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The SUV Epidemic

The SUV Epidemic

December 13, 2018

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

By Kara Kneafsey

December 11, 2018

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

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

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

By Max Goldberg, Website Editor

October 18, 2018

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

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

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

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. ...

How To Make Friends

How To Make Friends

By John Overton

September 24, 2018

Do you have trouble making friends, being friends with humans, having friends, or playing funny pranks on friends? So did I until I didn’t! Wanna know how? Here’s how: One: Be good, be kind. Friends don’t come to those who think its okay to be not-okay. Okay? Okay. Second: Wear clothing. ...

Editorial: We Can Do Better

Editorial: We Can Do Better

By Staff

September 20, 2018

(Above) The Faces of Willow Creek is a magazine produced by Willow Creek Academy 8th graders with the help of The Tam News, in an effort to recruit a more diverse staff. The Tam News needs to do better. Our school is filled with students from interesting backgrounds with unique perspectives, and despite pu...

The Hangover

The Hangover

By Anonymous

September 20, 2018

I've always started this story, in the few times I've told it, by saying, “I woke up…” That's not exactly what happened. More accurately, I slipped out of a state of drunken blackout bliss and found myself in a grim corridor in Juvenile Hall. Now I've always been stupid, but I act smart, and among the many...

9066

9066

By Josie Spiegelman

September 20, 2018

My grandma stands at four feet eleven inches and sports a short, close-cropped salt and pepper haircut. Her skin is darker than most other Japanese Americans, a reminder of her upbringing on a small farm in Pescadero. She likes to knit her grandchildren sweaters, send them off to college with homema...