mill Valley Moms: My Experience in the Service Industry

Entitled Mill Valley Moms: My Experience in the Service Industry

By Zoe Cowan

April 29, 2019

After working at a local juice bar for a little over a year, I’ve come to learn what it’s like to work in the service industry in Marin. From unruly little league players to senior citizens looking for a vitamin store, I’ve seen it all. However, the worst of the worst comes in the form of enti...

Moving from Petaluma to Marin

Moving from Petaluma to Marin

By Chelsea Catarozoli, Reporter

April 28, 2019

As I walked into Tam on my first day attending a Marin county school, I was not only greeted with a group of a new, unfamiliar faces but a whole new, unfamiliar atmosphere. I no longer saw cowboy boots and Petaluma students revving the engines of their pickup trucks but was surrounded by Airpods, Lulu...

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

By Editorial Staff

April 16, 2019

Rumors regarding Michael Jackson’s pedophilic relationships with underage boys have been circulating the media for more than a decade. The release of  “Leaving Neverland,” a damning documentary examining Jackson’s alleged pedophilia, has spurred a fresh wave of the classic debate: how does o...

Dress to impress

Dress to impress

By Samantha Ferro

April 16, 2019

In the fifth grade, most girls get their ears pierced or shop at Brandy Melville for the first time. I, on the other hand, was purchasing my first blazer. And that is where it all began.   Always looking as if I am walking into a business meeting, I’m the type of person to wear dress shirts, blazers, and ple...

Editorial: Are We Part of the Problem with Privilege?

Editorial: Are We Part of the Problem with Privilege?

By Editorial Staff

March 26, 2019

On Monday, March 11, the biggest college admissions scandal in U.S. history was uncovered. In an indictment by the FBI, now known as the Varsity Blues case, fifty people including thirty-three parents (three of which are from Marin), were alleged to have partaken in a series of crimes ranging from f...

A Cheap New Trend

A Cheap New Trend

By Camille Shakirova, Photo Editor

March 13, 2019

Sometimes, stepping into the Tam hallways can feel like a time warp. I’m constantly drowning in ‘80s-style high-waisted jeans and bright jackets that scream ‘90s. Yesterday, I could have sworn I saw Duckie from Pretty in Pink walking through Orange Court. Fashion inspiration is taken from ...