The Tam News

Sowerby Commits to Macalester College

Sowerby Commits to Macalester College

By Zoe Wynn and Zoe Wynn

November 9, 2016

Unlike most seniors, Katie Sowerby  already knows where she is going to spend the next four years. She recently committed to play basketball at Macalester College, a Division III school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sowerby believes she will enjoy her college life both on and off the court. “I found [a s...

Varsity Football Beats Justin Siena, Players Berkley and Mitchell Suspended

Varsity Football Beats Justin Siena, Players Berkley and Mitchell Suspended

By Calvin Rosevear, Calvin Rosevear, Calvin Rosevear, Calvin Rosevear, and Calvin Rosevear

November 3, 2016

        photos by Ethan Swope The varsity football team beat Justin Siena 50-21 on October 22 in a game that sparked a brawl in the fourth quarter, resulting in the ejections and one game suspensions of senior Tre’chaun Berkley and junior Tristan Mitchell and no Justin Siena p...

Sully Afloat

Sully Afloat

By Dahlia Zail

October 18, 2016

On September 9, 2016, Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released. This movie puts a human face on a national news story from 2009. On January 15 of 2009, minutes after taking off from La Guardia Airport in New York City, a U.S. plane was hit with a “bird strike” which blew out both engines, fo...

The Health Food Store that’s Been Here the Whole Time: 7-Eleven

The Health Food Store that’s Been Here the Whole Time: 7-Eleven

By Milo Levine

October 14, 2016

As I walked through a double door that read “pull” but really needed to be pushed, I couldn’t wait to see what kind of cliental was lurking on the other side. Could it be truckers, ex-cons, current cons, rural Americans, young entrepreneurs, the confused elderly that thought they were at the M...

Sausage Party is not a Weiner

Sausage Party is not a Weiner

By Josh Love

October 2, 2016

"Sausage Party," directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, will reel you in with actors Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and James Franco, but will end up being a waste of 90 minutes and the cost of a movie ticket, unless you happen to be into watching animated food pornography. The audience is introdu...

Hawks Water Polo Dominate In Season Opener

Hawks Water Polo Dominate In Season Opener

By Ryan Leake

September 27, 2016

On Tuesday September 13th, Boys’ Varsity Water Polo kicked off their MCAL season against the Novato Hornets. The Hawks came out strong and anxious to start their season with a victory, and they did just that. From the beginning, it was a blowout By the end of the first quarter, the Hawks were leading...

Girls’ Varsity Water Polo Loses to Saint Ignatius

Girls’ Varsity Water Polo Loses to Saint Ignatius

By Emily Pavis

September 27, 2016

The girls' varsity water polo lost to the Saint Ignatius Wildcats by a mere one point on September 14. The Hawks started in control, leading by 2-1 at the end of the first quarter. The Hawks scored an additional two goals in the second quarter,  yet let in four, losing momentum. By the final quarter,...

Alongside the Battle of Cancer

Alongside the Battle of Cancer

By Shane Lavezzo

September 27, 2016

It was late in the day and junior David Fineman was with his friends when one of them told the group that his mom had bought them all movie tickets. Fineman broke down in tears. Four years ago, Fineman, in eighth grade at the time, had returned home from a baseball game and was told to sit down; his p...

Stranger Things: Best of Multiple Worlds

Stranger Things: Best of Multiple Worlds

By Michael Diamandakis

September 14, 2016

"Stranger Things” is one of those shows that fill your daydreams and dance through your vacant gazes weeks after watching the season finale. Superb writing like that of “Breaking Bad,” exciting action set pieces like those of “Daredevil,” crass humor you'd find in “The Office,” and a spooky ...

Athletes of the Issue: Tristan and Braxton Mitchell

Athletes of the Issue: Tristan and Braxton Mitchell

By Miles Rubens

September 14, 2016

Although the football team hasn’t had much success in recent seasons, things are starting to look up. Brothers Braxton and Tristan Mitchell are two of the reasons why. Braxton, a senior, and Tristan, a junior, are looking to help Tam compete for an MCAL championship this year. Last year, the brothe...

New Volleyball Coach Hired

New Volleyball Coach Hired

By Calvin Rosevear

September 14, 2016

Ray Karter, the new girls’ varsity volleyball coach, only started playing volleyball in college at UC Berkeley after growing up in Hawaii and moving to Marin to attend Drake High School. “I was a water polo player in high school, and I coached water polo before I coached volleyball... But water...

Sports Opinion: Why You Should Be Playing Fantasy Football

Sports Opinion: Why You Should Be Playing Fantasy Football

By Andrew Bishop

September 14, 2016

The fantasy football craze has become overwhelmingly prevalent throughout my four years as a student here. It is nearly impossible to navigate the campus during football season without hearing someone complain about their lineup, ask a friend for advice, or belittle an opponent. The yearly sports br...