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News, Opinion, & Multimedia for Tamalpais High School

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Hand in hand: Cafeteria sustainability at Tam

By Anya Godfrey, Reporter February 5, 2024
Tamalpais High School's cafeteria is often overshadowed by the popularity of off-campus lunch, but it still generates large amounts of waste through single-use plastic packaging. Is cafeteria sustainability a reasonable goal for the school, and is it worth the trouble?
Graphic by Jackson Van Til

Slim pickings for parking

By Molly Eisenberg, Reporter February 5, 2024

The time has officially come: the back parking lot (BPL) is now closed to seniors. Construction has finally begun after months of anticipation. It was supposed to start in August, but is only beginning...

Lauren Felder (left) and Emerson Swift (right) read their parts of the letter.

Editorial: The Tam News needs two classes next year

By Emerson Swift and Editorial Staff January 25, 2024

Dear Tamalpais Union High School Board of Trustees,  We are Tam High students who write, edit, and produce The Tam News and care about the future of this important publication. This past year The Tam...

Should home economics be required?

Should home economics be required?

By Molly Eisenberg, Reporter January 22, 2024

The study of home economics has been lost over the past few decades. Home economics, is a course consisting of human development, cooking, sewing, family finances, and more. From the 1960s to the late...

How the comedy show Big Mouth actually tackles important themes

How the comedy show ‘Big Mouth’ actually tackles important themes

January 22, 2024

“Big Mouth” has been a Netflix hit for years, taking off after its first season in 2017. With its unique cartoon style, fantasy monster characters, and mature humor, “Big Mouth” stood out from...

The best study spots in Mill Valley

The best study spots in Mill Valley

By Sophia Tiemens, Reporter December 1, 2023

Study environments have a profound effect on students, especially in high school. It's important for one to have a quiet and comfortable environment where students can do their absolute best. It's great...

Counseling Issues

By Editorial November 18, 2023

With college application season in full swing, Tamalpais High School seniors and juniors applying to schools feel immense amounts of stress and pressure. However, some students who can relax with no worry...

Why is a gap year beneficial?

Why is a gap year beneficial?

By Delaney Bobbitt November 16, 2023

High school students deal with constant pressure: getting good grades, fitting in among their peers, applying to colleges, and figuring out what to do as an adult. Adding on to that, high school is becoming...

The real issue with monetizing college sports

The real issue with monetizing college sports

By Sophia Weinberg November 15, 2023

While college football fanatics argue over the chaotic dismantling of the Pacific 12 (Pac 12) conference, it is vital to recognize the larger implications.  Pac 12 is a collegiate athletic conference...

The best years of my life

The best years of my life

By Natalie Popper November 14, 2023

The high school experience is a stressful, rocky journey. It is hard enough with demanding classes, social complications, and extracurriculars that excessive pressure is unnecessary. Whether it’s from...

Does technology actually benefit society?

Does technology actually benefit society?

By Tyler Byrne, Reporter November 10, 2023

Sunday, Oct. 8. It was a normal weekend for me, and I woke up to my 9:00 a.m. alarm. I went downstairs, heated up some breakfast, and called my parents who aren’t in the house. After talking with them...

New parking lot results in surplus

By Satya Schiller November 6, 2023
Over the past few years, parking has been a constant problem at Tamalpais High School. In attempts to dissolve this issue, Tam received a grant of $495,000 for construction of a new temporary parking lot, but the estimated cost of the temporary parking lot is only $236,639. This raises the question: where will the extra quarter million dollars be best spent? 
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