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It Happens Here: Rape at Tam

It Happens Here: Rape at Tam

By Elissa Asch, Maddie Asch, and Kennedy Cook

March 9, 2017

When junior Barbara woke up, she had no memory of having had sex during a party the night before. “It wasn't even anybody who I wouldn't have [hooked up] with sober… [But] it was...uncomfortable to know that they were comfortable going through with it,” Barbara said. “...I must have been like...

Should We Be Taking More Online Courses?

Should We Be Taking More Online Courses?

By Benjy Wall-Feng

February 27, 2017

The Internet is huge. For students, that means a few things: social media, gaming, porn. For a small subset of them it means something else, too — more school. Those students are taking classes online, by choice or by necessity. It’s a method that’s been lauded as life-saving and denounced as u...

Humans of Tam: I Don’t Belong Here

Humans of Tam: I Don’t Belong Here

By Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

February 10, 2017

  My parents were together. We had a home, I never really appreciated that. I never really knew what it was ‘till I lost it. My dad left, he moved into a different house. He came and saw me every now and then but he just left me with my mom. Even though he knew I was in pain, he just kinda le...

Wake Up

Wake Up

February 2, 2017

By Zoe Wynn It’s six in the morning and a loud sound erupts in junior Madeline Murr’s bedroom. Outside, it is still completely dark, and in that moment all she wants to do is crawl under the covers and fall blissfully back to sleep. But for Murr and many students like her, the day has already b...

This Chair was Made for Skatin’

This Chair was Made for Skatin’

By Marina Furbush & Marie Hogan

December 15, 2016

Freshman Garnett Silver-Hall’s new wheelchair is bright green and already covered in scratches. It’s the first wheelchair he’s bought himself. “The state [and insurance] pays for everyday chairs for people in wheelchairs,” he said. “But they’re usually not fitted that well. They’re fitted s...

Humans of Tam: My Brother Had to Come Home

Humans of Tam: My Brother Had to Come Home

By Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

December 14, 2016

  My brother had to come home. The doctors didn’t really know what was going on because he was having a lot of headaches and was having seizures, they didn’t know what was happening, they thought it was something to do with his teeth. They thought taking out the wisdom teeth would make it ...

Featured Opinions: Gun Control

Featured Opinions: Gun Control

By Zoe Wynn

November 10, 2016

We must have stricter gun laws. This includes banning the use of assault rifles, and increasing control and background checks when selling gun. Unfortunately, for many people and politicians today this is too progressive. Ever since I can remember there have been mass shootings that have surrounded ...

Featured Opinions: Dakota Access Pipeline

Featured Opinions: Dakota Access Pipeline

By Raqshan Khan

November 10, 2016

The Dakota Access Pipeline, also known as a the Bakken pipeline, would snake 1,172 miles through parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois, transporting nearly 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the rich oil fields North Dakota to a storage facility in Patoka, Illinois. The constructi...

Featured Opinions: Homelessness

Featured Opinions: Homelessness

By Emma Steinberg

November 10, 2016

I cannot comprehend how one can support either candidate this year when they both fail to tackle the issue of homelessness in America. Living near a big city like San Francisco and often visiting relatives in urban areas such as New York City and Chicago, I am constantly exposed to the ever expanding h...

Featured Opinions: Immigration

Featured Opinions: Immigration

By Nicole Anisgard Parra

November 10, 2016

In this year’s presidential election, there could have hardly been a larger divide between the candidates than their stances on immigration. President-Elect Trump’s policies called for the building of a wall on the Mexican border, immigration bans, and massive deportations nationwide. The most drastic ch...

Featured Opinions: Foreign Policy

Featured Opinions: Foreign Policy

By Mary Overton and Mary Overton

November 10, 2016

Donald Trump, as of January 20, 2017, will be sworn into the White House as the 45th President of the United States of America. In office, he will have to make decisions for our county regarding not only the public, but also our allies and our foreign policies. What is it that Mr. Trump will do in regar...

Featured Opinion: Death Penalty

Featured Opinion: Death Penalty

By Maddie Wall and Maddie Wall

November 10, 2016

In 1972, the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional, only for it to be reinstated 6 years later. In 2012, Prop 32 would have repealed the death penalty in California, but was defeated. Although there hasn’t been an execution in California since 2006, California has the ...