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Good with children

Good with children

Story by Sophie Spakes, news editor

February 5, 2020

Maurice Oldham’s Child Development class used Jean Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development to make “Busy Books” for Williams Memorial Day School. They made five books in total, each demonstrating a theme on each page. The themes are classification, seriation, spatial relationships, temporal...

In with the new

Human growth and development teacher Maurice Oldham speaks with a prospective student at the 2019 8th Grade Orientation. Students and parents tour the Texas High facilities and speak with teachers to help incoming freshman decide which classes to take at THS.

Story by Logan Diggs, news editor

January 24, 2020

No more walking in straight lines, not being allowed to speak at lunch or getting sent to lunch detention. It's time to start high school and there are a few things one should know heading into freshman year. 8th grade orientation for incoming Texas High freshmen will be held Monday, January 27 at P...

Peter Pan to the PAC

Junior Cate Rounds flies through the air as Peter Pan during dress rehearsal. This is the first time that Tiger Theater has had the opportunity to use a flying harness in a show.

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

January 22, 2020

This upcoming weekend, Peter Pan will be soaring to the PAC featuring the Tiger Theatre department. The cast has been hard at work for the past few months with back to back rehearsals morning and nights. The play will be Jan. 24-26 in Performing Arts Center. There will be a 7 p.m. showing Friday and ...

Ending the nicotine

Ending the nicotine

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

December 18, 2019

Vaping is a phenomenon that has swept the world, leaving many teens with damaged lungs, respiratory issues and, in severe cases, death.  In today's world, the rise in interest of e-cigs amongst teenagers has lead to nicotine addiction, and illnesses are sprouting from this unhealthy habit. Senate Major...

Last time, best time

Junior Armani Griffie dances with her flag during halftime at Tiger Stadium. Color Guard performed alongside the Marching Band at football games during the 2019 season.

Story by Phoebe Neff, staff writer

December 6, 2019

Blood, sweat, tears, tears and more tears. Marching season is over, and with the playoffs over, under and upperclassmen cherish their last moments in the stands and on the field. October 26 marks the day that the band lost their chances of making it to state this season. After placing 14th in the p...

Shop with a Cop and Firefighter

Police officer Alan Bailey shops with a child during the annual Shop with a Cop and Firefighter event Dec. 3 at Target.

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

December 3, 2019

Firefighters turn around the block, sounding their sirens. Kids can’t keep from smiling as they anticipate the morning that lies before them. On Dec. 3, Shop with a Cop and Firefighter was held at Target where police officers and firefighters united with children from ages 4-14 in the community to m...

Sweet Success

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Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

November 21, 2019

Fifteen Below Rolled Ice Cream is set to officially open doors next week at 2700 Richmond Road Suite 2, Texarkana, Texas.  Rolled ice cream is a Thai dessert prepared by pouring its liquid form onto a frozen surface. When ready, the treat is then rolled as opposed to being served in the typical ice cream shape. “I’m really excited for the rolled ice cream sh...

Rock your socks off

Sophomore Carrigan Brush dances to a Just Dance video during the Sock Hop. The event was held to raise funds to build a well in Uganda.

Story by Anna Grace Jones, editor in chief

November 14, 2019

Students hopped out of their regular routine Nov. 5 to enjoy a night of activities, games, food and fun in the name of fundraising and school spirit.  Student Council hosted a Sock Hop to raise money to fund a fourth of a water well in partnership with We Help Two, an organization aimed at further...

Imprinting the arts

On Oct. 25, artist Neal Harrington explains a print he created to the Texas High Art Club. Harrington's work is currently displayed downtown in the gallery at the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council.

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

October 27, 2019

On Oct. 25, Art Club traveled downtown to the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council to learn about the process of printmaking. Artist Neal Harrington informed the students on how he creates his own pieces. Workshops were set up to allow the students to participate in hands on activities and rece...

Alphabet soup

Graphic by Addison Cross. TISD is one of many school districts across America that has worked to improve school accommodations for dyslexic students and recognizes October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.

Story by Addison Cross, editor in chief

October 18, 2019

October is awareness month. From breast cancer to pasta, this time of year is jam packed with causes to celebrate fundraise, and research. With so many events in only 31 days, it’s easy for things to get overshadowed, such as dyslexia awareness.  TISD is one of many school districts across Americ...

Thrills of the Perot

Graphic by Kaitlyn Rogers. On Oct. 18 and 19, the Perot Theatre will be hosting ghost tours and screening classic Halloween movies.

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

October 18, 2019

The Perot Theatre will be hosting ghost tours and screening classic Halloween movies this upcoming weekend. On Oct. 18, people can purchase tickets through the perot website for a haunted tour featuring the history of the Perot. There's a 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. tour for that Friday night. On Oct. 19, there w...

Marching in a crown

Principal Carla Dupree crowns drum major Skylar Black as the 2019 homecoming queen. Announcement and crowning occurred during pregame activities.

Story by Addison Cross, Molly Kyles, and Anna Grace Jones

October 4, 2019

The Friday night lights hadn’t even illuminated when 10 girls graced the field. The homecoming court stuck their heels in the dark green turf as flags waved and the drill team’s poms shook against each other, soaking in every moment while anxiously awaiting the results.  Drum major Skyler Black was crowned Homecomi...

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