The Tam News

Brian Murphy: KNBR Radio Host

Brian Murphy: KNBR Radio Host

By Daniel Zwiebach

March 24, 2015

Brian Murphy’s journalism career began 27 years ago with the Tam News. After covering politics of Tam in the late ‘80s, Murphy fell in love with journalism. He has written for the LA Times, ESPN.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle. In the last decade, he has shifted his career to radio and is now...

Julian Chelsey Shot Puts his way to First

Julian Chelsey Shot Puts his way to First

By Daniel Zwiebach

March 24, 2015

When junior Julian Chelsey competes in track and field he describes it as “comfortable” and refers to the two events that he competes in as his “comfort zone.” So it’s not surprising that Chelsey finished in the top 5 in the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) for both events last year. Chelsey...

Good Earth Store to Open in Tam Valley

Good Earth Store to Open in Tam Valley

By Daniel Zwiebach

February 24, 2015

A Good Earth grocery store and community-park with trees are proposed to replace an empty storefront in the fall of 2015, at the corner of Shoreline Highway and Flamingo Road in Tamalpais Valley. Mark Squire and Al Baylacq, owners of the Good Earth store in Fairfax, have signed a lease for the 2...

Tam News Guest Speaker: Brian Murphy

Tam News Guest Speaker: Brian Murphy

By Daniel Zwiebach, Daniel Zwiebach, and Daniel Zwiebach

February 10, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfRnEgaIwCU&feature=youtu.be Murphy’s journalism career started 27 years ago for the Tam News and he hasn’t stopped reporting since. After covering politics for the Tam News in the late 1980s, Murphy fell in love with journalism. He has written forThe LA Times, ESPN.com...

Breaking News: Status at Tam

Breaking News: Status at Tam

By TBN and TBN

December 11, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Q_nov-dyw&feature=youtu.be This is TBN's breaking news.  Reporters Riley Kuffner, Zach Thomas, and Daniel Zwiebach cover the status of Tam and downtown Mill Valley while the school is closed.

A Failed Experiment: Intermediate Algebra Examined

A Failed Experiment: Intermediate Algebra Examined

By Daniel Zwiebach

September 30, 2014

As I sat in Intermediate Algebra last year, all I could think about was why I was learning the order of operations again. During class, as my teacher rambled on as if we hadn’t learned the material before, I kept thinking about what I could I have done to prevent this? The real answer to this question,...

LoRayne Ortega Moves Up From MVMS

LoRayne Ortega Moves Up From MVMS

By Daniel Zwiebach

September 12, 2014

LoRayne Ortega moved from Mill Valley Middle School (MVMS) across the street to Tam this year to teach English 1/2 and AP Comp. Ortega has taught middle school and junior high for 12 years, but says that she has always wanted to teach high school level students. Ortega has a daughter at Tam, senior ...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

By Daniel Zwiebach

June 9, 2014

When I asked Ann Killion, a successful sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, how she got into journalism, specifically sports journalism, she said, “Oh God, where do I even begin?” and spent the next 20 minutes or so detailing the roundabout story of how she got to where she is today...

Tam Alum Now Manager of Reds

Tam Alum Now Manager of Reds

By Daniel Zwiebach

May 7, 2014

Tam has many well known alumni, including Tupac Shakur, Ann Killion, Beth Behrs, and many others, but one who is often overlooked is Bryan Price. Price pitched for Tam’s varsity baseball team from 1977-80 and graduated as an All-State Pitcher and one of the best baseball players in Tam’s long and p...

The Cereal: Ann Killion

The Cereal: Ann Killion

By Daniel Zwiebach

May 1, 2014

The minute Tam Newsies began handing out the new issue of the Tam News, they were bombarded with students who couldn’t wait to read The Cereal. This was a typical scene every single month since Ann Killion began her column. Students could read about the party they crashed, the story behind the new graf...

Broadcast: Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs Justin Siena

Broadcast: Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs Justin Siena

By Daniel Zwiebach

January 24, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QJPwE1uIZA Varsity boys' basketball faced off against Justin Sienna on January 21.Tam went up early 15-9, but couldn’t hit many shots in the clutch, leading to a 44-49 loss to Justin Siena. Watching the tall Braves team hit the court, it seemed as if Justin Siena...

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Loses Close Game to Terra Linda

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Loses Close Game to Terra Linda

By Daniel Zwiebach

January 23, 2014

Varsity boys' basketball faced off against Terra Linda on January 17. Their late run wasn't enough to better the opposition, as they lost 57-53 in an important road game and dropped their record to 1-5 in MCAL (now 1-6). Terra Linda took an early first quarter 18-9 lead. “We are a three point shooting...