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Minimalism’s All-Consuming Grasp

Minimalism’s All-Consuming Grasp

By Luca Pelo

November 10, 2017

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...

Nextdoor Madlibs

Nextdoor Madlibs

By Milo Levine

October 31, 2017

Many of us in the Tam community, especially adults, use the neighborhood social media network Nextdoor, which allows us to have positive and productive online interactions with fellow local residents. Nextdoor has revolutionized the way neighbors interact, by tapping into a more elderly and knowledge...

Let’s Have The Talk: Health Relationships

Let’s Have The Talk: Health Relationships

By Abby Frazee

October 31, 2017

Ah yes, high school relationships. We have moved past the time of middle school when “messengers” told our crushes that we like them, and we are now able to formulate our feelings into words–sometimes. We are also relatively comfortable with physical attraction. That is not to say, however, that...

Editorial: Current Events in the Classroom

By The Tam News Staff

October 26, 2017

All around us, crisis and disaster run rampant. The months of September and October brought vicious hurricanes, the deadliest mass shooting to date, a twitter beef backed by nuclear weapons, incredibly divisive NFL protests, and devastating fires in Northern California. During this tumultuous time our ...

The Best Ways to Ask Someone to Homecoming

The Best Ways to Ask Someone to Homecoming

By Adam Tolson and Adam Tolson

October 26, 2017

For most schools around the United States, Homecoming is an exciting time in the school year. However, this tradition seems to be lost at Tam. The dance is even being moved to a Friday night this year to compensate for a rap festival in the city that is taking place  the same weekend. There are many th...

Why You Should Pack a Lunch

Why You Should Pack a Lunch

By Shane Lavezzo

October 26, 2017

Sprinting out of the car, slamming the doors, and leaving the windows open, my friends book it to the day’s choice of lunch. Whether it is Rocco’s, Joe’s Taco Lounge, Harmony, or Mill Valley Market, my friends are eager to be first in line so they can devour their much awaited food. I, on the ot...

A Collection of Advice for Incoming Freshman

A Collection of Advice for Incoming Freshman

By Griffin Barry

September 23, 2017

An Appeal to be a Smarter Consumer by Jimmy Neutron, Sophomore and science prodigy Going back to school means a lot of things. Backpacks, binders, bins, binoculars – you name it. Starting high school brings all new challenges and hurdles, and, especially at Tam, one particular difficulty will defini...

Different is the New Normal

Different is the New Normal

By Dahlia Zail

September 23, 2017

These days, walking around campus, I cannot help but notice the trends in girls fashion that are taking a turn towards conformity. This conventionality is different. In the case of Tam, it stems from a desire that everyone feels to be different, which ultimately ends up in people looking and acting th...

Homework is Killing Sleep

By Ava Finn

September 22, 2017

After receiving all your homework from all your classes, you go home, take a little time to relax and as you glance over your phone, you find that three hours have gone by and it's five. Seven classes, seven different assignments. All different in length and amount of brain work needed. Now it’s se...

EDITORIAL: Dreams Deferred

September 22, 2017

DACA, an Obama-era immigration policy may be revoked. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA, was an executive order put in place in 2012 by the Obama administration. DACA protects immigrants that arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and who’ve lived in the states...

EDITORIAL: The Vicious Cycle

June 5, 2017

Casual followers of the news could be forgiven for thinking that Donald Trump’s 3 a.m. tweets were the most important event of the day. But with this evaluation, they’d be forgetting three separate famines, insurrection in Turkey, a civil war in South Sudan, and a new charter for Hamas, just to name ...

Yes, Liberals Can Be and Are Racist

By Jessica Fuentes Vazquez and Jessica Fuentes Vazquez

June 3, 2017

Submitted by a student not in The Tam News.  Ignorance is bliss, and the best recipe for ignorance is the type that tells you that you’re not ignorant. To be aware of overt and macro aggressions is important- there’s no reason to belittle that fact. Yet liberals, especially white liberals, tend ...