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Sports Opinion: Dropping the Baton

Sports Opinion: Dropping the Baton

By Griffin Bary and Griffin Bary

May 12, 2016

In sports, there are winners and losers, coaches and officials, spectators and people judging the spectators, but there is one group that is always overlooked. This group of blunderers does not bring the team success, in fact, most of the time they bring the team loss, shame, and even murder. People who belong to...

Tam High Mountain Bike Team Wins NorCal D1 at Petaluma

Tam High Mountain Bike Team Wins NorCal D1 at Petaluma

By Calvin Rosevear

May 2, 2016

The Tam High mountain bike team came in first place out of NorCal Division one teams in their fourth race of the year on April 23. The race was the nearest to Tam, in Petaluma, and many team podiums (top five wins) contributed to the win. Nine total riders came in the top five for Tam, spread out throu...

It Doesn’t Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

It Doesn’t Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

By Hannah Chorley, Willzie Connelly, and James Finn

April 27, 2016

Senior Kayla Blair describes herself as a driven student. When Blair needs academic help, she is proactive and seeks assistance from her teacher. Yet, halfway through her junior year, Blair started to fall behind in Advanced Algebra and, after attending multiple tutorial sessions with her teacher, she still...

Month in Review – March

Month in Review – March

By Raqshan Khan and TBN, Raqshan Khan and TBN, and Raqshan Khan and TBN

April 25, 2016

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Varsity Boys’ Volleyball Loses to Drake

Varsity Boys’ Volleyball Loses to Drake

By Kevin Lee, Kevin Lee, Kevin Lee, Kevin Lee, and Kevin Lee

April 8, 2016

The Drake boys varsity volleyball team beat Tamalpais 3-0 at Tam on March 8, 2016. Tam is a young team but Drake has a lot of club experience. “I think we are young and that’s a respectable loss. I think it’s going to take time for the team to find their way,”Head Coach Jason Souza said. “Ther...

Tam Hires New Baseball Staff

Tam Hires New Baseball Staff

By Vincent Boot and Vincent Boot

March 29, 2016

Over the last couple of years, Tam baseball has been in an identity crisis.  After opting out of re-signing head coach Mike Terry in fall of 2013, Tam acquired Scott Osder.  In late summer of 2015, Tam decided not to reinstate Osder as head of the program.  A few weeks later he was reinstated, then f...

Hearing in Color

Hearing in Color

By Franny Kiles and Blake Villanueva, Franny Kiles and Blake Villanueva, and Franny Kiles and Blake Villanueva

March 28, 2016

For Tam News reporter Morgan Pinney, the number three is green and adventurous. When paired with the wholesome, genuine number eight, it becomes 38, which has a distinct personality within her mind. Pinney, along with senior Elodie Townsend and sophomore Lexi Stern, have synesthesia,  a neurological ...

Searching for Lawrence

Searching for Lawrence

By Trevor Bukowski, Elliott Jacobs, and Kevin Lee

March 22, 2016

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Karim Shakur: Tam Wrestler (Web Exclusive)

Karim Shakur: Tam Wrestler (Web Exclusive)

By Trent Waltz and Trent Waltz

March 15, 2016

Coming to Tam freshman year and joining Wrestling sophomore year, Tamalpais junior Karim Shakur has put in countless hours of hard work to get to the position of dominance he occupies in MCAL this year. “I started Wrestling Freshman year…at Lincoln...I wasn’t that good,” Shakur said, “[But] ...

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Victorious in Final Home Game

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Victorious in Final Home Game

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 15, 2016

The girls’ varsity basketball team beat South San Francisco High School in a narrow 58-57 victory on March 9, to continue in NorCal playoffs. This was the team’s last home game of the season as they were eliminated a game later 75-51 to Campolindo on March 12. In their victory against South San Francisco...

Jason Souza Hired as New Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Coach

Jason Souza Hired as New Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Coach

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016

Jason Souza, Mill Valley Middle School teacher and last year’s JV girls volleyball coach, is the new boys’ varsity volleyball coach. Souza has coached for four years in Newton, Massachusetts. “The Newton North Tigers have a very strong division one volleyball program, and actually last year, my firs...

New Diving Coach Haley Quinn Hired

New Diving Coach Haley Quinn Hired

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016

After Nathan Severin’s departure last year to become Drake’s athletic director,  Tam was left without a diving coach. Haley Quinn was hired this year to fill in the empty position in the program. Quinn additionally is involved in Tam’s special education program. “My husband got a job in the city....