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Humans of Tam: Social Media Doesn’t Hurt

Humans of Tam: Social Media Doesn’t Hurt

December 11, 2018

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...

Let’s Keep the Day Short and Sweet

Let’s Keep the Day Short and Sweet

October 11, 2018

For a handful of months now Tam has entertained the idea of a new bell schedule. The genesis first came from wanting a later start time for students due to health benefits. However, once teachers, students, parents, and other staff started to plan out possible schedules they found that it was much harder...

Outed Every Day

Outed Every Day

By Skye Schoenhoeft

September 24, 2018

With additional reporting by Sam Schnee     Most of us don’t like putting our phones in the caddy every time we walk into class. It’s definitely annoying, but for most it’s nothing more than a minor, quickly forgotten inconvenience. For some students, though, this experience c...

Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon

By Griffin Chen

June 16, 2018

  "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

By Kara Kneafsey

June 16, 2018

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

By Kennedy Cook

June 10, 2018

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...

The AP Stress Mess

The AP Stress Mess

By Ian Duncanson

May 30, 2018

When Tam High Junior Kaylie Keim transferred from Marin Catholic this year, she was bent on pursuing her dream in the science business. Because of this, she chose her classes wisely, including her AP and Honors. “I really want to do a lot of science in college, my dream school is UCSD, I’ve bee...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

By Samantha Ferro

April 28, 2018

10 weeks after Nia and her partner decided to have sex for the first time, she found out that she was pregnant. Nia had only two options — have the child or have an abortion.   Nia is a current student at Tam that would like to remain anonymous. It seemed that despite completing the multip...

To Carry or Not to Carry?

To Carry or Not to Carry?

By Cassie Peterson

April 25, 2018

On February 22, just eight days after the deadly Parkland shooting, President Trump tweeted that teachers should carry guns in the classroom to prevent further shootings. Teachers at Tam have commented on the issue, asking: would carrying guns actually make the school atmosphere safer? Math teac...

Featured Photos: April is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

Featured Photos: April is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

By Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

April 25, 2018

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."...