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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...

Letter to the editor: Is wireless the new lead paint?

Graphic by Emma Talkoff.

By Lisa Miller

December 8, 2011

Dear Tam News, I have been suffering from migraine headaches that began shortly after a wireless utility “SmartMeter” was installed on my home in the fall of 2010 by PG&E. I saw many doctors, had many tests, tried medications, and kept a headache journal examining every variable in my life to try to fin...

Smartphones: Finding a Balance

Smartphones: Finding a Balance

By Aaron Newman

September 29, 2011

Smartphones are prominent on campus nowadays. Devices such as the iPhone and the Blackberry are potent, versatile machines of interaction, information, and entertainment. But do they make us happier? Evolved from the basic cellphone, smartphones are at their cores tools of communication. But the smartphone is a p...