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Santa Baby

Santa Baby

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The majority of the Tam community loves Santa. I mean, who isn’t charmed by the idea of an overweight old man delivering free presents to you? Because Christmas is unequivocally great, and Santa is undoubtedly the best if you overlook the events behind how he, “knows when are sleeping and know when...

Designated Juuling Areas – Satire

Designated Juuling Areas – Satire

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Sunday, June 3rd, J.B. Near and the administration announced the newest addition to Tam’s campus in the form of designated areas for consumption of vaporized nicotine products. “Addiction is a disease, and these students need a safe space to use without being judged by their teachers and peers,”...

Phone Games

Phone Games

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I hate phone games. Phone games are the worst thing you can do with your time, and they’re even worse than regular games. What do I mean by regular games? Games where you sit down, you have the controller, or the keyboard, or the joystick, or the zapper, or the trackball, or the forehead suction cups, o...

I was His Angel, Now He’s Mine

I was His Angel, Now He’s Mine

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It has been said that “time heals all wounds.” I do not agree. After time, there will always be a scar as a reminder of what happened. For me, my scar is my dad's urn of ashes. It was late August 2015 when my dad was admitted to Kaiser for a liver filter surgery due to his liver cancer. This was...

The SUV Epidemic

The SUV Epidemic

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Porsche SUV is an enigma wrapped in a $600 Louis Vuitton scarf. Owning one of these cars manages to say, “My spouse is never home and this is gluten-free vodka in a $30 water bottle,” while simultaneously saying, “Lucas needs to get to lacrosse practice before two.” There are actually two ...

A Guide To Freshman Finals

A Guide To Freshman Finals

Kara Kneafsey

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear class of 2022,   Congratulations on being almost halfway through freshman year. I hope you can now tell your buildings apart and have figured out your favorite lunch spots. You're almost a real high schooler, there is just one more thing you have left to complete your initiation: Fina...

Diaries of a Bisexual

Diaries of a Bisexual

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My best friend and I are lying in the dark, buried in covers and playing a classic sleepover game: Bed Wed Behead. We’ve known each other for seven years, but only in the past couple of months have I come out to her, and everyone, as bisexual. She lists the names of old middle school classmates or...

A Walk Down Memory Lane

A Walk Down Memory Lane

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I’ve always thought of myself as someone who has bad luck. Maybe it’s just my pessimistic attitude. Maybe I’m cursed. Judge for yourself.   I ordered a turkey sandwich at a supermarket and the guy at the deli forgot to put turkey on it. It was literally bread with some lettuce, tom...

A Diabetic’s Halloween

A Diabetic’s Halloween

Max Goldberg, Website Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When you have Diabetes, life finds a way to remind you every day that you have to deal with Diabetes. And me having it is not as much a tragedy as it is just annoying. On my flight home from Taiwan, when I was casually injecting myself with insulin so I could eat, the flight attendant asked if I cou...

EDITORIAL: The Tam News on Kavanaugh

EDITORIAL: The Tam News on Kavanaugh

October 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, many Tam students are feeling disillusioned with the current state of our political system. A trial held in the Supreme court should not be subject to senseless interruptions, unprofessional displays of emotion, and incendiary behavior. Beyond this embarrass...

Girls can have Balls Too

Girls can have Balls Too

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Football. That is what it is called when men play it. Powder Puff is what it’s called when women play it, because god forbid women are taken seriously enough to play a sport that is technically co-ed. First, as a female athlete, as a teenager, and as a student at this school, I find it completely i...

Too Many Private Tutors?

Too Many Private Tutors?

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We live in a community where being the best is less of an option and rather a requirement, a mindset. Conversations can be overheard of parents normalizing the use of unprescribed adderall or students discussing their formalized resumes. The push for success can partly be blamed on our environment. ...

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