The Tam News

Senior Class President: JayJuan Radford

Senior Class President: JayJuan Radford

By Sophia Krivoruchko and Sophia Krivoruchko

June 11, 2018

Jay Juan Radford’s vision for his term as senior class president was unlike those of candidates preceding him. Going into the election, Radford was skeptical that he would win.  He said he had never really seen students of color as leaders in the Tam student body and wanted to help with this proble...

13 Reasons Why (Or Why Not)

13 Reasons Why (Or Why Not)

By Ravi Joshi-Wander

June 11, 2018

13 tapes, 13 episodes. That was the premise of the first season of “13 Reasons Why,” the 2017 Netflix series that depicted the suicide of high school student Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). The show told her story through the lens of cassette tapes that she had made detailing the 13 people sh...

Reaching Out With Robotics

Reaching Out With Robotics

By Tessa Flynn

June 11, 2018

Sophomore Kavi Dolasia led her two middle school robotics teams to compete in the third annual Reaching Out With Robotics (ROWR) Games at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, on April 18. The competition was made possible in part by ROWR, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM...

Yamaecha Davis and Ta’ Naejah Reed: Fighting for an End to Gun Violence

Yamaecha Davis and Ta’ Naejah Reed: Fighting for an End to Gun Violence

By Abigail Frazee

May 22, 2018

On April 20th, Tam High students partook in the national walkout to protest gun violence and to remember the lives lost twenty years ago in the Columbine shooting. Students and guest speakers spoke, including Tam junior Yamaecha Davis and sophomore Ta’ Naejah Reed. They were among the few people of...

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

By Michael Diamandakis

May 22, 2018

On April 19, 2018, J. Cole released KOD, his eighth studio album. KOD’s 12 tracks explore typical J. Cole themes: drugs, life in poverty, ascent to stardom, copious cash, and the complexity of love, all topics Cole has discussed in past albums, such as 2014 Forest Hills Drive  4 Your Eyez Only. Ho...

Saba Enters the Spotlight

Saba Enters the Spotlight

By Lola Leuterio

May 8, 2018

On April 5, 2018, Chicago rapper Saba released his second studio-produced album “Care for Me,” an original and artistic expression of his own overwhelming mental health struggles. The emotional depths and skillfully crafted beats that “Care for Me” pours forth make it impossible not to wonde...

Commies Hit Comic Gold

Commies Hit Comic Gold

By Maire Hogan

April 23, 2018

Any comedian will tell you that the best comedy comes from uncomfortable situations. In “The Death of Stalin,” director Armando Iannucci, best known for creating political satire “Veep,” takes that idea and runs with it. To be precise, he runs a marathon with it, stops to carbo load, then keeps...

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

By Eddie Shultz

April 23, 2018

It’s midnight on a Tuesday and Senior Joe Rico is just finishing up repairing the front suspension of his MG Midget. It’s a white two-door roadster about the size of a twin bed. Most Tam kids have probably seen his car parked outside the BPL in between the fence and the telephone pole and wondered...

Five Stars for Three Billboards

Five Stars for Three Billboards

By Calvin Rosevear

April 23, 2018

With a riveting story, a stellar cast, and very excellent development, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” was a close runner-up for Oscar awards. The powerful narrative is centered around Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) and her actions following the rape and murder of her daughter, Ang...

Foreign Perspective: Malmö, Sweden

Foreign Perspective: Malmö, Sweden

By Oskar Oste

March 23, 2018

Hej, jag heter Oskar och min familj är från Sverige. Hi, my name is Oskar and I’m a junior at Tam. My family is from Sweden. When someone asks me the all too frequent question “which place do I like more, Sweden or the US?” I must hesitate and first think to myself “Who is the audience?...

Do it for the Culture

Do it for the Culture

By Connor Dargan

March 23, 2018

2018 has treated hip hop group Migos well so far; following the release of their newest album, “Culture II,” the group was featured on the cover of “Rolling Stone” and reached the Billboard’s top 200. As of February 7, the album was sitting in the number three slot, with a billion streams in...

Tam’s Project Green Challenge Finalist

March 21, 2018

Senior Catalina Lane was named a finalist of the Project Green Challenge, an environmental action competition created by local nonprofit Turning Green, this fall. The challenge aims to “inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally, ” according to the organizati...