Tiger Times

Graphic by Kaitlyn Rogers.

Pandemics and privacy

May 9, 2020

As of April 16, 2020, there are 66 people in Bowie County whose conditions control our entire lives. There are 66 people who, for no fault of their own, have shut down the city, turned bustling shopping centers into abandoned warehouses and sent the town into a blinding panic. There are 66 people who pro...

A young girl plays outside with her stuffed bear. Childlike games are often forgotten as people grow and mature.

Age old memories

May 9, 2020

When it comes to growing up, not many people find it easy to leave behind some of the joys of childhood. It may be hard to let go, but everyone must grow up at one point or another. Although it can be sad, comfort can be found in looking back at some of the key aspects of childhood. Carrying stuff...

Junior Cort Rainwater sits isolated in his truck while looking out at the Texas High School Campus. Students did not return to in-person classes following spring break due to COVID-19.

The light at the end of this tunnel

May 1, 2020

The American public would all like to believe the best in each other. We would like to believe that every citizen is willing to self-isolate as long as needed. We would like to believe that citizens will heed government warnings to forgo gatherings and work from home. We would like to believe that wh...

In the roller coaster of ups and downs that high school offers, these eight reasons supporting sophomore supremacy make it clear 10th graders are in a great position. For the most part, sophomores get away with using their remaining youth to avoid responsibility and emerging adulthood to justify their freedoms. 

Sophomore supremacy

April 17, 2020

While they may not be as optimistic as freshmen, as dedicated as juniors, or as mature as seniors, sophomores are in the high school sweet-spot, the “Goldilocks Zone,” of all four years at Texas High. Tenth grade offers important advantages and an environment that makes all other years seem dull...

Senior Clara Smith sits at her dining room table working on her assignments. Texas High School transitioned to online education following the spread of COVID-19.

That’s so old-school

April 16, 2020

It’s true that looking up from your phone to discover you’ve just spent the entirety of another day in quarantine on social media or Netflix is no good feeling. But, if you all haven’t forgotten, spending an equally long amount of time in a class you have no interest in is just as soul-sucking. ...

Graphics by Peyton Sims. Unbeknownst to many, smiling can have a positive impact on a person's health, social skills and future.

Say cheese

April 15, 2020

One of the most well known facial expressions is the smile. Some people do it quite often, but for others, it is like trying to catch a grizzly bear doing a backflip. Although everybody knows what a smile is, very few know the effects a smile can have on one’s well-being, as well as the people around th...

Presidential candidate Vermin Love Supreme, a performance artist, anarchist and activist, marched during a protest march on Sunday, September 2, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Democratic National Convention is scheduled to run from September 4th-6th. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

A tyrant you can trust

April 14, 2020

We hear speeches from famous figures, read books about important subjects and watch the news for life-changing events. There are many ways in which an idea can be delivered to the public. However, it seems that our creativity is lacking in the manner in which we deliver such ideas. Most will stick to ...

Graphic by Brooke Knight.

Keep it to yourself

April 13, 2020

Almost every kid in America has heard their mom say those famous words after being scolded for talking about someone in a less-than-pleasant way. "If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all," or something like that. Yet, in high school it’s as if that ideal disappears a...

Junior Makenzie Hofert poses with her guitar. She has adopted new hobbies, such as playing instruments, during this time of social distancing.

Social distancing diaries

April 12, 2020

Over the past week, I have documented what I’ve done during this entire isolation period. There have been numerous ups and downs to being forced to stay at home. I found many new hobbies to take up some of my spare time and found some creative ways to keep all of us at home entertained. This is ho...

Graphic by Allyson Smith.

Hollywood horrors

April 11, 2020

As we watch the newest marvel movie, or see our favorite celebrity singing on stage, we dream of fame and all the benefits that come with it. The fortune and the adoration that comes with being a celebrity has its merits I personally would never want; here are  all the reasons listed below.  The ...

Submitted photo.

A disappointed delegate

April 9, 2020

The United States Senate Youth program is a time when two delegates from each state have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for an event named Washington Week.  Throughout seven days, delegates have the chance to listen to government officials, military officers and many more speak about their...

Graphic by Kaitlyn Rogers. The Tiger Times Newspaper and Tiger Yearbook both received Gold Crowns from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Our crowning glory

April 9, 2020

Countless hours are spent on planning and production with late work nights and early morning editors meetings. Hundreds of stories are written, edited and edited again. Photos are shot, retaken, scrapped and sent back to the drawing board. Quotes are coordinated, recorded and transcribed. Pages and spre...

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