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Breaking Through Breakthrough Day

Breaking Through Breakthrough Day

February 9, 2018

In February 2017, Tam had its first ever “Breakthrough Day,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of Operation Breakthrough, an event intended to promote racial understanding and organized by students in response to race riots on campus. Breakthrough Day admirably sought to address racial inequa...

EDITORIAL: Ending the STEM Supremacy

December 18, 2017

Most writing is bad. Anyone who’s suffered through the dreaded peer editing session or seen the anguish on the face of an English teacher facing a tall stack of papers to grade knows this. Yet many people continue to think of the humanities, disciplines founded on writing, as easier than math and science...

EDITORIAL: The Artist vs. Their Art

November 15, 2017

In the weeks following The New York Times’ story on Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual harassment and assault in early October, as more and more people have come forward to accuse prominent pop culture figures of misconduct or abuse,  with a frustratingly complex question: Is it possible to sepa...

Editorial: Current Events in the Classroom

By The Tam News Staff

October 26, 2017

All around us, crisis and disaster run rampant. The months of September and October brought vicious hurricanes, the deadliest mass shooting to date, a twitter beef backed by nuclear weapons, incredibly divisive NFL protests, and devastating fires in Northern California. During this tumultuous time our ...

EDITORIAL: Dreams Deferred

September 22, 2017

DACA, an Obama-era immigration policy may be revoked. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA, was an executive order put in place in 2012 by the Obama administration. DACA protects immigrants that arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and who’ve lived in the states...

EDITORIAL: The Vicious Cycle

June 5, 2017

Casual followers of the news could be forgiven for thinking that Donald Trump’s 3 a.m. tweets were the most important event of the day. But with this evaluation, they’d be forgetting three separate famines, insurrection in Turkey, a civil war in South Sudan, and a new charter for Hamas, just to name ...

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

June 2, 2017

The annual scavenger hunts, referred to by those involved as the “scav hunt,” is a high school tradition that takes place in late May. This year’s junior scavenger hunt took place on May 26, with approximately 60 juniors participating. Like any scavenger hunt, the goal is to complete a list of t...

EDITORIAL: In Defense of Teen Privacy

EDITORIAL: In Defense of Teen Privacy

March 29, 2017

Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke sent an email to parents of Marin County public school students on March 15 warning parents of the dangers of teen drinking and drug use as prom and graduation season approaches. In her opinion piece attached to the email titled, “Parents Must B...

EDITORIAL: Operation Breakthrough

EDITORIAL: Operation Breakthrough

February 10, 2017

Fifty years ago, as racial tensions divided the nation, Tam High was no exception. From 1964 to 1968, more than 100 American cities were swept by race riots. Faced by this violent expression of hopelessness many members of the Unites States’ northern white community drew back from its reformist sta...

Editorial: Mental Health Stigma

Editorial: Mental Health Stigma

January 12, 2017

It’s no surprise to many of us that mental health issues such as depression, O.C.D., and bipolar disorders plague our school. According to the most recent Healthy Kids Survey from 2016, 30 percent of juniors at Tam had experienced chronic sad and hopeless feelings and 13 percent had considered attem...

Editorial: The Problem with Fake News

January 12, 2017

On December 4, a man walked into a neighborhood pizza place with a gun, positive that he was about to encounter a vast conspiracy involving child sexual abuse and Hillary Clinton. What brought him there? Fake news. The man in question was quickly arrested. Later that night, however, Michael Flynn Jr., so...

Propositions: How they affect your future

Propositions: How they affect your future

By The Tam News Staff

November 1, 2016

By November 8, we as citizens are mandated by democracy to exercise our right to vote on a wide array of issues. As of now, most California citizens have received their ballots which include various propositions in addition to party nominated offices. Some of the propositions included on this year’s agend...