Get Off Your Butts, Armchair Activists!

Get Off Your Butts, Armchair Activists!

Aaron Newman

June 5, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Let’s assume it’s an average day. You’ve just arrived home after your slew of college-résumé-building extracurricular activities and, hoping to find a reason to procrastinate before starting up the steep hill of homework you’ve yet to climb, you do what many teens would after a long, productive...

Hawk Talk: Technology in the Classroom

Hawk Talk: Technology in the Classroom

March 24, 2013


Filed under Hawk Talk, News

Tam’s plentiful technological resources have grown in recent years. For some innovative teachers, this means supplying students with web-equipped devices, such as laptops and iPads, and making use of reconfigured classrooms like 2020 to update their teaching techniques. But how effective is Tam’s...

Memorial Day carnival arrives

Memorial Day carnival arrives

Aaron Newman & Jackson Twilling

May 23, 2012


Filed under News

At 5 a.m. this morning, some early risers in Mill Valley may have noticed an unusual sight: a huge caravan of trucks, trailers and camper style vans parked in between Mill Valley Middle School and Friends Field, behind the Mill Valley Community Center. These vehicles brought with them a number of carnival rides including a Ferris wheel with a brand new $100...

Emmy-winning “Modern Family” begins a sucessful third season

Emmy-winning “Modern Family” begins a sucessful third season

Aaron Newman

October 1, 2011


Filed under Reviews

When I first saw an episode of ABC’s “Modern Family,” I was pleasantly surprised by the show’s candid and spot-on humor. It was gratifying to see a sitcom that could so accurately pick apart family relationships, especially with characters that on the surface seem like caricatures, but prove ...

Smartphones: Finding a Balance

Smartphones: Finding a Balance

Aaron Newman

September 29, 2011


Filed under Features

Smartphones are prominent on campus nowadays. Devices such as the iPhone and the Blackberry are potent, versatile machines of interaction, information, and entertainment. But do they make us happier? Evolved from the basic cellphone, smartphones are at their cores tools of communication. But the smartphone is a p...

“The Walking Dead” season 2 set for early October 2011

“The Walking Dead” season 2 set for early October 2011

Aaron Newman

September 23, 2011


Filed under Lifestyles

The air is heavy with a silence broken only by distant birdsong and the buzzing of flies. A man clad in a sheriff ’s uniform and a wide-brimmed hat is the only moving thing in sight. He turns around at a scuffling noise behind him. Crouching down and looking under the wheels of a car, he watches a child’s hand lower into his fie...

“Portal 2” surpasses predecessor and gratifies gamers

“Portal 2” surpasses predecessor and gratifies gamers

Aaron Newman

May 26, 2011


Filed under Reviews

Post-apocalyptic stories are quite common in entertainment media these days. In this regard, the video game “Portal 2,” set in the fictional, isolated Aperture Science laboratories long after a hinted-at collapse of society, could be called unoriginal. But this overlap with pop-culture cliché is slight, and it...

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