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Why We Should Still Have Prom

By Liza Lachter May 10, 2021
Going back to school in-person fully was a great step in the right direction of returning to normalcy. By giving seniors the opportunity at a prom, it would give us a fun ending to an otherwise stressful and unprecedented senior year.
The class of 2020. (Courtesy of Tam administration)

Administration and ASB host senior events amidst shelter in place

By Jessie Tempero June 2, 2020
The events include a virtual prom for juniors and seniors and a drive-through graduation ceremony for seniors and their families.
A sign on the gate to the field house warns that the field is closed. (Johanna Meezan)

Tam cancels upcoming events to mitigate COVID-19 pandemic

By Johanna Meezan March 14, 2020
Following a level three warning from the Center for Disease Control recommending that “travelers avoid all non-essential travel,” administration and staff members canceled two international trips to Italy and Spain.
Prom exchange aims to make dresses affordable

Prom exchange aims to make dresses affordable

By Stevi Dunn April 4, 2019

  The first prom attire exchange, organized by parent Stephanie Young, took place in Ruby Scott Gym on Tuesday, March 26. The event allowed students to choose from a range of upcycled prom attire...

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...

How to Become a Woman

How to Become a Woman

By Emily Pavis, Mary Overton May 4, 2017

Prom is the one high school dance that marks the transition of a young girl into what it means to be a woman. This year, prom will be on May 20th, but in order to meet the necessary expectations of this...

Prom is Overrated

Prom is Overrated

By Emily Pavis April 20, 2017

Ever since I was little, it seemed like prom was supposed to be the most significant social event of my high school career. It would grant my wish to be an elegant princess and I would be swept off my...

EDITORIAL: The True Cost of Prom

EDITORIAL: The True Cost of Prom

By Tam News Staff May 28, 2015

Tam isn’t known for its abundance of traditional school activities; we don’t have regular dances, Friday night lights are nonexistent, and it’s not common to hang out by our lockers in the hallways....

The Early Bird Catches the Dress

The Early Bird Catches the Dress

By Elizabeth Archer April 8, 2014

Bing. I look to the top right of my Facebook page, squinting my eyes to see the infamous red number icon that indicates a notification. It’s early March, which for me, marks the beginning of soccer season—or...

Junior-senior prom confirmed

November 23, 2010

Tam’s prom moved away from tradition when the school invited juniors to the typically seniors-only end of the year dance. This change, believed to help the school economically, has prompted uproar amongst...

Junior-senior prom confirmed

November 19, 2010

Tam’s prom moved away from tradition when the school invited juniors to the typically seniors-only end of the year dance. This change, believed to help the school economically, has prompted uproar amongst...

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