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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

Editorial: Presidential Moderators Need to Push Back

Editorial: Presidential Moderators Need to Push Back

By Tam News Staff October 11, 2016

The first presidential debate of this election garnered a record 84 million viewers. News organizations across the globe have analyzed every word the candidates said. But another important aspect to consider...

EDITORIAL: Standards-Based Grading

By Staff May 12, 2016

Standards-based grading (SBG) is a popular and new grading strategy whose use has expanded in the district over the past few years. SBG aims to assess students solely on whether they have acquired identified...

EDITORIAL: Parkin' Problems

EDITORIAL: Parkin’ Problems

By Staff April 8, 2016

The lack of parking at Tam has been at the forefront of student conversation, often outshining other topics - prom, standardized testing, college acceptances and decisions, grades - as the most complained...

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