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Smartphones: Who Needs People?

Smartphones: Who Needs People?

By Milo Levine

December 18, 2017

My favorite thing in the world is coming home after a rough day at school and talking to my dad about all of my problems. “Dad, I’m really depressed, and I could use some advice, because life has got me down right now,” I say. “My GPA is so awful that it’s actually a negative number, I’m addict...

The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Early Decision

The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Early Decision

By Connor Dargan

December 9, 2017

As application deadlines creep up on seniors, the repercussions and benefits for Early Decision applicants are becoming increasingly clear.  Some seniors apply early just to get a better shot at getting into a prestigious school. In doing this, they often fail to recognize what Early Decision means for t...

Let’s Have The Talk: Virginity

Let’s Have The Talk: Virginity

By Abby Frazee

November 15, 2017

Women in high school and college struggle with the concept of virginity. It seems we can never handle it in accordance with society’s expectations. “If you say you haven’t, you’re a prude; if you say you have, you’re a slut,” explained Allison to Claire in “The Breakfast Club.” This ...

Weight-ing Room

Weight-ing Room

By Shane Lavezzo

November 15, 2017

I limp out of the weight room after a grueling workout, pain shooting through my body. But this pain isn’t from lifting weights or running sprints. This pain is from stubbing my toe five times, cutting my hand on a jagged piece of metal, dropping a weight on my foot, and banging my head on an ill-pla...

EDITORIAL: The Artist vs. Their Art

November 15, 2017

In the weeks following The New York Times’ story on Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual harassment and assault in early October, as more and more people have come forward to accuse prominent pop culture figures of misconduct or abuse,  with a frustratingly complex question: Is it possible to sepa...

Minimalism’s All-Consuming Grasp

Minimalism’s All-Consuming Grasp

By Luca Pelo

November 10, 2017

What do Apple, Juul, and Supreme all have in common? Perhaps a better question would be, “what don’t they have in common?” The answer is clutter. All three brands can thank their seemingly inexplicable popularity not to innovation, nor to novelty, but rather to minimalistic marketing. This has crea...

Nextdoor Madlibs

Nextdoor Madlibs

By Milo Levine

October 31, 2017

Many of us in the Tam community, especially adults, use the neighborhood social media network Nextdoor, which allows us to have positive and productive online interactions with fellow local residents. Nextdoor has revolutionized the way neighbors interact, by tapping into a more elderly and knowledge...

Let’s Have The Talk: Health Relationships

Let’s Have The Talk: Health Relationships

By Abby Frazee

October 31, 2017

Ah yes, high school relationships. We have moved past the time of middle school when “messengers” told our crushes that we like them, and we are now able to formulate our feelings into words–sometimes. We are also relatively comfortable with physical attraction. That is not to say, however, that...

Editorial: Current Events in the Classroom

By The Tam News Staff

October 26, 2017

All around us, crisis and disaster run rampant. The months of September and October brought vicious hurricanes, the deadliest mass shooting to date, a twitter beef backed by nuclear weapons, incredibly divisive NFL protests, and devastating fires in Northern California. During this tumultuous time our ...

The Best Ways to Ask Someone to Homecoming

The Best Ways to Ask Someone to Homecoming

By Adam Tolson and Adam Tolson

October 26, 2017

For most schools around the United States, Homecoming is an exciting time in the school year. However, this tradition seems to be lost at Tam. The dance is even being moved to a Friday night this year to compensate for a rap festival in the city that is taking place  the same weekend. There are many th...

Why You Should Pack a Lunch

Why You Should Pack a Lunch

By Shane Lavezzo

October 26, 2017

Sprinting out of the car, slamming the doors, and leaving the windows open, my friends book it to the day’s choice of lunch. Whether it is Rocco’s, Joe’s Taco Lounge, Harmony, or Mill Valley Market, my friends are eager to be first in line so they can devour their much awaited food. I, on the ot...

A Collection of Advice for Incoming Freshman

A Collection of Advice for Incoming Freshman

By Griffin Barry

September 23, 2017

An Appeal to be a Smarter Consumer by Jimmy Neutron, Sophomore and science prodigy Going back to school means a lot of things. Backpacks, binders, bins, binoculars – you name it. Starting high school brings all new challenges and hurdles, and, especially at Tam, one particular difficulty will defini...