The Tam News

The Blind Spot: Peer Resource sheds light on the dangers of distracted driving

Graphic by Cassie Jeong

By William Choulos & Chris Yip

June 10, 2013

“Today, I want to tell you the story of a good person who made one bad decision... One night, this individual got a call from a close friend. He stated that he was trying to get into an academy but judging from the feedback he didn’t get a call, so he didn’t think he got in...he was just crushed....

A Word on Referees

A Word on Referees

By Mae Puckett, Jackson Twilling & Chris Yip

June 7, 2013

We’ve all been there. The score is tied with seconds left to play. Your teammate is about to score when a sharp whistle screeches across the field. The referee has called a penalty, ending the scoring opportunity. In this kind of situation, it’s normal to feel disappointed, cheated out of the...

The Month in Review: February 2013

The Month in Review: February 2013

By Wesley Emblidge, Randy Shapiro, Jackson Twilling & Chris Yip

March 1, 2013

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More Than Just “Roll Over”

BORN TO LEAD: After a year and a half of training of preparatory training, Katrina will go to the Guide Dogs for the Blind headquarters for another two month training session before she will be partnered with their blind partners. Photo by Chris Yip.

By Chris Yip, Chris Yip, and Chris Yip

February 14, 2013

Meet Katrina, a one year old puppy who will grow up to have a bright, altruistic future. Junior Lauren Killingsworth knows this firsthand; she has spent 13 months training Katrina to qualify her to become a guide dog for the blind. “It’s definitely a very fulfilling activity. With guide dogs you...

Band Class Performs in Semester Concert

MAXIMUM VOLUME: Seniors Ryan Adams, Mitchel Wong and Matthew Tarantino (vocals/guitar, bass, and drums, respectively) perform “Aneurysm” by Nirvana at the band class concert.

By Chris Yip

December 16, 2012

The Tam Guitar and Percussion class performed in Caldwell Theater on December 6, showcasing music ranging from “ballads to rock songs,” according to senior Kel Mandigo-Stoba, one of the night’s emcees. “It was an eclectic, enjoyable mix of talented performances,” Tam English teacher...

GALLERY: Flooding of Miller Increases

GALLERY: Flooding of Miller Increases

By Wesley Emblidge & Chris Yip

December 13, 2012

Miller Avenue continues to flood this week, as a result of the rising tides. Most flooding in Mill Valley is typically from heavy rainfall, but in this case the full moon has caused the water level in the nearby marsh to significantly increase. Roads are being shut down due to the excessive flooding;...

GALLERY: Homecoming Football Game 2012

The boys varsity football team poses in front of the scoreboard after defeating Drake 28-7 in their homecoming game.

October 4, 2012

On September 2, the Tam High football teams played their homecoming games in front of a full crowd at home. Varsity took on the Drake Pirates, and finished with a 28-7 victory. During halftime, entertainment was provided by the cheerleading squad and the dance team, and senior homecoming royalty was...

GALLERY: Homecoming Rally 2012

The senior class of 2013 shows off their enthusiasm and spirit.

By Julia Kligman and Chris Yip

September 28, 2012

The 2012 homecoming rally was held at tutorial on September 28. Below is a gallery of the events.

Hit FOX series “Bones” returns for a sucessful season 7

Hit FOX series

By Christopher Yip

November 3, 2011

Fox’s hit series, Bones, continued with its seventh season on November 3 in its signature fashion. The first scene opened with a group of armor-clad men rushing through the forest in an intense game of paintball. A lone player diverges from his squad in an attempt to flank his opponents. He charges up...

New coaches strive to revitalize varsity football

By Chris Yip

October 3, 2011

After last year’s 5-5 MCAL record, the Tam Varsity Football team enters the 2011 season with 33 players in addition to a new coaching staff determined to take the team to the playoffs. Former freshman team coaches Jon Black and Rip Ridley have been promoted to head coach and special teams coach ...