The Tam News

Bidding Farewell to Susan Gertman

HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED: College and Career specialist Susan Gertman will retire this month after assisting students in the College and Career Center since 2005. Photo by: Claire Donohue

By Cassie Jeong

June 11, 2014

You know her from her workshops on everything from financial aid to college essays, conducting class-wide surveys on Naviance, or sending out informational emails on upcoming events and scholarships. Her lookout perches on the busiest part of campus — the intersection of the two Keyser buildings —...

10 Steps to Happiness

Graphic by Cassie Jeong

By Jasmine Caputo

March 25, 2014

The pursuit of happiness is something that should be in everyone’s daily schedule. Learning optimism and perspective is one of the greatest lessons that anyone can be taught, but for some people it may be more difficult. Happiness can be a decision and a mindset. 1. Understand that memories make...

Local Art Show Displays Student Work

Local Art Show Displays Student Work

By Cassie Jeong

March 22, 2014

From March 9 to March 29, the Marin Society of Artists (MSA) hosted their annual Rising Stars High School Art Show, which features student artwork from high schools across Marin County, including Tam, Redwood, Marin Catholic, Branson, Novato, Drake, Terra Linda, Marin Academy, the Marin School and others....

In Defense of McDonald’s

Graphic by: Cassie Jeong

By Jordan Blackburn

March 17, 2014

I was recently subjected to the documentary film “Food, Inc.” as part of my Environmental Science curriculum. “Food, Inc.” highlights many of the major problems with the food production industry in America. Although the shots of massive slaughterhouses did little to dissuade me from enjoying...

San Francisco Zine Fest

San Francisco Zine Fest

By Cassie Jeong

October 15, 2013

Follow this link (Zine Fest by Cassie Jeong) to see Cassie Jeong's take on San Francisco Zine Fest and do-it-yourself culture.

The Silenced Minority: Diversifying discussions on race relations at Tam

Graphic by Cassie Jeong

By Cassie Jeong and Cassie Jeong

March 20, 2013

ll Tam News classes recently discussed an article titled “The Authoritative Tam Dictionary: Volume One” from page 11 of our last issue. The discussion topic was whether it was racist for the white majority of Tam students to use terms such as “cakes” and “thirsty” that have been populariz...

BRIEFLY: Teen Girl Conference

GIRL POWER: Sophomore ambassodors Mixon, Shavers, and Polk (5th, 8th and 9th in the back row, left to right) helped plan the conference. 
					        Photo courtesy of: Marin Women’s Commission

March 12, 2013

The third annual Marin Teen Girl Conference drew middle and high school girls from all over Marin to the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Rafael on March 2. Presented by the Marin Women’s Commission and exclusive to teenage girls in Marin, the conference featured workshops, jazzercise and a sponsored fa...

Introducing: The Tam News Caption Contest

Introducing: The Tam News Caption Contest

By Staff and Staff

February 25, 2013

This issue forward, The Tam News will be moderating a new sort of competition. Each month, we will run a cartoon in search of a caption. After the closing of the submission period, our editors will then choose the best or most fitting caption, which will be printed in the following issue. The author o...

Space Machines and Wildest Dreams: An Open Letter to Mars Rover

Space Machines and Wildest Dreams: An Open Letter to Mars Rover

By Cassie Jeong

December 28, 2012

  Dear Curiosity, Happy belated birthday, little guy. November 26 marked the first anniversary of your launch from Cape Canaveral. Soon after, on December 8, American company SpaceX Corp. celebrated the second anniversary of their “Dragon” capsule’s first mission, becoming the first...

America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t

Graphic by Cassie Jeong

By Cassie Jeong

October 24, 2012

The other day I was approached by a strange figure draped in only an American flag. The figure held two items, a book and an envelope, both of which were shoved forcefully into my arms. Stumbling backward, I asked who he was. “The future,” the stranger whispered, and disappeared into a puff of red,...