The Tam News

EDITORIAL: Censoring Our Chants?

EDITORIAL: Censoring Our Chants?

By Staff

February 2, 2016

After last week’s boys’ varsity basketball home game against rival school Marin Catholic, Principal David Brown sent out a letter to Tam staff with the instructions that it be read aloud to classes. The letter remarked on the behavior displayed in the Tam student section during the game against ...

EDITORIAL: We Are Not Tasting The Rainbow

EDITORIAL: We Are Not Tasting The Rainbow

By Staff

November 5, 2015

Last month, news trucks from KRON 4, KVTU, KGO, and NBC Bay Area descended upon the parking area in front of Gus Gym after three Tam students were hospitalized due to the effects of Coricidin pills (widely referred to as “skittles” in the wake of the incident).  On the afternoon of October 21, KTVU’s Ken Wayn...

EDITORIAL: Immigration Reform

EDITORIAL: Immigration Reform

October 16, 2015

In this month’s feature, Elissa Asch introduces readers to Mesgna Neghasi, who fled his home country of Eritrea in the hope of finding a better life in the U.S. Human stories are too often overlooked as merely statistics and move to the forefront of the immigration conversation, in Neghasi’s st...

EDITORIAL: Know Your News

EDITORIAL: Know Your News

By Tam News Staff

September 21, 2015

With the presidential election of 2016 fast approaching, discussion among Tam students and Americans all over the country has been overtaken by the outspoken, media-dominating impromptu GOP candidate Donald Trump. Trump has drawn the attention of millions of formerly politically-oblivious Americans,...

EDITORIAL: A Two Way Street

EDITORIAL: A Two Way Street

By Tam News Staff

June 11, 2015

In the June issue of the Tam News, Sarah Asch and James Finn explored the friction surrounding teachers’ varying opinions on collaboration and how and when to use project-based learning. With Tam in the market to hire new staff members next year, we found ourselves questioning how this conversation...

EDITORIAL: Staying Above the Influence

EDITORIAL: Staying Above the Influence

By The Tam News Staff

February 24, 2015

In the aftermath of the December drunk-driving accident, allegedly caused by a student that resulted in injuries to senior Conor Wynne-Parry and junior Nick Goldman, members of the community expressed concern over the prevalence of drunk driving among Tam students. For many, the accident served as a...

EDITORIAL: Tam Diversified

EDITORIAL: Tam Diversified

By Tam News Staff

December 23, 2014

Tam’s administration is implementing a “Big Brother/Sister” program that pairs graduated students with ninth and tenth grade students who are struggling in school and have problems with attendance. This program aims to help students attend school more frequently, and also direct them towards programs...

EDITORIAL: Beyond Fractions

EDITORIAL: Beyond Fractions

By Tam News Staff

November 1, 2014

As portrayed in this month’s feature, Tam’s Running for Change program aims to assist kids that are struggling either academically or in life, and help them use running as a tool to better themselves. It is rare to see a high school program with such an overwhelming impact on students’ lives both...

EDITORIAL: Change for the Better?

EDITORIAL: Change for the Better?

By Tam News Staff

October 2, 2014

Last year, College and Career Center specialist Susan Gertman retired, leaving a vacancy that was filled at the start of the 2014-15 school year. Less than two weeks into this year, however, Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to parents announcing that the position was once again vacant. As of press...

EDITORIAL: Different Forms of Success

EDITORIAL: Different Forms of Success

By Tam News Staff

June 11, 2014

With graduation on the horizon, there is palpable tension surrounding the oft-asked question “What are you doing next year?” A common assumption at such a high-achieving high school is that all seniors are headed to a four-year university. While some soon-to-be Tam alumni will attend Harvard, Stanford,...

EDITORIAL: On the Stigma of Eating Disorders

By Tam News Staff

May 27, 2014

Aspects of media and our society have contributed to the impression that all eating disorders stem solely from negative body image or “feeling fat." Along with this, there is also the expectation that men constantly prove their masculinity. For a man with an eating disorder, fighting the stereotype...

EDITORIAL: Making Field Trips Available to All

EDITORIAL: Making Field Trips Available to All

By Tam News Staff

April 24, 2014

Tam is a school that is privileged to offer its students a variety of field trips every year. From small trips to Mill Valley City Hall to numerous foreign trips, our school provides learning opportunities that aren’t available at many other schools. But for some students at Tam, the opportunities...