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College talk

(Tenaya Tremp)

By Tenaya Tremp

December 9, 2019

The holiday season is upon us, and for us seniors it brings with it constant questions about our plans for the upcoming year. This year, I conducted research on the best way to keep these conversations short and sweet.

Senior season

Senior season

By Charlie Rosgen

June 24, 2019

I was warned about the stress that comes along with writing deep personal narratives for a panel of college admissions employees to judge, but there were plenty of aspects to senior year that I was not prepared for.

I am the Law

I am the Law

By Josie Spiegelman

March 14, 2019

While most high schoolers struggle thinking about where they want to be in five years, for junior Paul Law, the answer is simple: he wants to be running. A standout on both the cross country and track and field teams since freshman year, Law’s maintains a passion for both sports. “I got into r...

COM-ward Bound

COM-ward Bound

By Olivia Merriman

January 25, 2019

Like many seniors at the start of the school year, I began the process of applying to college. I figured out early on that the public school system had set me up to go to College of Marin (COM). I don’t believe COM or other community colleges are bad options, but it isn’t fair that I am expected...

Coming up Crutch

Coming up Crutch

By Logan Little

December 14, 2018

According to official National College Athletic Association (NCAA) rules, Division 1 coaches can begin contacting girls basketball athletes to start the recruitment process on September 1 of their junior year. This year, a few weeks after that critical date, Olivia Ali, a junior and varsity basketball...

Too Many Private Tutors?

Too Many Private Tutors?

October 16, 2018

We live in a community where being the best is less of an option and rather a requirement, a mindset. Conversations can be overheard of parents normalizing the use of unprescribed adderall or students discussing their formalized resumes. The push for success can partly be blamed on our environment. ...

The AP Stress Mess

The AP Stress Mess

By Ian Duncanson

May 30, 2018

When Tam High Junior Kaylie Keim transferred from Marin Catholic this year, she was bent on pursuing her dream in the science business. Because of this, she chose her classes wisely, including her AP and Honors. “I really want to do a lot of science in college, my dream school is UCSD, I’ve bee...

Editorial: Because We Don’t Talk About College Enough…

Editorial: Because We Don't Talk About College Enough...

May 22, 2018

We could spend this editorial proving the obvious: that Tam students are drowning in college talk and it’s making us miserable. But despite frequent hand wringing, it only gets worse every year. What we need is a plan to do somthing about it. The constant pressure to succeed by getting into a “go...

We Regret to Inform You…

We Regret to Inform You...

By Marie Hogan

April 23, 2018

Sometime last year, just as college admissions seemed to become, almost overnight, the topic of every conversation, I started watching college acceptance videos on Youtube. After a while, every video began to feel the same – thirty seconds of silent, pained anxiety, the click of a computer, a sudd...

A Dystopian Present

A Dystopian Present

By Jake Paz-Priel

February 8, 2018

August 12, 2039 Beginning this academic year, parents are sending record numbers of applications for their unborn children to participate in internships in order to have a competitive edge. Selective daycare programs groom 12-36 month-olds for Ivy League schools. Yearly tuition for the top-notch dayca...

Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Wortzman

Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Wortzman

By Fergus Campbell

November 9, 2017

Senior Zoe Wortzman never leaves the pool. One can find her at College of Marin or Redwood High School nine times a week, unless, of course, she’s competing. Meets take her as far away as Florida when swimming for her North Bay team. Wortzman started swimming on the Scott Valley Serpents when she ...