The Tam News

Silence is Gilded, Not Golden

By Maddie Elias

March 27, 2013

“Stranger! If you, passing, meet me, and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?” –Walt Whitman I walk down the halls, in and out of classrooms, through the courtyard by the Keyser buildings. My fellow students are everywhere, people whom I more...

Senior Begins Rap Career as MC Kramis

Senior Begins Rap Career as MC Kramis

By Maddie Elias

March 21, 2013

Despite his family’s involvement in its Scottish heritage, you won’t find senior Kel Mandigo-Stoba engaging in many traditional activities. More likely, you’ll find him with a microphone in hand, rapping his original songs. Mandigo-Stoba was inspired to start writing when he first heard music...

Open a Book and Open a Part of Yourself

Open a Book and Open a Part of Yourself

By Maddie Elias

November 6, 2012

Sometimes people ask me why I read so much. When they ask this, my response always comes down to, “Because it’s fun.” I must be insane, right? A book is just a bunch of words on a bunch of paper, which sure doesn’t sound like much fun. And yet, it’s the truth. Reading a good book can be an...