The Tam News

iPhony Friends: “Smart” Phones Are Making You Socially Dumb

By Jordan Blackburn

May 20, 2013

Here’s a fun new game (or social experiment, depending on your point of view): count the number of people with smartphones in a crowd. At Tam, this won’t be too hard to do. This diversion has become a hobby of mine; as one of the few Tam students whose parents have deemed smartphones an unnecessary...

Letter to the editor: Is wireless the new lead paint?

Graphic by Emma Talkoff.

By Lisa Miller

December 8, 2011

Dear Tam News, I have been suffering from migraine headaches that began shortly after a wireless utility “SmartMeter” was installed on my home in the fall of 2010 by PG&E. I saw many doctors, had many tests, tried medications, and kept a headache journal examining every variable in my life to try to fin...