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Editorial: Technology in the Classroom

Editorial: Technology in the Classroom

By Editorial Staff

June 11, 2018

Educational technology, which includes things like Chromebooks and Google Drive, has the potential to be incredibly beneficial. It makes many parts of learning faster and simpler; it streamlines student to student and student to teacher collaboration; it saves lots and lots of paper. But it brings wi...

We Chose the Tech Life

We Chose the Tech Life

By Zoe Cowan

January 26, 2018

Junior Kelly Borgstrom has no cell phone, computer, or internet in her home, and likes it that way. She does research using books from the library, and hand writes all of her assignments. If a teacher insists it must be typed, she will use her typewriter. Having and using technology constantly inside an...

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

By Ryan Leake and Ryan Leake

June 2, 2017

I wish I grew up 30 years ago. Not because I want 50-cent Coca-Colas, or because I want to watch Larry Bird go up against Magic Johnson (though that would be a plus), or even because I wouldn’t have to hear this annoying message before watching any movie in a movie theater: “Our world seems to be overru...

Pop Up Show: Pace Gallery + Technology

Pop Up Show: Pace Gallery + Technology

By Cam Vernali

March 7, 2016

Silicon Valley is known for technology, and driven people who create a unique culture where revolutionary inventions come out of the woodwork. Adding to this list is the temporary opening of the Pace Gallery + Technology in Menlo Park, which runs from February 9 to July 1. When people hear the word “gallery"...

New Computer Science Teacher Defies Stereotypes


By Franny Kiles

September 21, 2015

Kelly Kennedy, the new computer science and math teacher, disproves stereotypes that claim engineering and computer science are fields solely meant for men. As another school year begins, she enters the community as a role model for girls who are contemplating careers in technology. Kennedy was certainly...

Thoughts on the iPhone 6

Thoughts on the iPhone 6

By Jackson Gathard

November 23, 2014

Going into the summer of 2014, there was a lot of hype about the release of the rumored iPhone 6. On September 9, Apple hosted a release event for the iPhone 6, and its bigger brother the iPhone 6 plus. Apple announced that the two new phones, offered in three colors (gold, silver, and space grey) would ...

District to Upgrade Tam’s Internet

District to Upgrade Tam's Internet

By James Finn

June 9, 2014

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) will upgrade Tam’s wireless Internet network before the start of the 2014-2015 school year in order to increase Tam’s bandwidth, according to district information technology director Rose Chavira. The improved network should provide more consistent...

Teachers Pilot New Haiku Online Gradebook

Teachers Pilot New Haiku Online Gradebook

By Avi Cahn

March 25, 2014

This semester a group of teachers have begun using Haiku, a website created to input grades on a four-point scale. The website, offered by the district for teachers to pilot, is a way to implement the “standards based grading” system put in place to support the Common Core curriculum, which divides...

Broadcast: Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs Drake

Broadcast: Boys' Varsity Basketball vs Drake

By Riley Kuffner

January 16, 2014 Full game broadcast: Varsity boys' basketball faced off against the Drake Pirates in a classic division rivalry. Drake pulled out the win with a dominating fourth quarter.

3D Printers Offer Academic Opportunities

3D Printers Offer Academic Opportunities

By Dom Quaranta

October 31, 2013

Tam’s Engineering Club has nearly assembled a 3D printer and is just “working out some bugs,” according to junior Nathaniel Knopf. The parts of Tam’s printer were themselves printed using a 3D printer at the Intel Computer Clubhouse in San Rafael, which offers free resources and classes for middle...

iOS 7 Delivers New Identity for Apple

Graphic by: Cassie Jeong

By Riley Kuffner

October 22, 2013

Apple launched a radical new operating system, iOS 7, for its iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad on September 18. With its stark contrast from the classic software that has been the Apple identity since the first generation iPhone, iOS 7 is the new hot topic of conversation. iOS 7 likely came as a result...

EDITORIAL: Centralizing Technology in the District

EDITORIAL: Centralizing Technology in the District

By Staff

June 11, 2013

In hopes of alleviating the frequent problems that students and teachers face when using district technology, the Tamalpais Union High School District Board of Trustees has begun to examine the organizational structure of its information and instructional technology programs. An agenda from an April...