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Humans of Tam: The Thing That Makes Them Happy

Logan Little, News Editor

May 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

It [ballet] was taking over my life pretty much. I couldn’t do anything and ballet at the same time. I had no social life at all because I was either at ballet or doing homework or eating food. I had no free time. I was doing five hours of homework in two hours. Somedays I just wouldn't be able ...

Humans of Tam: I Didn’t Want Anyone to Treat Me Differently

Humans of Tam: I Didn’t Want Anyone to Treat Me Differently

Kennedy Cook and Christopher Giron

April 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

Humans of Tam features anonymous students and snippets of their voices and experiences. My doctor was like eh, if you want to. But my mom would never [pass up the X-ray]. She is one of those really cautious people. When the doctor told me, oh it’s probably just swollen, I thought, ‘oh okay, then it...

Humans of Tam: It’s not like I’m reassured

Humans of Tam: It’s not like I’m reassured

Kennedy Cook and Christopher Giron

April 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

Humans of Tam features anonymous students and snippets of their voices and experiences. "I definitely think that if I didn’t smoke weed I would do more homework, and be more motivated to have good grades. I smoke almost every morning before school and between most classes because it makes it m...

Of a Different Breed

Of a Different Breed

Lucas Rosevear

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

Hidden away in Tam’s mass of students is a small, a very small, but distinct subset of students (and an alumnus) linked by a common, somewhat taboo, artistic interest; anthropomorphic animals. Yet, being part of the small community is often difficult, as those who count themselves as part of it are...

Humans of Tam: Social Media Doesn’t Hurt

Humans of Tam: Social Media Doesn’t Hurt

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

Okay.   I would say that social media is underutilized. I feel like a lot of kids nowadays just use it for posting pictures of themselves Juuling, or vaping, or drinking with friends, just a lot of dumb stuff.   But I see social media as something more than that. Social media for me is a platfo...

Humans of Tam: She Just Didn’t Believe Me

Humans of Tam: She Just Didn’t Believe Me

Kennedy Cook

June 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

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...

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


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

“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...

Humans of Tam: I can’t hide from it, I can’t run from it.

Humans of Tam: I can’t hide from it, I can’t run from it.

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

High School is not easy. I struggle with bullying a little bit. It’s gotten better, but it’s still kind of hard to deal with every now and then. Once I was walking on the field next to MVMS, and a bunch of juniors at Tam, they might have been drunk, I’m not sure, tackled me and threw a condom f...

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...

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 ...