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Different is the New Normal

Different is the New Normal

By Dahlia Zail

September 23, 2017

These days, walking around campus, I cannot help but notice the trends in girls fashion that are taking a turn towards conformity. This conventionality is different. In the case of Tam, it stems from a desire that everyone feels to be different, which ultimately ends up in people looking and acting th...

Homework is Killing Sleep

By Ava Finn

September 22, 2017

After receiving all your homework from all your classes, you go home, take a little time to relax and as you glance over your phone, you find that three hours have gone by and it's five. Seven classes, seven different assignments. All different in length and amount of brain work needed. Now it’s se...

EDITORIAL: Dreams Deferred

September 22, 2017

DACA, an Obama-era immigration policy may be revoked. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA, was an executive order put in place in 2012 by the Obama administration. DACA protects immigrants that arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and who’ve lived in the states...

EDITORIAL: The Vicious Cycle

June 5, 2017

Casual followers of the news could be forgiven for thinking that Donald Trump’s 3 a.m. tweets were the most important event of the day. But with this evaluation, they’d be forgetting three separate famines, insurrection in Turkey, a civil war in South Sudan, and a new charter for Hamas, just to name ...

Yes, Liberals Can Be and Are Racist

By Jessica Fuentes Vazquez and Jessica Fuentes Vazquez

June 3, 2017

Submitted by a student not in The Tam News.  Ignorance is bliss, and the best recipe for ignorance is the type that tells you that you’re not ignorant. To be aware of overt and macro aggressions is important- there’s no reason to belittle that fact. Yet liberals, especially white liberals, tend ...

My Experience at Tam as a Student of Color

By Jody Rome Thompson and Jody Rome Thompson

June 3, 2017

This was submitted by a student not in The Tam News. One foot in front of the other I keep telling myself, don't trip and embarrass yourself. The big yellow bus I will call my second home for the next 2 years pulls up to the curb. I hear murmurs of people wondering who I am over my blaring earbuds. I find...

When You Can’t Sleep (On These Redhawks)

When You Can’t Sleep (On These Redhawks)

By Abby Frazee and Abby Frazee

June 3, 2017

Once in awhile, you may desire to have an “early night.” At 10 P.M., you have the power to overcome your addiction to Netflix and instead hit the hay. Why is it, for me at least, that these are always the nights you can never sleep? At 12 in the morning, you lie there thinking about what it meant...

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

By Ryan Leake and Ryan Leake

June 2, 2017

I wish I grew up 30 years ago. Not because I want 50-cent Coca-Colas, or because I want to watch Larry Bird go up against Magic Johnson (though that would be a plus), or even because I wouldn’t have to hear this annoying message before watching any movie in a movie theater: “Our world seems to be overru...

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

EDITORIAL: Hunting for New Ideas

June 2, 2017

The annual scavenger hunts, referred to by those involved as the “scav hunt,” is a high school tradition that takes place in late May. This year’s junior scavenger hunt took place on May 26, with approximately 60 juniors participating. Like any scavenger hunt, the goal is to complete a list of t...

Why TV Shows Should Release their Episodes by the Season, not the Episode

Why TV Shows Should Release their Episodes by the Season, not the Episode

By Maddie Wall and Maddie Wall

May 22, 2017

As I was growing up, watching television was easy. I turned on Disney Channel and there was always flow of episodes playing, most of the time allowing for me to watch for hours on end of the same show, regardless of their order. Although, as I got older, my taste moved from Disney to more adult shows...

How to Become a Woman

How to Become a Woman

By Emily Pavis, Mary Overton

May 4, 2017

Prom is the one high school dance that marks the transition of a young girl into what it means to be a woman. This year, prom will be on May 20th, but in order to meet the necessary expectations of this remarkable evening, girls, we should start preparing a year in advance. It’s never too early! We...

Why Go to COM?

Why Go to COM?

By Will Moye

May 3, 2017

When you are raised in Marin, there is a certain pressure to do well in school. This isn’t a bad thing, except when you are talking to students at Tam and other high school students in the area. You begin to notice a common thread. People are stressed out and unsure of their future after high school. ...