The Tam News

EDITORIAL: On the Stigma of Eating Disorders

By Tam News Staff

May 27, 2014

Aspects of media and our society have contributed to the impression that all eating disorders stem solely from negative body image or “feeling fat." Along with this, there is also the expectation that men constantly prove their masculinity. For a man with an eating disorder, fighting the stereotype...

Body and Mind: Understanding Eating Disorders

Body and Mind: Understanding Eating Disorders

By Bridget Lowry & Mae Puckett

May 27, 2014

“The first time my mom realized that something was wrong was when I came home from school and I fainted on the porch. She was like, ‘Okay, let’s take you to the doctor.’ So that’s how it all started,” Jenna said. “I [would get] up really early, [and have] breakfast by myself. I didn’t...

Suffering In Secret: The Causes and Effects of Eating Disorders at Tam

Suffering In Secret: The Causes and Effects of Eating Disorders at Tam

By Camille Kaufman

May 22, 2011

Julie’s Mom had made pasta for dinner that night. After excusing herself, Julie walked nervously upstairs, harsh thoughts racing through her head. At the end of the hallway, she turned into her room and looked in the mirror. She couldn’t stand to see the image that was reflected back at her. “I...