The Tam News

Humans of Tam: The Thing That Makes Them Happy

By Logan Little

May 22, 2019

Humans of Tam features anonymous students and snippets of their voices and experiences. It [ballet] was taking over my life pretty much. I couldn’t do anything and ballet at the same time. I had no social life at all because I was either at ballet or doing homework or eating food. I had no free ...

2018-19 back to school dance

2018-19 back to school dance

By Summer Solomon

September 20, 2018

This year’s back to school dance took place on Friday, August 24 from 7:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m in the student center. Students paid $10 or received a free entrance by having an ASB card, which allows students to go to all home sports games for free and receive special discounts on school events. The dance wa...

Prom Has Record Sales

Prom Has Record Sales

By Elissa Asch

June 7, 2018

Tam’s 2018 prom was held on May 26 at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Though prom planning included all of the basics — DJ, photo booth, food — there were three things about this prom that stood out, according to student, teacher planners and attendees. One was the venue. Event coordinator and sen...

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...

Back to School Dance Loses Hundreds

By Miles Rubens

September 23, 2017

Tam’s inaugural Back to School Dance, on August 25 in the student center, lost approximately $1,200 of leadership funds. The total cost of the dance was $3,600, according to Senior Class President Gabe Tolson’s estimate, and with a $20 ticket price, they would have had to sell approximately 180...

New Regulations at Homecoming

New Regulations at Homecoming

September 25, 2013

Leadership and Tam administration have announced that the October 26 homecoming dance will include a semi-formal dress code, the addition of a seating area and food and increased security. The security will be similar to that of prom - designed to provide more support to chaperones and ensure a safe...

Misbehavior Mars Homecoming Dance

Misbehavior Mars Homecoming Dance

By Sarah Asch & Natasha Harvey

October 20, 2012

The homecoming dance held in Ruby Scott Gym on September 29 was interrupted when chaperones turned on the lights. after complaints from female students about feeling unsafe and being groped. There was evidence of alcohol consumption in the form of what administrators estimated to be over 50 empty plas...

The Archives: A Look Back at Tam’s History

The Archives: A Look Back at Tam’s History

By Wesley Emblidge, Chris Long & Billie Mandelbaum

April 5, 2012

“Internet access to reach all classrooms,” “Come ‘Injun’ dance at the prom tonite” and “Goldfish lose tails” are just a few of the breaking news headlines that have appeared in the Tam News since its founding nearly a century ago. This issue, we decided to feature a wide range of past...

Get it crackin’ in KC yaddadymean?

December 13, 2010

We walk into a dimly-lit rectangular room where self-respect goes to shrivel up and die. Across the writhing mass of journalism students clumped in the middle of the room prances a teenage boy flaunting tight-fitting, pink short-shorts that he thought would be funny to wear, but most likely regretted...