The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

A life lives on

A life lives on

Story by Jenna Williamson, staff writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Singing was something they’d always done. As they grew older, singing became more enjoyable and gained more of a sentimental value. Rick Goad, the biological father of senior Brennon Cope and sophomore Alex Cope, passed away early in their childhood from pancreatic cancer in 2007. Rick Goad was...

Moving past the storm

Moving past the storm

Story by Victoria Van, entertainment editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Sirens cry out as the hurricane’s rain continuously pours down inch by inch, uprooting anything in its path. Water fills the reservoirs of drawers and cabinets, leaving behind the memories her family has created. Waking from her sleep, her eyes abruptly open as she frantically wakes up her family. Floodwater...

Riddle me this

Riddle me this

Story by Emma Anderson, staff writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

As the minutes droned on, listening to procedures and curriculum standards, a noise pierced the room and captured algebra II teacher Nicole Ayers’ attention. She exited the meeting room and answered a phone call that would change everything. Ayers and her family participated in a unique and unconve...

Grasping on to hope

Grasping on to hope

Story by Emilee Slayton, staff writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The drive was infinite. She had no clue who this man was, or where she was going. The little girl tried to focus on what was outside of the truck. The towering trees. The absence of light. The fear overpowered her. She looked forward and saw that they pulled into a worn down parking lot, a veil of dar...

Stepping up the management

Stepping up the management

Story by Emily McMaster, copy editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

She is seen sitting in the football stadium alongside the Texas HighSteppers. A backpack filled with uniform pieces, medications and planners is with her at all times during the football games. Caring for each drill team member and assisting the director, Amber Reynolds, are two of her main priorities....

‘Wait, they’re freshmen?’

‘Wait, they’re freshmen?’

Story by Hollan Borowitz, staff writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Sophomore English students quietly whisper, avoiding his gaze. He looks around nervously, patiently waiting for someone to associate with in the class. “He’s a freshman?” “What’s he doing in here?” “How did he get in here?” Caden and Cort Rainwater are twin freshmen boys who ar...

Hold them tight

Hold them tight

Story by Langley Leverett, editor in chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Feature

She jumps out of the water, and wraps a towel around her shivering body. Looking around, she can see the rest of the competitors, and she can see them beaming at their parents. She starts walking toward the crowd, on the other side of the pool. Thoughts about the race consume her, as she walks aimle...

It’s all theater

It’s all theater

Story by Addison Cross, staff writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

To her, it doesn’t matter if she’s in a costume or a cardigan. To her, it doesn’t matter if she’s in the lights or working them. To her, wearing the microphones and putting them on are equally important. To her, behind the scenes or on the stage, it’s all theater. Sophomore Shelby Steele...

A dramatic change

A dramatic change

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

She loves to act just as if she were her character. The lights and audience do not phase her. She has full confidence in herself and her abilities. She has been a part of theatre for years, and it has been one of her main hobbies for as long as she can remember. Participating in theater is her way...

Passionate about compassion

Passionate about compassion

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Ambition forms from a spark of interest and passion. Futures are planned inside people’s heads. People imagine what they’re life will be like, and what they would like to spend their life doing. For some, their dream is to be an architect. For others, their dream is to be an actor. People hold the...

A step ahead

A step ahead

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Soaring through his mind are thoughts full of numbers and equations. His eyes scan the board looking for the best way to solve a problem. He is unstoppable as he solves math equations with such precision and speed. John Thomas Borowitz excels at math because he is taking Algebra II, a high school...

Shrouded in fear

Shrouded in fear

Story by Kaitlyn Gordon, staff writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

An eerie silence lay upon her room. Sounds came from the TV until she heard the screaming and yelling for help. Those sounds, those ear-aching, stomach-turning screams, can’t be erased. The sight of her mother’s blood on the bathroom floor. The tears streaming down her father’s face. The panic...