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Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon

Griffin Chen

June 16, 2018


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  "Chasing the dragon" (traditional Chinese: 追龍; simplified Chinese: 追龙) is a slang phrase of Cantonese origin from Hong Kong referring to inhaling the vapor from a heated solution of heroin. The "chasing" occurs as the user gingerly keeps the liquid moving in order to keep it from over...

Don’t Tell Me Everything Happens For a Reason

Don’t Tell Me Everything Happens For a Reason

Kara Kneafsey

June 16, 2018


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It was August of 2013, and the familiar San Francisco fog continued to roll in day after day. My life had been constantly changing the past seven months, making the disorder seem routine. Everything having to do with my sister’s condition had been evolving faster than I could follow.        ...

Humans of Tam: She Just Didn’t Believe Me

Humans of Tam: She Just Didn’t Believe Me

Kennedy Cook

June 10, 2018


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I’m not close with my mom at all and it’s really hard for me to open up to people. I have such an issue with that, even my friends. I bottle things up and then I get really stressed and I have breakdowns and stuff. I’m just not used to opening up to people because I never really went through tha...

Featured Photos: April is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

Featured Photos: April is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

April 25, 2018


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Peer Resource raised awareness for sexual harassment awareness month by chalking simple messages across campus. Some messages include: "If it's unwanted, it's harassment," "April is sexual harassment awareness month," "My clothing is not an invitation," and "#MeToo."...

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Abby James and Abby James & additional reporting by Skye Schoenhoeft

March 21, 2018


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The girl walked up to Senior Yonni Hirner during passing period, noticed his purple terry cloth shirt, fluorescent Supreme hoodie, black corduroy pants, and said, “I like your style. Do you like women?” Dressing outside of the high school norm often makes people question Hirner’s sexuality, due to the m...

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

Hana Curphey, Additional Reporting by Evan Wilch

February 14, 2018


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Sophomore Lily was in history class when the student sitting next to her started Juuling. “The teacher turned around and started talking to me right after he took a hit, so he had it in his lungs,” Lily said. “He wasn’t wearing any sort of shirt [to exhale vapor into]. After the teacher walks...

We Chose the Tech Life

We Chose the Tech Life

Zoe Cowan

January 26, 2018


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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...

Humans of Tam: I Had Begun a Spiral of Hatred

Humans of Tam: I Had Begun a Spiral of Hatred

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

December 9, 2017


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“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

Kennedy Cook

November 6, 2017


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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 Photos: San Franciscans Demonstrate Against Cancelled Patriot Prayer Rally

Featured Photos: San Franciscans Demonstrate Against Cancelled Patriot Prayer Rally

Ethan Swope

August 29, 2017


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Activists and Musicians including Michael Franti counter protested hate groups, white nationalists and the messages they brought. The rally occurred at the Civic Center in San Francisco on August 26.

…And (Quality) Education For All

…And (Quality) Education For All

Milo Levine

March 31, 2017


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Four years ago, when senior Tre’chaun Berkley first came to Tam from Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, he was nervous. “I felt that I wasn’t ready. Coming from a class with 11 students to a class with 20 is something I had to get used to,” he said. “On top of that, [I worried about] not knowing h...

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