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Torn Up: Analyzing Tam’s ACL Epidemic

Torn Up: Analyzing Tam’s ACL Epidemic

Piper Goeking

December 15, 2015


Filed under Featured, Features

  Don’t look down. Whether sprawled on the court or the turf on the field, the thought is the same: if you don’t look at the knee, then there’s no swelling. You won’t have heard the infamous pop all athletes dread. You’ll be able to stand on your own and run. Your season won’t be ove...

Across The Border

Across The Border

Elissa Asch

October 29, 2015


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Sophomore Mesgna Neghasi didn't know if he was about to be caught crossing the bridge and locked in jail for the rest of his life. He didn't know whether he would be able to sneak over the expanse of exposed road without being seen by the guards. All he knew was that he had no choice. Swallowing his...

Homecoming Rally 2015-2016

Homecoming Rally 2015-2016

Features Staff

October 28, 2015


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On October 2 Tam High held their annual homecoming rally at Mead Theatre. The events included lip syncs from each grade level, performances from dance team and cheer team, and games. Photo Courtesy of Tam Yearbook... // Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.Homecoming Rally 2015-2...

I’m Not a Bad Jew

I’m Not a Bad Jew

Hannah Chorley

September 21, 2015


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For the longest time, I thought I was a horrible Jew. My family only attended synagogue on the High Holidays, and to pass the time there I braided my uncle’s tallit. My mother dragged me to Jewish school, depositing me in an angry, whining heap at the front of my classroom at nine every Sunday...

Ignon’s Silent Struggle

Kennedy Cook

September 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Profiles

The doctor told freshman Lily Ignon the lump was probably just swollen lymph nodes, nothing really, but her mother had to be sure. Soon after her exam, Ignon was given an X-ray at UCSF. She awaited her results anxiously. During Ignon’s initial exam, the Doctor was not pushing the idea of getting...

Not So Spirited?

Not So Spirited?

Megan Butt and Megan Butt

June 4, 2015


Filed under Features

Every year at the homecoming football game the Tam stands are filled with spirited students and members of the community. However, throughout the rest of the year, those stands remain predominantly empty. This wasn’t always the case. According to Tam alumna and staff member Jewel Barrow, sports...

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Sarah Asch & James Finn, Additional Reporting by: Marina Furbush and Hannah Chorley

May 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Ruby Scott Gym was packed with 200 parents on the evening of April 3, 2014. On that night, the Tam administration hosted a curriculum meeting to explain the benefits of hiring a professional development company that most people had only just heard of: New Tech Network. The atmosphere in the room grew...

Off the Mainland: A Look into Student Life on Angel Island

Off the Mainland: A Look into Student Life on Angel Island

Claire Donohue and Jordan Blackburn

April 23, 2015


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Every morning, senior Jordan Sherman wakes up at 6:30 a.m., rushes through his shower, and feeds his cat. If he has time, he’ll eat some breakfast, then he jumps into a van with his dad headed towards the harbor in order to make it to the 7:15 a.m. ferry. Sherman has to make sure he’s early, becau...

I Belong

I Belong

Raqshan Khan

March 24, 2015


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It happened in seventh grade during the end of math class. I was having a conversation with a couple of my friends. We were turning in homework and one of my friends asked me jokingly how I was able to get “such good grades.” I laughed and told her that all I did was turn in my homework. Another one...

Leave the Stress Behind

Leave the Stress Behind

Ilaria Lobo

March 12, 2015


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It’s hard to accurately pinpoint the first time when you felt stressed out about something, and even harder trying to deal with stress creeping up on you every now and again. Stress is a natural feeling that unfortunately has no off switch or stand by mode. Yet, this doesn’t mean that stressful situations...

The Monster Within

The Monster Within

Caroline Frost

February 24, 2015


Filed under Features

At the age of 11, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, a psychological disorder defined by excessive or unrealistic anxiety about everyday things. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S, affecting...