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We Regret to Inform You…

We Regret to Inform You…

By Marie Hogan

April 23, 2018

Sometime last year, just as college admissions seemed to become, almost overnight, the topic of every conversation, I started watching college acceptance videos on Youtube. After a while, every video began to feel the same – thirty seconds of silent, pained anxiety, the click of a computer, a sudd...

The Bachelor: Every Rose Has its Thorn

By Lola Leuterio

March 23, 2018

A man appears on the screen: greyish brown hair, blue eyes, black tux. He holds a rose in his hand and tries his best to flash a smile at the camera. Intense music plays in the background, broken up by a monologue of the man’s journey to find true love. You aren’t listening to him though, because if yo...

Editorial: The Power of the Panther

By Staff

March 23, 2018

Just over a century ago, the white supremacist propaganda film “Birth of a Nation” overtook the cultural consciousness. President Woodrow Wilson was so taken with the now-infamous racist film that he had it screened in the White House, and enough Americans were inspired by its rhetoric that the Klu ...

Grey Area

Grey Area

By Benjy Wall-Feng

March 23, 2018

My first brush with the cultural tsunami that is "Fifty Shades of Grey" was in fourth grade, when I noticed, in one of the magazines my class was gleefully vivisecting for collage fodder, a book review with the alarming first sentence: "There are three kinds of sex — sex in the kitchen, sex in the...

Breaking Through Breakthrough Day

Breaking Through Breakthrough Day

February 9, 2018

In February 2017, Tam had its first ever “Breakthrough Day,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of Operation Breakthrough, an event intended to promote racial understanding and organized by students in response to race riots on campus. Breakthrough Day admirably sought to address racial inequa...

Let’s Have The Talk: #MeToo

Let’s Have The Talk: #MeToo

By Abby Frazee

February 9, 2018

It’s been four months since news broke that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein paid off dozens of actresses to remain silent about their sexual assault accusations against him. Thank God they didn’t. What followed were a series of accusations against numerous other men in power –– actors, tal...

A Dystopian Present

A Dystopian Present

By Jake Paz-Priel

February 8, 2018

August 12, 2039 Beginning this academic year, parents are sending record numbers of applications for their unborn children to participate in internships in order to have a competitive edge. Selective daycare programs groom 12-36 month-olds for Ivy League schools. Yearly tuition for the top-notch dayca...

Fresh Frosh Fashion

Fresh Frosh Fashion

By Dara Noonan

January 26, 2018

Trends are constantly changing and it can be hard to keep up, in case you feel that you are left behind I want to keep you updated on some recent trends at Tam. Let’s begin with the must-have item of the season, white nike air force ones. They must be blindingly clean: you want people to look at your...

Why You Shouldn’t Take Things Personally

Why You Shouldn’t Take Things Personally

By Josh Love and Josh Love

December 18, 2017

Have you ever been in a class discussion and all of a sudden found yourself defending something that you said while the class berates you tirelessly? Even the teacher questions you and you feel small and defenseless, at the mercy of everyone else. Well, perhaps you were taking things a little too pers...

EDITORIAL: Ending the STEM Supremacy

December 18, 2017

Most writing is bad. Anyone who’s suffered through the dreaded peer editing session or seen the anguish on the face of an English teacher facing a tall stack of papers to grade knows this. Yet many people continue to think of the humanities, disciplines founded on writing, as easier than math and science...

Making a Case for Midnight

Making a Case for Midnight

By Fergus Campbell

December 18, 2017

When I was ten years old and deeply invested in the Harry Potter films, I attended a screening of Deathly Hallows Part 1 with friends at 12:01 AM, the morning of its official release. Yes, red carpet premieres had already taken place and an international rollout meant that thousands witnessed the pe...

Advice For a Prime Ski Season

Advice For a Prime Ski Season

By Miles Rubens, Miles Rubens, Miles Rubens, and Miles Rubens

December 18, 2017

After last year’s gargantuan amounts of snowfall, in which seven Lake Tahoe area ski resorts (Kirkwood, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Boreal, Mt. Rose, and Sugar Bowl) totalled over a whopping 700 inches of snow, skiers and snowboarders are back it again this season hoping for more snowfall...