The Tam News

Skateboarding set to enter 2020 Tokyo Olympics

(Courtesy of Will Trapp)

By Tessa Flynn

March 4, 2020

Skateboarding, along with baseball, softball, surfing, sport climbing, and karate, is set to be added to this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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(Luke Osborn)

By Luke Osborn

September 10, 2019

Photos by junior Luke Osborn of the Mill Valley skate park and the culture it has fostered.

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...

Overland Boards Brings Innovation to Skateboards

 Senior Albert Strietmann rides one of the boards he made for Overland Boards, the company he started with alumnus Spencer Peterson.

By Joe Russell

February 11, 2014

When senior Albert Streitmann was in second grade, he received his first skateboard. It wasn’t until his junior year, when he joined his good friend Spencer “Spence” Peterson in running a longboard company, that skateboarding became a crucial part of his life. “I started longboarding to w...

Don’t just chuck it, wear a brain bucket

Don't just chuck it, wear a brain bucket

By Max Shulman

May 31, 2012

Contrary to a belief specific to 16-18 year old boys that we are invincible, I have found through both personal experience and the obseervation of others that this is not true. Take the helmet equation. The equation states: take a teenage boy, add overconfidence, throw in the importance of image over safety, and you ...