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The SUV Epidemic

The SUV Epidemic

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Porsche SUV is an enigma wrapped in a $600 Louis Vuitton scarf. Owning one of these cars manages to say, “My spouse is never home and this is gluten-free vodka in a $30 water bottle,” while simultaneously saying, “Lucas needs to get to lacrosse practice before two.” There are actually two ...

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

Eddie Shultz

April 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

It’s midnight on a Tuesday and Senior Joe Rico is just finishing up repairing the front suspension of his MG Midget. It’s a white two-door roadster about the size of a twin bed. Most Tam kids have probably seen his car parked outside the BPL in between the fence and the telephone pole and wondered...

Why You Should Pack a Lunch

Why You Should Pack a Lunch

Shane Lavezzo

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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...

Bill Restricts Phone Use While Driving

Abby Frazee

October 25, 2016


Filed under News

A new California assembly bill will increase restrictions on phone use while driving, starting in January. Not only will texting or talking on the phone be prohibited, but according to the bill, "holding or operating a handheld wireless telephone" while driving will not be allowed for any reason. Since...

Senior Superlatives: Car Edition

Senior Superlatives: Car Edition

Ethan Lawrence

April 23, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles

Many upperclassmen drive to school every day. Students drive a variety of cars, but a few stand out from the others. Whether it’s because they are the oldest, the most expensive, or have the most character, these cars are a few of the most interesting at Tam. Dave Peters,1968 Mercury Cougar What...

Returning to Radio: Getting to Know an Old Friend

Returning to Radio: Getting to Know an Old Friend

Jackson Twilling

June 7, 2013


Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to get to know my grandparents’ 1998 Ford Ranger pickup truck while doing some work on it in the Tam auto shop. I swapped cars with them for a few days to make some repairs. After doing an oil change and putting on new tires, I spent a while driving the truck before...

“Fast Five” lags, but packs a punch in the end

“Fast Five” lags, but packs a punch in the end

Wesley Emblidge

May 17, 2011


Filed under Reviews

“This just went from mission impossible to mission in-freakin’-sanity.” That line, from “The Fast and the Furious” sums up the franchise as a whole: dumb, cheesy “car porn” movies that have no real heart or characters, but do contain entertaining action to make the films somewhat watcha...