A Dystopian Present

A Dystopian Present

Jake Paz-Priel

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

August 12, 2039 Beginning this academic year, parents are sending record numbers of applications for their unborn children to participate in internships in order to have a competitive edge. Selective daycare programs groom 12-36 month-olds for Ivy League schools. Yearly tuition for the top-notch dayca...

Fresh Frosh Fashion

Fresh Frosh Fashion

Dara Noonan

January 26, 2018


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Trends are constantly changing and it can be hard to keep up, in case you feel that you are left behind I want to keep you updated on some recent trends at Tam. Let’s begin with the must-have item of the season, white nike air force ones. They must be blindingly clean: you want people to look at your...

Why You Shouldn’t Take Things Personally

Why You Shouldn’t Take Things Personally

Josh Love and Josh Love

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been in a class discussion and all of a sudden found yourself defending something that you said while the class berates you tirelessly? Even the teacher questions you and you feel small and defenseless, at the mercy of everyone else. Well, perhaps you were taking things a little too pers...

EDITORIAL: Ending the STEM Supremacy

December 18, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Most writing is bad. Anyone who’s suffered through the dreaded peer editing session or seen the anguish on the face of an English teacher facing a tall stack of papers to grade knows this. Yet many people continue to think of the humanities, disciplines founded on writing, as easier than math and science...

Making a Case for Midnight

Making a Case for Midnight

Fergus Campbell

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When I was ten years old and deeply invested in the Harry Potter films, I attended a screening of Deathly Hallows Part 1 with friends at 12:01 AM, the morning of its official release. Yes, red carpet premieres had already taken place and an international rollout meant that thousands witnessed the pe...

Advice For a Prime Ski Season

Advice For a Prime Ski Season

Miles Rubens, Miles Rubens, Miles Rubens, and Miles Rubens

December 18, 2017


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After last year’s gargantuan amounts of snowfall, in which seven Lake Tahoe area ski resorts (Kirkwood, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Boreal, Mt. Rose, and Sugar Bowl) totalled over a whopping 700 inches of snow, skiers and snowboarders are back it again this season hoping for more snowfall...

Smartphones: Who Needs People?

Smartphones: Who Needs People?

Milo Levine

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

My favorite thing in the world is coming home after a rough day at school and talking to my dad about all of my problems. “Dad, I’m really depressed, and I could use some advice, because life has got me down right now,” I say. “My GPA is so awful that it’s actually a negative number, I’m addict...

The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Early Decision

The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Early Decision

Connor Dargan

December 9, 2017


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As application deadlines creep up on seniors, the repercussions and benefits for Early Decision applicants are becoming increasingly clear.  Some seniors apply early just to get a better shot at getting into a prestigious school. In doing this, they often fail to recognize what Early Decision means for t...

Let’s Have The Talk: Virginity

Let’s Have The Talk: Virginity

Abby Frazee

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Women in high school and college struggle with the concept of virginity. It seems we can never handle it in accordance with society’s expectations. “If you say you haven’t, you’re a prude; if you say you have, you’re a slut,” explained Allison to Claire in “The Breakfast Club.” This ...

Weight-ing Room

Weight-ing Room

Shane Lavezzo

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

I limp out of the weight room after a grueling workout, pain shooting through my body. But this pain isn’t from lifting weights or running sprints. This pain is from stubbing my toe five times, cutting my hand on a jagged piece of metal, dropping a weight on my foot, and banging my head on an ill-pla...

EDITORIAL: The Artist vs. Their Art

November 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the weeks following The New York Times’ story on Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual harassment and assault in early October, as more and more people have come forward to accuse prominent pop culture figures of misconduct or abuse,  with a frustratingly complex question: Is it possible to sepa...

Minimalism’s All-Consuming Grasp

Minimalism’s All-Consuming Grasp

Luca Pelo

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What do Apple, Juul, and Supreme all have in common? Perhaps a better question would be, “what don’t they have in common?” The answer is clutter. All three brands can thank their seemingly inexplicable popularity not to innovation, nor to novelty, but rather to minimalistic marketing. This has crea...

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