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Local Lifestyles

By Jacob Swergold

March 13, 2018

When I look back at my childhood, my best memories were created outdoors. At a young age, I remember biking around Mill Valley in search of adventure. From stick ball games at Boyle Park to exploring the creek with my friends, the environment in which I grew up provided me with endless access to the o...

The Hidden Gem of Tam Lunch Destinations

The Hidden Gem of Tam Lunch Destinations

By Milo Levine

December 3, 2017

During the school week, Tam students are given 40 minutes of freedom a day: lunch. School would be infinitely more bleak if we weren’t given a certain amount of time to do whatever we want. Off-campus lunch is pretty much a blessing from the administration. It’s kind of like the string that guards ...

Here’s the Scoop: Comparing Ice Cream Places Throughout Marin

Here’s the Scoop: Comparing Ice Cream Places Throughout Marin

By Emma Schultz

November 14, 2017

Marin is certainly not lacking in ice cream shops to satisfy any craving for some of that cold, sugary goodness. While the number of ice cream places in Marin remains dwarfed by that of hair and nail salons, there is still an adequate number to offer some variety. Upon comparing and contrasting them ...

Don’t Put Cream in our Curry!

Don’t Put Cream in our Curry!

By Amina Nakhuda

November 9, 2017

You walk into an Indian restaurant and immediately, a strong aroma tingles your nose. A hint of turmeric, cumin, garam masala … spices, spices, and more spices. You look around and see countless families devouring rice and curry. The walls are lined with fancy decor and paintings of intricate flow...

A New Perspective: Los Barriles, Mexico

A New Perspective: Los Barriles, Mexico

By Heidi Ford

November 9, 2017

Hola! Me llamo Heidi Ford. Hi! My name is Heidi Ford. I grew up in a little fishing village in southern Baja, Mexico called Los Barriles, named after the barrels of pirates’ gold supposedly hidden somewhere in town. My parents moved to Los Barriles when I was five months old and we lived there until I ...

Procrastination Advice

Procrastination Advice

By Marie Hogan

November 5, 2017

I’ve been a student for 12 years now, and despite weekly breakdowns and every productivity hack known to the internet, I still procrastinate. I procrastinated on writing this, and I’m procrastinating by writing this, so yeah, I guess you could say I’m a pro. Don’t get me wrong -- chronic procras...

Fashion Faux Pas

Fashion Faux Pas

By Camille Howard

October 27, 2017

Depending on the individual, wardrobe malfunctions are either accidental or distastefully deliberate. Although an abundance of false steps exist, I would like to focus on two that have prevailed far too long: sagging and whale tails. Thankfully, these fashion blunders are uncommon at Tam High, but m...

Logan: A New Breed of the Superhero Movie

Logan: A New Breed of the Superhero Movie

By Piper Goeking

April 27, 2017

Marvel Studios has gained one of its greatest achievements in James Mangold’s Logan.  The final instalment of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine saga is a mutant itself; Western, action, sci-fi, and drama elements are all on display in such a way that has some critics calling for a Best Picture nomination.  The film...

FUTURE and HNDRXX: So Close in Time but So Far Apart

FUTURE and HNDRXX: So Close in Time but So Far Apart

By Emily Pavis, Maxwell Williams

April 18, 2017

FUTURE  By Emily Pavis From Atlanta, “street banger” rapper, Future grew up with the nickname “The Future of Rap” due to his musical talent in his youth. This sobriquet wasn’t too far off considering that this trap artist was the number one on the Artist 100 Billboard in 2015, 15 of h...

Artist of the Issue: Fiona Bransgrove

Artist of the Issue: Fiona Bransgrove

By Marina Furbush

March 31, 2017

Senior Fiona Bransgrove is one of the many talented artists in the department. This year, she won Best in Show in the Youth in Arts Rising Stars’ Art Show, an art competition open to high school students in Marin. Her winning piece, “Cityscape and Men,” was constructed using palette knives and...

Surfing for Sanity

Surfing for Sanity

By Jacob Swergold

March 31, 2017

I’m an addict and I’m not ashamed to admit it. The first thing I do every morning is check surfline.com’s Ocean Beach Cam. For most of the year Ocean Beach is inconsistent at best, with infrequent swells and unfavorable winds. During the winter however, it comes alive. The cold air inland of...

My Nü Religion is THEY.

My Nü Religion is THEY.

By Hanna Nygard

March 31, 2017

Through strobe lights and a haze of smoke, “THEY.” rose up above the crowd, in the San Francisco Social Hall, to exceed the standards the audience had for a new group. Dante Jones and Drew Love created their own R&B and rap duo, formed in Los Angeles. This is THEY.’s first tour as an official...