Tiger Times

Growing up in a society that believes in these ideals for people can take a toll on kids growing up. This is the case for junior Alex Hines, who has grown up being body shamed for being too skinny.
Body positivity
Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor • February 18, 2021

Hourglass figure, weighs under 120 pounds, no acne, no stretch marks and hairless like a newborn. These are some of the requirements of the perfect woman in societys’ eyes....

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What once was solely a hobby to Donald W. Trumble has since transformed into a business that gives him a purpose behind the start of his day. Arkansas Wildlife Taxidermy is one of the most well known locations for the craft across the city.
Preserving the passion
Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief • February 11, 2021

As you turn down a desolate path in Texarkana, Arkansas, an arrow that reads “TAXIDERMIST” assures you that you’re heading in the right direction. From sunrise to sunset,...

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In today
Raising their voices
Story by Taylor Bayonne, staff writer • February 10, 2021

As the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent presidential election are some of our nation’s biggest focal points at the moment, many people take a look at our country’s...

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Senior Fezeka Barnes explains the importance of changing this terminology.
Proposition for change
Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor • February 1, 2021

It’s time. Time for a change. Time for overdue respect. Time for equality.  It’s not hard to find someone in this country not fighting for a cause; people are on edge...

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Due to the unfortunate chain of events that occurred in 2020, many students have found themselves having to rethink their future careers.
Careers, college and COVID
Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer • January 18, 2021

Before March 2020, Americans were unaware that the coming year would become a living nightmare. The pandemic threw 22 million people out of work in the spring, with unemployment...

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Across the campus, many teachers found their passion while sitting in the same desks that their students sit in now.
From teens to teachers
Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor • January 13, 2021

Four long, grueling years of memorizing textbooks cover to cover, navigating social settings and tirelessly clawing at the top class rank. All for a printed sheet of paper...

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Everyone has a name. It is one of the many things that connects all humans.
Behind the name
Story by Emma Allen, staff writer • January 7, 2021

Everyone has a name. It is one of the many things that connects all humans. What do people do when they get attached to something? Be it an animal or an inanimate object,...

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Students are finding the act of keeping up with online school mentally draining. While many students have been told that they don
The mental impact of being remote 
Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer • December 21, 2020

It's 11:59 P.M., the computer reads “12 MISSING ASSIGNMENTS” while you frantically try to turn them all in. Your heart races and your breathing becomes louder as the thoughts...

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On March 13, 2020, senior Randi Noah had many changes happen in her life all through the course of six months.
Home away from home
Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer • December 17, 2020

Randi tosses the clothes in a bag on her bed ready for the move. She grabs her most valuable items and packs them away for sad storage.  On March 13, 2020, senior Randi...

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Autism is defined as a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.
Love is all you need
Story by Katey Pappas, staff writer • December 16, 2020

Autism is defined as a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Symptoms can vary widely, and common symptoms include difficulty...

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Math teacher Cathryn Diaz sits behind her desk surrounded by disinfectants. Diaz recently battled COVID-19 while also fighting cancer.
On the frontlines
Story by Phoebe Neff, copy editor • December 14, 2020

To math teacher Cathryn Diaz, Room 228 has been the place of her passion for five years. She loves her job and her students. However, this year brought something unprecedented:...

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The school dress code has long been a topic met with debate and frustration.
The dress code doesn’t bite
Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer • December 10, 2020

The school dress code has long been a topic met with debate and frustration. To students discontent with dress code, it never fails to leave them feeling ashamed and angry....

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Junior Beth Dietze takes notes during an in-class lecture. Being diagnosed with dyslexia ever since she was young, Dietze is faced with challenges on a daily basis.
Adapt and overcome
Story by Graci Henard , staff writer • December 2, 2020

Dyslexia is a disability that affects one's ability to read, spell, write and speak. Approximately one in five students are affected by this disorder, varying in severity....

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Life long hours of  practice and weekends of tryouts help form how band teachers impact students lives.
The ins and outs of DCI
Story by Emma Allen, staff writer • November 30, 2020

Brandon Sams marches onto the field with the other members of the Blue Devils, equipment in hand— flag, rifle and sabre. The stadium lights are glinting over the freshly...

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While many students’ heads are in the clouds, junior Jessie Gamble’s thoughts are engulfed in the stars.
Planeting her future
Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor • November 25, 2020

While many students’ heads are in the clouds, junior Jessie Gamble’s thoughts are engulfed in the stars. Her life’s mission is to study astrophysics, a math and theory-based...

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