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Sports Opinion: Physical Education: Unnecessary for Student Athletes

Sports Opinion: Physical Education: Unnecessary for Student Athletes

By Arya Guinney & Kennedy Cook

March 31, 2017

Physical Education (P.E.) is a two-year required course for every student that attends Tam. It has two components–one that encompasses the information a student would learn in a health class and a second, composed of the physical exercise itself. Students regularly try to find ways out of P.E. in...

Sports Opinion: In Defense of Girls Lacrosse

Sports Opinion: In Defense of Girls Lacrosse

By Dahlia Zail and Dahlia Zail

March 14, 2017

Imagine this. You spend two hours after school practicing every day. You play your heart out in every single game. You condition, train, and drill, trying tirelessly to get better. And in return for all your work, you’re faced with empty bleachers at every. Single. Home game. Which is ironic, consi...

Sports Opinion: Selective Spirit

Sports Opinion: Selective Spirit

By Zoe Wynn and Zoe Wynn

February 1, 2017

Ask a student about Tam school spirit at basketball games and they’ll  probably describe the atmosphere as electric. Masses of people line up at the door waiting to get their hands stamped so they can run onto the bleachers where they will remain riveted for the next four quarters. The bleachers are fu...

Sports Opinion: Oh Captain, My Captain

Sports Opinion: Oh Captain, My Captain

By Connor Norton and Connor Norton

November 9, 2016

It seems that far too often having captains at the varsity and junior varsity levels of high school sports creates more issues than it solves. This could be due to a number of reasons: the team disagrees with the captain, the captain thinks they are a coach, or having a captain simply ruins the dynamic o...

Sports Opinion: Why You Should Be Playing Fantasy Football

Sports Opinion: Why You Should Be Playing Fantasy Football

By Andrew Bishop

September 14, 2016

The fantasy football craze has become overwhelmingly prevalent throughout my four years as a student here. It is nearly impossible to navigate the campus during football season without hearing someone complain about their lineup, ask a friend for advice, or belittle an opponent. The yearly sports br...

Let Them Wear Lycra: The Benefits of a Weak Sports Culture

Let Them Wear Lycra: The Benefits of a Weak Sports Culture

By Bella Levaggi

June 10, 2013

Star quarterback? Homecoming football game? Die-hard athletic alumni? When you compare Tam to other schools that the media has led us to believe exist elsewhere in America, there are more than a few differences, namely in our sports culture. I couldn’t tell you the name of our star baseball pitcher,...

My Wizard is Better Than Your Quarterback

My Wizard is Better Than Your Quarterback

By Gibson Katz

March 24, 2013

“The primary scatter used in 6s is the stock, but I think that the FAN can be used on an offclasser to help keep a push off your point.” Confused? This is how I feel when you talk incessantly about sports. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to hear about men dancing in tights whilst tossing a b...

Delmon Young: Poor choices, poorer consequences

Delmon Young: Poor choices, poorer consequences

By Declan Katz and Declan Katz

May 29, 2012

On April 27, Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested for aggravated harassment and public intoxication in New York City. Reports indicate that Young came out of a bar where a homeless man wearing a yarmulke asked Young for spare change. This seemingly harmless event quickly took a turn for...