The Tam News

The AP Stress Mess

The AP Stress Mess

By Ian Duncanson

May 30, 2018

When Tam High Junior Kaylie Keim transferred from Marin Catholic this year, she was bent on pursuing her dream in the science business. Because of this, she chose her classes wisely, including her AP and Honors. “I really want to do a lot of science in college, my dream school is UCSD, I’ve bee...

Homecoming Rally 2016-2017

Homecoming Rally 2016-2017


October 12, 2016  

Stay Home

By Piper Goeking

May 12, 2016

I was sitting in class when I heard the attempted suppression of a series of wet, seemingly lung-compromising coughs.  I turned and saw one of my classmates, her face pale, eyes glazed over, battling to stay awake.  My teacher noticed, and asked why she wasn’t home resting. She croaked that she had two te...

Take Nike’s Advice on Studying: Just do It


By Cam Vernali

September 21, 2015

While classes are heating up, some students haven’t fully got back into the academic swing of things. Some have already fallen into senioritis, while those with difficult or new schedules may not be completely used to what’s required to keep up in harder classes. Others are just lazy. While paying...

Spring Sports Rally

Spring Sports Rally

By Raqshan Khan

April 15, 2015 Tamalpais High School's Spring Sports Rally was held at the Mead Theatre on Friday, April 10th.

Procrastination Essay_Draft 4

Procrastination Essay_Draft 4

By Jordan Blackburn

October 2, 2014

It’s a problem we’ve all faced: you sit down to write the greatest, most important essay of your life, (one that coincidentally happens to be worth 10 percent of your first semester grade and is due tomorrow. “NO MOM, I COULDN’T START IT BEFORE TODAY I WAS REALLY BUSY, GOD!”) You open up your...

L’Shana Tova: A Jewish Perspective on Rosh Hashanah

L'Shana Tova: A Jewish Perspective on Rosh Hashanah

By Sarah Asch

September 30, 2014

Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, falls on the Hebrew calendar during the first two days of Tishrei, which means that it is usually celebrated during the secular month of September. Rosh Hashanah is literally translated as “the head of the year,” and along with Yom Kippur (the day...

EDITORIAL: Academic Support Systems

EDITORIAL: Academic Support Systems

February 13, 2014

Many private tutoring options are available in the Tam community, but private tutoring is a way of tying academic performance to financial expenditure, putting some students at an advantage or disadvantage based on their economic status. It’s important, then, that the free tutoring systems in place...

Early Start Leads to Poor Focus For Sleep Deprived Teens

Early Start Leads to Poor Focus For Sleep Deprived Teens

By C.J. LaDuke

April 10, 2013

Every day at 7:55 AM, hordes of half-awake Tam students trudge toward their 1st period classes like zombies. “Everyone is usually half asleep at least until the break after 1st period,” junior Walter Rivas said. These early morning classes are notorious for exhausted, sleeping and unfocused students...

Early Cobb: The Story Behind a Friendly Habit

Early Cobb: The Story Behind a Friendly Habit

By Chris Yip, Chris Yip, and Chris Yip

November 27, 2012

No one says hello like Early Cobb III, a senior famous for greeting friends and acquaintances every time one passes him by. “It started in 8th grade,” Cobb said, who remembers hearing at a parent meeting that repetition will become habit over time. “I wanted to see if that was true.” One ...

Summer school is reinstated

December 14, 2010

Following a series of budget cuts, the Board of Trustees of the Tamalpais Union High School District voted unanimously to reinstate summer school for the next two years. After receiving a one-time disbursement of about $729,000, the district will now be able to serve over 800 students a year to earn...

Statewide September school funding withheld

By Joel Abrahams

October 1, 2010

The State of California announced that funding for all public schools would be withheld for the month of September on August 23. In total, about $6.7 million originally allocated for Marin public schools will be postponed until the month of October. There will be no impact here at the Tamalpais Union...