Tiger Times

With 2020 coming to a close, we can find it difficult to have hope in a new year.
Our 2020 vision wasn’t so bright
Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief • December 31, 2020

You’re gathered with your friends on Dec. 31 of 2019. The clock reads 11:59 p.m. With confetti poppers in one hand and a drink in the other, everyone anticipates the moment...

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Music is considered to be a universal language. Different genres appeal to different people, but whether they realize it or not, most people have a song that’s important to them.
An important playlist
Story by Emma Allen, staff writer • December 28, 2020

Music is considered to be a universal language. Different genres appeal to different people, but whether they realize it or not, most people have a song that’s important...

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Santa Claus is one of the most widely known holiday figures in the media.
Locking up Claus
Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor • December 25, 2020

Santa Claus is one of the most widely known holiday figures in the media. Children jump for joy when they hear that this jolly Christmas figure has visited their home in the...

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Yule is a Pagan holiday that is usually celebrated by Neopagans, Pagans, Germanic peoples, Norse Pagans and Celtic witches.
What is Yule?
Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer • December 22, 2020

As Christmas is right around the corner, we must remember the origins of this holiday. Yule is a Pagan holiday that is usually celebrated by Neopagans, Pagans, Germanic peoples,...

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Here’s a list of 12 festive and easy gifts to make on a budget. 
12 days of gift-mas 
Story by Mikayla Zverina, culture editor • December 18, 2020

All year you wish that the most wonderful time of the year would just go ahead and get here until it finally arrives. You are filled with joy until you realize you haven gotten...

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There is no one that will argue that 2020 has been unfavorable with a worldwide pandemic, locust swarms, wildfires and more on the ever growing list. These negative events make it difficult to see a sliver of light this year, but maybe there are positive aspects within this unreal time.
A light in the tunnel
Story by Zoe Rushing, staff writer • December 17, 2020

You sit down in the living room as the TV comes alive and the news begins to play, and all that can be seen is disaster after disaster. The chaos of this year is never ending...

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There are so many different theories about the development and spread of COVID-19. A few of the common ideas include: China made it on purpose, it was created to sabotage the 2020 election and the virus developed from bats.
Conspiring the corona
Story by Reese Langdon, staff writer • December 11, 2020

Lions. Tigers. Bats. Oh my!  There are so many different theories about the development and spread of COVID-19. A few of the common ideas include: China made it on purpose,...

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Two Black Friday shoppers rampage through an aisle at Target. This year, if the customers are not shopping from home, they
Back in black
Story by Peyton Sims and Mikayla Zverina November 26, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Stampedes of people wait outside armed with coupons. After hours of waiting, the doors are opened, and they storm in after deals they believe...

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photo illustration. Submitted photos by Emily Roberts and Clint Laidlaw
Peculiar pets
Story by Phoebe Neff, copy editor • November 13, 2020

possible exotic pets in the world, but you only come across the same few in every pet store you peruse. Bearded dragons, ball pythons, leopard geckos, rose-haired tarantulas,...

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Two teens sit on the bed of a truck while star gazing. Zodiac signs play an important role in many  peoples
Look to the stars
Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor • November 9, 2020

When people look at the night sky and see the stars that glow above them, few think of what those stars can tell us. The belief in zodiac signs and horoscopes has caught the...

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There are a multitude of dangerous and life threatening challenges that people have performed on the internet.
Challenged to the limit
Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor • November 7, 2020

The internet is known for bringing people together to do wacky and crazy challenges to entertain the masses. Some of the challenges are meant to raise awareness and money...

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anyone who is, or has ever been, in high school has probably either fallen in love or witnessed someone they know do just that. But what about the teens themselves? Do they think the love around them is real?
Love through teenage eyes
Story by Emma Allen, staff writer • November 6, 2020

Maybe everyone has watched a movie in their lifetime. Perhaps we’ve all read a book. And anyone who is, or has ever been, in high school has probably either fallen in love...

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 A group of friends gathers in an old barn to watch a classic horror film on a projector. This year, teenagers celebrated Halloween in numerous creative ways due to COVID-19 restrictions.
A quarantined Halloween
Story by Emma Allen, staff writer • November 4, 2020

Everything has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, from school to shopping. Now, amid the holiday season, people still want to be able to celebrate during this hectic...

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It’s easy to understand criticism of the dress code; the policy which was designed to maintain an optimal learning environment pulls students away from class and lands them in trouble that, in a student’s mind, is all for naught.
Defending dress code
Story by Doug Kyles, News editor • November 2, 2020

You’re listening to your first period teacher, doing your very best to pay attention. Then, in a moment’s notice, class screeches to a halt. You will be removed from class...

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Slain on Lover's Lane
Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief • October 31, 2020
It’s been 74 years since a phantom made his mark on Texarkana. It’s been 74 years since five teenagers’ lives were unexpectedly taken. It’s been 74 years with no answers. 
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