The Tam News

Making a Case for Midnight

Making a Case for Midnight

Fergus Campbell

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When I was ten years old and deeply invested in the Harry Potter films, I attended a screening of Deathly Hallows Part 1 with friends at 12:01 AM, the morning of its official release. Yes, red carpet premieres had already taken place and an international rollout meant that thousands witnessed the pe...

Advice For a Prime Ski Season

Advice For a Prime Ski Season

Miles Rubens, Miles Rubens, Miles Rubens, and Miles Rubens

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After last year’s gargantuan amounts of snowfall, in which seven Lake Tahoe area ski resorts (Kirkwood, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Boreal, Mt. Rose, and Sugar Bowl) totalled over a whopping 700 inches of snow, skiers and snowboarders are back it again this season hoping for more snowfall...

Smartphones: Who Needs People?

Smartphones: Who Needs People?

Milo Levine

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

My favorite thing in the world is coming home after a rough day at school and talking to my dad about all of my problems. “Dad, I’m really depressed, and I could use some advice, because life has got me down right now,” I say. “My GPA is so awful that it’s actually a negative number, I’m addict...

The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Early Decision

The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Early Decision

Connor Dargan

December 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As application deadlines creep up on seniors, the repercussions and benefits for Early Decision applicants are becoming increasingly clear.  Some seniors apply early just to get a better shot at getting into a prestigious school. In doing this, they often fail to recognize what Early Decision means for t...

Let’s Have The Talk: Virginity

Let’s Have The Talk: Virginity

Abby Frazee

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Women in high school and college struggle with the concept of virginity. It seems we can never handle it in accordance with society’s expectations. “If you say you haven’t, you’re a prude; if you say you have, you’re a slut,” explained Allison to Claire in “The Breakfast Club.” This ...

EDITORIAL: The Artist vs. Their Art

November 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the weeks following The New York Times’ story on Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual harassment and assault in early October, as more and more people have come forward to accuse prominent pop culture figures of misconduct or abuse,  with a frustratingly complex question: Is it possible to sepa...

Minimalism’s All-Consuming Grasp

Minimalism’s All-Consuming Grasp

Luca Pelo

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What do Apple, Juul, and Supreme all have in common? Perhaps a better question would be, “what don’t they have in common?” The answer is clutter. All three brands can thank their seemingly inexplicable popularity not to innovation, nor to novelty, but rather to minimalistic marketing. This has crea...

Nextdoor Madlibs

Nextdoor Madlibs

Milo Levine

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Many of us in the Tam community, especially adults, use the neighborhood social media network Nextdoor, which allows us to have positive and productive online interactions with fellow local residents. Nextdoor has revolutionized the way neighbors interact, by tapping into a more elderly and knowledge...

Let’s Have The Talk: Health Relationships

Let’s Have The Talk: Health Relationships

Abby Frazee

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ah yes, high school relationships. We have moved past the time of middle school when “messengers” told our crushes that we like them, and we are now able to formulate our feelings into words–sometimes. We are also relatively comfortable with physical attraction. That is not to say, however, that...

Editorial: Current Events in the Classroom

The Tam News Staff

October 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

All around us, crisis and disaster run rampant. The months of September and October brought vicious hurricanes, the deadliest mass shooting to date, a twitter beef backed by nuclear weapons, incredibly divisive NFL protests, and devastating fires in Northern California. During this tumultuous time our ...

The Best Ways to Ask Someone to Homecoming

The Best Ways to Ask Someone to Homecoming

Adam Tolson and Adam Tolson

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For most schools around the United States, Homecoming is an exciting time in the school year. However, this tradition seems to be lost at Tam. The dance is even being moved to a Friday night this year to compensate for a rap festival in the city that is taking place  the same weekend. There are many th...

Why You Should Pack a Lunch

Why You Should Pack a Lunch

Shane Lavezzo

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sprinting out of the car, slamming the doors, and leaving the windows open, my friends book it to the day’s choice of lunch. Whether it is Rocco’s, Joe’s Taco Lounge, Harmony, or Mill Valley Market, my friends are eager to be first in line so they can devour their much awaited food. I, on the ot...