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Let’s Have The Talk: #MeToo

Let’s Have The Talk: #MeToo

By Abby Frazee

February 9, 2018

It’s been four months since news broke that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein paid off dozens of actresses to remain silent about their sexual assault accusations against him. Thank God they didn’t. What followed were a series of accusations against numerous other men in power –– actors, tal...

A Dystopian Present

A Dystopian Present

By Jake Paz-Priel

February 8, 2018

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

By Dara Noonan

January 26, 2018

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

By Josh Love and Josh Love

December 18, 2017

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

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

By Fergus Campbell

December 18, 2017

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

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

December 18, 2017

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?

By Milo Levine

December 18, 2017

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

By Connor Dargan

December 9, 2017

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

By Abby Frazee

November 15, 2017

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

By Shane Lavezzo

November 15, 2017

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

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...