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Don’t Tell Me Everything Happens For a Reason

Don’t Tell Me Everything Happens For a Reason

By Kara Kneafsey

June 16, 2018

It was August of 2013, and the familiar San Francisco fog continued to roll in day after day. My life had been constantly changing the past seven months, making the disorder seem routine. Everything having to do with my sister’s condition had been evolving faster than I could follow.        ...

Humans of Tam: She Just Didn’t Believe Me

Humans of Tam: She Just Didn’t Believe Me

By Kennedy Cook

June 10, 2018

I’m not close with my mom at all and it’s really hard for me to open up to people. I have such an issue with that, even my friends. I bottle things up and then I get really stressed and I have breakdowns and stuff. I’m just not used to opening up to people because I never really went through tha...

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...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

By Samantha Ferro

April 28, 2018

10 weeks after Nia and her partner decided to have sex for the first time, she found out that she was pregnant. Nia had only two options — have the child or have an abortion.   Nia is a current student at Tam that would like to remain anonymous. It seemed that despite completing the multip...

To Carry or Not to Carry?

To Carry or Not to Carry?

By Cassie Peterson

April 25, 2018

On February 22, just eight days after the deadly Parkland shooting, President Trump tweeted that teachers should carry guns in the classroom to prevent further shootings. Teachers at Tam have commented on the issue, asking: would carrying guns actually make the school atmosphere safer? Math teac...

Featured Photos: April is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

Featured Photos: April is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

By Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

April 25, 2018

Peer Resource raised awareness for sexual harassment awareness month by chalking simple messages across campus. Some messages include: "If it's unwanted, it's harassment," "April is sexual harassment awareness month," "My clothing is not an invitation," and "#MeToo."...

Labeled

Labeled

By Abby James and Abby James & additional reporting by Skye Schoenhoeft

March 21, 2018

The girl walked up to Senior Yonni Hirner during passing period, noticed his purple terry cloth shirt, fluorescent Supreme hoodie, black corduroy pants, and said, “I like your style. Do you like women?” Dressing outside of the high school norm often makes people question Hirner’s sexuality, due to the m...

“You look beautiful” Featured Image

“You look beautiful” Featured Image

March 5, 2018

Photo taken in Upper Kaiser bathroom by anonymous student. Paper towel reads: "You look beautiful." Tam students have been able to use different mediums, like paper towels, to explore artistic abilities and inspire other students. Although the message can be easily disposed, other positive messages have...

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

By Hana Curphey, Additional Reporting by Evan Wilch

February 14, 2018

Sophomore Lily was in history class when the student sitting next to her started Juuling. “The teacher turned around and started talking to me right after he took a hit, so he had it in his lungs,” Lily said. “He wasn’t wearing any sort of shirt [to exhale vapor into]. After the teacher walks...

We Chose the Tech Life

We Chose the Tech Life

By Zoe Cowan

January 26, 2018

Junior Kelly Borgstrom has no cell phone, computer, or internet in her home, and likes it that way. She does research using books from the library, and hand writes all of her assignments. If a teacher insists it must be typed, she will use her typewriter. Having and using technology constantly inside an...

Snap This

Snap This

By Lola Leuterio, Emily Spears

January 12, 2018

It’s 11 p.m. on a Saturday night. A Tam student is throwing up on the bathroom floor at a party, unaware that cameras are rolling. The student, who requested anonymity, described how it felt to wake up to that video on Snapchat. “There’s a video of me throwing up and people bring it up and just...

The Ghosts of Tam

The Ghosts of Tam

By Ethan Swope, Ethan Swope, Ethan Swope, and Ethan Swope

December 18, 2017

He made the sign of the cross, placed his hands together, and prayed. A door suddenly banged on the floor above him, piercing the quiet, like glass shattering on the ground. Night custodian Moris Mira looked around the deserted hall, trying to figure out what had happened. He ran through a mental checklist....