Tiger Times

This year, the Olveras had to face many obstacles all circling back to one issue: COVID-19. Because of ongoing safety hazards, the Mexican border has been closed on and off. 

Borderline precautions

Story by Graci Henard, staff writer February 25, 2021

Every December, senior Alan Olvera and his family pack up and head south, excited to see family and friends from their town, San Miguel de Allende. Their trailer is bulging with luggage and gifts, and...

submitted photo. Keely Johnson receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Many debate whether or not the shot is worth their safety.

Worth the shot

Story by Macy Maynard, staff writer February 19, 2021

A simple poke can save your life, or will it? The COVID-19 vaccine has been called into question whether it’s worth it or not. Keely Johnson had no concerns as to getting the vaccine for her underlying...

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. Anything outside of these...

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, a workshop remains open...

In today's age of activism, teachers share their own stances on some debated issues.

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 current state and find...

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 defending their rights, from...

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 totaling 140,000 in Dec....

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 allowing young adults to move...

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, they get named when bonds form....

Students are finding the act of keeping up with online school mentally draining. While many students have been told that they don't face the same on campus stress, but many students disagree.

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 of failure linger in your...

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 Noah had many changes happen...

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 with communication, difficulty...

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