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Racism is of “immediate local importance”

(Images courtesy of Annie Spratt, Benjaminrobyn Jespersen, and the City of Mill Valley; illustration by Benjy Wall-Feng)
By Benjy Wall-Feng June 8, 2020
And Mayor Sashi McEntee’s dismissal of Black Lives Matter is far from the only evidence.

Generation Parkland

(Isabella Faillace)
By Skye Schoenhoeft May 28, 2020
A third of Tam students dream about gun violence. Why? Generational trauma.

Editorial: “Breach of contract and gross negligence”

(Sophia Martin)
By Editorial Staff May 22, 2020
The problems with AP testing are not novel or unprecedented — but the pandemic may give us the chance to rethink public education.

SMCSD presents desegregation plan

(Katharine Owen)
By Benjy Wall-Feng April 8, 2020
The draft plan would provide pre-K, dual-language, and after-school programs, and outlines a commitment to hiring teachers of color.

Measure B fails, plunging district into $3 million deficit

District CFO Corbett Elsen presents the district's second interim budget report, which proposes cuts to Team, the Global Studies program, and journalism. (Ethan Swope)
By Benjy Wall-Feng March 15, 2020
At least 200 students, teachers, and parents attended the board meeting on March 10, where the board of trustees discussed the $1.4 million in proposed cuts.

Why I want to teach kids

(Tenaya Tremp)
By Benjy Wall-Feng February 7, 2020
The fog of time can obscure not-so-innocent moments.

Unified basketball loses 30-37 to Grant Grover

Tam's Alex Leszczynski, left, during the unified basketball game on Wednesday, January 22. Tam lost 30-37 to Grant Grover. (Skye Schoenhoeft)
By Benjy Wall-Feng January 27, 2020
In a dynamic game on Wednesday, Grant Grover quickly took the lead and Tam never fully recovered.

SMCSD calls on community for help with desegregation plan

(Katharine Owen)
By Benjy Wall-Feng December 11, 2019
As it seeks to merge its two schools, Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City and Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, the Sausalito Marin City School District has reached out to the community for input.

Review: Everyday Life breathes life into Coldplay, at least

(© 2019 Parlophone Records)
By Benjy Wall-Feng December 9, 2019
The band's eighth album is frequently clumsy but always sincere, even if it can’t live up to the ambition of its title.

Review: Taylor Swift takes a breath and a step forward on Lover

(© 2019 Taylor Swift)
By Benjy Wall-Feng September 15, 2019
The singer's seventh album is a mature, overlong record that reflects her best and worst tendencies.

Breakthrough Day is worth doing well

(Samantha Ferro)
By Benjy Wall-Feng June 24, 2019
The disorganized nature of the event inhibited its ability to start a constructive conversation, and may have actually dissuaded people from listening further.

Board approves new teacher contract

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees voted to approve a two-year contract agreement between the district and the Tamalpais Federation of Teachers (TFT) union on  on Tuesday, February 26.
By Benjy Wall-Feng March 17, 2019

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees voted on Tuesday, February 26 to approve a two-year contract agreement between the district and the Tamalpais Federation of Teachers (TFT)...

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