The Tam News

Lucky Shulman: Brining Tam Lax to LA

By Sophia Venables

May 3, 2017

Senior and Tam News design and photo editor, Lucky Shulman, will be fulfilling her longtime goal of playing midfield for the UCLA lacrosse team next year. Growing up mainly on the East Coast, Shulman was surrounded by an intensely competitive lacrosse community since the age of seven. “[In New Ham...

Sports Opinion: Physical Education: Unnecessary for Student Athletes

Sports Opinion: Physical Education: Unnecessary for Student Athletes

By Arya Guinney & Kennedy Cook

March 31, 2017

Physical Education (P.E.) is a two-year required course for every student that attends Tam. It has two components–one that encompasses the information a student would learn in a health class and a second, composed of the physical exercise itself. Students regularly try to find ways out of P.E. in...

Athlete of the Issue: Isobel Wright

Athlete of the Issue: Isobel Wright

By Sophia Venables

March 31, 2017

Senior Isobel Wright will be a part of the Wesleyan University track team as a high jumper come next fall. Wright attributes her passion for high jump to joining track in eighth grade. “[The Mill Valley Middle School track coaches] made you try all the events, so I kind of got dropped into high j...

Reviews of the 2017 Oscar Best Picture Nominees

Reviews of the 2017 Oscar Best Picture Nominees

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 28, 2017

MOONLIGHT Moonlight came out as the Best Picture winner after some awkward confusion on stag e. The film follows the life of a black and closeted gay man growing up in the projects of Miami, befriending a drug dealer as a kid and coping with school bullying and his single mother’s addiction as he g...

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

By Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens & Zoe Wynn

March 14, 2017

Karim Shakur’s remarkable transformation into an elite high school wrestler didn’t take place overnight. Shakur, this year’s NCS champion in his 195 pound weight class was the first Tam wrestler to ever win the section title and advance to the CIF NorCal tournament. Shakur won five straight matches to wi...

Boys’ Soccer Wins MCAL Championship Title

Boys’ Soccer Wins MCAL Championship Title

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 14, 2017

The boys’ varsity soccer team won the MCAL championship beating Terra Linda 3-0 on February 11. The team had progressed to the finals after beating Novato 1-0 in the quarter finals and beating Drake 4-1 in the semifinals. Senior and Tam News reporter Ryan Leake scored two goals in the victory and ju...

Girls’ Basketball Wins MCAL Championship Title

Girls’ Basketball Wins MCAL Championship Title

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 14, 2017

The girls’ varsity basketball team narrowly claimed the MCAL championship title for the second year in a row on February 18 after beating rival Redwood 39-36. “They felt [the pressure] but they came through,” head coach Mike Evans said. “I thought we had a really good game plan.” “After th...

It Happens Here: Rape at Tam

It Happens Here: Rape at Tam

By Elissa Asch, Maddie Asch, and Kennedy Cook

March 9, 2017

When junior Barbara woke up, she had no memory of having had sex during a party the night before. “It wasn't even anybody who I wouldn't have [hooked up] with sober… [But] it was...uncomfortable to know that they were comfortable going through with it,” Barbara said. “...I must have been like...

Moreau Catholic Wins NCS Championship vs Tam

Moreau Catholic Wins NCS Championship vs Tam

By Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, and Adam Tolson

March 8, 2017

Photos by Ethan Swope Tam and Moreau Catholic squared off in the North Coast Section Championship on Saturday, March 4th.  Before the game even started, all eyes were on MC freshman phenom Kyree Walker, one of the top freshmen in the country.  He was greeted by the Tam student section with chants...

Should We Be Taking More Online Courses?

Should We Be Taking More Online Courses?

By Benjy Wall-Feng

February 27, 2017

The Internet is huge. For students, that means a few things: social media, gaming, porn. For a small subset of them it means something else, too — more school. Those students are taking classes online, by choice or by necessity. It’s a method that’s been lauded as life-saving and denounced as u...

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

By Marie Hogan and Marie Hogan

February 4, 2017

Freshman Lily Travers has been dreaming of playing for Tam’s varsity soccer team for years. “I used to practice on the side of the Tam field,” Travers said, “And I’d see them, and I’d always come to the games and I watched their MCAL finals, and wanted to be on the team. That was like my o...

Wake Up

Wake Up

February 2, 2017

By Zoe Wynn It’s six in the morning and a loud sound erupts in junior Madeline Murr’s bedroom. Outside, it is still completely dark, and in that moment all she wants to do is crawl under the covers and fall blissfully back to sleep. But for Murr and many students like her, the day has already b...