The Tam News

SOAR wins Ruby Bridges Student Leadership and Courage Award

SOAR accepted the award at the National Summit for Courageous Conversation in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15. (Courtesy of J.C. Farr)

By Josie Spiegelman

November 7, 2019

The TUHSD was awarded the Ruby Bridges Student Leadership and Courage Award by Pacific Educational Group, a nationwide firm dedicated to starting meaningful conversations about race in schools.

A new year of SOAR

A new year of SOAR

By Tenaya Tremp

October 17, 2019

Though only in its third year of existence, Tam’s branch of Students Organizing for Anti-Racism (SOAR) has already won a national level award.

Breakthrough Day is worth doing well

(Samantha Ferro)

By Benjy Wall-Feng

June 24, 2019

The disorganized nature of the event inhibited its ability to start a constructive conversation, and may have actually dissuaded people from listening further.

SOAR and Leadership hold 2019 Breakthrough Day

SOAR and Leadership hold 2019 Breakthrough Day

By Sam Glocker and Saranyu Nel

June 8, 2019

The original Breakthrough Day took place on February 27, 1967. This year, students in SOAR and Leadership held a series of seminars and events aimed to cultivate school-wide discussion about racism.

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

Editorial: Not Quite Breaking Through

By Editorial Staff

March 13, 2019

In the summer of 2017, two former Tam students spray painted a racial epithet on the side of Wood Hall, directed at our principal J.C. Farr. While this hate crime was egregious and despicable, it provided the us with an opportunity to openly discuss the racial inequality and prejudice that exists withi...

Yes, Liberals Can Be and Are Racist

By Jessica Fuentes Vazquez and Jessica Fuentes Vazquez

June 3, 2017

Submitted by a student not in The Tam News.  Ignorance is bliss, and the best recipe for ignorance is the type that tells you that you’re not ignorant. To be aware of overt and macro aggressions is important- there’s no reason to belittle that fact. Yet liberals, especially white liberals, tend ...

My Experience at Tam as a Student of Color

By Jody Rome Thompson and Jody Rome Thompson

June 3, 2017

This was submitted by a student not in The Tam News. One foot in front of the other I keep telling myself, don't trip and embarrass yourself. The big yellow bus I will call my second home for the next 2 years pulls up to the curb. I hear murmurs of people wondering who I am over my blaring earbuds. I find...

ASB Election Results

ASB Election Results

By Madeline Reilly & Calvin Rosevear

May 4, 2017

The Associated Student Body (ASB) election results were announced on April 28, ending in the victory of President Robbie Samec, Vice President Megan Butt, also a news editor for The Tam News, and Treasurer Mahren Hudson. All winners are current juniors. Samec ran against juniors TK Dahlke and Elli...