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...

Varsity Baseball Shuts Down Marin Catholic

Varsity Baseball Shuts Down Marin Catholic

By Connor Dargan

April 30, 2018

Tam baseball defeated Marin Catholic at home 7-4 on Thursday, April 19.  Led by seniors Jake Franco (single, 2 RBI) and Tam News reporter Alex Bires (two singles, RBI), Tam’s offense was able to jump out in front. It was a close game up until the bottom of the fifth inning, where Tam’s offense...

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Drake

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Drake

By Blake Villanueva and Blake Villanueva

January 13, 2016

The girls’ varsity basketball team picked up a close 45-43 win against Drake’s Pirates on January 7, bringing their overall record to 12-1 and MCAL record to 3-0. Tam’s Amari Allison started off the game by winning the jump ball, putting Tam on the attack. However, Drake was the first to score, l...

Spring Sports Rally

Spring Sports Rally

By Raqshan Khan

April 15, 2015 Tamalpais High School's Spring Sports Rally was held at the Mead Theatre on Friday, April 10th.

Peer Resource and Special Ed Unite

Peer Resource and Special Ed Unite

By Hailey Miller

November 9, 2013

Peer Resource will continue their work with Michael Lovejoy’s Special Education class this school year. Every Wednesday and Friday for 45 minutes, these two groups combine to “build a social connection,” Peer Resource teacher Tim Morgan said. “Sometimes they sit down and play board games,...

William Bartrug Joins Tam Staff

William Bartrug Joins Tam Staff

By Jackson Gathard

October 29, 2013

William Bartrug began teaching both Integrated Science 3/4 and Chemistry courses at Tam on October 7. After six weeks of searching, the administration has hired a replacement for Chemistry teacher Dr. Leslie Hart, after she announced an emergency leave of absence just days before school started in August. “I...

Students Organize Benefit Concert for Steven Rodriguez

Photo by Lacy Atkins for the SF Chronicle.

By Ethan Lawrence

October 23, 2013

A benefit concert for Tam alumnus Steven Rodriguez (class of 2011) will take place at the Sweetwater Music Hall in downtown Mill Valley on November 26 at 7 p.m. The concert is organized by friends of Rodriguez and seniors Devon Lawrence and Rachael Ferm. Rodriguez was diagnosed with a rare type of...

Support Your Real Home Team

A REAL CROWD:  Tam students, sporting Hawks colors and rally tubes, packed into the stands to watch the 2012 Homecoming game. This could be a regular occurrence that would help our teams. Photo by: Chris Yip

By The Sports Editors and The Sports Editors

February 27, 2013

So the San Francisco 49ers lost the Super Bowl. Yes, it would have been amazing if they’d won for a sixth time, and perhaps they should have, but that’s over and done with. While local football fans might still be living in a world of what-ifs, other professional sports continue their seasons...

Early Cobb: The Story Behind a Friendly Habit

Early Cobb: The Story Behind a Friendly Habit

By Chris Yip, Chris Yip, and Chris Yip

November 27, 2012

No one says hello like Early Cobb III, a senior famous for greeting friends and acquaintances every time one passes him by. “It started in 8th grade,” Cobb said, who remembers hearing at a parent meeting that repetition will become habit over time. “I wanted to see if that was true.” One ...

Wil Owens: The life of a Tam legend

Wil Owens: The life of a Tam legend

By Max Shulman

March 15, 2012

“I guess I had been here two years,” recalled Wil Owens, Tam’s head campus supervisor. “A teacher called me down to the parking lot and said, ‘Wil, smell.’ We smelled nothing but marijuana emanating in volumes from a vehicle. So we found the student, and we asked him whether or not it ...