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Commies Hit Comic Gold

Commies Hit Comic Gold

Maire Hogan

April 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

Any comedian will tell you that the best comedy comes from uncomfortable situations. In “The Death of Stalin,” director Armando Iannucci, best known for creating political satire “Veep,” takes that idea and runs with it. To be precise, he runs a marathon with it, stops to carbo load, then keeps...

Congressman Huffman Visits Tam

Congressman Huffman Visits Tam

Elissa Asch and Elissa Asch

June 3, 2017


Filed under News

California Congressman Jared Huffman spoke to students and answered their questions on topics ranging from health care and school shootings, to political bias, and automation and globalization in Mead Theatre during lunch on Monday, May 15. Senior Jacob Nishimura, who organized the event, used his connec...

Make America Great Again?

Make America Great Again?

Dashiell Yarnold

June 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The presidential elections in November are approaching quickly. In 2016, we have witnessed one of the most bizarre lineups of candidates in political history. On the left we have a self-proclaimed socialist as well as a former first lady who is the sole target in a criminal investigation by the FBI. O...

Picus Enters the Political Arena

Picus Enters the Political Arena

James Finn

September 21, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

It’s certainly rare to come across anyone who has written three books, competed as a professional martial arts fighter, worked as a wrestling and football coach, given lectures on cognitive physics, witnessed the carnage wreaked during hurricane Katrina, can bench-press 315 pounds, and has earned a...

EDITORIAL: Know Your News

EDITORIAL: Know Your News

Tam News Staff

September 21, 2015


Filed under Editorials, News, Opinion

With the presidential election of 2016 fast approaching, discussion among Tam students and Americans all over the country has been overtaken by the outspoken, media-dominating impromptu GOP candidate Donald Trump. Trump has drawn the attention of millions of formerly politically-oblivious Americans,...

Guns are Fun and Other Things Liberals Don’t Say

Guns are Fun and Other Things Liberals Don’t Say

Sarah Asch

February 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The first thing I noticed when our car pulled up to the shooting range was the noise. I knew that guns were loud, but it’s one of those things that you have to experience to fully understand. It took two layers of ear protection for me to stand comfortably next to a gun being fired. Last semester,...

California Passes New Transgender Rights Law

California Passes New Transgender Rights Law

Claire Donohue

February 11, 2014


Filed under News

Last year, California Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced a bill allowing transgender students to choose between segregated sports teams, restrooms and locker rooms based on the gender that they most identify with. This law went into effect for kindergarten through 12th grade students in California...

Hawk Talk: Gun Regulations

Hawk Talk: Gun Regulations

Sophie Newman

February 14, 2013


Filed under Hawk Talk, News

After recent incidents such as the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre rampage, the Oregon mall shooting and the Newtown school massacre, a battle between gun rights supporters and gun safety activists has been reignited. Many Americans have begun to question whether new gun-control legislation protects or...

“Promised Land” Review: Solid Character Drama With A Political Backdrop

“Promised Land” Review: Solid Character Drama With A Political Backdrop

Wesley Emblidge and Wesley Emblidge

December 27, 2012


Filed under Reviews

Any film centered on a political issue has the challenge of taking a stance on it. Either you’re biased, choosing one side to take, or you refuse to take a side, using the politics as a backdrop to a story. In the case of “Promised Land,” the new film from director Gus Van Sant (“Good Will Hun...

Political Differences in Jackson Hole Help to Create a More Educated Student Body

Political Differences in Jackson Hole Help to Create a More Educated Student Body

Emma Talkoff

November 5, 2012


Filed under Features

The political culture at Tam is perhaps easily explained by geography–with 54.4 percent of Marin voters registered as Democrats, the county is the third most liberal in the state, after San Francisco and Alameda, according to information published by the Secretary of State. California is among “blue...

The Elephant in the Room: Close-mindedness in an Open Community

The Elephant in the Room: Close-mindedness in an Open Community

Sander Lutz & Aaron Newman

October 30, 2012


Filed under Features

Of 290 students randomly polled in a recent Tam News survey, 84.6 percent of those who identified with a political party defined themselves as Democrats, while 7.4 percent classified themselves as Republicans. This political imbalance, while skewed in comparison to the rest of the nation, should come as ...

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