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The Demise of Twitter

The Demise of Twitter

By Kavi Dolasia

March 18, 2017

In 140 characters or less, Twitter gives users the power to broadcast any notion, idea or comment instantaneously. It’s almost an ingenious concept - who doesn’t want to share their 2am ambitions on the internet? - and yet, as of 2016, the company has lost $2 billion since debuting over ten years...

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

By Sarah Stone

March 18, 2017

Imagine if you were told to go into a bathroom of a gender that you don’t identify with? So a female would have to go into the men’s restroom and a male would have to go into a women’s restroom. Imagine that feeling. You could feel uncomfortable, scared, or confused. That may be what it feels like...

Opposed to Prose

By Benjamin Wall-Feng

March 18, 2017

In the early months of the new year, half of the freshman English classes dive headfirst into the world of poetry. Poems are read, analyzed, orated, written, and displayed in a series of exercises and competitions. The nature of the medium ensures that every voiceless teenager is given a chance to speak....

Art Ex

By Megan Butt

March 18, 2017

In many ways, joining the Tam News as a freshman has been both a blessing and a curse: it has been an opportunity to strengthen my writing skills, in addition to my regular English classes, as well as a place to meet new people with whom I share a common interest. However, my choice has more blatantly...

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

By Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens & Zoe Wynn

March 14, 2017

Karim Shakur’s remarkable transformation into an elite high school wrestler didn’t take place overnight. Shakur, this year’s NCS champion in his 195 pound weight class was the first Tam wrestler to ever win the section title and advance to the CIF NorCal tournament. Shakur won five straight matches to wi...

Sports Opinion: In Defense of Girls Lacrosse

Sports Opinion: In Defense of Girls Lacrosse

By Dahlia Zail and Dahlia Zail

March 14, 2017

Imagine this. You spend two hours after school practicing every day. You play your heart out in every single game. You condition, train, and drill, trying tirelessly to get better. And in return for all your work, you’re faced with empty bleachers at every. Single. Home game. Which is ironic, consi...

Moreau Catholic Wins NCS Championship vs Tam

Moreau Catholic Wins NCS Championship vs Tam

By Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, and Adam Tolson

March 8, 2017

Photos by Ethan Swope Tam and Moreau Catholic squared off in the North Coast Section Championship on Saturday, March 4th.  Before the game even started, all eyes were on MC freshman phenom Kyree Walker, one of the top freshmen in the country.  He was greeted by the Tam student section with chants...

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team Loses to Redwood at Home “White Out” Game

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team Loses to Redwood at Home “White Out” Game

By Jack Goldman

February 1, 2017

Photos by Ethan Swope A capacity crowd. A White Out event. A fitting setting for a rivalry game between Tam and Redwood. Fans screaming on both sides, preparing for the chaos to unravel itself on the basketball court. “Every game is a big game,” Tam’s head varsity basketball coach Tim Morgan said be...

JC Farr Hired as New Principal

JC Farr Hired as New Principal

By Elissa Asch & Marina Furbush

September 21, 2016

By this point in the school year you’ve probably seen a new face on campus, talking to students and giving assembly presentations. This new addition to the Tam community is principal J.C. Farr. Farr started on July 1, taking over from interim principal David Brown. Before coming to Tam, he served as ...

Athlete Q&A with Annie Whalen (Girls’ Varsity Swimmer)

Athlete Q&A with Annie Whalen (Girls’ Varsity Swimmer)

By Jackson Gathard

May 2, 2016

Senior Annie Whalen is on the girls’ varsity swimming team, and has been a part of various leagues throughout her swimming experience. I asked her a few questions about her past in the sport and her plans to continue. Q: How long have you been swimming (how did you get started)? I’ve been swimmi...

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...

Varsity Boys’ Tennis vs. Redwood

April 8, 2016

Tam played against Novato this Thursday, March 31st. With a 14-1 overall winning streak under their belt and a 11-0 in the league. The Varsity boys team is looking at a pretty nice season at this point. Coach Bill  Washauer has these boys winning. The way they determine who wins is based on the number of indiv...