The Tam News

Students Say Farewell to Ms. Klein

Students Say Farewell to Ms. Klein

By Jordan Blackburn

June 11, 2014

Alex Cabana, Junior “I was really looking forward to having Ms Klien as a teacher [again next year] so I’m a little disappointed that she won’t be here ... I really enjoyed having [her].”   Connor Brogan, Sophomore “She’s a really nice teacher. I was never art inclined, I just ...

Spring Dance Cancelled

Spring Dance Cancelled

By Jordan Blackburn

April 11, 2014

Tam’s Leadership program was forced to cancel its spring “Throwback” dance on Wednesday, March 19, which was scheduled to occur on Friday, March 21, due to a lack of ticket sales. “The dance was cancelled because we had only sold 50 tickets as of Wednesday after school,” junior and leadership...

In Defense of McDonald’s

In Defense of McDonald’s

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...

Model U.N. Comes to Tam

Model U.N. Comes to Tam

By Jordan Blackburn

November 17, 2013

The first official meeting of Tam’s Model United Nations (MUN) club took place in social studies teacher Luc Chamberlin’s room in Lower Keyser Hall on October 23. Junior Elli Goldberg founded the club after realizing that Tam had no Model United Nations program already in place. “I started the...

S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Story Behind the Superheroes

S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Story Behind the Superheroes

By Jordan Blackburn

October 31, 2013

Although it may seem like the TV show “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is just a spin-off of the incredible success of the recent “Avengers” movie, it quickly proves it can rise above its franchise-boosting roots. With an excellent mix of intriguing characters, well-timed humor and the perfect amou...

“No! You’re Forgetting ‘Batman #468’!”

“No! You’re Forgetting ‘Batman #468’!”

By Aaron Newman

May 21, 2013

Stereotypical nerds are people wearing Coke-bottle glasses while clutching their calculators and debating the outcome of a fight between Batman and Captain America. While this misconception still exists to a degree, the term “nerd” has recently evolved into a symbol of pride rather than a pejorative. Nerds...

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...