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Humans of Tam: Social Media Doesn’t Hurt

Humans of Tam: Social Media Doesn’t Hurt

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

Okay.   I would say that social media is underutilized. I feel like a lot of kids nowadays just use it for posting pictures of themselves Juuling, or vaping, or drinking with friends, just a lot of dumb stuff.   But I see social media as something more than that. Social media for me is a platfo...

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

Ryan Leake and Ryan Leake

June 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I wish I grew up 30 years ago. Not because I want 50-cent Coca-Colas, or because I want to watch Larry Bird go up against Magic Johnson (though that would be a plus), or even because I wouldn’t have to hear this annoying message before watching any movie in a movie theater: “Our world seems to be overru...

Life Model Sketching in the Tam Art Program

Ephets Head

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Drawing live models is somewhat of a standard landmark in an artist’s education, but often the experience is romanticized and exaggerated for entertainment purposes by Hollywood and in movies. When the average student hears that those in Tam’s drawing and painting course have their own sessions with...

Why I Refuse to Have an Instagram

Why I Refuse to Have an Instagram

Glo Robinson

January 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’ve always been rather antiquated when it comes to social media, not completely enthusiastic about broadcasting the details of my life to the world. I try to make my use of social media rather effortless; not expending all my brain power trying to think of that flawless caption to get more likes on a ...

The Obsession with Social Media

The Obsession with Social Media

Megan Butt

February 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Senior Russell Wirth looked down at his phone which displayed a photo he had just posted on Instagram. The photo showed Wirth and his family river rafting on vacation, and he had decided to share it so his friends could see what he had done over the break. He had spent some time editing the photo and...

iPhony Friends: “Smart” Phones Are Making You Socially Dumb

Jordan Blackburn

May 20, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Here’s a fun new game (or social experiment, depending on your point of view): count the number of people with smartphones in a crowd. At Tam, this won’t be too hard to do. This diversion has become a hobby of mine; as one of the few Tam students whose parents have deemed smartphones an unnecessary...

Facebook buys Instagram

Facebook buys Instagram

Anna Vandergriff

May 21, 2012


Filed under News

Facebook bought Instagram on April 9 for roughly $1 billion, according to the "New York Times." Instagram, a free photo-sharing network based in San Francisco, allows you to take pictures on your smartphone or iPad, add a filter to them, and share them with your friends. Instagram gained over 35 million...

Instagram Madness

Instagram Madness

Sophia Ellingson

May 8, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Caught in the midst of our tech-savvy generation of teen robots, it seems we’re always looking forward to the next installation of self-absorption. As if the olden days of Myspace weren’t enough, Facebook soon took over almost simultaneously with the outbreak of iPhones. What do all of these infective...