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MVMS skatepark review for people who suck at skating

MVMS skatepark review for people who suck at skating

By John Overton

October 17, 2019

I’m not gonna sugarcoat anything here: I suck at skateboarding. I’m so bad. Like, profoundly bad. 

Ramping Up: Tam students spur skate park renovation

Ramping Up: Tam students spur skate park renovation

By Skye Schoenhoeft

March 17, 2019

The newly renovated skate park adjacent to Mill Valley Middle School opened for use on Monday, February 25. The campaign to build the new park was driven by Tam freshmen Jacob Moore and Cristian Piombo and has been in the works for nearly two years. The old park was taken out entirely, redesigned, and r...

Bomb threat forces middle school evacuation

Bomb threat forces middle school evacuation

By Lucas Rosevear

November 27, 2018

Students and staff at Mill Valley Middle School were forced to evacuate today after a bomb threat was made. Students were moved to the Mill Valley Community Center to await pickup while police swept the school’s buildings with specially trained dogs, according to Mill Valley public information offic...

Students Win Rube Goldberg Competition

Students Win Rube Goldberg Competition

By Hana Curphey

June 10, 2018

Mill Valley students representing Tam were informed that they had won the International Online Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, High School Division, on May 16. The team consisted of sophomores Rebecca Preis, Maddie Cope, Hannah Khan, Theo Koffman, Ben St. John, and Hayden Yearout, as well as sophomore O...

EDITORIAL: The Artist vs. Their Art

November 15, 2017

In the weeks following The New York Times’ story on Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual harassment and assault in early October, as more and more people have come forward to accuse prominent pop culture figures of misconduct or abuse,  with a frustratingly complex question: Is it possible to sepa...

MVMS Skate Park Renovations

MVMS Skate Park Renovations

By Ava Finn

October 26, 2017

On September 23, local surf and skate shop Proof Lab hosted a fundraiser in conjunction with the Mill Valley Middle School (MVMS) 8th graders, Good Earth, Equator Coffee, and State Room Brewery. Families and friends gathered to celebrate and raise money for a new MVMS skate park. New ramps, railings...

Chelsea Clinton Visits MVMS

Chelsea Clinton Visits MVMS

By Samantha Ferro and Samantha Ferro

May 4, 2017

Chelsea Clinton came to Mill Valley on April 19 to give a book talk to the seventh grade class of Mill Valley Middle School (MVMS). Clinton discussed her book, “It’s Your World,” a New York Times bestseller. Local, independent bookseller Book Passage selected MVMS for Clinton’s visit. “H...

Increase in Swastika Graffiti in Marin

By Elissa Asch

April 3, 2017

Over the last few months the Marin community has experienced a sharp increase in anti-Semitic behavior. This behavior includes the drawing of five swastikas found at Tam, Mill Valley Middle School, the Mill Valley Community Center (MVMS), and the Safeway parking lot. “The Safeway incident involved a red swast...

…And (Quality) Education For All

...And (Quality) Education For All

By Milo Levine

March 31, 2017

Four years ago, when senior Tre’chaun Berkley first came to Tam from Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, he was nervous. “I felt that I wasn’t ready. Coming from a class with 11 students to a class with 20 is something I had to get used to,” he said. “On top of that, [I worried about] not knowing h...

Measure E to Prolong School Funding

By Elise Korngut

November 8, 2016

On November 8, Marin voters decided to use their tax dollars to continue to fund kindergarten through eighth grade public education in Mill Valley. Measure E renewed the parcel tax that passed in 2008, which accounted for nearly 20 percent of the Mill Valley School District budget. The Measure needed to p...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

By Daniel Zwiebach

June 9, 2014

When I asked Ann Killion, a successful sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, how she got into journalism, specifically sports journalism, she said, “Oh God, where do I even begin?” and spent the next 20 minutes or so detailing the roundabout story of how she got to where she is today...