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Saba Enters the Spotlight

Saba Enters the Spotlight

By Lola Leuterio

May 8, 2018

On April 5, 2018, Chicago rapper Saba released his second studio-produced album “Care for Me,” an original and artistic expression of his own overwhelming mental health struggles. The emotional depths and skillfully crafted beats that “Care for Me” pours forth make it impossible not to wonde...

Commies Hit Comic Gold

Commies Hit Comic Gold

By Maire Hogan

April 23, 2018

Any comedian will tell you that the best comedy comes from uncomfortable situations. In “The Death of Stalin,” director Armando Iannucci, best known for creating political satire “Veep,” takes that idea and runs with it. To be precise, he runs a marathon with it, stops to carbo load, then keeps...

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

By Eddie Shultz

April 23, 2018

It’s midnight on a Tuesday and Senior Joe Rico is just finishing up repairing the front suspension of his MG Midget. It’s a white two-door roadster about the size of a twin bed. Most Tam kids have probably seen his car parked outside the BPL in between the fence and the telephone pole and wondered...

Five Stars for Three Billboards

Five Stars for Three Billboards

By Calvin Rosevear

April 23, 2018

With a riveting story, a stellar cast, and very excellent development, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” was a close runner-up for Oscar awards. The powerful narrative is centered around Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) and her actions following the rape and murder of her daughter, Ang...

Foreign Perspective: Malmö, Sweden

Foreign Perspective: Malmö, Sweden

By Oskar Oste

March 23, 2018

Hej, jag heter Oskar och min familj är från Sverige. Hi, my name is Oskar and I’m a junior at Tam. My family is from Sweden. When someone asks me the all too frequent question “which place do I like more, Sweden or the US?” I must hesitate and first think to myself “Who is the audience?...

Do it for the Culture

Do it for the Culture

By Connor Dargan

March 23, 2018

2018 has treated hip hop group Migos well so far; following the release of their newest album, “Culture II,” the group was featured on the cover of “Rolling Stone” and reached the Billboard’s top 200. As of February 7, the album was sitting in the number three slot, with a billion streams in...

Tam’s Project Green Challenge Finalist

March 21, 2018

Senior Catalina Lane was named a finalist of the Project Green Challenge, an environmental action competition created by local nonprofit Turning Green, this fall. The challenge aims to “inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally, ” according to the organizati...

Lady Bird – Film Review

Lady Bird – Film Review

By Luca Pelo

March 13, 2018

Once every ten years or so, a coming-of-age film is released that paves way for an entirely new subgenre of films. Productions like these are timeless, bypassing generational barriers, ringing true to teens and adults alike who can empathize with the characters, laughing at their all-too-familiar quirks,...

Local Lifestyles

Local Lifestyles

By Jacob Swergold

March 13, 2018

When I look back at my childhood, my best memories were created outdoors. At a young age, I remember biking around Mill Valley in search of adventure. From stick ball games at Boyle Park to exploring the creek with my friends, the environment in which I grew up provided me with endless access to the o...

Review: “The Beautiful & Damned”

Review: “The Beautiful & Damned”

By Kavi Dolasia and Kavi Dolasia

March 5, 2018

One look at Gerald “G-Eazy” Gillum will give you all you need to know. The effortless attitude– faintly reminiscent of James Dean– the meticulously cut, slick back hair (seriously, he has a live-in barber on tour), the signature faded black skinny jeans, the tall lanky figure, and the smirk mak...

A New Perspective: Queensland, Australia

A New Perspective: Queensland, Australia

By Savannah Malan

February 8, 2018

Hi, my name is Savannah, and I grew up in Australia. Technically, I am from New Zealand and South Africa, considering I have citizenship in both of these countries, but in my heart, I’m a straight up Aussie. Travelling to and from Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and now the US, I have...

Perspectives: Zihao Wang in Changsha, China

Perspectives: Zihao Wang in Changsha, China

By Zihao Wang

December 18, 2017

My name is Zihao Wang. I’m from ChangSha-Hunan, China. I’m a Junior. I moved here when I was 13. I’m 16 right now. Many people ask me, do I like America or China better? It is very complicated. I prefer having school in the United States because it is more relaxed and less stressful in school, a...