Should We Be Taking More Online Courses?

Should We Be Taking More Online Courses?

Benjy Wall-Feng

February 27, 2017


Filed under Features

The Internet is huge. For students, that means a few things: social media, gaming, porn. For a small subset of them it means something else, too — more school. Those students are taking classes online, by choice or by necessity. It’s a method that’s been lauded as life-saving and denounced as u...

Humans of Tam: I Don’t Belong Here

Humans of Tam: I Don’t Belong Here

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

February 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

  My parents were together. We had a home, I never really appreciated that. I never really knew what it was ‘till I lost it. My dad left, he moved into a different house. He came and saw me every now and then but he just left me with my mom. Even though he knew I was in pain, he just kinda le...

Wake Up

Wake Up

February 2, 2017


Filed under Features

By Zoe Wynn It’s six in the morning and a loud sound erupts in junior Madeline Murr’s bedroom. Outside, it is still completely dark, and in that moment all she wants to do is crawl under the covers and fall blissfully back to sleep. But for Murr and many students like her, the day has already b...

Humans of Tam: My Brother Had to Come Home

Humans of Tam: My Brother Had to Come Home

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

December 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

  My brother had to come home. The doctors didn’t really know what was going on because he was having a lot of headaches and was having seizures, they didn’t know what was happening, they thought it was something to do with his teeth. They thought taking out the wisdom teeth would make it ...

Featured Opinions: Gun Control

Featured Opinions: Gun Control

Zoe Wynn

November 10, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Opinion

We must have stricter gun laws. This includes banning the use of assault rifles, and increasing control and background checks when selling gun. Unfortunately, for many people and politicians today this is too progressive. Ever since I can remember there have been mass shootings that have surrounded ...

Featured Opinions: Dakota Access Pipeline

Featured Opinions: Dakota Access Pipeline

Raqshan Khan

November 10, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Opinion

The Dakota Access Pipeline, also known as a the Bakken pipeline, would snake 1,172 miles through parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois, transporting nearly 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the rich oil fields North Dakota to a storage facility in Patoka, Illinois. The constructi...

Featured Opinions: Homelessness

Featured Opinions: Homelessness

Emma Steinberg

November 10, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Opinion

I cannot comprehend how one can support either candidate this year when they both fail to tackle the issue of homelessness in America. Living near a big city like San Francisco and often visiting relatives in urban areas such as New York City and Chicago, I am constantly exposed to the ever expanding h...

Featured Opinions: Immigration

Featured Opinions: Immigration

Nicole Anisgard Parra

November 10, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Opinion

In this year’s presidential election, there could have hardly been a larger divide between the candidates than their stances on immigration. President-Elect Trump’s policies called for the building of a wall on the Mexican border, immigration bans, and massive deportations nationwide. The most drastic ch...

Featured Opinions: Foreign Policy

Featured Opinions: Foreign Policy

Mary Overton and Mary Overton

November 10, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Opinion

Donald Trump, as of January 20, 2017, will be sworn into the White House as the 45th President of the United States of America. In office, he will have to make decisions for our county regarding not only the public, but also our allies and our foreign policies. What is it that Mr. Trump will do in regar...

Featured Opinion: Death Penalty

Featured Opinion: Death Penalty

Maddie Wall and Maddie Wall

November 10, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Opinion

In 1972, the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional, only for it to be reinstated 6 years later. In 2012, Prop 32 would have repealed the death penalty in California, but was defeated. Although there hasn’t been an execution in California since 2006, California has the ...

Featured Opinions: Abortion

Featured Opinions: Abortion

Arya Guinney, Nell Mitchell, Sophia Venables and Nell Mitchell & Arya Guinney

November 10, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Opinion

by Sophia Venables I am not a Republican, Democrat, or Independent. I support policies from both conservative and liberal platforms. The prominent liberal bias at Tam definitely influences the degree to which I voice my conservative views, particularly regarding abortion. I do not support a woman’s...

Head Case: What Are You Giving Up to Play?

Head Case: What Are You Giving Up to Play?

Adam Tolson

October 13, 2016


Filed under Featured, Features, Sports

Junior Trevor Lopez will never play competitive football again. Years of hard hits and gruesome blows to the head have taken their toll on Lopez, who has had a passion for the game ever since seventh grade. Up until now, football has been the centerpiece of Lopez’s life; to see it come to an end was...

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