The Tam News

SMCSD presents desegregation plan

(Katharine Owen)

By Benjy Wall-Feng

April 8, 2020

The draft plan would provide pre-K, dual-language, and after-school programs, and outlines a commitment to hiring teachers of color.

Editorial: We Can Do Better

Editorial: We Can Do Better

By Staff

September 20, 2018

(Above) The Faces of Willow Creek is a magazine produced by Willow Creek Academy 8th graders with the help of The Tam News, in an effort to recruit a more diverse staff. The Tam News needs to do better. Our school is filled with students from interesting backgrounds with unique perspectives, and despite pu...

Tackling Gender Norms

Tackling Gender Norms

By Skye Schoenhoeft

September 20, 2018

Senior Jackie Hernandez is breaking barriers as the first female Tam football player in the school’s recent history. This is Jackie’s first year on the football team, as well as the first sport she has ever played for Tam. “I always wanted to try out since freshman year but I was a little intimi...

Everything You Wanted to Know but Were too Afraid to Ask: Hair Covering and Islam

Everything You Wanted to Know but Were  too Afraid to Ask: Hair Covering and Islam

By Francis Streitmann

June 3, 2016

Though freedom of religion is one of our country’s founding principles, this is often forgotten when discussions of foreign policy arise. Western media portrays veiled women as submissive victims, whilst also perpetuating Islamophobic stereotypes. Generally, discrimination against women who veil has ...

I Belong – Voices from Tam

I Belong

By Raqshan Khan and Raqshan Khan

September 10, 2015 The way people view a religion and its followers has a dramatic impact on the way people of that faith experience everyday life. Islam or Muslims are rarely discussed in our community and the treatment of Muslims due to negative stereotypes is talked about...

EDITORIAL: Tam Diversified

EDITORIAL: Tam Diversified

By Tam News Staff

December 23, 2014

Tam’s administration is implementing a “Big Brother/Sister” program that pairs graduated students with ninth and tenth grade students who are struggling in school and have problems with attendance. This program aims to help students attend school more frequently, and also direct them towards programs...

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 Silenced Minority: Diversifying discussions on race relations at Tam

Graphic by Cassie Jeong

By Cassie Jeong and Cassie Jeong

March 20, 2013

ll Tam News classes recently discussed an article titled “The Authoritative Tam Dictionary: Volume One” from page 11 of our last issue. The discussion topic was whether it was racist for the white majority of Tam students to use terms such as “cakes” and “thirsty” that have been populariz...