The Tam News

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

By Devon Stoeber

October 23, 2014

“Nights when I can’t fall asleep typically end with me laying in bed for hours on my phone or tossing and turning,” senior Taryn Varnes said. “Every hour I’m in bed still awake I find myself counting the hours I could sleep if I went to bed in that moment.” Varnes is not alone when it comes to...

Undocumented: Navigating Life Without Citizenship

Undocumented: Navigating Life Without Citizenship

By Isaac Cohen

April 24, 2014

Four years ago, Daniel’s father traveled back to his family’s home country in Central America to bring Daniel to California. Daniel, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to his immigration status, had been living with his grandmother and sisters until he was old enough to follow his mother...

Broadcast: Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs Drake

Broadcast: Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs Drake

By Riley Kuffner

January 16, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTeLwAzOzkM Full game broadcast: Varsity boys' basketball faced off against the Drake Pirates in a classic division rivalry. Drake pulled out the win with a dominating fourth quarter.

Tam Students Advance to National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist List

Tam Students Advance to National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist List

By Sarah Asch

November 21, 2013

Five Tam students are National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists this year. Seniors August Kiles, Reed Sawyers, Grace Lightner, Aubrey Dority, and Tam News reporter Haydn Wall received the honor. In order to qualify, students must meet specific requirements. According to the National Merit Scholarship...

Broadcast: Homecoming Varsity Football vs San Rafael

Broadcast: Homecoming Varsity Football vs San Rafael

By TBN

November 7, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itbmUfNstaA Varsity football faced off against San Rafael for the Homecoming game on October 26. Watch TBN's full broadcast of the game here.

Hawk Talk: Technology in the Classroom

Hawk Talk: Technology in the Classroom

March 24, 2013

Tam’s plentiful technological resources have grown in recent years. For some innovative teachers, this means supplying students with web-equipped devices, such as laptops and iPads, and making use of reconfigured classrooms like 2020 to update their teaching techniques. But how effective is Tam’s...

Flames Quickly Extinguished in Keyser Bathroom

Flames Quickly Extinguished in Keyser Bathroom

March 8, 2013

Smoke from a trash can fire in the Upper Keyser boys’ bathroom prompted fire alarms and evacuation of some students as lunch ended on February 28. Junior Trevor Guyton was first to notice and report the fire. “There were one to two feet of flames shooting out of [the garbage can],” Guyton said...

GALLERY: Tam Halloween Costumes 2012

GALLERY: Tam Halloween Costumes 2012

By Mae Puckett

November 1, 2012

This Halloween Tam students and teachers showcased a wide variety of creative costumes to show their Halloween spirit. Below is a selection of some of the great creatures out walking the school grounds on the holiday this year.

Italian Exchange Students Travel to Tam

Italian Exchange Students Travel to Tam

By Emma Boczek

September 26, 2012

Italian exchange students Chiara Messetti and Veronica Vanin are adjusting to an unfamiliar lifestyle, settling in for their 10-month stay with their host families. They represent one of several nations with exchange students getting a first taste of the U.S. at Tam, surrounded by unfamiliar people,...

Wil Owens: The life of a Tam legend

Wil Owens: The life of a Tam legend

By Max Shulman

March 15, 2012

“I guess I had been here two years,” recalled Wil Owens, Tam’s head campus supervisor. “A teacher called me down to the parking lot and said, ‘Wil, smell.’ We smelled nothing but marijuana emanating in volumes from a vehicle. So we found the student, and we asked him whether or not it ...

Gallery: club day spikes student interests

Gallery: club day spikes student interests

By Aaron Newman

October 4, 2011

As in past years, club day let students check out the many clubs available to them. Photos by Aaron Newman. This article is an online exclusive.

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...