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Prom exchange aims to make dresses affordable

Prom exchange aims to make dresses affordable

Stevi Dunn

April 4, 2019


Filed under News

  The first prom attire exchange, organized by parent Stephanie Young, took place in Ruby Scott Gym on Tuesday, March 26. The event allowed students to choose from a range of upcycled prom attire for free. By reusing clothing, Young, who is the mother of Tam News reporter, Aaron Young, hop...

Prom Has Record Sales

Prom Has Record Sales

Elissa Asch

June 7, 2018


Filed under News

Tam’s 2018 prom was held on May 26 at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Though prom planning included all of the basics — DJ, photo booth, food — there were three things about this prom that stood out, according to student, teacher planners and attendees. One was the venue. Event coordinator and sen...

How to Become a Woman

How to Become a Woman

Emily Pavis, Mary Overton

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Prom is the one high school dance that marks the transition of a young girl into what it means to be a woman. This year, prom will be on May 20th, but in order to meet the necessary expectations of this remarkable evening, girls, we should start preparing a year in advance. It’s never too early! We...

Prom is Overrated

Prom is Overrated

Emily Pavis

April 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ever since I was little, it seemed like prom was supposed to be the most significant social event of my high school career. It would grant my wish to be an elegant princess and I would be swept off my feet in a ball gown by my worthy prince. Prom would represent my transition from a little princess i...

EDITORIAL: The True Cost of Prom

EDITORIAL: The True Cost of Prom

Tam News Staff

May 28, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Tam isn’t known for its abundance of traditional school activities; we don’t have regular dances, Friday night lights are nonexistent, and it’s not common to hang out by our lockers in the hallways. The one school tradition that Tam holds near and dear to our collective hearts is Prom. Because...

The Early Bird Catches the Dress

The Early Bird Catches the Dress

Elizabeth Archer

April 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Bing. I look to the top right of my Facebook page, squinting my eyes to see the infamous red number icon that indicates a notification. It’s early March, which for me, marks the beginning of soccer season—or in other words—the time of year of sunburned cheeks, and purple, jammed fingers in goalie...

Junior-senior prom confirmed

November 23, 2010


Filed under News

Tam’s prom moved away from tradition when the school invited juniors to the typically seniors-only end of the year dance. This change, believed to help the school economically, has prompted uproar amongst the student body. Tam joined the rest of the district in the decision to have a junior-senior...

Junior-senior prom confirmed

November 19, 2010


Filed under News

Tam’s prom moved away from tradition when the school invited juniors to the typically seniors-only end of the year dance. This change, believed to help the school economically, has prompted uproar amongst the student body. Tam joined the rest of the district in the decision to have a junior-senior...