The Tam News

Humans of Tam: The Thing That Makes Them Happy

Logan Little, News Editor

May 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

It [ballet] was taking over my life pretty much. I couldn’t do anything and ballet at the same time. I had no social life at all because I was either at ballet or doing homework or eating food. I had no free time. I was doing five hours of homework in two hours. Somedays I just wouldn't be able ...

A Tam High History

A Tam High History

Conor Kuczkowski

April 18, 2019


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  Most students seem to think they know their school, but that’s hardly true. Sure, they know where the buildings are and where their classes are held, but rarely do students consider what these buildings were, what they’ve been through, the history behind them. Funny enough, it does...

School House Rock

School House Rock

Josie Spiegelman, Niulan Wright, Zoe Cowan, and Leah Fullerton

April 5, 2019


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Ciara Rooke What inspires you to make music? Nothing really inspires me, I just kind of have to do it. Like [I] always go to the piano once a day. Whenever I take breaks from my homework I’ll go to the piano, or whenever I have any free time I’ll just play music or listen to music. Why do...

5150

5150

Griffin Chen, Features Editor

March 17, 2019


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California Welfare and Institutions Code 5150. When a person as a result of a mental health disorder is a danger to others or to themselves, a peace officer, or professional person designated by the county, may take the person into custody for a period of up to 72 hours for assessment, evaluation, and crisis intervention.

Of a Different Breed

Of a Different Breed

Lucas Rosevear

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

Hidden away in Tam’s mass of students is a small, a very small, but distinct subset of students (and an alumnus) linked by a common, somewhat taboo, artistic interest; anthropomorphic animals. Yet, being part of the small community is often difficult, as those who count themselves as part of it are...

To Carry or Not to Carry?

To Carry or Not to Carry?

Cassie Peterson

April 25, 2018


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On February 22, just eight days after the deadly Parkland shooting, President Trump tweeted that teachers should carry guns in the classroom to prevent further shootings. Teachers at Tam have commented on the issue, asking: would carrying guns actually make the school atmosphere safer? Math teac...

Labeled

Labeled

Abby James and Abby James & additional reporting by Skye Schoenhoeft

March 21, 2018


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The girl walked up to Senior Yonni Hirner during passing period, noticed his purple terry cloth shirt, fluorescent Supreme hoodie, black corduroy pants, and said, “I like your style. Do you like women?” Dressing outside of the high school norm often makes people question Hirner’s sexuality, due to the m...

“You look beautiful” Featured Image

“You look beautiful” Featured Image

March 5, 2018


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Photo taken in Upper Kaiser bathroom by anonymous student. Paper towel reads: "You look beautiful." Tam students have been able to use different mediums, like paper towels, to explore artistic abilities and inspire other students. Although the message can be easily disposed, other positive messages have...

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

Hana Curphey, Additional Reporting by Evan Wilch

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Sophomore Lily was in history class when the student sitting next to her started Juuling. “The teacher turned around and started talking to me right after he took a hit, so he had it in his lungs,” Lily said. “He wasn’t wearing any sort of shirt [to exhale vapor into]. After the teacher walks...