The Tam News

Black Student Union hosts meeting with Mill Valley mayor

The meeting was held in Mead Theater, and all attendees were required to wear masks and practice social distancing. (Logan Little)

By Logan Little

June 30, 2020

Attendees expressed their concerns with the mayor’s remarks and detailed their experiences with racism at Tam and in Marin. 

Tam has a problem with white fragility

(Tenaya Tremp)

By Mikyla Williams

April 23, 2020

I‘ve found that while some students understand their privilege and racism at Tam, many don’t.

Why I want to teach kids

(Tenaya Tremp)

By Benjy Wall-Feng

February 7, 2020

The fog of time can obscure not-so-innocent moments.

SOAR wins Ruby Bridges Student Leadership and Courage Award

SOAR accepted the award at the National Summit for Courageous Conversation in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15. (Courtesy of J.C. Farr)

By Josie Spiegelman

November 7, 2019

The TUHSD was awarded the Ruby Bridges Student Leadership and Courage Award by Pacific Educational Group, a nationwide firm dedicated to starting meaningful conversations about race in schools.

Breakthrough Day is worth doing well

(Samantha Ferro)

By Benjy Wall-Feng

June 24, 2019

The disorganized nature of the event inhibited its ability to start a constructive conversation, and may have actually dissuaded people from listening further.

Editorial: Sorry about that

Editorial: Sorry about that

By Editorial Staff

June 24, 2019

A local high school student’s YouTube channel featuring Islamophobic, racist, and other fringe right-wing content under the guise of satire went viral. But whether to react to an instance of hateful alt-right messaging at all is a crucial question.

SOAR and Leadership hold 2019 Breakthrough Day

SOAR and Leadership hold 2019 Breakthrough Day

By Sam Glocker and Saranyu Nel

June 8, 2019

The original Breakthrough Day took place on February 27, 1967. This year, students in SOAR and Leadership held a series of seminars and events aimed to cultivate school-wide discussion about racism.

Breaking Through

A woman yells during the Youth Climate Strike protesting climate change in San Francisco, Friday, March 15, 2019. Thousands of students around the world protested the perceived inaction from their lawmakers in regards to climate change.

By Ian Duncanson

May 22, 2019

This is a public service announcement, made for you; the reader, the student, the teacher, the staff member, the parent. On May 22nd, 2019, Tam High will be having it’s “52nd” anniversary of Breakthrough day. The purpose is to spend two hours breaking past racial barriers and to come together a...

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

By Editorial Staff

March 13, 2019

In the summer of 2017, two former Tam students spray painted a racial epithet on the side of Wood Hall, directed at our principal J.C. Farr. While this hate crime was egregious and despicable, it provided the us with an opportunity to openly discuss the racial inequality and prejudice that exists withi...

Winter rally postponed until January

Winter rally postponed until January

By Stevi Dunn

December 16, 2018

The winter rally scheduled for Friday, December 7 was rescheduled by leadership and Tam administration for January 18. The change of date for the event was ultimately due to scheduling and organizational concerns. Considering the events of the homecoming rally on September 28, where some student per...