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The Demise of Twitter

The Demise of Twitter

Kavi Dolasia

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In 140 characters or less, Twitter gives users the power to broadcast any notion, idea or comment instantaneously. It’s almost an ingenious concept - who doesn’t want to share their 2am ambitions on the internet? - and yet, as of 2016, the company has lost $2 billion since debuting over ten years...

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Sarah Stone

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Imagine if you were told to go into a bathroom of a gender that you don’t identify with? So a female would have to go into the men’s restroom and a male would have to go into a women’s restroom. Imagine that feeling. You could feel uncomfortable, scared, or confused. That may be what it feels like...

Opposed to Prose

Benjamin Wall-Feng

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the early months of the new year, half of the freshman English classes dive headfirst into the world of poetry. Poems are read, analyzed, orated, written, and displayed in a series of exercises and competitions. The nature of the medium ensures that every voiceless teenager is given a chance to speak....

Art Ex

Megan Butt

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In many ways, joining the Tam News as a freshman has been both a blessing and a curse: it has been an opportunity to strengthen my writing skills, in addition to my regular English classes, as well as a place to meet new people with whom I share a common interest. However, my choice has more blatantly...

Clashing Views from Clashing Jews

Clashing Views from Clashing Jews

Dahlia Zail and Milo Levine

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Holocaust Jokes: When a Joke Crosses the Line By Dahlia Zail I am a Jew, and I have always worn the identity with pride. I went to Hebrew school from first grade to my freshman year. I had a Bat Mitzvah, travelled to Israel twice, and have gone to Jewish sleep away camp for five years. I spent my who...

Art in The Photo Room

Art in The Photo Room

Ava Finn

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Art students at Tam have always had the freedom to express themselves. Of course there are lines that must be drawn to outline the definition of what art can be to a high school student for school, and those lines or boundaries must be drawn over both girls and boys. All students, whether boy or girl h...

Things You Should Know Before Your Senior Year

Things You Should Know Before Your Senior Year

Mary Overton

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In my mind, it was just last week I sat in my freshman year tutorial class writing my “Senior Self” letter, surrounded by juniors and seniors laughing and joking about colleges and AP classes. Time flies, doesn’t it? That was three and a half years ago. Now, I’m a second semester senior. I...

The College Board: A Nonprofit Profit

The College Board: A Nonprofit Profit

Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes

March 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s mid-January, and your mom says you have to register for the SAT. You’re on the College Board website, and the SAT registration fee costs $45. But wait, you should probably take the SAT with Essay because some of the colleges you’re applying to require it. That makes it $57. After checkout, t...

EDITORIAL: Operation Breakthrough

EDITORIAL: Operation Breakthrough

February 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Fifty years ago, as racial tensions divided the nation, Tam High was no exception. From 1964 to 1968, more than 100 American cities were swept by race riots. Faced by this violent expression of hopelessness many members of the Unites States’ northern white community drew back from its reformist sta...

Is This the Muslim Ban?

Is This the Muslim Ban?

Raqshan Khan

February 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On January 27, President Donald Trump approved an executive order that suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, blocked Syrian refugees indefinitely, and denied entry for citizens of seven Muslim majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) for 90...

Are Federal Student Loans Necessary?

Are Federal Student Loans Necessary?

Dashiell Yarnold

February 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One of the most pertinent issues discussed during the presidential election was the rising cost of education. Senator Bernie Sanders got the ball rolling when he announced his plans for government-funded free college. This proposal had former, current, and future college students shaking with excitemen...

A Few Tips from an Artist’s Mind

A Few Tips from an Artist’s Mind

Samantha Ferro

February 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Now, there are many forms of art; like coloring in the lines or mixing human anatomy with clay. Someone might even say hang man is art, since you're just drawing a stick figure, like a hangman. I know you have all drawn one before (that is why you're reading my article for help). Please please please...