The Tam News

“Sex Sells”: Women in the Media

By Maddie Elias

June 7, 2013

The other day I was flipping through a magazine, a little irritated by the sheer number of ads, which seemed to take up half the publication. But as I skimmed the pages, I noticed a pattern in them. An ad for a Gucci perfume showed a naked woman staring seductively at the camera, while a naked man lay...

Silence is Gilded, Not Golden

By Maddie Elias

March 27, 2013

“Stranger! If you, passing, meet me, and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?” –Walt Whitman I walk down the halls, in and out of classrooms, through the courtyard by the Keyser buildings. My fellow students are everywhere, people whom I more...

Classified Staff At Impasse Regarding Wages

STANDING GROUND: Darla Deme is one of several classified staff members requesting higher pay.

By Justin Schmidt, Maddie Elias

February 14, 2013

The Tam district has reached an impasse in contract negotiation with the classified staff, which includes non-teachers such as secretaries and custodians. Classified and clerical staff workers operate under a different contract from teachers and administrators, with different qualifications and lower salaries. For the past 11 months, a new labor contract has b...

New Supervisor and Alumnus Fills Wil’s Vacancy

New campus supervisor Jonathan Page has taken over the job previously occupied by Wil Owens, who retired earlier in the year. Photo by: Maddie Elias

By Maddie Elias

December 15, 2012

Jonathan Page arrived at Tam on November 29 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former campus supervisor Wil Owens earlier this year. Page is a Class of 1992 Tam graduate with 20 years of experience working with students. Page has taught elementary school physical education classes,...

Girls Varsity Volleyball Gears Up for 2012 Season

By Maddie Elias

September 19, 2012

An unusually high number of players this year prompted girls JV water polo coach Katie Schlueter to try something new; two JV girls teams. Previously, there were only one JV and one varsity team. “Those were the numbers we had,” Schlueter said. “This year, we have 62 girls for varsity and JV, which...