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Too Many Private Tutors?

Too Many Private Tutors?

October 16, 2018

We live in a community where being the best is less of an option and rather a requirement, a mindset. Conversations can be overheard of parents normalizing the use of unprescribed adderall or students discussing their formalized resumes. The push for success can partly be blamed on our environment. ...

How To Make Friends

How To Make Friends

By John Overton

September 24, 2018

Do you have trouble making friends, being friends with humans, having friends, or playing funny pranks on friends? So did I until I didn’t! Wanna know how? Here’s how: One: Be good, be kind. Friends don’t come to those who think its okay to be not-okay. Okay? Okay. Second: Wear clothing. ...

Editorial: We Can Do Better

Editorial: We Can Do Better

By Staff

September 20, 2018

(Above) The Faces of Willow Creek is a magazine produced by Willow Creek Academy 8th graders with the help of The Tam News, in an effort to recruit a more diverse staff. The Tam News needs to do better. Our school is filled with students from interesting backgrounds with unique perspectives, and despite pu...

The Hangover

The Hangover

By Anonymous

September 20, 2018

I've always started this story, in the few times I've told it, by saying, “I woke up…” That's not exactly what happened. More accurately, I slipped out of a state of drunken blackout bliss and found myself in a grim corridor in Juvenile Hall. Now I've always been stupid, but I act smart, and among the many...

9066

9066

By Josie Spiegelman

September 20, 2018

My grandma stands at four feet eleven inches and sports a short, close-cropped salt and pepper haircut. Her skin is darker than most other Japanese Americans, a reminder of her upbringing on a small farm in Pescadero. She likes to knit her grandchildren sweaters, send them off to college with homema...

Microaggressions: Not so Small

Microaggressions: Not so Small

By Niulan Wright

September 17, 2018

An Asian, Mexican, and an African-American sit in a boat. Suddenly the boat springs a leak and the three start to drown. Who wins? America. I am Asian American. When I was in the sixth grade I performed in the musical West Side Story in downtown Mill Valley. One day during rehearsals I was tol...

Editorial: Technology in the Classroom

Editorial: Technology in the Classroom

By Editorial Staff

June 11, 2018

Educational technology, which includes things like Chromebooks and Google Drive, has the potential to be incredibly beneficial. It makes many parts of learning faster and simpler; it streamlines student to student and student to teacher collaboration; it saves lots and lots of paper. But it brings wi...

Editorial: Because We Don’t Talk About College Enough…

Editorial: Because We Don’t Talk About College Enough…

May 22, 2018

We could spend this editorial proving the obvious: that Tam students are drowning in college talk and it’s making us miserable. But despite frequent hand wringing, it only gets worse every year. What we need is a plan to do somthing about it. The constant pressure to succeed by getting into a “go...

Satire: Much Ado About Nuttin’

Satire: Much Ado About Nuttin’

By Milo Levine

May 22, 2018

In an email sent out to parents and students on May 1, the administration stated their concern with the recent rise of student masturbation on campus. This email comes as the CDC has declared a national Porn Induced Masturbation Addiction (PIMA) crisis. This condition has struck high school communities e...

Autism: No Laughing Matter

Autism: No Laughing Matter

By Skye Schoenhoeft

May 22, 2018

It’s a Friday night, and again I find myself living out the teenage stereotype; eating crackers and scrolling through Instagram in my bed after a long week of school. Everything is going just fine until I see a video posted by one of my friends. There they are, being kooks and loudly running aroun...

Wrap Your Head Around This

Wrap Your Head Around This

By Amina Nakhuda

April 23, 2018

Every year in middle school, we would have a moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11. And every year, I would bow my head trying to mourn, but my classmates’ attempts to subtly glance at me interrupted my moment of silence. It was as if there was some connection between me and the terrorists because we we...

Political Party

Political Party

By Samantha Locke

April 23, 2018

Youth trends are almost always scrutinized, and youth culture remains an enduring staple of headline material. From internet behavior to social differences, we’ve received pity and disdain from previous generations. Despite the comic frequency with which we’ve been criticized for adolescent apath...