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A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events

By Birggita Danielson

January 24, 2017

A Series of Unfortunate Events, the newest Netflix show, begins with the Baudelaire Children learning that their parents have died in a terrible fire. And then the unfortunate events begin to happen to them. Many people will tell you not to watch this show, the commercials, the narrator, Netflix, several ...

Recollections of a Kenyan Sisterhood

Recollections of a Kenyan Sisterhood

By Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes

January 12, 2017

Senior Lucy Mutunga considered herself part of a sisterhood in Kericho, a county in the highlands west of the Kenyan Rift Valley. Mutunga looks back on the days where she would join the other girls in hanging up their collared uniforms to dry, and teach them the dances of her home. Deprived of luminous h...

The Health Food Store that’s Been Here the Whole Time: 7-Eleven

The Health Food Store that’s Been Here the Whole Time: 7-Eleven

By Milo Levine

October 14, 2016

As I walked through a double door that read “pull” but really needed to be pushed, I couldn’t wait to see what kind of cliental was lurking on the other side. Could it be truckers, ex-cons, current cons, rural Americans, young entrepreneurs, the confused elderly that thought they were at the M...

Danford on Fire: Our New IT Specialist

Danford on Fire: Our New IT Specialist

By Marie Hogan

October 14, 2016

Information Technology specialist Danford McCann knows what it’s like to play with fire and get burned, literally. “Your first thought is to go screaming, running," he said. "Actually, the real thought that went through my head was I got no one to blame but myself.” McCann, who joined Tam staff this year,...

Picture This: Anika Kaplan Graduates Early to Pursue Photography

By Arya Guinney

October 11, 2016

Anika Kaplan is “technically” a senior, but this year, her third year of high school, will mark her last. Kaplan has plans to attend New York University’s art school, yet she won’t be applying until the rest of her 2018 classmates. What makes Kaplan able to do this is her love of one thing: ...

Stranger Things: Best of Multiple Worlds

Stranger Things: Best of Multiple Worlds

By Michael Diamandakis

September 14, 2016

"Stranger Things” is one of those shows that fill your daydreams and dance through your vacant gazes weeks after watching the season finale. Superb writing like that of “Breaking Bad,” exciting action set pieces like those of “Daredevil,” crass humor you'd find in “The Office,” and a spooky ...

How Frank Ocean Single Handedly Destroyed Every “Norm” in the Music Industry

How Frank Ocean Single Handedly Destroyed Every “Norm” in the Music Industry

By Emily Pavis

September 5, 2016

Following 4 long years of silence after the success of his shockingly honest portrayal of the 21st century teenager in “Channel ORANGE,” 28 year old artist Frank Ocean has given his fans what they’ve been waiting for, and so much more. Not only has Ocean released a follow up album to “Channel...

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 ...

“Ms. Jewel” Retires

“Ms. Jewel” Retires

By James Finn & Hannah Chorley

June 3, 2016

Hailed as the “mother” of the Marin City community at Tam, Jewel Barrow, known by many as “Ms. Jewel” has been a fixture at Tam for 52 years.  Since she graduated from Tam in 1964, Ms. Jewel has worked a number of jobs at Tam, ranging from “community liaison” to “staff assistant,” b...

Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines

By Connor Norton

June 3, 2016

On May 5, Chance the Rapper released his album “Coloring Book” with features from Future, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Young Thug, and Justin Bieber. If you’re familiar with these artists, you might guess that the album probably has a lot of basic rap songs with a catchy chorus but little messag...

A Sprinkle of Opinions

A Sprinkle of Opinions

By Ethan Lawrence & Willzie Connelly

June 3, 2016

We have had our fair share of donuts in our lives. The reviews below range from hidden gems to American food chains, all from which we have frequently had donuts. At some places, we have even established a relationship with the employees. From barely passing as a donut to the best thing my tastebuds ...

I Don’t Read… But I Read This Book and Here is Why You Should Too

I Don’t Read… But I Read This Book and Here is Why You Should Too

By Francis Strietmann

May 12, 2016

It was a typical Sunday afternoon. My parents and I were visiting an old friend of theirs who lives with her husband and two daughters. The older, who will start high school next fall, had just moved out of her shared room with her little sister and was eager to show me her “new room,” the cleared o...