The Tam News

Jordan Jackson: Cross Up

Jordan Jackson: Cross Up

By Adam Tolson and Adam Tolson

February 1, 2017

This year’s boys’ basketball team is on fire this season.  After taking down Terra Linda, Justin Siena, Marin Catholic, and Redwood, they have begun their season  as a top three-team in the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL). Senior and Redwood transfer Jordan Jackson has emerged as a key cont...

Sports Opinion: Selective Spirit

Sports Opinion: Selective Spirit

By Zoe Wynn and Zoe Wynn

February 1, 2017

Ask a student about Tam school spirit at basketball games and they’ll  probably describe the atmosphere as electric. Masses of people line up at the door waiting to get their hands stamped so they can run onto the bleachers where they will remain riveted for the next four quarters. The bleachers are fu...

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team Loses to Redwood at Home “White Out” Game

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team Loses to Redwood at Home “White Out” Game

By Jack Goldman

February 1, 2017

Photos by Ethan Swope A capacity crowd. A White Out event. A fitting setting for a rivalry game between Tam and Redwood. Fans screaming on both sides, preparing for the chaos to unravel itself on the basketball court. “Every game is a big game,” Tam’s head varsity basketball coach Tim Morgan said be...

Recollections of a Kenyan Sisterhood

Recollections of a Kenyan Sisterhood

By Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes

January 12, 2017

Senior Lucy Mutunga considered herself part of a sisterhood in Kericho, a county in the highlands west of the Kenyan Rift Valley. Mutunga looks back on the days where she would join the other girls in hanging up their collared uniforms to dry, and teach them the dances of her home. Deprived of luminous h...

Editorial: Mental Health Stigma

Editorial: Mental Health Stigma

January 12, 2017

It’s no surprise to many of us that mental health issues such as depression, O.C.D., and bipolar disorders plague our school. According to the most recent Healthy Kids Survey from 2016, 30 percent of juniors at Tam had experienced chronic sad and hopeless feelings and 13 percent had considered attem...

Editorial: The Problem with Fake News

January 12, 2017

On December 4, a man walked into a neighborhood pizza place with a gun, positive that he was about to encounter a vast conspiracy involving child sexual abuse and Hillary Clinton. What brought him there? Fake news. The man in question was quickly arrested. Later that night, however, Michael Flynn Jr., so...

This Chair was Made for Skatin’

This Chair was Made for Skatin’

By Marina Furbush & Marie Hogan

December 15, 2016

Freshman Garnett Silver-Hall’s new wheelchair is bright green and already covered in scratches. It’s the first wheelchair he’s bought himself. “The state [and insurance] pays for everyday chairs for people in wheelchairs,” he said. “But they’re usually not fitted that well. They’re fitted s...

Sports Opinion: Tam-Redwood Rivalry

Sports Opinion: Tam-Redwood Rivalry

By Nell Mitchell

December 14, 2016

The Tam-Redwood rivalry is alive. Ask almost any varsity athlete at Tam and you’ll get the same response. As a member of the track and field team for all four years of high school, the week leading up to the Redwood meet is hands down the most stressful and anticipated of the season. The schedule is ...

Red Hawk Chalk Talk: Girls’ Varsity Basketball

Red Hawk Chalk Talk: Girls’ Varsity Basketball

By Jack Loder and Jack Loder

December 14, 2016

For the first time in their history, the  girls’ varsity basketball team will be looking to defend their MCAL championship title. Returning with a core group of guards and shooters, the team looks to be a force in MCAL again this season. This year’s team has a unique combination of established star...

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team Loses to Healdsburg Greyhounds

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team Loses to Healdsburg Greyhounds

By Ryan Leake

December 1, 2016

The boys varsity basketball team lost to the Healdsburg Greyhounds 70-36 at home on November 28. From the beginning, the Hounds came out strong and the Hawks fell behind early. It stayed that way until halftime, despite junior Jack Duboff’s clutch three-pointer at the end of the first quarter. T...

How to Have a Sickness Free Winter

How to Have a Sickness Free Winter

By Kennedy Cook

November 16, 2016

A sniffle, a cough, a sneeze. It’s coming. Cold and flu season is creeping closer and closer; selecting victims and spreading germs far and wide. As winter approaches, an increasing amount of preventative measures must be taken to stay healthy. We’ve all heard the basics, disinfecting, washing h...

The Cycle of Life

The Cycle of Life

By Georgia Pemberton

November 16, 2016

Thirty dollars can buy you a lot. It’s three custom sandwiches from Whole Foods, plus three kombucha, if you’re a kombucha kind of person (I am). It can fill three-quarters of my gas tank, which can get me up to Sunset or to TPumps five times, six if I’m lucky. It’s two meals at Blue Barn, or...