Tiger Times

A virtual love for the game

A virtual love for the game

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

February 6, 2018


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Imagination flows through his brain. A whirlwind of thoughts and ideas envelop him. A variety of different video game scenarios inspire him to dig deeper into the background of how video games function. His curiosity prompts his desire to learn more and more about it. Junior, Braiden Brown, want...

Somewhere across the sea

Somewhere across the sea

Story by Maddie Anderson, staff writer

February 2, 2018


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She walks through the halls of Texas High, her new school. Students bustle running to classes and laughing with friends. Administrators and teachers dispersed throughout the hallways, monitoring the vast sea of strangers that surround her. This would be junior Julia Kubiak’s world for the next nine months....

Hanging onto hope

Hanging onto hope

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

February 2, 2018


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She closes her eyes to escape the reality of the world. Her heart jumps out of her chest, her skin turns pale and her lips began to quiver. Her cries flood the room, and her screams echo off the walls. Reading the text that changed her life and turned her world upside down, she goes blank, entering ...

Reading literature from a new perspective

Reading literature from a new perspective

Story by Kaitlyn Gordon, staff writer

January 31, 2018


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First you are thinking, “Do we really have to read another book?” You read the first six pages, and you are appalled. You read the pages again just to make sure you are not mistaken, but no — you weren’t. Within these first few pages, “The Color Purple” will shock readers with its blunt, i...

An escape from reality

An escape from reality

Story by Grey Johnson, staff writer

January 11, 2018


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Video. Film. Hundreds and hundreds of frames. Hundreds and hundreds of minutes of work, of dedication. All for this. All for those precious couple of moments. But it’s more than that, it’s for the satisfaction of completing another masterpiece. Sophomore Remington Cook has made about 26 short films in total....

I am not my hair

I am not my hair

Story by Misty Lopez, feature editor

December 29, 2017


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It had changed. It wasn’t some typical decision like wanting a new look or making a statement. It just simply changed on it’s own, and there was nothing he could do to reverse it.  Around the fourth grade, junior Alex Holt lost all color in his hair, transforming his once brown hair to white. “One...

Struck by a smooth dancer

Struck by a smooth dancer

Story by Victoria Van, entertainment editor

December 28, 2017


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 Background music is heard as a striking figure begins to move his body, never once going off beat and producing a spring to his step that cannot be hindered. For every movement he makes, cheers echo from the audience as they continue to be awed.  Freshman Jurman Williams actively seeks...

A work of art

A work of art

Story by Jhovany Perez, feature editor

December 26, 2017


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The paint brush glides across the small crevices of her artwork as she adds every detail possible. Her imagination soars as she interprets someone else’s idea, an idea she turns into a masterpiece. Junior Mckenzie Brown began in middle school doing commissions for people who desire an art piece and...

A captured dream

A captured dream

Story by Jenny Gonzalez, staff writer

December 25, 2017


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No emails. The following day repeats with the same news, no emails. Each dreaded day slowly passes by. Every time there’s nothing but the words inside his head telling him don’t give up, this is just the beginning. Sophomore Oren Smith’s love for photography sparked around the eighth grade,...

Emptiness is consuming

Emptiness is consuming

Story by Katie Biggar, staff writer

December 14, 2017


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Emptiness is consuming. The feeling of utter loneliness is powerful when conjoined with fear and loss. Emptiness is blinding. It takes over your thoughts and leaves you trapped in your own head, questioning the things that can’t change. Emptiness blinded her. It took parts of her she was never comm...

Change the focus

Change the focus

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

November 28, 2017


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The chair goes up on its back legs as the teacher looks accusingly at her hyperactive student, the lone indication that his position will get him in trouble. He puts the chair legs back on the ground, but begins to tap his pencil on the wooden desk. She walks to her desk and makes a note of his actio...

A life lives on

A life lives on

Story by Jenna Williamson, staff writer

November 21, 2017


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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...

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