Tiger Times

From broken to believing

From broken to believing

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

May 28, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, TOP STORIES

The shatter of glass. The sound of tires screeching on pavement. The noise of car horns honking and sirens wailing. The crushing of a spine. A life changes because of the absence of a seatbelt. Reflect on the worry-free environment and mindset you had when you were in middle school. No pain, no worrie...

The next airbenders

The next airbenders

Story by Madison Brown and Misty Lopez, managing editor and in-depth editor

May 25, 2018


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Everything the teacher says is a blur. Each second passes as the teacher turns around to wipe away the equation on the board. Time is at an apparent standstill. This is it— the perfect opportunity. The student slips a thin, metallic object out of the backpack lying on the floor and puts the device up...

Strengthening dedication

Strengthening dedication

Story by Victoria Van, editor in chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

Inhale, exhale. Sweat beads down his head and he pushes forward, never pausing to take a break. With every swing and kick adrenaline pulsates through his body as his muscles tighten rapidly. Each motivational thought surfaces to his mind and powers his unstoppable endurance. Senior Brendan Jackson has ...

Leaving lasting expressions

Leaving lasting expressions

Story by Jenna Wiliamson, staff writer

May 21, 2018


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She was a light in the lives of many students. An icon and loved one, who will now be leaving our tiger family to find a new home. STEM Pre-AP Algebra 2 teacher, Nicole Ayers, has just released the news that she will be pursuing a new dream as a teacher at St. James Day School next school year. ...

Fighting a battle worth leaving

Fighting a battle worth leaving

Story by Audrey Haskins, staff writer

May 11, 2018


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She understands what it means to struggle; to make violent efforts to get free from restraint. She does this most days in a house built from the items meant to feed an addiction. Needles of the past entwined together to form a roof. Bottles of liquor stack themselves to make the foundation. The tight ...

Dancing for the world

Dancing for the world

Story by Jhovany Perez, feature editor

April 25, 2018


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Music flows from the speakers as he begins to take the stage. His body flings and twist into rhythmic moves, each perfectly synced together. Through his dancing, he is able to get the crowd pumped while also demonstrating his emotions and talent visually. This is what he’s meant to do.   ...

Sneed on the beat and the beat got sicker

Sneed on the beat and the beat got sicker

Story by Autumn Golden, staff writer

April 13, 2018


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He puts on his headphones and presses play on the computer. As soon as the beat hits his ear, the words from his soul pour out and bounce off the microphone. No matter what the world around him does, all that matters is this line, this verse, this song.  Senior Joshua Sneed records and produces...

Signed, sealed and delivered with love

Signed, sealed and delivered with love

Story by Victoria Van, entertainment editor

April 11, 2018


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Service. Respect. Discipline. All of these words embody the sentiment sophomore Sophia Conkleton experiences when the topic of the military passes through a conversation. Conkleton’s passion for the sacrifices made by the armed forces provided her with the opportunity to send considerate cards to th...

Be careful out there

Be careful out there

Story by Eleanor Schroeder, editor in chief

April 9, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

There are teachers who follow a guideline. They teach the curriculum and only the curriculum. And then, there are teachers like John P. Littmann, who open their students' eyes to other perspectives. They teach more than a history or calculus lesson: they teach life lessons. A month ago, senior government...

Striving for success

Striving for success

Story by Jenny Gonzales, staff writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, TOP STORIES

Students gather around the window, waiting for the results to be posted. Soon enough, he makes his way through the crowd. He looks through the list for his name. “David Bell 9; 1st clarinet.” He made the top place for his section-- first chair. Freshman David Bell earned the top chair after auditioning for t...

Mother overcomes low self worth inflicted by human trafficking and sexual abuse

Mother overcomes low self worth inflicted by human trafficking and sexual abuse

Story by Colton Johnson and Emily McMaster

March 7, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Silence, when left uninterrupted, is a dangerous thing. It allows for an abandoned trailer in the middle of the woods to become a prison for a little girl. She is left untouched, except by the men who stumble in with promise of exchange.  A promise made without consent by the mother, for her...

A pretty way to be permanent

A pretty way to be permanent

Story by Audrey Haskins, staff writer

March 1, 2018


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Lying bored in her bedroom, she turns the volume down and picks the paintbrush up. After mindless hours of staring at a TV screen, she’s fed up with the lack of creativity. Being grounded, options for entertainment remained low. She realizes as she’s swimming through her imagination that what she...

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