The Tam News

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

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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...

TUHSD Board Announces New Tam Principal

TUHSD Board Announces New Tam Principal

By Wesley Emblidge

March 28, 2013

Dr. Julie Synyard was introduced as the new principal of Tam for the 2013-2014 school year on March 27 at a Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board meeting held at Tam. Synyard’s hiring follows the departure of Thomas Drescher, who suddenly resigned as principal on January 28. Interim principal Dr. Robert Vieth will continue to pre...

From the Archives: Halloween 1985

From the Archives: Halloween 1985

By Sonja Hutson & Emma Talkoff

October 31, 2012

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Boys varsity soccer wins Bay City Invitational

Boys varsity soccer wins Bay City Invitational

By Zack Tolpen

August 30, 2012

Tam soccer coach Dustin Nygaard created the Bay City Invitational soccer tournament in 2007, but as of one week ago, Tam had yet to win a trophy. That changed when Tam won Northern California’s famous soccer tournament August on 24 by defeating Terra Linda High School in a battle of penalty kic...

Chemistry lab mistake causes fire alarm

Chemistry lab mistake causes fire alarm

By Wesley Emblidge

March 16, 2012

During seventh period on Friday, March 16, only a few minutes before school was over, the fire alarm was triggered by a student in Dr. Leslie Hart's chemistry class. The class was performing a series of chemical reaction labs, and the student ignited too much magnesium in a bunsen burner. "I saw it light...

Autoshop’s quest to restore a ’65 Mustang

Autoshop’s quest to restore a ’65 Mustang

By Chris Yip

March 15, 2012

Every day, cars of all makes and models, as well as their student drivers, pass through the doors of Tam’s auto shop. However, one project car is at school every day and has yet to leave: Tam’s very own 1965 Ford Mustang. Since the spring of 2011, auto shop teacher Lisa Miller and her classes ha...