Tiger Times

A home for the homeless

A home for the homeless

Story by Caden Rainwater, staff writer

February 15, 2019


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Human beings may be prideful and too proud to own up to pain, but when it comes to drastic weather we are quite intolerant. One man has stood his ground in the torment set out by God in the face of a low temperature. A man with the determination to permit a message from the bible in sub-freezing tempe...

Dreaming for change

Dreaming for change

Story by Ashlyn Winters, staff writer

February 13, 2019


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Texas High’s Dream Club, formerly sponsored by Chick-fil-A and known as the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy, has been operating for nearly five years now. It now strives to spread positivity and kindness throughout the hallways of our school. The club holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays in the school library...

Spreading their wings

Spreading their wings

Story by Victoria Van, editor in chief

February 9, 2019


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The sky’s the limit. From the cockpit to the hangar, students dedicate time and energy into learning all they can about airplanes. Most of us will only experience planes in a passenger seat, but students of Southern Arkansas University’s aviation program jet straight into the action. The Aviation mechanics class introduces students to th...

Talk of the town

Talk of the town

Story by Joseph Rodgers and Molly Kyles

January 30, 2019


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Charming thrift shops backended by rundown alleys. Historic storefronts coated with peeling paint. Colorful artwork colliding with graffiti. Downtown Texarkana is a hotbed of contradictions and community perceptions of the historic area vary widely. Many observe downtown as an area beyond repair while ...

Q&A with Gabrielle Simon

Q&A with Gabrielle Simon

Story by Molly Kyles and Zane Johnston, feature editor and staff writer

January 29, 2019


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Q: Are you in any extracurriculars? A: I am in band, and theatre. Q: Do you have any hidden talents? A: I can play the ukulele, and I sing a little. Q: What’s your favorite word? A: Bokken, which means wooden sword in Japanese. Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? ...

Trailing behind

Trailing behind

Story by Cate Rounds and Joseph Rodgers

January 14, 2019


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Texas Governor Greg Abbott touts that the State of Texas has the 10th largest economy in the world due to having unparalleled job creation and strong growth of metropolitan areas such as Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin-San Antonio and the Houston area. Even smaller cities such as New Braunfels, Bryan-Colleg...

Enjoy the American life

Enjoy the American life

Story by Maryam Kulaib, staff writer

January 11, 2019


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Being dropped in a new place, let alone a new country, can be daunting for anyone, yet some choose to do it voluntarily. Although there are fewer exchange students than in previous years,  their stories and interests are as unique as ever. Exchange student Arina Tsoy is from Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan, s...

Hershell Caldwell

Hershell Caldwell

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

December 29, 2018


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Junior Hershell Caldwell chooses to surround himself with his passion: music. “I love music, and I really enjoy making it,” Caldwell said. “I’m in band, so I play a lot of music all the time. I just love doing it.” While he is a lover of all music, he is partial to one instrument above all...

Invisible pain

Invisible pain

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

December 28, 2018


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No one listened to her. They all said she had cramps, but she knew something was wrong. She just wasn’t exactly sure what it was. Born with a medical abnormality — uterus didelphys — sophomore Mary Jane Bray discovered she was born with not one, but two uteruses, and only one kidney. For 14 ye...

Small wealth, big hearts

Small wealth, big hearts

Story by Nathan Morriss, staff writer

December 20, 2018


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Imagine stepping back in time to the ‘50s or ‘60s. Vintage cars roam the faded streets lined with pastel colored buildings built wall-to-wall. This may seem like a distant era, but it is reality for many Cubans. However, most Cubans could be compared to an everyday American, minus the new commodi...

Actors – you’ve gotta give them props

Actors – you’ve gotta give them props

Story by Sophie Spakes, staff writer

December 12, 2018


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Timeless hours spent in leadership workshops. Days of indecision, deliberating whether to even try. Despite her uncertainty, she was determined. When she decided she wanted to be a state thespian officer, she was not going to back away from that goal. Junior Shelby Steele was elected as a Texas State...

A blessing in disguise

A blessing in disguise

Story by Kate Morgan, staff writer

December 7, 2018


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The bright lights of theater’s backstage hallway blind her as she pushes her way through the two sets of glass doors. She enters the first classroom on the right to see all of her classmates laughing with glee on the tattered plaid couch. A small purple gift bag filled with white tissue paper awaits ...

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