The Tam News

Senior season

Senior season

By Charlie Rosgen

June 24, 2019

I was warned about the stress that comes along with writing deep personal narratives for a panel of college admissions employees to judge, but there were plenty of aspects to senior year that I was not prepared for.

The AP Stress Mess

The AP Stress Mess

By Ian Duncanson

May 30, 2018

When Tam High Junior Kaylie Keim transferred from Marin Catholic this year, she was bent on pursuing her dream in the science business. Because of this, she chose her classes wisely, including her AP and Honors. “I really want to do a lot of science in college, my dream school is UCSD, I’ve bee...

Off the Mainland: A Look into Student Life on Angel Island

Off the Mainland: A Look into Student Life on Angel Island

By Claire Donohue and Jordan Blackburn

April 23, 2015

Every morning, senior Jordan Sherman wakes up at 6:30 a.m., rushes through his shower, and feeds his cat. If he has time, he’ll eat some breakfast, then he jumps into a van with his dad headed towards the harbor in order to make it to the 7:15 a.m. ferry. Sherman has to make sure he’s early, becau...

Leave the Stress Behind

Leave the Stress Behind

By Ilaria Lobo

March 12, 2015

It’s hard to accurately pinpoint the first time when you felt stressed out about something, and even harder trying to deal with stress creeping up on you every now and again. Stress is a natural feeling that unfortunately has no off switch or stand by mode. Yet, this doesn’t mean that stressful situations...

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...

Scamtron: A Look at Ethics and Motivations Behind Cheating at Tam

Scamtron: A Look at Ethics and Motivations Behind Cheating at Tam

By Jordan Blackburn and Cam Vernali

December 23, 2014

For Alice, a junior girl who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, her typical math class begins with correcting the homework that was due that day. This time is provided to give students a chance to see where they made errors and then they have until the following class period to fix their...

Smartphones: Finding a Balance

Smartphones: Finding a Balance

By Aaron Newman

September 29, 2011

Smartphones are prominent on campus nowadays. Devices such as the iPhone and the Blackberry are potent, versatile machines of interaction, information, and entertainment. But do they make us happier? Evolved from the basic cellphone, smartphones are at their cores tools of communication. But the smartphone is a p...