The Tam News

Lack of Enrollment May Lead to No Yearbook Next Year

Lack of Enrollment May Lead to No Yearbook Next Year

By Wanya Williams

April 29, 2015

Due to the lack of enrollment for the Yearbook class, the class has been canceled and it is unlikely that there will be a yearbook published next year. “I wish we had more time to recruit for Yearbook class. During class sign-ups, we were swamped with making the final deadline, so there wasn’t...

ASB Candidate Speeches

ASB Candidate Speeches

By TBN

March 31, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM7e_25EEwM&feature=youtu.be

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

By Daniel Zwiebach

June 9, 2014

When I asked Ann Killion, a successful sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, how she got into journalism, specifically sports journalism, she said, “Oh God, where do I even begin?” and spent the next 20 minutes or so detailing the roundabout story of how she got to where she is today...

WHY WE ENLIST: An Inside Look at Tam’s Future Soldiers

WHY WE ENLIST: An Inside Look at Tam’s Future Soldiers

By Emma Boczek

February 25, 2014

After graduating from Tam a semester early this coming December, junior Chris Vogt plans on enduring 13 weeks in San Diego at United States Marine Corps Recruit Training, commonly known as “boot camp,” where use of the first person is forbidden among recruits. “For three months you never say ‘I,’...

Mock Trial Wins County for 19th Year in a Row

Mock Trial Wins County for 19th Year in a Row

By James Finn

February 13, 2014

The mock trial team took first place at the annual Marin County championship on January 25-26 and February 1 -2 at the Marin County Civic Center. The team defeated Terra Linda High School in the final round to emerge victorious for the 19th consecutive year. “County competition was stressful, but ex...

Broadcast: Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs Drake

Broadcast: Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs Drake

By Riley Kuffner

January 16, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTeLwAzOzkM Full game broadcast: Varsity boys' basketball faced off against the Drake Pirates in a classic division rivalry. Drake pulled out the win with a dominating fourth quarter.

WRITING WRONGS: Mackle-no-more

WRITING WRONGS: Mackle-no-more

By Bella Levaggi

December 21, 2013

I spend a lot of time on Tumblr, where hoaxes and satire run rampant and are often confused with fact. Therefore, I am skeptical when scrolling down the homepage, lest I join the league of Internet fools by falling for an unsubstantiated rumor. When I saw blogs linking to a promotional video of Ma...

A Sustainable Education: What Special Education Students Are Learning and Teaching

A Sustainable Education: What Special Education Students Are Learning and Teaching

By Hannah Chorley

December 21, 2013

Jake, a senior in Michael Lovejoy’s Special Education class, sits on the couch whispering to his friend, Maggie. They giggle at a joke and continue to play on an iPad, identifying animals with pictures and mimicking the sounds they make. Jake tells me his favorite animal is a fish, although he loves...

New P.E. Curriculum to be Implemented in January

New P.E. Curriculum to be Implemented in January

By Riley Kuffner and Joe Russell

December 16, 2013

The P.E. department will institute a redesigned curriculum in the second semester of this school year. Before the new curriculum, P.E. classes were essentially split, with half the time spent in the classroom and half spent doing activities. After reassessing the curriculum, the P.E. department found...

Sports Talk: Aseal Birir

Sports Talk: Aseal Birir

November 9, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NabvCBS7hcU

BB Gun Shooting Injures Student

BB Gun Shooting Injures Student

By Holly Parkin

October 22, 2013

A drive-by BB gun shooting occurred during a seventh period freshmen physical education class on the track on October 2. The shooting resulted in a leg injury to a student, who required stitches. Sel Charvet Butler, 18, and DeMarqus Terrell Wiggins, 21, allegedly fired at the class from an SUV on...

Letting the Indian Go: The Evolution of the Tam Mascot

Letting the Indian Go: The Evolution of the Tam Mascot

By Mae Puckett

April 22, 2013

Though it has been over 20 years since Tam decided to phase out the Tam High Indian in favor of the Red-Tailed Hawk, the mascot change continues to stir controversy among some in the Marin community. The Tam News examines the collision between nostalgia for a bygone era and modern cultural awareness. When...