The Tam News

2019-2020 Staff

Skye Schoenhoeft

SKYE SCHOENHOEFT is a senior and the cutest editor in chief of The Tam News. Skye spends most of her time with her dog Stitch, drinking water, or trying to save the ocean. Contrary to popular belief, she is not a VSCO girl, a...

Kara Kneafsey

KARA KNEAFSEY is a senior at Tamalpais High School and an editor in chief of The Tam News. Last year, Kneafsey served as a news editor. In addition to The Tam News, Kneafsey is the student representative for the TUHSD board of trus...

Leah Fullerton

LEAH FULLERTON is a senior at Tamalpais High School and an editor in chief for The Tam News. She also is a member of Tam's Wellness Student Council. Outside of school, Leah dances and teaches at Happy Feet Dance School, works at J...

Benjy Wall-Feng

BENJY WALL-FENG is a senior at Tam and an editor in chief of The Tam News. Outside of school he volunteers at Bayside MLK and plays music. His favorite kind of social media is Spotify. His favorite kind of graph is stem-and-leaf....

Josie Spiegelman

JOSIE SPIEGELMAN is a senior at Tamalpais High School and an editor in chief for The Tam News. When she’s not listening for heard in the hallways, she plays varsity basketball and field hockey, is a member of leadership, and voluntee...

Johanna Meezan

JOHANNA MEEZAN is a senior at Tamalpais High School and is currently a news editor for The Tam News. Outside of school you can usually find her at ballet classes or performances. For fun, Meezan enjoys reading, writing, and being outdoo...

Logan Little

Logan Little is a senior at Tam and the most dyslexic editor in chief of The Tam News. Outside of the journalism room, she can be found collecting water samples for Surfrider, running through local trails, and obsessively edit...

Samantha Nichols

Samantha Nichols is a junior and a news editor for The Tam News. When she's not busy falling off of mountain bikes and getting lost on Mount Tam, you can find Sammy putting aloe on her most recent sunburn. In her very limited...

Jessica Bukowski

JESSICA BUKOWSKI is a junior at Tamalpais High School and a news editor for The Tam News. She participates in Link Crew, AIM, and enjoys swimming, and playing water polo for Tam. Some of Jessica’s hobbies include crafting, wat...

Claire Finch

Claire Finch is a Senior and an Editor in Chief for the Tam News. She’s a backpacking and Mother Nature fanatic. She’s involved in Model UN and the Marin County Youth Commission. Her diet mainly consists of string cheese and Ho...

Mikyla Williams

MIKYLA WILLIAMS is a junior and a features editor. She has been in The Tam News for three years now. She loves musicals. She truly believes narwhals are the unicorns of the sea. Fun fact about Mikyla, she can do pretty good a...

Emily Stull

Emily Stull is a junior at Tamalpais High School and a features editor for The Tam News. Although Stull harnesses a notoriously bad memory, she never forgets a face. She is most comfortable while sitting on the floor, drinking...

Paige Anderson

Paige Anderson is a senior and editor in chief of the Tam News. When not in school, Anderson can be found playing tennis at the local courts or driving around Marin blasting music with her friends. Playing guitar and singing are...

Sophia Martin

SOPHIA MARTIN is a junior and an opinion editor for The Tam News. She loves to write and cook in her free time. Outside of school she is a leadership member at the YMCA’s Youth Court and a member of the CAYC state board. She ru...

Sam Jefferson

SAM JEFFERSON is a senior at Tam High and an opinion editor for The Tam News. Outside of school he loves to play golf, soccer, and Uno with friends. He also likes to think he is a good dancer. As of now, he works at Dave Fromer ...

Tenaya Tremp

TENAYA TREMP is a senior at Tam High and an opinion editor for The Tam News. She’s also one of the captains of the varsity tennis team and is currently trying to teach herself German. In her free time, Tenaya loves to surf, and ...

Claire Conger

Claire Conger is a Senior and an Editor in Chief of The Tam News. She works as a counselor at Andrews Camps in Corte Madera and is part of Link Crew at Tam High. In her free time, she paints, plays the ukelele, forgets major ing...

Chloe Gammon

CHLOE GAMMON is a senior at Tamalpais High School and a lifestyles editor for The Tam News. She volunteers at Bridge the Gap College Prep in Marin City, and does the New York Times Crossword religiously. When she's not swamped d...

Tahlia Amanson

Tahlia Amanson is a senior and Lifestyles editor of The Tam News. She works at her local hardware store in Bolinas and at Side Street Kitchen in Pt. Reyes. When she has free time, she likes to hangout with friends, write about anyt...

Marco Steineke

MARCO STEINEKE is a senior at Tam and a lifestyles editor for The Tam News. Outside of school, Marco works at Pizza Antica, plays music, and loves to bike. He spends his free time looking at colleges and collecting vinyl records, ...

Natalia Whitaker

NATALIA WHITAKER is a senior at Tam High and is a lifestyles editor for The Tam News. Apart from journalism, she works as a tutor and enjoys listening to music, watching basketball, and reading. Outside of school, you might fin...

Jordan Cushner

Jordan Cushner is a Senior and an editor for OP/ED. She is a known baked good enthusiast who's current obsession is the Equator Coffee seasonal scone. In addition to seasonal scones, she is also fond of seals. Jordan spends most of...

Luke Ferris

LUKE FERRIS is a junior at Tam and a website editor for The Tam News. He plays football and lacrosse for Tam, and enjoys skiing in the winter. In his free time, he likes playing with his dog, Carlton, and chillin’ with the boys...

Eli Blum

ELI BLUM is a senior at Tamalpais High School and a sports editor for The Tam News. In addition to The Tam News, Eli is the current ASB vice president, a member of the football and baseball teams, and a member of Link Crew. Outsid...

Katya Wasserman

KATYA WASSERMAN is a senior at Tam and a reporter for The Tam News. She plays on the girls varsity lacrosse team and is a member of the Wellness Council at Tam. She is also a certified yoga instructor. In her free time, she vol...

Niulan Wright

NIULAN WRIGHT is a senior at Tamalpais High and a design editor for The Tam News. She also participates in Leadership, AIM, and SOAR. In her free time she likes to tell people she’ll do it “when she has time,” which she ...

Theo Koffman

Theo “Teddy K” Koffman is a senior at Tamalpais High School and a reporter for The Tam News. Koffman is currently elected as the senior class treasurer, along with being the school site council and PTSA student representative. He lov...

Quinn Rothwell

QUINN ROTHWELL is a senior at Tamalpais High School and a reporter and social media editor for The Tam News. In the beginning of her sophomore year Rothwell joined Leadership and is planning to be a part of Leadership through h...

Summer Solomon

SUMMER SOLOMON is a senior at Tamalpais High School and a reporter for The Tam News. When she is not in journalism, she can be seen as a member of the varsity cross country, and track team for Tam. She also enjoys spending time...

Kavi Dolasia

KAVI DOLASIA is a senior at Tamalpais High School and a reporter for The Tam News. In the past, Kavi has served as a news editor. Outside of school, she runs a STEM outreach program called Reaching Out With Robotics to teach robo...

Tessa Schumacher

TESSA SCHUMACHER is a junior at Tam High and a reporter for The Tam News. She plays on the varsity soccer team for Tam and spends a lot of time outside of school, playing soccer in general for her club team. Tessa prefers to wr...

Lauren Terry

LAUREN TERRY is a junior at Tamalpais High School and a reporter for The Tam News. In addition to The Tam News, this will be Lauren’s second year on Tamalpais High School’s varsity water polo team, and third year on the sw...

Elan Levine

ELAN LEVINE is a senior at Tam High and a reporter for The Tam News. Outside of school she volunteers at the Center For Domestic Peace, a domestic abuse shelter. She also does freelance work for the Mill Valley Flower Shop and enjo...

Isabelle Winstead

ISABELLE WINSTEAD is a senior at Tam and a reporter for The Tam News. Along with participating in her school's mock trial and Model UN programs, Isabelle is passionate about journalism and media. From running the Tam News Radi...

Stephania Glass

STEPHANIA GLASS is a junior at Tam and a sports editor for The Tam News. She participates in Link Crew and almost Leadership. She loves strawberries with sugar and honey. She has been in the journalism program for about three y...

Sophia Harkin

Sophia Harkins is a sophomore and reporter for the Tam News. Sophia loves doing tae kwon do, swimming, and watching Netflix. If she’s not hiking on Mt. Tam, you will find her in the kitchen pursuing her passion for gourmet food. ...

Tessa Flynn

TESSA FLYNN is a senior at Tamalpais High School and a reporter for The Tam News. She participates in Tamalpais High School’s AIM film program. Outside of school Tessa works at Vitality Bowls in Mill Valley and volunteers at...

Meya Saenz Zagar

MEYA SAENZ ZAGAR is a senior at Tam and a reporter for The Tam News. She looks forward to writing reviews about fashion and music. When she is not in school, she loves to explore in nature and see new places. She also enjoys s...

Grace Gustafson

GRACE GUSTAFSON is a senior at Tam and a reporter for The Tam News. Gustafson spends her time playing for the varsity girls soccer team as a captain, while also participating for her club team outside of soccer. She enjoys writ...

Katherine Owen

KATHARINE OWEN is a senior at Tam and a reporter for the The Tam News. She plays varsity lacrosse and is in AP Photography at Tam. Outside of school, Katharine enjoys spending time with friends and walking her dog. ...

Oona O’Neill

OONA O’NEILL is a junior and a lifestyles editor at the Tam News. This is her third year with the Tam News. When she’s not concussing herself on metal poles during tam waterpolo you will find her watching Netflix with her ...

Samantha Glocker

SAMANTHA GLOCKER is a junior at Tam and a website editor for The Tam News. In her free time she enjoys painting, writing, and stressing. She loves watercolors and running outdoors. She is not a robot. ...

John Overton

JOHN OVERTON is a senior at Tam and a reporter for The Tam News. He is the author of several objectively very funny satire pieces, but he is also capable of being serious. He loves music but is way too lazy to learn any instrumen...

Zev Grossman

ZEV GROSSMAN is a senior at Tam and a lifestyles editor for The Tam News. Outside of school he can be found being supportive of others and trying to cultivate meaningful relationships. He likes to stay hydrated and eat balanc...

Colin Bender

COLIN BENDER is a junior at Tam and a reporter for The Tam News. He likes the color purple, compliments, hiking, and occasionally a good cup of hot chocolate. He’s really excited to serve on the journalism team. Donʼt forget,...

Saranyu Nel

Saranyu Nel is a Senior and Website Editor for The Tam News. He spent the first 14 years of his life living in Beijing and Bangkok before arriving in California for High School. He's also the Vice President of Tam Model United ...

Ian Duncanson

IAN DUNCANSON is a senior at Tamalpais High School and a reporter for The Tam News. Ian has brought Humans of Tam in front of the camera and enjoys talking politics with whoever will listen. He also enjoys the cinema, as well as...

Beckett Williams

BECKETT WILLIAMS is a senior at Tam and a reporter for The Tam News. He likes to watch a variety of movies and listen to music, mostly 2000’s Bay Area rap. He spends most of his free time exploring nature, procrastinating on one of my ...

Camille Shakirova

CAMILLE SHAKIROVA is a senior at Tam and a reporter for The Tam News. This is her third year in journalism. Outside of school she runs her own art-oriented magazine, Neptune Mag. In her free time she likes spending time outdoor...

Gina Criollo

Gina Criollo, is a Colombian junior at Tam and a reporter for The Tam News. Criollo insanely loves ice cream and enjoys learning languages, writing about the messy and terrible politics in her country. If she is not doing that, she...

Cal Peterson

Cal Petersen is a Senior and the more attractive host for the Tam Broadcast Network (is that what TBN stands for?).