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Quarantine calls for a new wardrobe

(Tahlia Amanson)
By Kennedy Enlowsmith November 18, 2020
With the social scene of school slowly fading away and social media becoming more popular, Tam’s fashion has evolved over quarantine.

The trouble with TikTok dances

(Tenaya Tremp)
By Tenaya Tremp May 7, 2020
Tiktok might be more infectious than we thought ...

Snap This

Snap This
By Lola Leuterio, Emily Spears January 12, 2018

It’s 11 p.m. on a Saturday night. A Tam student is throwing up on the bathroom floor at a party, unaware that cameras are rolling. The student, who requested anonymity, described how it felt to wake...

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones
By Ryan Leake and Ryan Leake June 2, 2017

I wish I grew up 30 years ago. Not because I want 50-cent Coca-Colas, or because I want to watch Larry Bird go up against Magic Johnson (though that would be a plus), or even because I wouldn’t have...

Why I Refuse to Have an Instagram

Why I Refuse to Have an Instagram
By Glo Robinson January 12, 2017

I’ve always been rather antiquated when it comes to social media, not completely enthusiastic about broadcasting the details of my life to the world. I try to make my use of social media rather effortless;...

The Obsession with Social Media

The Obsession with Social Media
By Megan Butt February 14, 2015

Senior Russell Wirth looked down at his phone which displayed a photo he had just posted on Instagram. The photo showed Wirth and his family river rafting on vacation, and he had decided to share it so...


By Cam Vernali December 23, 2014

When I logged onto any of my social media sites on Saturday, September 20, I was bombarded with multiple links to articles about Emma Watson’s equality speech for the UN, selfies with “#HeForShe”...

Attack of the Yak: The New Breed of App-Based Cyber Bullying

Attack of the Yak: The New Breed of App-Based Cyber Bullying
By Sarah Asch & Holly Parkin November 24, 2014

Melanie scrolled through the funny comments on the app Yik Yak, laughing occasionally at posts she found relatable. All of a sudden, she had an idea. Before she really thought about it, she typed out her...


By Camille Morgan November 21, 2014

Red Hawks in the Front? Let Me Hear You–NO

graphic by Johanna Wong
By Holly Parkin November 3, 2014

“School spirit” is a phrase that has never evoked much excitement within me. This has become even more apparent in my senior year, a time when it seems that everyone is obsessed with getting involved...

Who is Ferguson?

graphic by: Leo Diperro
By Holly Parkin October 2, 2014

In the wake of the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, news outlets, the Internet, and everyday people focused non-stop on the crisis in Ferguson,...

They Call it “Social” Media for a Reason

They Call it
By Holly Parkin June 11, 2014

Scrolling through my Facebook Newsfeed the other day, I came across a link to a video by a Mr. Gary Turk titled “Look Up: A Spoken Word Film for an Online Generation.” Turk’s five-minute sermon...

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