Tiger Times

Religion is an important part of the Hispanic culture.

A different normal

Story by Andrea Loredo, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

Everyone is raised differently. When we look at people we don't really think about the way that they were raised because of how similar most people can be, yet some people are raised completely different...

Without in-class instruction, some students struggle with online school.

School from home

May 13, 2020

School work can be time consuming and at times overwhelming. Students create a schedule outside of school to be able to do all of the work that they need to do and work around things that come up in their...

Junior Tatiana Shishenina, a foreign exchange student from Kyrgyzstan, will return home in May.

Living in two worlds

Story by Ruth Heinemann, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

Leaving one life behind to start a new one 7,000 miles away from home is a risk not everybody is willing to take. Being an exchange student can be a rewarding but also a challenging experience.  When...

Senior Autumn Parrott celebrates being accepted into multiple Ivy League colleges.

Moving along

Story by Margaret Debenport, opinion editor May 12, 2020

She sat in a spotless room, one she had unrelentlessly cleaned as the clock inched toward decision time. In the background, Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer’s live album kept time with her beating...


Reversed senioritis

Story by Peyton Sims and Cate Rounds April 18, 2020

Walking across the stage at graduation. Holding their diploma in their hands. Hugging their friends for the last time before departing for college. The graduating class of 2020 is being heavily impacted...


Losing your religion

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer April 10, 2020

Her smile probably stretched beyond measure as she celebrated another year of life. Her memory of her eleventh birthday is foggy, but the festivities most likely began per usual.  Gifts pile on tables...

German foreign exchange student Nils Schweizer poses in front of Texarkana's iconic state line. Schweizer was forced to return to Germany two months early due to concerns about COVID-19.

Escaping the virus

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer April 7, 2020

Many students from all over the world, dream about going to an American high school for a year. Making new friends, learning a new language, and adjusting to a new culture is the adventure every teenager...

Photo Illustration by Bailey Groom

Self-taught stress relief

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer March 17, 2020

 A feeling of accomplishment rushes over her body as she finishes the last stitch. Thinking back to when she could barely finish one design, she stares at the embroidery she just completed in awe. Teaching...

Alison Butler displays photos ranging from her first family plane in Venezuela to her recent flights with her husband. Butler included the Bible verse Ephesians 3:20 as a reminder of why she has accomplished her goals.

A flight less traveled

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor February 29, 2020

Planes soar across the open sky, leaving a white trail lingering next to the clouds. Young children desire to experience flight, up in the sky, alongside the birds. For most people, the admiration fades...

Photo Illustration

Tossing flags and switching badges

Story by Mikayla Zverina, staff writer February 28, 2020

The alarm clock rings at 5 a.m. to begin another one of his hectic days. Before he walks out the door, he slips on his LifeNet jacket, preparing to answer the calls of people in need. His day is filled...

Her heart still beats

Her heart still beats

Story by Addison Cross, editor in chief February 12, 2020

He is everywhere. He is embroidered on the quilt draped across the sofa, memorialized in the gallery of photos hung on the wall and, most strikingly, the subject of the massive portrait on the wall. A...

Slow and steady wins the race

Slow and steady wins the race

Story by Addison Cross and Raelyn Albert February 11, 2020

Stepping into the ring, discus thrower Alyssa Higgins practiced the art of a powerful, high speed throw, but one place she did not anticipate high speeds was her heart rate. A high speed heart beat can...

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