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What Goes Unnoticed: My Struggle With Depression

June 3, 2016

For most students, waking up in the morning is a chore. Hearing a blaring iPhone alarm at 7:00 in the morning instantly makes most teenagers irritable. But for me, and for the other 3 million Americans...

Picus Prepares for Primaries

June 3, 2016

Resource teacher Preston Picus, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress’s 12th District representing the San Francisco area, is preparing for the June 7 California congressional primaries. Picus...

“Ms. Jewel” Retires

June 3, 2016

Hailed as the “mother” of the Marin City community at Tam, Jewel Barrow, known by many as “Ms. Jewel” has been a fixture at Tam for 52 years.  Since she graduated from Tam in 1964, Ms. Jewel has...

Kevin Gates’ “Islah”

Kevin Gates'
May 4, 2016

The term “vulnerable” is rarely used to describe gangsta rappers.The likes of Mac Dre, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent, all of whom pioneered the genre, hardly provided a template that encouraged their...

Stoner Continues Career Speaker Series

Stoner Continues Career Speaker Series
May 2, 2016

The College and Career Center (CCC) has been hosting a Career Speaker Series, consisting of a succession of professionals from an array of fields speaking to student audiences at lunch about their professions....

It Doesn’t Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

It Doesn't Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?
April 27, 2016

Senior Kayla Blair describes herself as a driven student. When Blair needs academic help, she is proactive and seeks assistance from her teacher. Yet, halfway through her junior year, Blair started to...

Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo”

March 3, 2016

In late January, several weeks before Kanye West released his long-awaited "The Life of Pablo," West tweeted that his latest release “is actually a gospel album.” "The Life of Pablo’s" lyrics and...


February 11, 2016

Until I was 16 years old, I didn’t watch TV - my family didn’t own one. I’ve never played a video game. I didn’t know what “WiFi” was until I began high school, and I just created an Instagram...

Running for Change Runs Pre-Super Bowl Race

Sophomore Caroline Morena crosses the finish line at the Road to the Super Bowl 10k race at Levi’s Stadium.           
photo courtesy of: Isaias Franco
February 11, 2016

The Running for Change Program, led by humanities teacher Isaias Franco, began the year by completing the Road to the Super Bowl 10k race at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on January 10. All seven Running...

Sports Opinion: Thank You, Tam Basketball Fans

February 2, 2016

It’s been said in recent years that Tam’s student body lacks spirit. I routinely hear my peers complain about having to attend rallies and other school events, and many of my friends who play sports...

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Drake

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Drake
January 13, 2016

Fans packed Gus gym on Friday night to watch the varsity boys’ basketball team (1-3 MCAL, 3-12 overall) take on MCAL powerhouse Drake (3-1 MCAL, 10-5 overall). Tam put up an impressive fight for 3 quarters,...

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Open Season

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Open Season
December 14, 2015

The boys varsity basketball team faced off against NCS opponent Analy High school, losing 71-41 on November 28. Tam started strong and competitive against the Analy Tigers from Sebastopol; down only...

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