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Editorial: Technology in the Classroom

Editorial: Technology in the Classroom

By Editorial Staff

June 11, 2018

Educational technology, which includes things like Chromebooks and Google Drive, has the potential to be incredibly beneficial. It makes many parts of learning faster and simpler; it streamlines student to student and student to teacher collaboration; it saves lots and lots of paper. But it brings wi...

Nextdoor Madlibs

Nextdoor Madlibs

By Milo Levine

October 31, 2017

Many of us in the Tam community, especially adults, use the neighborhood social media network Nextdoor, which allows us to have positive and productive online interactions with fellow local residents. Nextdoor has revolutionized the way neighbors interact, by tapping into a more elderly and knowledge...

District to Upgrade Tam’s Internet

District to Upgrade Tam’s Internet

By James Finn

June 9, 2014

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) will upgrade Tam’s wireless Internet network before the start of the 2014-2015 school year in order to increase Tam’s bandwidth, according to district information technology director Rose Chavira. The improved network should provide more consistent...

#Pointless

#Pointless

By Cody Duane-McGlashan

June 12, 2013

When I see a “#” pop up on whatever social networking site I happen to be wasting my precious time on, my heart rate immediately increases, my pulse quickens and the desire to punch the nearest inanimate object almost gets the better of me. The fact that hashtags make me so upset is ridiculous...

Pandora Sets New Limits on Free Account Holders

Pandora Sets New Limits on Free Account Holders

By Max Bayer

March 5, 2013

The online radio company Pandora has implemented new hourly limits on music listening, which went into effect on March 1. The new rule limits free account holders to listen to 40 hours a week of music on their mobile device.  Granted, that still amounts to more than five hours a day, but the policy c...

Instagram Madness

Instagram Madness

By Sophia Ellingson

May 8, 2012

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...

Whatchu know about Epic Meal Time?

Whatchu know about Epic Meal Time?

April 4, 2011

When most people feel the sensation of hunger brewing deep inside their stomachs, people’s minds drift to thoughts of burgers, pizzas, sandwiches or any other typical lunchtime selections. Read More »...

Access denied

Access denied

By Jenna Tuttle

February 17, 2011

Behind the veil of the internet, a quiet war for morality rages. The school librarian sees it as censorship. The information technology systems specialist sees it as protection. The it factor is an Internet filtering system called Lightspeed which blocks certain websites deemed inappropriate for school....