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Prom is Overrated

Prom is Overrated

By Emily Pavis

April 20, 2017

Ever since I was little, it seemed like prom was supposed to be the most significant social event of my high school career. It would grant my wish to be an elegant princess and I would be swept off my feet in a ball gown by my worthy prince. Prom would represent my transition from a little princess i...

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award, $1,000 Scholarship

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award, $1,000 Scholarship

By Hannah Chorley

October 29, 2015

Youth volunteers can be nominated to win the Heart of Marin's "Youth Volunteer of the Year" award, which recognizes up to five middle and high school students for their commitment and contribution to a Marin nonprofit organization. Recipients of the award will each win $1,000. The winners will be announced...

EDITORIAL: The True Cost of Prom

EDITORIAL: The True Cost of Prom

By Tam News Staff

May 28, 2015

Tam isn’t known for its abundance of traditional school activities; we don’t have regular dances, Friday night lights are nonexistent, and it’s not common to hang out by our lockers in the hallways. The one school tradition that Tam holds near and dear to our collective hearts is Prom. Because...

School sports: the income divide

Graphic by Dennis Lubensky

By Elianna Cohen

June 3, 2012

“When I was little, I knew my parents couldn’t afford to enroll me in any sports programs,” said senior Jennifer Reyes. Throughout tryouts during her sophomore year, she realized that she could not keep up with her other potential teammates. But Reyes wasn’t alone. Lots of other students who didn...

Junior-senior prom confirmed

November 19, 2010

Tam’s prom moved away from tradition when the school invited juniors to the typically seniors-only end of the year dance. This change, believed to help the school economically, has prompted uproar amongst the student body. Tam joined the rest of the district in the decision to have a junior-senior...

Cut from the Job

By Elissa Stolman

June 5, 2010

At the Tamalpais Union High School District board meeting on May 11, staff, students, parents, and community members from across the district gathered at Redwood High School to vocally oppose the elimination of 14 positions and potentially 28 members of the district’s classified staff. Read More »...

District announces budget cuts

By Brent Peters

May 5, 2010

In a meeting held on Tuesday, April 27, the Tamalpais Union High School District board proposed $2.4 million in cuts for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The administration emphasized that the financial changes should not significantly affect academics; students in the Tam district will still attend school...