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Determining success outside of a class

Determining success outside of a class

Story by Jenny Gonzales, staff writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Top Stories, Viewpoint

When my sister was about to start middle school, I remember telling her to be in all Pre-AP STEM classes because they were better than regular. At the moment I was in Stem Pre-AP. I remember telling her that that’s what most kids who actually ‘wanted to succeed’ in school did. That if you ...

Look ahead to safety

Look ahead to safety

Story by Tiger Times Staff

April 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories, Viewpoint

Since 2013, there have been more than 300 school shootings in America. There have been at least 17 shootings in 2018 alone, averaging more than once a week. Students don’t think it will ever happen to them until it does. Under the shadow of this threat, schools must step up to the plate to make their...

Passion beats talent

Passion beats talent

Story by Molly Kyles, staff writer

April 10, 2018


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Ever since we are born, we let ourselves be limited by fear. We don’t walk till we’re sure we won’t fall. We identify our talents early and stick to them. We don’t try anything unless we know we will succeed. However, this mentality is detrimental to our joy and the chance to find new passions...

Fearing the future

Fearing the future

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

April 9, 2018


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With age comes certain responsibilities, things that make being an adult seem unsatisfying - rather difficult - to be exact. Responsibilities that I’m not ready to partake in, growing up requires one to make a step from childhood into adulthood. A change that scares me more than excites me. Being...

Losing individuality through technology

Losing individuality through technology

Story by Emilee Slayton, staff writer

April 2, 2018


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The daily ritual. My sister’s little body runs by me as fast as any child who is on a sugar craze. Ignoring everyone in her path and the loud noises of our family, she picks up my mother’s pink, sparkly phone. Everyone knows what she’s doing. She runs back to her room filled with an infinite am...

Leading the way, everyday

Leading the way, everyday

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

March 26, 2018


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Everyone you interact with has a story. Everyone is different, each person unique. But we can overcome our differences and uniqueness with teamwork, which something that the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp stresses extensively. RYLA is an intense weekend camp for high school juniors. Being selected to...

Taking our bodies back

Taking our bodies back

Story by Tiger Times Staff

March 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

The first word is a snowflake. Seemingly harmless at first, and not cold enough for anyone to say anything about. But when one snowflake falls, hundreds are bound to follow, and soon the cold words pile up into a frozen avalanche, silencing the ones inside. Sexual assault can, and often does, start with...

Exhume their stories

Exhume their stories

Story by Colton Johnson, editor in chief

March 12, 2018


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There are those of us who, no matter how diligently they try to be on time, always seem to be just a few minutes late. There are those of us who believe in life after death. Those of us who fall in love with someone of the same gender. There are those of us who are Asian. Those of us who are Hindu....

Crescendoing choir experiences

Crescendoing  choir experiences

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

March 8, 2018


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Anticipation filled the chests of all of the students waiting. I felt mostly confident. My mother was sitting beside me the entire time listening to me blabber words (oftentimes my coping mechanism for nerves) and she monitored me to make sure I knew I would do great. We had been waiting for hours...

Write it all down

Write it all down

Story by Langley Leverett, editor in chief

March 7, 2018


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At the bottom of my dresser lies a box containing six journals. Each journal is lined, dated, and includes a description of my life from the time I was 12-years-old. Keeping a journal, scribbling down every thought that comes to mind, has been a healthy crutch for the better part of my life. I can honestly...

I’ll never sit still

I’ll never sit still

Story by Savannah Downs, staff writer

March 6, 2018


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She sits alone in a silent classroom. The squeaky desk provides no mercy. She can’t sit still, so the desk attacks her main fear: being judged. Several months ago, I was diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS, a A condition characterized by a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs, typically i...

The source behind the success

The source behind the success

Story by Colton Johnson, editor in chief

February 27, 2018


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In my mother’s bedroom, stacks on stacks of folders–mountains of research, definition and argumentative papers never seem to leave her floor. As soon as one round of grading is finished, another is there to take its place. It’s a race she never can seem to finish. This routine of taking papers home is psycho...