The Tam News

An outsider’s perspective on American patriotism

(Tenaya Tremp)

By Leah Kennedy

March 1, 2020

After moving to America from Germany, the culture shock of American pride can be intense.

Let’s Keep the Day Short and Sweet

Let's Keep the Day Short and Sweet

By Saranyu Nel

October 11, 2018

For a handful of months now Tam has entertained the idea of a new bell schedule. The genesis first came from wanting a later start time for students due to health benefits. However, once teachers, students, parents, and other staff started to plan out possible schedules they found that it was much harder...

Humans of Tam: I can’t hide from it, I can’t run from it.

Humans of Tam: I can’t hide from it, I can’t run from it.

By Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

May 31, 2017

High School is not easy. I struggle with bullying a little bit. It’s gotten better, but it’s still kind of hard to deal with every now and then. Once I was walking on the field next to MVMS, and a bunch of juniors at Tam, they might have been drunk, I’m not sure, tackled me and threw a condom f...

How to Become a Woman

How to Become a Woman

By Emily Pavis, Mary Overton

May 4, 2017

Prom is the one high school dance that marks the transition of a young girl into what it means to be a woman. This year, prom will be on May 20th, but in order to meet the necessary expectations of this remarkable evening, girls, we should start preparing a year in advance. It’s never too early! We...

The Monthly Hollumn

The Monthly Hollumn

By Holly Parkin

May 28, 2015

A few weeks ago, I went to go see Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” I was, to put it in the simplest terms, excited beyond belief. I had waited since freshman year for the moment when I would once again sit in a theater and watch the amazing and ridiculously hot group of heroes unite on screen...

“My Best Decision in High School Was…”

“My Best Decision in High School Was...”

By Meg Weisselberg

May 23, 2014

As high school wraps up, seniors are becoming nostalgic in addition to being eager to graduate. Upon asking a group of seniors what their best decision in high school was there seemed to be a common trend in their responses – extracurricular activities and electives. ...

How Soon is too Soon?

How Soon is too Soon?

By Sonja Hutson

June 10, 2013

I remember the first time I started to think seriously about college. I was visiting my cousin the summer before my freshman year, and he asked me where I wanted to go to school. Not having thought about it, I spit out the first college that came to mind: UC Berkeley. “If you want to go there, you...

The Least Attractive Fashion Trend Since Mullets

The Least Attractive Fashion Trend Since Mullets

By Meg Weisselberg

June 10, 2013

Have you ever been brave enough to waddle from one bathroom stall to the next in order to find toilet paper? Your pants are down to your knees as you struggle to make it before someone opens the bathroom door. Many boys go through a similar struggle daily. However, in their case, they’re not out of...

BRIEFLY: Teen Girl Conference

GIRL POWER: Sophomore ambassodors Mixon, Shavers, and Polk (5th, 8th and 9th in the back row, left to right) helped plan the conference. 
					        Photo courtesy of: Marin Women’s Commission

March 12, 2013

The third annual Marin Teen Girl Conference drew middle and high school girls from all over Marin to the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Rafael on March 2. Presented by the Marin Women’s Commission and exclusive to teenage girls in Marin, the conference featured workshops, jazzercise and a sponsored fa...

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Manages to be a Solid Entry in the High School Genre

By Wesley Emblidge

September 30, 2012

Being a high school student, I love a good movie about high school. I love the fun 80s movies like “Ferris Bueler’s Day Off” or “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” laugh hard at R comedies like “Superbad” and “21 Jump Street,” and get really invested with all the characters in “The Breakfast Club.” With “The Perks of ...

The Journeys of a School Gypsy

By Hannah Yerington

October 31, 2011

I’ve always been a school gypsy. For those of you who are unaware of this subspecies, I will explain. A school gypsy is one of those odd people whose lives seems to consist of change, who have itchy feet and never stay at the same school. There are different gypsy categories: the troublemaker gypsy,...