The Tam News

Opposed to Prose

By Benjamin Wall-Feng

March 18, 2017

In the early months of the new year, half of the freshman English classes dive headfirst into the world of poetry. Poems are read, analyzed, orated, written, and displayed in a series of exercises and competitions. The nature of the medium ensures that every voiceless teenager is given a chance to speak....

The Joys of a Pen and a Blank Notebook

The Joys of a Pen and a Blank Notebook

By Emma Talkoff

June 10, 2013

I love writing. I love ordering my unruly thoughts into measured words. Writing thoughtfully and with time allows me to discover unexplored connections, and I find myself turning phrases with confidence and ease. There is nothing so wonderful to me as sitting down with a pen and an open book—in short,...