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Tiger Times

A weekly change

graphic by Victoria Van

Story by Peyton Sims, staff writer

March 31, 2019

It’s 12:30 in the morning, and you still have an uncountable amount of homework and tests to study for. You desire a weekend where you have no plans, and you can receive a healthy amount of sleep. Schools across America are starting to alter their schedule from a school week of Monday–Friday to Mond...

Tracking terror

Graphic by Peyton Sims

Story by Peyton Sims, staff writer

March 26, 2019

From the moment you leave for school to the moment you arrive home, your phone tracks your every step without you even knowing. Have you ever received an alert on your phone that states “take this route, the traffic is light,” or “the quickest route to school is…?” If the location of your phone i...

Fiction becomes a reality

graphic by Victoria Van

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer

March 21, 2019

Library Club attended the North Texas Teen Book Festival in Irving, TX yesterday. This was the club’s second year attending the festival. Teens can buy books written by various authors and learn about upcoming works. The teens also have the opportunity to engage in a question-and-answer session with authors through ...

High kicks and high praise

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Story by Addison Cross, news editor

March 9, 2019

The Texas Highsteppers competed at the Danceline Competition on March 2 and came back with a multitude of honors. The team has worked since November to perfect their performances. “We start learning contest dances after Thanksgiving and the team auditions for them the first day we come back from Christ...

One Act Play troupe advances to bi-district

Sophomore Cate Rounds, junior Addison Cross, and seniors Rachel Johnson and Abby Cannon point and gaze offstage in horror. The Tiger Theatre Company's UIL One Act Play troupe placed second at the district meet on Tuesday.

Story by Addison Cross, news editor

March 7, 2019

The Tiger Theatre Company’s UIL One Act Play troupe placed second at the district meet in Sulphur Springs on Tuesday. They will now advance to the bi-district phase of competition. “I’m super stoked we’re going to bi-district because a lot of us were worried about not advancing,” stage manager...

Theatre company prepares for contest

Juniors Addison Cross and Shelby Steele wail while performing in Arthur Miller's

Story by Addison Cross, news editor

March 4, 2019

The Tiger Theatre Company’s UIL One Act Play troupe performed their rendition of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” this past Sunday at 2 p.m. The company has put on a new twist on the classic play, transforming the commentary on the McCarthy trials and the American fear of communism in the 1950s...

Therapy alternatives

Graphic by Holland Rainwater

Story by Peyton Sims, staff writer

March 1, 2019

Many students have the constant recurring feeling deep inside them that they keep to themselves. It is easy for people to assume they are alone with their problems, but the more they push them away, the harder it is to cope. Depression and anxiety are a few examples many teens are faced with on a daily...

Return of a classic drama

photo from americanshakespearecenter.com The Hands of Time tour

Story by Cate Rounds, staff writer

February 27, 2019

The American Shakespeare Company is back in Texarkana for their touring performance of “Antigone” featuring a pre-show filled with live music from the actors. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 with the pre-show beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center. Admission to the show ...

Influenza outbreak causes some area schools to close

A student grabs a Kleenex after sneezing during the flu season. The recent flu outbreak has caused some schools to close for a few days at a time.

Story by Peyton Sims, staff writer

February 26, 2019

Recently, multiple area schools have closed for a few select days due to low attendance of students absent due to being sick with the flu. TISD parents and students have questioned if any schools should be temporarily closed because of this contagious disease. “I don’t see [us] closing for this reaso...

Thinking space

The Philosophy Club met to discuss various thoughts and viewpoints during their Night of Philosophy Feb. 15. This was the clubs first event hosting.

Story by Grey Johnson, culture editor

February 22, 2019

Libraries, stereotypically, are not the place to talk, but the Philosophy Club hosted a Night of Philosophy in the school library on Feb. 15 to discuss various ideas and viewpoints. “The idea is to give students time to think about ideas and develop them fully rather than in a very short 10-minu...

StuCo to host tenth annual dinner theater fundraiser

Sophomore Trey Lavender performs in the freshman boys dance in last years Dinner Theater. StuCo will host the 10th annual event this Sunday.

Story by Charli Hueter, staff writer

February 22, 2019

Student Council is hard at work perfecting routines for their upcoming Dinner Theater performance. The show arrives later this month, on Feb. 24, and will feature various grade levels in a combination of classic, feel-good songs. The “no-dinner dinner theater” has become a tradition dear to fresh...

Senior named National Merit Finalist

Senior Carson McCarver works on a Google Chromebook in his Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism class. McCarver received the National Merit Finalist designation on Feb. 13.

Story by Anna Grace Jones, in-depth editor

February 19, 2019

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation named senior Carson McCarver a finalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. “[Being named a finalist] helps a lot with scholarships and things, especially for accelerating the process of hopefully getting full tuition at some...

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