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The Contra Costa SWAT team barricaded part of Drake Avenue during a raid on November 14. (Benjy Wall-Feng)

Suspects released after controversial raid in Marin City

By Emily Stull December 15, 2019
The Contra Costa SWAT team conducted a raid in Marin City on November 14, releasing the suspects three days later.
SOAR accepted the award at the National Summit for Courageous Conversation in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15. (Courtesy of J.C. Farr)

SOAR wins Ruby Bridges Student Leadership and Courage Award

By Josie Spiegelman November 7, 2019
The TUHSD was awarded the Ruby Bridges Student Leadership and Courage Award by Pacific Educational Group, a nationwide firm dedicated to starting meaningful conversations about race in schools.
A new year of SOAR

A new year of SOAR

By Tenaya Tremp October 17, 2019
Though only in its third year of existence, Tam’s branch of Students Organizing for Anti-Racism (SOAR) has already won a national level award.
(Samantha Ferro)

Breakthrough Day is worth doing well

June 24, 2019
The disorganized nature of the event inhibited its ability to start a constructive conversation, and may have actually dissuaded people from listening further.
SOAR and Leadership hold 2019 Breakthrough Day

SOAR and Leadership hold 2019 Breakthrough Day

By Sam Glocker and Saranyu Nel June 8, 2019
The original Breakthrough Day took place on February 27, 1967. This year, students in SOAR and Leadership held a series of seminars and events aimed to cultivate school-wide discussion about racism.
Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

By Editorial Staff March 13, 2019

In the summer of 2017, two former Tam students spray painted a racial epithet on the side of Wood Hall, directed at our principal J.C. Farr. While this hate crime was egregious and despicable, it provided...

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