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MVMS skatepark review for people who suck at skating

MVMS skatepark review for people who suck at skating

By John Overton

October 17, 2019

I’m not gonna sugarcoat anything here: I suck at skateboarding. I’m so bad. Like, profoundly bad. 

An Adult Gym Goer’s Guide to Dealing with Physically Fit Teenagers

An Adult Gym Goer's Guide to Dealing with Physically Fit Teenagers

By Max Goldberg, Website Editor

February 7, 2019

Teenagers can’t seem to do anything right. Their small, underdeveloped brains prevent them from driving well, speaking rationally, turning down the music after you ask them to, and, apparently, exercising. That’s right. Teenagers are a nuisance in the weight room, and the workout routine you lea...

Friday Night Lights

By Johanna Wong

By Asher Wenig

December 10, 2014

Another football season has come and gone, and if you are like 90 percent of Tam’s student body you probably never went to a game. Despite the team putting up record point totals and qualifying for the North Coast Section (NCS) play-offs, the attendance at the games seemed to barely outnumber the roster...

Who is Ferguson?

graphic by: Leo Diperro

By Holly Parkin

October 2, 2014

In the wake of the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, news outlets, the Internet, and everyday people focused non-stop on the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri. Details about Brown’s shooting and the African American community’s protests continue ...

A Space Story

A Space Story

By Gibson Katz

April 8, 2014

Space is awesome. It’s awesome, not in the colloquial sense that it is nice- it is- but it also leaves most humans in a slack jawed state at least once in their life. It truly inspires awe. The question is, why have we left space alone(National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA), has had...

In Defense of McDonald’s

Graphic by: Cassie Jeong

By Jordan Blackburn

March 17, 2014

I was recently subjected to the documentary film “Food, Inc.” as part of my Environmental Science curriculum. “Food, Inc.” highlights many of the major problems with the food production industry in America. Although the shots of massive slaughterhouses did little to dissuade me from enjoying...

Writing Wrongs: And the Oscar Goes to… Systemic Discrimination!

Writing Wrongs: And the Oscar Goes to... Systemic Discrimination!

By Bella Levaggi

February 13, 2014

It’s pretty easy to not think about any of the politics behind something like the Academy Awards. The elegant outfits, cutthroat competition, and opening monologue are great distractions for someone like me, who naively believes in the spirit of honest competition and the notion that the most deservi...

The “Before I Die” Wall Brings Inspiration

“I WANT TO...”: The completed wall invites students to make a goal for the future.		   	 Photo by: Holly Parkin

By Daniel Ardon

June 10, 2013

One morning, Ms. Hall asked our second period social studies class to respond to a journal question: What would we like to do before we die? The response was sort of like a bucket list. After answering the journal question, we watched a video from the popular conference “Ted.” In the video we watched...

Standing Room Only: Music Over Moshing

Graphic by: Aaron Newman

By Emma Talkoff

June 7, 2013

There are some things that are simply better in theory, and unfortunately, for me, live music is one of them. Don’t get me wrong—I love to see my favorite artists in person and soak up familiar music unmediated by the filter of time, space and a recording studio. I tagged along with some frie...

The Price of Pets

The Price of Pets

By Liz Archer

November 10, 2012

It was storming the day I sprinted up my front porch steps to the sound of wailing fire engines, two trucks parked outside our house. To my surprise, I didn’t hear the screams from broken bones or see the splatter of bloodstains, but instead smelled the aroma of spaghetti and meatballs cooking on the...