The Tam News

Life According to Arman: Living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Life According to Arman: Living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

By Billie Mandlebaum

December 4, 2012

Like most teenage boys, Arman Noorani enjoys playing video games. He counts “Battlefield 3” and “Borderlands 2” among his favorites. He even has his own YouTube channel, “armann539”, where he posts video commentaries of himself playing the games. But for Noorani, video games are not just...

Principal Drescher Expands on Resignation

Principal Drescher Expands on Resignation

By Chris Henn & Justin Schmidt

November 23, 2012

Principal Tom Drescher announced on November 6 that he will be resigning to pursue a degree in Educational Leadership. Drescher’s resignation, effective June 30, will mark the end of his six years at Tam High. “I’m excited but disappointed because he’s been an absolutely fabulous princ...

Thirty-year-old artwork unearthed and displayed

Thirty-year-old artwork unearthed and displayed

By Bella Levaggi

November 6, 2012

In late September, students and staff members observed that numerous mosaic eyes had been mounted on an exterior wall on the top floor of Palmer Hall. The two rows of eyes have each been painted with some sort of message pertaining to global issues. Symbols inside the irises the irises there are symbols ...

Seniors Change Names on Facebook

Seniors Change Names on Facebook

By Veronica Russell

November 2, 2012

This fall, some seniors have changed their names on their Facebook profiles to avoid unwanted attention from colleges who search the Internet for their applicants. According to a survey of admissions officers through Kaplan, 80 percent of colleges use Facebook to investigate or connect with prospect...

Hawk Talk: Gay-Straight Therapy

Hawk Talk: Gay-Straight Therapy

By Sonja Hutson

November 1, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill outlawing gay-straight therapy for minors in California on September 30. Gay-straight therapy entails attempting to change the sexual orientation of an individual by meeting with a therapist who develops a treatment plan. California State Senator Ted Lieu, who sponsored...