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


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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...

We Chose the Tech Life

We Chose the Tech Life

Zoe Cowan

January 26, 2018


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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...

Snap This

Snap This

Lola Leuterio, Emily Spears

January 12, 2018


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It’s 11 p.m. on a Saturday night. A Tam student is throwing up on the bathroom floor at a party, unaware that cameras are rolling. The student, who requested anonymity, described how it felt to wake up to that video on Snapchat. “There’s a video of me throwing up and people bring it up and just...

The Ghosts of Tam

The Ghosts of Tam

Ethan Swope, Ethan Swope, Ethan Swope, and Ethan Swope

December 18, 2017


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He made the sign of the cross, placed his hands together, and prayed. A door suddenly banged on the floor above him, piercing the quiet, like glass shattering on the ground. Night custodian Moris Mira looked around the deserted hall, trying to figure out what had happened. He ran through a mental checklist....

Humans of Tam: I Had Begun a Spiral of Hatred

Humans of Tam: I Had Begun a Spiral of Hatred

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

December 9, 2017


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“It seemed like you weren't there mentally during that fly. Your strokes were sloppy, you barely kicked off the walls and your drive wasn’t straight.” [My coach] was trying to make the feedback a little nicer. I just stared at her, having no excuse for my awful swim. In the weeks following the meet...

Featured Photo: Stall Art

Featured Photo: Stall Art

Kennedy Cook

November 6, 2017


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On November 6, 2017 this graffiti art was found on the stall of the student center's woman's bathroom. This art will most likely be removed by custodial staff,  so, for posterity, our very own Kennedy Cook snapped this beautiful photo. We can now forever bask in its undying glory.    

Featured Experience: Expiration Date

Charlie Rosgen and Charlie Rosgen

September 23, 2017


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This past summer, after traveling around Europe, and on my way back into the United States, I was greeted, not by a “Welcome to SFO” sign, but by a threat to be sent back to Germany. I am currently on a visa which grants me full and legal entry to the U.S. until 2019. For the past two years, I...

Featured Experience: Wait, I’m Not Racist!

Milo Levine and Milo Levine

September 23, 2017


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This summer, I spent my time doing what any kind-hearted white liberal elitist would do: volunteering in a socioeconomically challenged minority community. Now, I could talk about how rewarding it was, or how humbled it made me feel, but although I was both rewarded and humbled by the experience, I feel...

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