Tiger Times

Graphic by Addison Cross

New year, new cast

May 8, 2019

Audition packets for the 2019-2020 school year are now available outside PAC room one. All students attending Texas High next year may apply, and these auditions determine the UIL One Act Play cast and crew as well as the Advanced Theatre Performance class. The UIL One Act Play class will produce two ...

Student copies worksheet off of classmate. Determination to achieve high standards of academic success often leads students to resort to cheating in order to get by.

May the best cheater win

May 7, 2019

My swim practice ran late. I barely made it to theatre rehearsal on time, and when I got home in the late hours of the night, there was a pile of homework sitting on my desk to ensure that I will not be getting any sleep. It didn’t even cross my mind to study for the test that I forgot was happenin...

Graphic by Kaitlyn Gordon

A desire to design

May 1, 2019

The idea comes to her brain like a strike of lightning. The pencil touches the paper and her mind spills poetry onto the page. All of her attention is on the new piece she is creating. Her motivation holds her captive until she has finalized the wonder that fills her mind. The inspiration and talent that...

Evolution of board games

Evolution of board games

April 30, 2019

Once the main attraction for rainy days, board games still attract lots of attention from youth today. Most board games have one thing in common: completing an objective results in one becoming the winner. Board games have changed throughout the years to entice the current youngest generation. Early 1...

Graphic by Maddie Anderson

What’s in a flu vaccine?

April 10, 2019

Each season, the flu virus hits harder and harder. Although there are available flu vaccinations, most of the time the strand is wrong. I have been very lucky. I have never had the flu in the past, but I have also never had the flu vaccination. The flu vaccination gives the patient a strand of the virus so t...

Library club member purchases a pencil from the Swag Shop. The club attended the North Texas Teen Book Festival last Saturday.

Where the stories never end

April 9, 2019

The place where fiction can become reality, and imagination is free to roam. A place where the stories are no longer just stories, but an escape from reality. With the opportunity to discover stories from around the world with issues to relate to. The library club attended the North Texas Teen Book Festival in ...

Social disservice

Social disservice

April 3, 2019

Some walk right past me, ignoring the “hi, how are you?” I ask each patron. Some give me a half-hearted wave and head for the bar. Others give me time to ask each question and seat them promptly. But each person has a story, each individual has a tale. I have worked around customer service since ...

One year ago a fatal school shooting took place in Parkland, Florida and shocked the nation. The anniversary of this event reminds the country that gun control is still a topic that should be closely examined.

Missed the mark

March 8, 2019

Thousands of students and adults bowed their heads in a moment of silence. Feb. 14 marked the one year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people. The moment of silence began at 10:17 a.m., denoted to the 17 slain. Stoneman Douglas students arri...

The answer changed everything

The answer changed everything

March 5, 2019

She was only a child, yet she knew what the empty bottles would cause. She knew what was happening was wrong, but she had no way of making them stop. It was their job to nurture her, but that did not seem to be their main priority. Her best option was to make sure that no one could tell something was...

Graphic by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Adverse childhood experiences

March 5, 2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences are traumatic or stressful events that occur before the age of 18. ACEs include abuse, neglect or household dysfunction. An ACE could be identified as a multitude of events, such as divorce, domestic violence, emotional neglect or sexual abuse. ACEs trigger toxic stress, which act...

Home environments built on Adverse Childhood Experiences in which children grow up have lifelong implications.

It starts at home

March 5, 2019

The earliest stages of development occur during one’s childhood, so any experiences during that time can have a substantial impact on lifelong physical and mental health, especially if they are negative. Harmful effects on the foundation of brain structure can occur, which can result in unhealthy ...

The cards you're dealt

The cards you’re dealt

March 5, 2019

Childhood traumas, also known as Adverse Childhood Experiences, have been tied to heart disease, diabetes, alcoholism, cancer and other medical conditions. These are the cards we're often dealt, but how we choose to play our hand is entirely up to us.

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