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Samantha Parr, Managing Editor
November 30, 2020

Think of your favorite television shows or movies. How many of them have a character who has a physical, intellectual, or developmental disability? More importantly, how many of these characters with disabilities are actually played by actors and actresses with disabilities?



According to a report conducted by the Gay and...

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Changing Mondays to advisory days would improve students’ schoolwork and mental health

Fiona Swan
October 29, 2020

A common question asked by the Tam District community is, “Are Monday classes beneficial, and is 30 minutes really enough time for students to learn new material?” The simple answer is no, it’s not.

It’s obvious that distance learning is an ongoing struggle for students. Students wake up at 8:30 each morning just to sit...

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Goodbye Ruth Bader Ginsberg, may your memory be a revolution

Samantha Parr, Alice Simenstad, Kelsey Riemer, Melissa Auchard, Avery Yudice, Dylan Carson, Georgia Schroeder, and Katie Hausammann
October 6, 2020

 

Dear Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,

 

You once said, I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.”

Your memory will live on as the second ever woman Supreme Court justice, and...

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Absentee ballots are necessary for the democracy of America

Melissa Auchard, Editor in Chief
October 4, 2020

A 64-year-old woman is at risk for contracting COVID-19. She has had asthma since she was a child. If the woman falls ill from the disease, she will likely die, her doctor told her. For the duration of the pandemic, she will stay home unless she has an essential need. Due to her age, she is not yet eligible for an absentee ballot in Indiana. Indiana also requires another...

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June 12, 2020

“Our question is simple: what is Mill Valley doing to show that black lives matter?” a citizen asked.

“It is a council policy that we do not take action on issues that are not at immediate local importance. But we appreciate hearing everyone’s comments,” Mill Valley Mayor Sashi McEntee said...

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Jeannette West, Reporter
June 9, 2020

To the tune of the 12 days of Christmas by Frederic...

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Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor
May 15, 2020

In politics, especially high school politics, elections revolve around promising something new and different to the student body. Whether that be better or cheaper school lunches, longer recess periods, or more control over events like prom or the senior trip, candidates will emphasize their go-getter mentality and come across as more confident to convince students that...

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Kyla Seeley, Junior Sports Editor
May 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the entire global population into a spin. High school and college students are no exception. School closures are a significant change, forcing adaptations such as learning in a completely different environment, mostly teaching oneself curriculum, and with limited guidance from teachers who are also adapting. Not to mention, skills such...

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Mental health days should be as normalized as sick days

Samantha Parr, Managing Editor
April 29, 2020

You wake up to a swollen throat and a throbbing headache and instantly email your boss or teacher that you’re taking a sick day. On a different day, you wake up in a considerably bad mood. You’ve stayed awake all night for the past week taking many pages of textbook notes, writing essays, and doing endless amounts of math homework. You feel burned out, but you still...

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COVID-19 pandemic outlines the need for paid sick leave

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 19, 2020

America harbors a self-centered culture. “I got mine, I don’t care about yours,” is a popular sentiment that pervades every issue that involves empathy or caring for others. Because of this toxic mindset, the meager sacrifice that “social distancing” involves is a tough or even impossible one to achieve for most Americans. 

Alexandra Fry, Features Editor
March 30, 2020

My motif is usually writing about good books and water bottles, but today I’ve decided to share some books that make for terrible reading material during a shelter in place order. 

To the Lighthouse. A book about people reflecting on their life choices while on a remote coast. 

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Alexandra Fry, Features Editor
March 30, 2020

Just because we’re under a “shelter in place” order, doesn’t mean that you have to cancel date night! Here are some safe outdoor activities that involve being at least six feet apart. 

Canoeing. The average canoe length is seventeen feet long, making social distancing easy to balance. Plus, what doesn’t say I love...

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