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EDITORIAL: Beyond Fractions

EDITORIAL: Beyond Fractions

By Tam News Staff November 1, 2014

As portrayed in this month’s feature, Tam’s Running for Change program aims to assist kids that are struggling either academically or in life, and help them use running as a tool to better themselves....

EDITORIAL: Change for the Better?

EDITORIAL: Change for the Better?

By Tam News Staff October 2, 2014

Last year, College and Career Center specialist Susan Gertman retired, leaving a vacancy that was filled at the start of the 2014-15 school year. Less than two weeks into this year, however, Principal...

EDITORIAL: Different Forms of Success

EDITORIAL: Different Forms of Success

By Tam News Staff June 11, 2014

With graduation on the horizon, there is palpable tension surrounding the oft-asked question “What are you doing next year?” A common assumption at such a high-achieving high school is that all seniors...

EDITORIAL: On the Stigma of Eating Disorders

By Tam News Staff May 27, 2014

Aspects of media and our society have contributed to the impression that all eating disorders stem solely from negative body image or “feeling fat." Along with this, there is also the expectation that...

EDITORIAL: Making Field Trips Available to All

EDITORIAL: Making Field Trips Available to All

By Tam News Staff April 24, 2014

Tam is a school that is privileged to offer its students a variety of field trips every year. From small trips to Mill Valley City Hall to numerous foreign trips, our school provides learning opportunities...

EDITORIAL: All Quiet on the District Front

EDITORIAL: All Quiet on the District Front

By Tam News Staff March 29, 2014

The recent announcement that three non-tenured math teachers were designated non-reelect by Principal Julie Synyard and will not return next year stirred rumors, petitions and outrage within the Tam community....

EDITORIAL: Academic Support Systems

EDITORIAL: Academic Support Systems

February 13, 2014

Many private tutoring options are available in the Tam community, but private tutoring is a way of tying academic performance to financial expenditure, putting some students at an advantage or disadvantage...

EDITORIAL: Coping With Loss in the Community

EDITORIAL: Coping With Loss in the Community

By the Tam News Staff December 21, 2013

A number of deaths have shaken Tam this semester. Although this is a difficult subject to discuss, it is important that a conversation regarding grief remains open. We are all affected by loss, directly...

EDITORIAL: Transportation Limited by Theft

EDITORIAL: Transportation Limited by Theft

By Tam News Staff November 17, 2013

As reported in this issue’s article “Bike Theft Spike Prompts Security Re-evaluation,” the Tam community is dealing with the effects of a recent increase in bike thefts. The implications of these...

EDITORIAL: Re-Examining Our Tutorial System

EDITORIAL: Re-Examining Our Tutorial System

By Tam News Staff November 7, 2013

Our current schedule allows for two one-hour tutorial periods a week where students go to a “home room” class where they can either stay and do homework or get a pass from one of their teachers to...

EDITORIAL: Student Involvement in District

EDITORIAL: Student Involvement in District

October 7, 2013

This past summer and this fall, our publication gained some firsthand experience with local politics. We sought Tam and district administration approval for the purchase of new equipment to support our...

EDITORIAL: Centralizing Technology in the District

EDITORIAL: Centralizing Technology in the District

By Staff June 11, 2013

In hopes of alleviating the frequent problems that students and teachers face when using district technology, the Tamalpais Union High School District Board of Trustees has begun to examine the organizational...

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