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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 crimes extend farther than individual students’ loss of property. The thefts discourage students...

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 go to a different class. Last year the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) teachers voted...

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 growing video arm, and met with members of the Tam administration to present the video project to the...

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 structure of its information and instructional technology programs. An agenda from an April...

A Word on Referees

A Word on Referees

By Mae Puckett, Jackson Twilling & Chris Yip

June 7, 2013

We’ve all been there. The score is tied with seconds left to play. Your teammate is about to score when a sharp whistle screeches across the field. The referee has called a penalty, ending the scoring opportunity. In this kind of situation, it’s normal to feel disappointed, cheated out of the...

EDITORIAL: Peer Resource’s Distracted Driving Campaign

By Staff

May 14, 2013

Peer Resource organized a distracted driving campaign from April 30 to May 1, which aimed at raising student awareness of the perils of texting and driving through games, presentations and videos. As with Every 15 Minutes, Tam’s drunk driving awareness program held every four years, the challenge was...

EDITORIAL: The Injustice of Tradition

By Staff

April 24, 2013

Ever since the Red-Tailed Hawk became the mascot in 1989, a small group has advocated bringing the old “Indian” mascot back. There’s no question as to whether the old mascot was offensive; every Native American interviewed in this month’s feature thought the mascot’s portrayal was degrading....

EDITORIAL: Tam’s Schedule in Debate

By Staff

March 13, 2013

By next fall, the Tam bell schedule may change. The faculty are contractually guaranteed the right to periodically re-examine our school’s daily schedule and then decide on whether or not to alter it. The current review deadline is April 30. The teachers, who are set to vote over the course of one...

EDITORIAL: Tam’s Next Principal

EDITORIAL: Tam’s Next Principal

By The Tam News Staff

February 14, 2013

Following the immediate resignation of Principal Thomas Drescher on January 28, many students have reflected on what qualities in a new principal would benefit Tam. One important quality is visibility. Getting out and talking to kids helps our principal have a stronger connection with the students...

EDITORIAL: Isolation

By Staff

January 8, 2013

You can probably relate to that uncomfortable moment when your teacher tells you to choose your own partners for a project. A silent search ensues as the teacher keeps talking; you strive to make eye contact in hopes of establishing a partnership. Your search fails as everyone who meets your glance...

EDITORIAL: Life After High School and the Gap Between Students and Gap Years

By Staff

January 5, 2013

To overworked students, the idea of twelve months of freedom is extremely appealing. A year to slow down, gain invaluable work experience, or explore the world provides students with the time and opportunity to take a break and prepare to plunge into college. But only a few 2012 Tam graduates took...

EDITORIAL: Tam High Gossip

EDITORIAL: Tam High Gossip

September 26, 2012

A new blog struck a nerve this month with posts of gossip about Tam students. This type of blog is detrimental to the accepting atmosphere that Tam promotes, and harms student reputations with potentially illegal misinformation. Posting untruths online can have a very real consequence. It’s called...