The Tam News

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...

Snap This

Snap This

By Lola Leuterio, Emily Spears

January 12, 2018

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

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

December 18, 2017

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

By Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

December 9, 2017

“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

By Kennedy Cook

November 6, 2017

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

By Charlie Rosgen and Charlie Rosgen

September 23, 2017

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!

By Milo Levine and Milo Levine

September 23, 2017

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...

Featured Experience: Love

By Michael Diamandakis, Michael Diamandakis, and Michael Diamandakis

September 23, 2017

When we talk of love, for the most part we talk of people, or things. I love my mom, I love beating anyone and everyone in 2k (try me, you won’t), and I love Bob’s Donuts so unconditionally that it’s become a character flaw. When I went to study in Boston this summer, I expected to fall in love...

Featured Experience: Out of Fashion

Featured Experience: Out of Fashion

By Ava Finn

September 23, 2017

I am a 16-year-old high school student, and I spent almost half of my summer living alone in the biggest city in the United States. New York City was filled with people who had places to be, and as I stood in front of the Parsons School of Design building, I realized that I did, too. Living alone requires...

Featured Experience: Differences to Rub Off

Featured Experience: Differences to Rub Off

By Dahlia Zail and Dahlia Zail

September 23, 2017

Jaw-droppingly long lines flowed to the snack bar window of the Parkside Cafe, and by two o'clock I was sweating. I was on ice cream duty, responsible for all the smoothies, ice creams, and shakes that people ordered. Every time I finished a stack of orders, I would look to my left, and a new, even bigger...

Girl Code

Girl Code

By Kavi Dolasia and Kavi Dolasia

June 3, 2017

When freshman Siena Romito first walked into Computer Programming 1-2, she was met by a sea of fresh-faced, eager-to-learn boys, and two other girls. In the coming weeks, both of the other girls would transfer out, leaving Romito as the sole female in the class. “It was a lot of different things coming...