The Tam News

Inaugural Tam Unity Day

By Samantha Locke & Maddie Asch

December 7, 2017

Tam had its first Unity Day on Friday, October 27. Lunch was extended by ten minutes and four different categories of activities were spread out around campus: food trucks and music were in front of the school, staff versus student basketball game took place in Gus Gym, art supplies were provided in O...

Fire in Sausalito

By Griffin Chen & Aaron Young

October 26, 2017

  At around noon on October 17, a fast-moving brush fire broke out along the southbound side of Highway 101. Local fire departments, with assistance from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, quickly arrived at the scene, containing and extinguishing the fire before it spread out o...

Small Fish Big Pond

Small Fish Big Pond

By Jack Loder

October 12, 2017

As the final seconds ticked off the aquatic center scoreboard at Acalanes High School on November 17, Boys Varsity Water Polo head coach Bob Kustel breathed a sigh of relief. In his 16th season at the helm of Hawk water polo, Kustel would finally bring home an NCS championship banner. “It was an unbeli...

AVID Program Debuts at Tam

AVID Program Debuts at Tam

By Benjy Wall-Feng

September 23, 2017

This school year will see the trial run of a new program: Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). In broad terms, it aims to impart specific learning strategies to students in demographics that have traditionally been overlooked, in order to better prepare them for college. AVID, a nationwide...

Rally MC’s Announced

By Elissa Asch

September 22, 2017

Seniors Jack Loder and Liam Shore were announced as rally MC’s for this school year on September 14. After an initial audition and callback, a panel of leadership students and advisors decided on the duo. “Everyone we auditioned was great, Loder and Shore just add a certain energy that we really...

When Life Gives You LemMons

When Life Gives You LemMons

By Jack Loder

August 31, 2017

First year head Coach Matthew LemMon wasted no time making one thing clear, standing outside the Varsity football team’s weekly film session Monday afternoon. This year’s helmeted Hawks are going to compete at a high level. “They’re a hard working, passionate bunch, that much has been clear to...

Baseball Defeats Northgate in NCS Quarterfinals

Baseball Defeats Northgate in NCS Quarterfinals

By Miles Rubens

May 31, 2017

The varsity baseball team defeated the Northgate Broncos 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the North Coast Section (NCS) Division Two playoffs at Northgate in Walnut Creek on Saturday, May 27. Tam, a ten seed, upset the two seed Broncos on the heels of a victory against seventh seed Maria Carrillo High School...

End of an Era

End of an Era

By Sabrina Baker

May 3, 2017

The varsity baseball team is nearing the end of the season, but for the eight senior Hawks, it’s an especially bittersweet time. Seniors Matthew Kearney, Kevin McDougal, Jack Dickson, Will Muir, Connor Swenberg, Nick Kennison, Sam Spiegelman, and Ryan Leake have been together a since the beginning...

Nikhil Kharkar: Serving His Way to the Top

Nikhil Kharkar: Serving His Way to the Top

By Dahlia Zail

May 3, 2017

Senior Nikhil Kharkar began playing tennis at the age of five with his dad and older sister. “We would go to the Tiburon tennis courts every week and we would just hit,” Kharkar said. Kharkar started his organized athletics career as a baseball player. Around the age of 10, he started playing b...

Lucky Shulman: Brining Tam Lax to LA

By Sophia Venables

May 3, 2017

Senior and Tam News design and photo editor, Lucky Shulman, will be fulfilling her longtime goal of playing midfield for the UCLA lacrosse team next year. Growing up mainly on the East Coast, Shulman was surrounded by an intensely competitive lacrosse community since the age of seven. “[In New Ham...

Life Model Sketching in the Tam Art Program

By Ephets Head

March 18, 2017

Drawing live models is somewhat of a standard landmark in an artist’s education, but often the experience is romanticized and exaggerated for entertainment purposes by Hollywood and in movies. When the average student hears that those in Tam’s drawing and painting course have their own sessions with...

Why You Should Consider Playing a High School Sport

By Shane Lavezzo

March 18, 2017

I’ve always been quiet when it comes to my personal life. Voicing my emotions is something I’ve never truly felt comfortable doing. Regardless of who I am talking to, a best friend or even a family member, I prefer to keep how I feel to myself. The only person who knows what is going on in my life...