Tiger Times

A major question

A major question

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief

February 20, 2019


Filed under IN-DEPTH, TOP STORIES

There it is. The dreaded blank. You click on the dropdown menu and select from hundreds of options. You gaze at the screen and log off due to your uncertainty. This is the fear for so many graduating seniors looking to further their education in college and decide on a major. They question if the...

Talk of the town

Talk of the town

Story by Joseph Rodgers and Molly Kyles

January 30, 2019


Filed under FEATURE, IN-DEPTH, TOP STORIES

Charming thrift shops backended by rundown alleys. Historic storefronts coated with peeling paint. Colorful artwork colliding with graffiti. Downtown Texarkana is a hotbed of contradictions and community perceptions of the historic area vary widely. Many observe downtown as an area beyond repair while ...

Trailing behind

Trailing behind

Story by Cate Rounds and Joseph Rodgers

January 14, 2019


Filed under FEATURE, IN-DEPTH, TOP STORIES

Texas Governor Greg Abbott touts that the State of Texas has the 10th largest economy in the world due to having unparalleled job creation and strong growth of metropolitan areas such as Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin-San Antonio and the Houston area. Even smaller cities such as New Braunfels, Bryan-Colleg...

Bilingual schools

Bilingual schools

Story by Jhovany Perez, editor in chief

January 4, 2019


Filed under IN-DEPTH

Words fumble around the mouths of children as they try to string them together into a sentence. Their tongues twist and turn as they try to pronounce sounds foreign to them. Their thought processes are hindered by their vocabulary and ability to build sentences, and communicating is nearly impossible. ...

Through her eyes

Through her eyes

Story by Misty Lopez, in-depth editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under IN-DEPTH

She didn’t ask for this, to be a target in the only country she’s ever come to know, to be hidden away, detained by the fears surrounding her. She was only a child, unaware of what was in store for her future. Yet she grew up blaming herself for what she wasn’t able to control or able to chang...

Venezuela’s exodus

Venezuela’s exodus

Story by Misty Lopez, in-depth editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under IN-DEPTH

One family in the midst of a failing nation. Owners of the English Academy, Centro ISI, yet they’re as equally impoverished as everyone else. Starvation is a word known too well by many. Limiting rations of food is normal for their family, and hunger is something they face each day. Outside their home,...

Born in the USA

Born in the USA

January 4, 2019


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In recent years, immigration laws have been toyed with as our leaders decide what is best for the well being of our country. This controversial topic has formed uncertainty in regards to navigating in a nation heavily merged with immigrants. The legality of granting citizenship to illegal immigrants, d...

Proposals and policies

Proposals and policies

Story by Anna Grace Jones, in-depth editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under IN-DEPTH

A threat. Not a plan. Not a block. Not a wall. A threat that sends millions of families into dismay. The idea of deportation, loss of citizenship, or separation of family are implications that would shake any person to the core, but for so many who reside on United States land, this is the reality, ...

At a crossroads 

At a crossroads 

December 8, 2018


Filed under IN-DEPTH, TOP STORIES, Uncategorized

The expansion of the railroad system into Arkansas and Texas in the 1870s led to a town that would be called Texarkana. No one knew who coined the name, but one thing was for sure: transportation would be vital for the town’s success. Nearly 150 years later, so much and so little has changed. Texa...

How to pick the perfect college

How to pick the perfect college

Story by Molly Kyles, feature editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under IN-DEPTH, TOP STORIES

Chaotic and stressful, the choice of which college to attend is a daunting one. But when picking the place to spend the next chapter of life, fear should not be the primary emotion. Sit back, relax, make a couple of pros and cons lists, and get excited about the future. Maybe someone does not have a definitive top...

Opening a closed door

Opening a closed door

Story by Anna Grace Jones, in depth editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, IN-DEPTH

Room 49, a composition of rooms that quarters several classes that serve the special populations of Texas High. Within its boundaries, a self-contained class, vocational and life skills classes, and speech pathology offices can be found. For students who have no reason to travel to Room 49, the distin...

The age of accessible learning

The age of accessible learning

November 18, 2018


Filed under IN-DEPTH, TOP STORIES, Uncategorized

Efforts to create an inclusive environment for special education and those with physical disabilities creates a better educational setting for all. These stories give a closer look into the lives of special population students, teachers and parents.

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