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Reaching Out: Jane Hall Retires and Leaves Behind a Legacy of Service

Reaching Out: Jane Hall Retires and Leaves Behind a Legacy of Service

By Emma Boczek and Emma Talkoff June 11, 2014

Jane Hall’s time at Tam has been anything but conventional. Over her 16-year career here as a special education teacher, Hall has built homes with her students through Habitat for Humanity and driven...

Tam High Foundation Offers Field Trip Grant

Tam High Foundation Offers Field Trip Grant

By Emma Talkoff April 24, 2014

The Tam High Foundation, a non-profit comprised of Tam parents, allotted a $30,000 experiential learning fund to be distributed by principal Julie Synyard for field trips and out-of-class learning....

We Are Never, Ever Sliding Back Together

We Are Never, Ever Sliding Back Together

By Emma Talkoff April 22, 2014

Dear 2048, I think we both knew this was coming. We had a nice run together, you and I—you charmed me with your clean design and deceptively simple gameplay, and as a second semester senior I was...

Art by Kate Schlough

Artists of the Issue: Student Journals

By Emma Talkoff December 21, 2013

Senior Grace Lightner keeps four sketchbooks, each for a minutely different purpose. “This one is more words and song lyrics,” Lightner said of the notebook pictured at right, which she uses mainly...

District Video Replaces Annual Written Report

District Video Replaces Annual Written Report

By Emma Talkoff December 12, 2013

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) released a video, “Preparing Learners and Leaders for the 21st Century,” to parents and community members on November 19 as part of the district’s...

Something Worth Fighting For: San Rafael High’s Homecoming Embraces Change

Something Worth Fighting For: San Rafael High’s Homecoming Embraces Change

By Emma Talkoff October 30, 2013

San Rafael High School senior Tenaya Raives took the stage in front of an audience of cheering classmates at the school’s Homecoming game on October 4, the last of 12 formally dressed Homecoming court...

Dr. Julie Synyard
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Q&A with Tam’s New Principal: Dr. Julie Synyard

By Emma Talkoff June 12, 2013

Next year Tam will welcome Dr. Julie Synyard as our school’s new principal. Synyard has taught English and history and received her administrative credential in the Albany Unified School District in...

The Joys of a Pen and a Blank Notebook

The Joys of a Pen and a Blank Notebook

By Emma Talkoff June 10, 2013

I love writing. I love ordering my unruly thoughts into measured words. Writing thoughtfully and with time allows me to discover unexplored connections, and I find myself turning phrases with confidence...

Graphic by: Aaron Newman

Standing Room Only: Music Over Moshing

By Emma Talkoff June 7, 2013

There are some things that are simply better in theory, and unfortunately, for me, live music is one of them. Don’t get me wrong—I love to see my favorite artists in person and soak up familiar...

Daniel Arden applies chalkboard paint to the unfinished

“Before I Die” Project Comes to Tam

By Emma Talkoff May 1, 2013

Students in Jane Hall’s social studies class are constructing a project which they hope will give Tam students an opportunity to share their dreams for the future. A three-sided black box outside of...

 Juniors Julian Del Castillo, Xan Harris and Dillon Schow (from left) get suited up for the competition. “I felt nervous, but prepared,” Harris said of the morning before the competition.

Orchestra Scores Top Honors in NYC Competition

By Emma Talkoff and Emma Talkoff April 5, 2013

Tam’s Symphonic Orchestra secured a Gold rating, the highest possible, and took home the coveted Adjudicator’s Trophy at the Heritage National Music Festival in New York City on March 23. Tam’s...

Graphic by Emma Talkoff

Samoas Don’t End at Age Twelve

By Emma Talkoff March 21, 2013

Less than a month from now, I’ll find myself sitting at a campfire with dozens of girls who don’t reach up to my elbow, singing the same worn and familiar silly songs as every year. And as we launch...

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