Tiger Times

After the confetti falls

Photo Illustration. Senior Anna Grace Jones poses for a photo to seem as if she is attending a concert.

Story by Molly Kyles, editor in chief

November 22, 2019

 You’ve been looking forward to this concert forever, and now the pulsing music, blinding strobe lights and searing heat of a thousand dancing bodies creates the perfect cocktail of pure exhilaration. It’s sensory overload in the best way. Adrenaline pushes your feet to keep moving even when you want to coll...

A Wrinkle In Time

Photo courtesy of Kaye Ellison for Tex Rep. The cast of

Story by Mikayla Zverina, staff writer

November 15, 2019

Space-time travel, mystical beasts and hot chocolate are just a few of the things that made “A Wrinkle in Time” an instant classic. Now Texarkana College, partnered with TexRep, is taking on this ambitious world.  Joining the cast is teacher Amy Kemp as Mrs. Who.  “The play is more set...

A blast from the past

Photo Illustration. Junior Reagan Head poses with a vinyl record player to show a continued appreciation for music from the 1980s.

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer

November 13, 2019

Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince— all musical icons from the 80s. Although it has almost been 40 years, many songs from that time have not lost their significance, so it is not unusual for high school students to listen to that music. Even though we left many “over the top” ...

Shows you liked as a kid that you still like now

Photo Illustration. People can be ashamed of their interests based on an affinity for certain show, especially if it’s intended for children. Series marketed towards kids have a reputation of having no value. However, that is not always the case.

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

November 13, 2019

Everyone has that one guilty pleasure show. It’s a program that, despite how entertaining it may be, you would be mortified if someone caught you checking out its latest episode. Although people can be ashamed of their interests for reasons such as its unpopularity or lack of originality, this feeli...

Drawing in the scares

Graphic by Aislyn Echols

Story by Aislyn Echols, staff writer

November 3, 2019

Inktober is an annual month long drawing challenge for any willing artist to accept during October. They follow a list of prompts and draw whatever their minds can conjure up based on that day’s prompt. Inktober officially started in 2009 when an artist, James Parker, started Inktober as a way of ch...

Haunted tales of a hotel

Two rocking chairs sit on the wooden porch of the Excelsior Hotel in Jefferson, Texas. This rumored ghost infested hotel has brought in guest from all across the country.

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

November 1, 2019

The empty streets leave silence lurking across Jefferson, Texas. Old, abandoned buildings creek in the depth of the night. China dolls glare at you through the glass of rundown flea markets. Jefferson is one of the few places where its history can be seen by simply walking through the city. Horse carriag...

Digital download

Student enthralled in his phone endures social isolation despite being connected through the internet. Photo illustration

Story by Brooklyn Watson, staff writer

November 1, 2019

Screen time has had an effect on the well being of teenagers. Teens have an addiction to constantly being on technology. They are obsessed. All day and all night they are on technology, which causes isolation and alienation in the lives of many teens. “It's almost like an addiction. It’s very sad, and I am very...

Date on Scares

Graphic by Peyton Sims. The Halloween and Costume Association has launched a petition to change the date from October 31st to the last Saturday in October. The association and some parents say that having Halloween on a Saturday might make it so that parents can accompany their kids to festivities easier.

Story by Aislyn Echols, staff writer

October 31, 2019

The old time tradition of going out on the night of October 31st, dressing up in scary costumes and going door to door asking for candy started in America in the 1950s. Generation after generation, people wait all year for that fateful night of October 31st to play their tricks and receive their treats...

Latin pop culture take over

Ricky Martin, Camila Cabello, and J Balvin perform during the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer

October 31, 2019

Latin music has been a big part of the music industry in the United States for the past few years, but it has been overlooked because of the popularity of American artists. Now, Latin artists are getting the recognition that fans across America have been asking for. From charts on Billboard to Latin ca...

Landing the job

Photo illustration. Senior Kayla Teague poses for a photo acting as if she is in an interview.

Story by Phoebe Neff, staff writer

October 31, 2019

Applying for a job can seem nerve-wracking and complicated. There are many things to be aware of when doing so. Many teens are thrust into the working world without knowing the right way to apply, and not knowing what to do can lead to the fall of confidence and in turn be what causes the loss of a jo...

Seasonal Sips

Photo illustration. The 2019 fall season sports three specialty drinks, from classics like the Pumpkin Spice Latte to newcomers like the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.  

Story by Molly Kyles, editor in chief

October 22, 2019

Frost on car windows and the subtle chill in the air can only mean one thing: autumn is upon us. The dawn of fall sends people in droves to Starbucks for a festive drink to spice up their spirit. The 2019 fall season sports three specialty drinks, from classics like the Pumpkin Spice Latte to newcomer...

Thrills of the Perot

Graphic by Kaitlyn Rogers. On Oct. 18 and 19, the Perot Theatre will be hosting ghost tours and screening classic Halloween movies.

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

October 18, 2019

The Perot Theatre will be hosting ghost tours and screening classic Halloween movies this upcoming weekend. On Oct. 18, people can purchase tickets through the perot website for a haunted tour featuring the history of the Perot. There's a 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. tour for that Friday night. On Oct. 19, there w...

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