The Tam News

$8,000 Statue Donated by the Tam Alumni Association

$8,000 Statue Donated by the Tam Alumni Association

By Sammy Herdman

October 3, 2013

A few weeks ago, the Tam Alumni Association donated an $8000 bronze statue of an Indian disguised as a hawk to the school. This carefully crafted two by two foot bronze piece is considered by some faculty to be “odd” and some to be “interesting,” and is for the time being, hiding out in the Budget...

Letter to the Editor: “Letting the Indian Go”

Letter to the Editor:

By Tim Amyx

May 23, 2013

Last issue’s feature “Letting the Indian Go” revisited the 1989 mascot change from the Indians to the Red-Tailed Hawks. The article included voices on both sides of the mascot issue. Resistant to the mascot change is George Cagwin, the current President of the Tam Alumni Association, who stated tha...

EDITORIAL: The Injustice of Tradition

By Staff

April 24, 2013

Ever since the Red-Tailed Hawk became the mascot in 1989, a small group has advocated bringing the old “Indian” mascot back. There’s no question as to whether the old mascot was offensive; every Native American interviewed in this month’s feature thought the mascot’s portrayal was degrading....

Letting the Indian Go: The Evolution of the Tam Mascot

Letting the Indian Go: The Evolution of the Tam Mascot

By Mae Puckett

April 22, 2013

Though it has been over 20 years since Tam decided to phase out the Tam High Indian in favor of the Red-Tailed Hawk, the mascot change continues to stir controversy among some in the Marin community. The Tam News examines the collision between nostalgia for a bygone era and modern cultural awareness. When...