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“IT” Review

“IT” Review

By Jake Paz-Priel

November 13, 2017

On the surface, director Andres Muschietti’s “It” can be interpreted as a superficial adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 classic novel; but when analyzed, the film yields an underlying exposition not only on the things we fear, but why we fear them. Like any horror movie worth its salt, “It...

Don’t Put Cream in our Curry!

Don’t Put Cream in our Curry!

By Amina Nakhuda

November 9, 2017

You walk into an Indian restaurant and immediately, a strong aroma tingles your nose. A hint of turmeric, cumin, garam masala … spices, spices, and more spices. You look around and see countless families devouring rice and curry. The walls are lined with fancy decor and paintings of intricate flow...

A New Perspective: Los Barriles, Mexico

A New Perspective: Los Barriles, Mexico

By Heidi Ford

November 9, 2017

Hola! Me llamo Heidi Ford. Hi! My name is Heidi Ford. I grew up in a little fishing village in southern Baja, Mexico called Los Barriles, named after the barrels of pirates’ gold supposedly hidden somewhere in town. My parents moved to Los Barriles when I was five months old and we lived there until I ...

Procrastination Advice

Procrastination Advice

By Marie Hogan

November 5, 2017

I’ve been a student for 12 years now, and despite weekly breakdowns and every productivity hack known to the internet, I still procrastinate. I procrastinated on writing this, and I’m procrastinating by writing this, so yeah, I guess you could say I’m a pro. Don’t get me wrong -- chronic procras...

Fashion Faux Pas

Fashion Faux Pas

By Camille Howard

October 27, 2017

Depending on the individual, wardrobe malfunctions are either accidental or distastefully deliberate. Although an abundance of false steps exist, I would like to focus on two that have prevailed far too long: sagging and whale tails. Thankfully, these fashion blunders are uncommon at Tam High, but m...

Maren Curtis Artist and Entreprenuer

Maren Curtis Artist and Entreprenuer

By Kennedy Cook

October 26, 2017

The same everyday events you and I experience are transformed into pieces of wearable art by junior Maren Curtis. From kindergarten on, Curtis’s world has revolved around art, whether it be watercolor, pencil drawings, or her favorite: ink drawings. “I love using ink to draw everyday events and...

Marin’s Obsession with Dogs

Marin’s Obsession with Dogs

By Emily Spears

October 17, 2017

Why is it that people LOVE dogs so much?  I was wondering this the other day as I snuggled with my 1-year-old puppy named Cleo (who I guess isn’t really a puppy anymore). Is it the way they bark and jump on strangers the second they come to your door? Or how they jump up on the table and eat all the...

XXXTentacion Fails to Impress on Debut

XXXTentacion Fails to Impress on Debut

By Ravi Joshi-Wander

October 17, 2017

“I do not value your money, I value your acceptance and loyalty,” claims XXXTentacion in the intro to his debut album 17. After listening to the album in completion, it becomes clear that the Miami-based songwriter is owed neither. XXXTentacion, stage name of 19 year-old Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, wa...

Still A Rockstar?

Still A Rockstar?

By Cal Mitchell

September 23, 2017

Since the release of his third studio album in July 2016, Philadelphia based rapper nd self proclaimed “rockstar” Lil Uzi Vert has consistently topped the charts. He co-produced the singles “Bad and Boujee,” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and “XO Tour Life,” which won a V...

Max Goldberg: A Peruvian and Ecuadorian Perspective

Max Goldberg: A Peruvian and Ecuadorian Perspective

By Max Goldberg

September 23, 2017

My name is Max Goldberg. I’m a junior, and this is my perspective. Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not Peruvian, nor am I Ecuadorian, but I’ve spent more than half of my 16 years of life living in South America. I can understand why that’s hard for people to wrap their heads around. When ...

One Pickle, Two Jungian Shadows, and Three Souls Connected in a Wormhole

One Pickle, Two Jungian Shadows, and Three Souls Connected in a Wormhole

By Luca Pelo

September 20, 2017

Imagine a show in which the main character turns himself into a pickle to get himself out of family therapy, constructs limbs out of insect carcasses, and then creeps around a maximum security prison, brutally murdering guards; or perhaps one in which the show’s universal voice actor/co-creator is advis...

Game of Thrones Season Seven Review

Game of Thrones Season Seven Review

By Connor Dargan

September 18, 2017

SPOILER ALERT!  IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED SEASON 7 OF GAME OF THRONES, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED…   Season seven of HBO’s fantasy TV show Game of Thrones had its finale on August 27 and it was a doozy.  So much was thrown at us in the last 15 minutes of the final...