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Snap This

Snap This

By Lola Leuterio, Emily Spears

January 12, 2018

It’s 11 p.m. on a Saturday night. A Tam student is throwing up on the bathroom floor at a party, unaware that cameras are rolling. The student, who requested anonymity, described how it felt to wake up to that video on Snapchat. “There’s a video of me throwing up and people bring it up and just...

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

June 2, 2017

The annual scavenger hunts, referred to by those involved as the “scav hunt,” is a high school tradition that takes place in late May. This year’s junior scavenger hunt took place on May 26, with approximately 60 juniors participating. Like any scavenger hunt, the goal is to complete a list of t...

One Day at a Time: Marin Teens on the Road to Recovery

One Day at a Time: Marin Teens on the Road to Recovery

By Sarah Asch

March 29, 2014

Senior Zack Facter began using drugs with increasing regularity after his first experience at the end of seventh grade. “When I first started smoking [marijuana] it was once every couple of weeks,” he said. “Then it turned into once a week, and then I would say by January or February of eighth...

Tam Functions Bring Fun, Destruction

Tam Functions Bring Fun, Destruction

By Daniel Carroll and Jake Isola-Henry

January 12, 2013

On Friday and Saturday nights many Tam students choose to remain above the influence and have quiet evenings, participating in activities like going to the movies or spending quality time with their family. But perhaps a larger number of kids take the less innocent route on nights like these. A junio...

Potential Beverage Ban Draws Student Skepticism

Flavored alcohol may appeal to younger drinkers.

By Declan Katz

January 7, 2013

Tiburon and Strawberry recently made moves to start a voluntary ban of “alcopops”, alcoholic beverages containing alcohol content anywhere from 4 to 17 percent, as well as a sweet flavor. San Rafael and Novato have also recently taken these initiatives. Alcopops are generally accessible in convenience...

Misbehavior Mars Homecoming Dance

Misbehavior Mars Homecoming Dance

By Sarah Asch & Natasha Harvey

October 20, 2012

The homecoming dance held in Ruby Scott Gym on September 29 was interrupted when chaperones turned on the lights. after complaints from female students about feeling unsafe and being groped. There was evidence of alcohol consumption in the form of what administrators estimated to be over 50 empty plas...

Unclassy in Class

“Being drunk at school is like doing homework at a party.” -Junior Saam Maroofi

By Veronica Russell

October 5, 2012

As the stench of alcohol surrounded me, I imagined sitting in a ship full of drunken pirates. I looked around in my classes on the first day of school and saw seniors with disheveled clothes, messy hair, and baggy eyes. Exhaustion from the last night of summer could have been an explanation, but ...

PTSA meeting examines drug culture at Tam

PTSA meeting examines drug culture at Tam

By Sean Eghtessadi

March 15, 2012

The Parent Teacher Student Association held a drug and alcohol awareness meeting in the Student Center on February 7. Its purpose, according to current PTSA president Gwen Hubbard, was to “provide a realistic picture of drinking at Tam” as well as to announce the formation of an Alcohol Task Force...