The Tam News

McDowell Contract Renewal Approved

McDowell Contract Renewal Approved

By Haydn Wall

June 7, 2014

The Tamalpais Union High School District board voted unanimously on May 28 to approve a two-year contract for current Assistant Superintendent Michael McDowell to become the Associate Superintendent for Instructional and Personnel Services. The newly created position combines the roles and responsibilities...

Lapp to Teach Weight Training

Lapp to Teach Weight Training

By Haydn Wall

May 22, 2014

Physics teacher David Lapp will take on the role of weight training coach for the first time for the 2014-15 school year, in addition to his four physics classes. While in the past he has taken on a math class to fill the five-section requirement, this year the administration yielded to Lapp’s longstanding...

Nick Barella: From Paper to Props

Nick Barella: From Paper to Props

By Haydn Wall

April 22, 2014

Last year, senior Nick Barella and his friend decided to try to build a laser rifle from the popular game Fallout 3. What started as a way to pass the time with a friend quickly became a potentially profitable skill. Since making that first gun, Barella has made a replica Captain America shield and a...

Step by Step: Surviving a Fender Bender

Step by Step: Surviving a Fender Bender

By Haydn Wall

November 9, 2013

So you’ve just rear-ended someone. Unless you drive off and ignore your problems, you need to know what to do. Firstly: I want to say congratulations for contributing to the stereotype of teenagers as bad drivers. Thanks for that. [Disclaimer: results may vary based on situation and insurance policy....

“Eraser Law” Will Change Social Media for Teens

“Eraser Law” Will Change Social Media for Teens

By Haydn Wall

October 29, 2013

A new bill known as the “Eraser Law” was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 23. The bill, SB 568, will act as an online eraser for minors, allowing them to permanently delete any social media posts. This law aims to protect minors from the long-term effects of poor decisions regarding...

Bending the “One Year Law”

Bending the “One Year Law”

By Haydn Wall

September 22, 2013

The accident rate for 16-year-old drivers is 3.7 times higher than that of drivers of all other ages. As a teenager, it’s my job to believe I am impervious to this statistic. I’m not a reckless driver, but the amount of confidence I have in my driving ability is misplaced given that I don’t always...