The Tam News

Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming Defeated in MCAL Championship

Boys' and Girls' Swimming Defeated in MCAL Championship

By Sander Lutz

June 6, 2013

On Friday, May 10th, and Saturday, May 11th, Tam’s Varsity swim teams both entered the MCAL Championships with heavy burdens lying on their shoulders: the girls were looking to, with a particularly competitive team, finally dethrone rival Redwood from a nine-year consecutive victory streak, while the...

Briefly: Holocaust Survivor Speaks to History Classes

By Sander Lutz

May 3, 2013

Herbert Heller, an 84-year-old survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi Poland, visited students in Claire Ernst’s World History classes on May 1. Heller shared the story of his childhood in Prague, marred by German occupation in 1941, and the horrors he encountered over the subsequent...

The Month in Review: February 2013

The Month in Review: February 2013

By Wesley Emblidge, Randy Shapiro, Jackson Twilling & Chris Yip

March 1, 2013

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Students Reach Playwright’s Festival Finals

By Meg Weissleberg & Sander Lutz and Meg Weissleberg & Sander Lutz

February 13, 2013

The eight finalists of the Marin Young Playwright’s Festival were announced online on January 14. Among them were Tam sophomores Tessa King and Abby Bordin. The festival, produced annually by the Marin Theatre Company (MTC) in Mill Valley, encourages high school students to submit their own ten-minute,...

Four Years of Varsity Volleyball: Co-captain Shoshana Herzog Finishes Final Season at Tam

IN THE ZONE: Herzog prepares to receive a serve during an away game. This year marks her final season playing for Tam. Photo courtesy of: Shoshana Herzog

By Sander Lutz and Sander Lutz

December 24, 2012

For most high school students who dominate competitive athletics, their success results from early years of practice and private coaching encouraged by parents. This was not the case for senior Shoshana Herzog. Herzog started her athletic career on the Mill Valley Middle School girls’ volleybal...

The airplane risk equation

By Sander Lutz

November 17, 2010

It has come to my attention, hopefully to the great concern of each and every one of you, that I may have a slight “issue” with neuroticism. Beginning with my childhood, an eye-opening period of running from hypothetical white sound-proof kidnapper vans (to the point of taking a different route home...