The Tam News

Homework is Killing Sleep

By Ava Finn

September 22, 2017

After receiving all your homework from all your classes, you go home, take a little time to relax and as you glance over your phone, you find that three hours have gone by and it's five. Seven classes, seven different assignments. All different in length and amount of brain work needed. Now it’s se...

When You Can’t Sleep (On These Redhawks)

When You Can’t Sleep (On These Redhawks)

By Abby Frazee and Abby Frazee

June 3, 2017

Once in awhile, you may desire to have an “early night.” At 10 P.M., you have the power to overcome your addiction to Netflix and instead hit the hay. Why is it, for me at least, that these are always the nights you can never sleep? At 12 in the morning, you lie there thinking about what it meant...

Student Sleep Habits at Tam

May 27, 2016

by Elissa Asch Some students understand that the extra half hour they stay up on Instagram at night makes them a little drowsy the next day, but what they don't realize is that it also has the potential to shorten their life expectancy according to Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine...

Sleep Well: Later School Start Times & Student Health

Sleep Well: Later School Start Times & Student Health

By Nick Goldman

February 7, 2015

Most students would agree that the least productive part of their school day is the first forty minutes of their first class of the day. This feeling of lethargy makes student question why they would have a short period on Monday morning or why school doesn't start later every day. School should start...

The Monthly Hollumn: Stepping back from college stress & learning to breathe

The Monthly Hollumn: Stepping back from college stress & learning to breathe

By Holly Parkin

November 21, 2014

oesn’t matter whether you’re a senior caught in the height of application season or a sophomore who’s just taken the PSAT — everything in life seems to revolve around that one loathed topic. “So, where are you applying?” adults ask. “How far have you gotten on your essays?” ask my peers....

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

By Devon Stoeber

October 23, 2014

“Nights when I can’t fall asleep typically end with me laying in bed for hours on my phone or tossing and turning,” senior Taryn Varnes said. “Every hour I’m in bed still awake I find myself counting the hours I could sleep if I went to bed in that moment.” Varnes is not alone when it comes to...

Early Start Leads to Poor Focus For Sleep Deprived Teens

Early Start Leads to Poor Focus For Sleep Deprived Teens

By C.J. LaDuke

April 10, 2013

Every day at 7:55 AM, hordes of half-awake Tam students trudge toward their 1st period classes like zombies. “Everyone is usually half asleep at least until the break after 1st period,” junior Walter Rivas said. These early morning classes are notorious for exhausted, sleeping and unfocused students...

Direct Light Leaves Weary Counting Sheep

Direct Light Leaves Weary Counting Sheep

February 14, 2011

It’s 11 p.m. on a school night: your breath is minty fresh, you’ve stripped down to your onesie, and the warmth of down feathers engulfs you.  However, your head is not quite enticed by the pillow yet.  Many hours of straining your mind has put you on edge and you need a way to relive the st...