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Microaggressions: Not so Small

Microaggressions: Not so Small

By Niulan Wright

September 17, 2018

An Asian, Mexican, and an African-American sit in a boat. Suddenly the boat springs a leak and the three start to drown. Who wins? America. I am Asian American. When I was in the sixth grade I performed in the musical West Side Story in downtown Mill Valley. One day during rehearsals I was tol...

Editorial: Technology in the Classroom

Editorial: Technology in the Classroom

By Editorial Staff

June 11, 2018

Educational technology, which includes things like Chromebooks and Google Drive, has the potential to be incredibly beneficial. It makes many parts of learning faster and simpler; it streamlines student to student and student to teacher collaboration; it saves lots and lots of paper. But it brings wi...

Editorial: Because We Don’t Talk About College Enough…

Editorial: Because We Don’t Talk About College Enough…

May 22, 2018

We could spend this editorial proving the obvious: that Tam students are drowning in college talk and it’s making us miserable. But despite frequent hand wringing, it only gets worse every year. What we need is a plan to do somthing about it. The constant pressure to succeed by getting into a “go...

Satire: Much Ado About Nuttin’

Satire: Much Ado About Nuttin’

By Milo Levine

May 22, 2018

In an email sent out to parents and students on May 1, the administration stated their concern with the recent rise of student masturbation on campus. This email comes as the CDC has declared a national Porn Induced Masturbation Addiction (PIMA) crisis. This condition has struck high school communities e...

Autism: No Laughing Matter

Autism: No Laughing Matter

By Skye Schoenhoeft

May 22, 2018

It’s a Friday night, and again I find myself living out the teenage stereotype; eating crackers and scrolling through Instagram in my bed after a long week of school. Everything is going just fine until I see a video posted by one of my friends. There they are, being kooks and loudly running aroun...

Wrap Your Head Around This

Wrap Your Head Around This

By Amina Nakhuda

April 23, 2018

Every year in middle school, we would have a moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11. And every year, I would bow my head trying to mourn, but my classmates’ attempts to subtly glance at me interrupted my moment of silence. It was as if there was some connection between me and the terrorists because we we...

Political Party

Political Party

By Samantha Locke

April 23, 2018

Youth trends are almost always scrutinized, and youth culture remains an enduring staple of headline material. From internet behavior to social differences, we’ve received pity and disdain from previous generations. Despite the comic frequency with which we’ve been criticized for adolescent apath...

We Regret to Inform You…

We Regret to Inform You…

By Marie Hogan

April 23, 2018

Sometime last year, just as college admissions seemed to become, almost overnight, the topic of every conversation, I started watching college acceptance videos on Youtube. After a while, every video began to feel the same – thirty seconds of silent, pained anxiety, the click of a computer, a sudd...

The Bachelor: Every Rose Has its Thorn

By Lola Leuterio

March 23, 2018

A man appears on the screen: greyish brown hair, blue eyes, black tux. He holds a rose in his hand and tries his best to flash a smile at the camera. Intense music plays in the background, broken up by a monologue of the man’s journey to find true love. You aren’t listening to him though, because if yo...

Editorial: The Power of the Panther

By Staff

March 23, 2018

Just over a century ago, the white supremacist propaganda film “Birth of a Nation” overtook the cultural consciousness. President Woodrow Wilson was so taken with the now-infamous racist film that he had it screened in the White House, and enough Americans were inspired by its rhetoric that the Klu ...

Grey Area

Grey Area

By Benjy Wall-Feng

March 23, 2018

My first brush with the cultural tsunami that is "Fifty Shades of Grey" was in fourth grade, when I noticed, in one of the magazines my class was gleefully vivisecting for collage fodder, a book review with the alarming first sentence: "There are three kinds of sex — sex in the kitchen, sex in the...

Breaking Through Breakthrough Day

Breaking Through Breakthrough Day

February 9, 2018

In February 2017, Tam had its first ever “Breakthrough Day,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of Operation Breakthrough, an event intended to promote racial understanding and organized by students in response to race riots on campus. Breakthrough Day admirably sought to address racial inequa...