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Entitled Mill Valley Moms: My Experience in the Service Industry

Entitled Mill Valley Moms: My Experience in the Service Industry

By Zoe Cowan

April 29, 2019

After working at a local juice bar for a little over a year, I’ve come to learn what it’s like to work in the service industry in Marin. From unruly little league players to senior citizens looking for a vitamin store, I’ve seen it all. However, the worst of the worst comes in the form of enti...

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

By Editorial Staff

April 16, 2019

Rumors regarding Michael Jackson’s pedophilic relationships with underage boys have been circulating the media for more than a decade. The release of  “Leaving Neverland,” a damning documentary examining Jackson’s alleged pedophilia, has spurred a fresh wave of the classic debate: how does o...

Dress to impress

Dress to impress

By Samantha Ferro

April 16, 2019

In the fifth grade, most girls get their ears pierced or shop at Brandy Melville for the first time. I, on the other hand, was purchasing my first blazer. And that is where it all began.   Always looking as if I am walking into a business meeting, I’m the type of person to wear dress shirts, blazers, and ple...

Editorial: Are We Part of the Problem with Privilege?

Editorial: Are We Part of the Problem with Privilege?

By Editorial Staff

March 26, 2019

On Monday, March 11, the biggest college admissions scandal in U.S. history was uncovered. In an indictment by the FBI, now known as the Varsity Blues case, fifty people including thirty-three parents (three of which are from Marin), were alleged to have partaken in a series of crimes ranging from f...

A Cheap New Trend

A Cheap New Trend

By Camille Shakirova, Photo Editor

March 13, 2019

Sometimes, stepping into the Tam hallways can feel like a time warp. I’m constantly drowning in ‘80s-style high-waisted jeans and bright jackets that scream ‘90s. Yesterday, I could have sworn I saw Duckie from Pretty in Pink walking through Orange Court. Fashion inspiration is taken from ...

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

By Editorial Staff

March 13, 2019

In the summer of 2017, two former Tam students spray painted a racial epithet on the side of Wood Hall, directed at our principal J.C. Farr. While this hate crime was egregious and despicable, it provided the us with an opportunity to openly discuss the racial inequality and prejudice that exists withi...

Mock Trial: Cult, Club, and Representatives of Tam

Mock Trial: Cult, Club, and Representatives of Tam

By Emily Spears and Caroline Herdman

March 10, 2019

Dear Tam (a message from Mock Trial’s Captains) “Mock trial forgets that they’re a club … again.” That was The Tam News’ response to the mock trial team winning our state competition last year. As I’m sure everyone is aware, mock trial is technically a club. We receive no fundi...

An Adult Gym Goer’s Guide to Dealing with Physically Fit Teenagers

An Adult Gym Goer’s Guide to Dealing with Physically Fit Teenagers

By Max Goldberg, Website Editor

February 7, 2019

Teenagers can’t seem to do anything right. Their small, underdeveloped brains prevent them from driving well, speaking rationally, turning down the music after you ask them to, and, apparently, exercising. That’s right. Teenagers are a nuisance in the weight room, and the workout routine you lea...

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

By Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019

In light of the proposed budget cuts for the 2019-2020 school year, Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) administration received significant pushback on their plan to cut 50% of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) funding. BACR provides free counseling and therapy services for roughly 300 students at T...

Editorial: District in Decay

Editorial: District in Decay

By Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019

Beginning in 2016, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) saw a precipitous drop in the General Fund, a reserve of past surpluses saved for the prospect of a district-wide crisis.The debacle is frustrating for two distinct reasons. With the passage of Measure J, the district adds a projected $...

Being Biracial and Black

Being Biracial and Black

By Sophia Martin

February 7, 2019

When taking a standardized test, many people are able to check one box for the race category without thinking about it. But for others it is a whole internal conflict. I remember taking one of these tests and asking my teacher what I should do if two boxes fit me and she responded, “Then just pic...

COM-ward Bound

COM-ward Bound

By Olivia Merriman

January 25, 2019

Like many seniors at the start of the school year, I began the process of applying to college. I figured out early on that the public school system had set me up to go to College of Marin (COM). I don’t believe COM or other community colleges are bad options, but it isn’t fair that I am expected...