The Tam News

100 years in retrospect

(Photos from Tam News archives)

By Kara Kneafsey

December 20, 2019

2019 was the 100th anniversary of The Tamalpais News. Since 1919, journalism students have been covering popular culture, historic events, and day-to-day life at Tam. The following are excerpts from archival issues of The Tam News, with quotes from alumni to help bring them to life.

Outed Every Day

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By Skye Schoenhoeft

September 24, 2018

With additional reporting by Sam Schnee     Most of us don’t like putting our phones in the caddy every time we walk into class. It’s definitely annoying, but for most it’s nothing more than a minor, quickly forgotten inconvenience. For some students, though, this experience c...

Aiming Towards the Future

Aiming Towards the Future

By Eddie Schultz

May 22, 2018

Freshman Sam Smith had an immediate impact in her first season on varsity lacrosse, helping the girls’ team to a 5-3 MCAL start (as of May 7). “I was really nervous my first game, I remember I was about to take the draw and I was just freaking out and shaking,” she said. Smith started lacross...

Girls Basketball Loses to Redwood

Girls Basketball Loses to Redwood

By Milo Levine

January 19, 2018

The girls varsity basketball team suffered their second MCAL defeat of the season on Tuesday, losing to Redwood on the road 37-29. The game was tightly contested throughout, as Tam came out firing, establishing an early 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, Tam’s offense sputtered as th...

Where is Friday Night Lights?

Where is Friday Night Lights?

By Camille Howard

December 18, 2017

My old high school, Petaluma’s Casa Grande, is nowhere near as beautiful as Tam’s campus or as excellent as Tam’s academics. However, the one thing the Gauchos excel at is football. Gatorade even sponsors the impressive program. Casa Grande revolves around football culture, this is largely due ...

Threatening Graffiti Found On Campus

By Milo Levine

November 7, 2017

Graffiti that threatened harm to Tam students and staff was found in the Upper Keyser girls' bathroom at about 1:00 p.m. on November 7. The administration was notified about the threat and promptly contacted the Mill Valley Police Department (MVPD), who are now participating in the investigation....

Tam Holds Unity Rally in Response to Hate Crime

Tam Holds Unity Rally in Response to Hate Crime

By Kennedy Cook

August 7, 2017

In response to the recent act of vandalism on Tam’s campus targeting Principal JC Farr, an estimated 60 members of the Tam community, including both staff and students, gathered in protest at the Tam arches on Thursday, July 20th.   Protesters clustered together and discussed the incident, while ...

Sailor Andy Strike Profile (Web Exclusive)

By Sam Toland and Sam Toland

June 1, 2016

Senior Andy Strike wasn’t looking for a traditional athletic experience when he came to Tam his freshman year. “It was a unique opportunity that most people don’t get to do in high school, so I figured I should take advantage of it.” Since then, Strike has sailed every year, and is now a team c...

Tamalpais High School: An Architectural History

Tamalpais High School: An Architectural History

By Leo DiPierro

May 12, 2016

Tam High has arguably the most beautiful and memorable campus in Northern California. Many students walk our halls oblivious to the rich history of the buildings. Since 1908, Tam’s campus has changed drastically, and has serviced countless people. The names of the various buildings around Tam often...

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Victorious in Final Home Game

Girls' Varsity Basketball Victorious in Final Home Game

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 15, 2016

The girls’ varsity basketball team beat South San Francisco High School in a narrow 58-57 victory on March 9, to continue in NorCal playoffs. This was the team’s last home game of the season as they were eliminated a game later 75-51 to Campolindo on March 12. In their victory against South San Francisco...

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Beats Justin Siena

Girls' Varsity Soccer Beats Justin Siena

By Lilly Murphy and Lilly Murphy

January 26, 2016

The girls varsity soccer team beat Justin Siena 7-0 in a dominating performance January 13 at Tam. Tam had Justin Siena under pressure from the beginning, with a goal made by junior Callie Clifford from inside the box. Within the first few minutes the momentum was set for the game. “Callie’s...