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A woman yells during the Youth Climate Strike protesting climate change in San Francisco, Friday, March 15, 2019. Thousands of students around the world protested the perceived inaction from their lawmakers in regards to climate change.

By Ian Duncanson

May 22, 2019

This is a public service announcement, made for you; the reader, the student, the teacher, the staff member, the parent. On May 22nd, 2019, Tam High will be having it’s “52nd” anniversary of Breakthrough day. The purpose is to spend two hours breaking past racial barriers and to come together a...

EDITORIAL: Beyond a Reasonable Drought

EDITORIAL: Beyond a Reasonable Drought

By Tam News Staff

April 23, 2015

The recent announcement that California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order to reduce California’s water use 25 percent was met by varying reactions from the Mill Valley community. Some of those reactions took the form of indignant refusal or plain apathy. People resented any small inconvenience...

The Monthly Hollumn

The Monthly Hollumn

By Holly Parkin

February 24, 2015

We all know that agreeing with your family on every issue is a rare occurrence. The teenage years are the time when most of our opinions about politics, social issues, or really any other topic start to fully develop, and, just as they have been there to see us through every other stage of our lives,...

The Wrong Kind of Ally

The Wrong Kind of Ally

By Mae Puckett

June 11, 2013

If there’s one thing any queer teenager wants, it is support. We are coming out in a world dominated by straight people, and the last thing we want is to be alienated and isolated in a world that was not built for people like us. This is why we, as the LGBTQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,...

Sophomore Classes Set Out to Change the World

Sophomore Classes Set Out to Change the World

By Haley Fretes

June 10, 2013

Since mid-April, the Chamberlin-Kurita-Ditz sophomore Core classes have been working on an assignment entitled “The Change-the-World Project” in which students are to identify an issue that they are intrigued by and try and help solve the problem. Students have a wide variety of topics they are addressing,...

Sophomore Taylor Bratton’s Quest to Save the Sharks

Sophomore Taylor Bratton's Quest to Save the Sharks

By Sam Allen

June 9, 2013

Ever since she was a little girl, sophomore Taylor Bratton has had a fascination with the ocean and the magical creatures that dwell below its surface, especially sharks. Bratton has been actively trying to spread awareness of the current decline of shark populations due to overfishing. “From age seven,...

Get Off Your Butts, Armchair Activists!

Get Off Your Butts, Armchair Activists!

By Aaron Newman

June 5, 2013

Let’s assume it’s an average day. You’ve just arrived home after your slew of college-résumé-building extracurricular activities and, hoping to find a reason to procrastinate before starting up the steep hill of homework you’ve yet to climb, you do what many teens would after a long, productive...