The Tam News

Computer literacy for the technologically literate

Computer literacy for the technologically literate

Aaron Newman

March 1, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Over this past summer, I resolved to advance further on my path towards high school graduation by eliminating one of the least liked and most condemned objectives: “Student Learning Outcome #3,” the computer proficiency exams. For the benefit of those in my audience who are unaware of these exa...

The invisible December

The invisible December

Sonja Hutson

January 10, 2011


Filed under Opinion

She sits on the curb between Tam and Safeway. Clad in a purple down coat and orange head wrap, she rests her weary legs as she places herself on a deep green walker holding a white poster board asking for help. People see 59-year-old December Woods every day. They try to not get too close as they cross the street or pull up in their car. But what if they didn’t? W...

Two dimensions aren’t enough?

Two dimensions aren’t enough?

Wesley Emblidge

December 14, 2010


Filed under Opinion

In the final days of 2009, an event occurred that would cause movies to be ruined for months to come. What was it? “Avatar” was released into theaters. The film amazed millions of people as blue cat/human hybrids jumped around in trees in an obvious metaphor. Soon after, it became the highest gro...

It’s beginning to look quite consumeristic

December 14, 2010


Filed under Opinion

As a kid, I was always a huge fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books. The appeal lay in the simplicity and obvious strength in family bonds Laura’s life had. School was simpler, life was simpler and generally, the world was simpler. The U.S. was just starting to spread out West and...

10 tips on getting a date

December 14, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Holiday Season has just begun, and what could possibly be better than cuddling up next to your significant other, warming up aside the fireplace video being looped on your 50 inch HDTV in your Santa Snuggie while gorging yourselves with peppermint bark? Nothing, that’s what! Don’t have a “special...

Get it crackin’ in KC yaddadymean?

December 13, 2010


Filed under Opinion

We walk into a dimly-lit rectangular room where self-respect goes to shrivel up and die. Across the writhing mass of journalism students clumped in the middle of the room prances a teenage boy flaunting tight-fitting, pink short-shorts that he thought would be funny to wear, but most likely regretted...

Christmas Shopping

December 13, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Think about walking into a store, there is Christmas music playing and shelves full of Santa Clauses and miniature Christmas trees. Jingle Bells plays overhead. Red and green lights blink out at you from various places. There is only one weird thing about this - its October. In the words of Senior Tae...

Fallen through the cracks: Tam’s lost Latinos’ speak out

December 13, 2010


Filed under Opinion

The day of Tam’s back to school rally; when my friends and I were walking near Mill Valley Middle School. All of us are Latinos. Jazmin, Jorge, Diego, and Victor are all Mexican; Lily and I are both a mix of Salvadoran and Guatemalan and Samuel is Guatemalan. It was a hot day and we were just happy...

That’s not awkward at all

Jenna Tuttle

November 23, 2010


Filed under Opinion

I abstain from using the A word. This particular A word is not short for a--. It's not innocent censorship, not like H-E-double hockey sticks. My A word is an abbreviation for awkward, an over used and damaging speech trend in my Tam High life. Walking through campus this very afternoon, I couldn't help...

Why I’m leaving the land of the free

Joel Abrahams

November 17, 2010


Filed under Opinion

As many of my friends and classmates know, I am a citizen of Canada, that country above the almighty U.S, and contrary to Americans' popular belief, Canada is not uninhabitable tundra full of toothless hockey players. I would also like to mention that we do not live in elaborate three-storey igloos or...

The airplane risk equation

Sander Lutz

November 17, 2010


Filed under Opinion

It has come to my attention, hopefully to the great concern of each and every one of you, that I may have a slight “issue” with neuroticism. Beginning with my childhood, an eye-opening period of running from hypothetical white sound-proof kidnapper vans (to the point of taking a different route home...

Just one more thing the UK does better

Just one more thing the UK does better

Jade Jones-Hawk

November 17, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Let me tell you about the most amazing show you may have never heard of. It’s called Skins. Read More »...