Tiger Times

A persevering spirit

A persevering spirit

Story by Victoria Van, entertainment editor

September 29, 2017


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A pain ripples through her back, wincing as she regains her balance. The familiar, dreaded sensation takes over and she recalls her memories filled with an inescapable twinge of sorrow. She knows the feeling of constant battle between her body and mind for the third time with a vicious obstacle rising:...

Walking toward recovery

Walking toward recovery

Story by Misty Lopez, feature editor

September 29, 2017


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It is as any other ordinary morning; they prepare for the day and wake up to see the people they love most. That’s just how the routine goes, or at least how everyone wishes for it to go. But on this specific morning, Sept. 10, 2016, their lives would be changed forever. Band director, Kara Compton, woke up, got he...

Painting her world

Painting her world

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

September 28, 2017


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Her hand glides smoothly across the canvas, a trail of color following. She concentrates intently on giving each stroke a purpose. Anolyn Keenum is a sophomore and an avid artist.  Painting and creating in general are the ways she forgets about the stress of day-to-day life. She has recently taken...

Adult-ish

Adult-ish

Story by Autumn Golden, staff writer

September 26, 2017


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The students are in AP classes with hours of homework every night, but not able to start homework until ten o’clock. These same students still wake up at six or seven every morning to start their days all over again. Balancing school work, extracurricular activities, work and a social life can be...

Read between the lines

Read between the lines

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

September 26, 2017


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To her, there is nothing more gratifying than seeing someone's day brightened due to nothing more than a simple, kind gesture. Brittni Huggins is the American Sign Language teacher, and has recently been writing messages of hope and encouragement on the desks in her classroom. “I began writin...

Music is an outlet for the soul

Music is an outlet for the soul

Story by Kaitlyn Gordon, staff writer

September 22, 2017


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She always thought she would have the chance to get one more hug, have one more laugh, see his smile one more time. How could she have known that the last time they saw him was really the last? How can she or anyone else deal with this tragic loss? Junior Elaina Robertson was very close to her best friend, Houst...

Don’t flip out

Don’t flip out

Story by Autumn Golden, staff writer

September 22, 2017


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His breath is heavy and it takes every muscle in his body to stop him from wiping the sweat rolling into his eye. Every single move he makes must be precise; there can be no mistakes. With a single stretch of his arms he hoists a girl into the air, only holding her foot. With this final move, the team'...

A new choir teacher in town

A new choir teacher in town

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

September 22, 2017


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Music is her passion. She loves to sing, she loves to play instruments. She loves hearing beautiful melodies and harmonies. New choir teacher Jennifer Colton-Fowler comes to work every morning to teach her students self-confidence, how to play the piano and how to use their singing voices. “I ...

A different setting

A different setting

Story by Anna Grace Jones, staff writer

September 20, 2017


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Stepping into a conventional classroom provides students with a plethora of emotions. Some see the rows or groups of desks and chairs and feel anxiety; others find the consistency and organization to be comforting. However, when a student enters a classroom full of patio furniture, bean bag chairs and ...

The start of something new… and terrifying?

The start of something new… and terrifying?

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

September 18, 2017


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Graduation: caps and gowns and tears and high heels and many, many photos. The tension. The excitement. The never-ending wonder of how your life will turn out after it’s all said and done. You’ve been waiting for this day since you started to create your own ambitions, constantly altering them since ...

New year; new staff

New year; new staff

Story by Autumn Golden, staff writer

September 14, 2017


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Each school year comes with a change, but this year, 28 new teachers and faculty members were added. The most asked about addition to the staff will tell you to “have a seat” in the cafeteria. He’ll ask where you’re going during lunch, but he’s not trying to be mean. He’s just doing his ...

A musical rush

A musical rush

Story by Matthew Martin, staff writer

September 14, 2017


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He gets up at six a.m. for an activity that people barely pay attention to. To him, being named “band geek” doesn’t faze him. He was born for this and no one can stop him from what makes him happy. Band has changed his life and he is going to make the best of it. Senior Colin Runnels has been in band since ...

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