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Students across campus remain involved with their extracurricular activities or sports. However, the rise of competitiveness in different activities across the country has brought into question what activities embody this term.

Athletics or activities

Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor May 6, 2021

The English language is constantly evolving and adapting to fit the needs of its speakers as we alter our interests. An example is with the word “sport,” currently defined by the all knowing search...

Senior Katarina Jordan places a round of chess during her enrichment. Jordan is the only girl competitor in class.

Queen of the board

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer April 29, 2021

Ever since chess was invented, it has been a game dominated by men. This is unsurprising, seeing as nearly everything created as long ago as this game began is predominantly male.  Since Netflix miniseries...

Amelia Stansbury works on one of her latest digital art pieces in class. After high school, Stansbury plans to teach art.

From canvas to screen

Story by Zoe Rushing, staff writer April 25, 2021

A girl sits in her art class as she diligently works and sketches out her next project with a unique design already planned in her mind. Hours later, a piece will emerge from the initial pencil sketch....

Distance makes the heart grow fonder

Distance makes the heart grow fonder

Story by Mikayla Zverina, culture editor April 16, 2021

It is no secret that this year has had its trials, especially with the notorious strains the coronavirus has put on individuals. One person’s family in particular has been greatly affected by this seemingly...

Mayowa Onare writes his name on the white board in his classroom. Despite Onare's full name, he goes by Abraham.

Say my name

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief April 8, 2021

Ota Ibayomi Sugbon Oluwa Mayowa Abraham Onare. These seven words are not the mere jumbling of letters that many perceive them as. They represent a culture. They’re an identity. They’re a name. While...

New year, new fears

New year, new fears

Story by Macy Maynard, staff writer March 11, 2021

2020 is regarded by the media and students alike as the most infamous year of the 21st century so far. From an extended spring break to school going virtual, the past 11 months have been an adjustment...

Junior Jeremy Creek performs as the only male character in the One Act Play put on by the Tiger Theatre Company. The five actors competed along with their tech crew at Sulphur Springs, advancing in the UIL competition.

The sky is the limit

Story by Doug Kyles, news story March 10, 2021

On Thursday afternoon at Sulfur Springs High School, the curtains closed on the Tiger Theater’s company’s district performance of Silent Sky, a modern historical play by Lauren Gunderson. As the company...

Senior Assad Malik shoots a clip for a news package video. Malik has won numerous awards for his videography work.

Following the heart with the mind 

Story by Logan Diggs, Managing editor March 4, 2021

As the lens is focused and the recording button is pushed, what happens in front of a camera has the capability of affecting masses in different ways. Cameras have enabled people to tell millions of stories...

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...

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