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EDITORIAL: The Injustice of Tradition

By Staff

April 24, 2013

Ever since the Red-Tailed Hawk became the mascot in 1989, a small group has advocated bringing the old “Indian” mascot back. There’s no question as to whether the old mascot was offensive; every Native American interviewed in this month’s feature thought the mascot’s portrayal was degrading....

EDITORIAL: Tam’s Schedule in Debate

By Staff

March 13, 2013

By next fall, the Tam bell schedule may change. The faculty are contractually guaranteed the right to periodically re-examine our school’s daily schedule and then decide on whether or not to alter it. The current review deadline is April 30. The teachers, who are set to vote over the course of one...

EDITORIAL: Tam’s Next Principal

WELCOME ABOARD: Dr. Robert Vieth will act as principal for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year.                Photo by: Jordan Blackburn

By The Tam News Staff

February 14, 2013

Following the immediate resignation of Principal Thomas Drescher on January 28, many students have reflected on what qualities in a new principal would benefit Tam. One important quality is visibility. Getting out and talking to kids helps our principal have a stronger connection with the students...

EDITORIAL: Isolation

By Staff

January 8, 2013

You can probably relate to that uncomfortable moment when your teacher tells you to choose your own partners for a project. A silent search ensues as the teacher keeps talking; you strive to make eye contact in hopes of establishing a partnership. Your search fails as everyone who meets your glance...

EDITORIAL: Life After High School and the Gap Between Students and Gap Years

By Staff

January 5, 2013

To overworked students, the idea of twelve months of freedom is extremely appealing. A year to slow down, gain invaluable work experience, or explore the world provides students with the time and opportunity to take a break and prepare to plunge into college. But only a few 2012 Tam graduates took...

EDITORIAL: Tam High Gossip

EDITORIAL: Tam High Gossip

September 26, 2012

A new blog struck a nerve this month with posts of gossip about Tam students. This type of blog is detrimental to the accepting atmosphere that Tam promotes, and harms student reputations with potentially illegal misinformation. Posting untruths online can have a very real consequence. It’s called...

EDITORIAL: What are AP classes really for?

By Tam News Staff

June 12, 2012

It’s easy to get caught up trying to determine which classes will give you the upper hand, but the rush to dazzle colleges with impressive schedules may make you lose sight of what you actually want. Pressure from school, family, and even other students to enroll in honors or AP classes can make students...

EDITORIAL: Paying Homage to Steve Jobs

EDITORIAL: Paying Homage to Steve Jobs

By Tam News Staff

October 31, 2011

Co-founder and former CEO of Apple Incorporation Steve Jobs passed away earlier this month after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He died peacefully on October 5 in the company of his family. “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. T...

EDITORIAL: The impact of smartphones on student life

By Tam News Staff

September 30, 2011

Today there is a more complete, intricate, and accessible web of information in the world than ever has existed before – an “Age of Information,” as it has been called. Technology is developing at an astonishing rate, facilitating new kinds of utility and entertainment that were unimaginable ten...