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The future of your career

The future of your career

Story by Tiger Times staff

October 16, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINION, TOP STORIES

High school is the intersection of a large number of social constructs: cooperative socialization, child development  and professional development, among others. Society has come to a consensus that education is the road out of poverty, the road to higher ground. This road, however, does not come without i...

Raising the bar

Raising the bar

Story by Logan Diggs, staff writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Growing up with two older brothers, I, like most baby brothers and sisters, have always looked up to my siblings. Also, like most other siblings, competition has always played a huge role in our household. Whenever I was young, I went to numerous swim meets and school events watching my brothers acc...

Ban on straws will be positive step in creating clean environment

Ban on straws will be positive step in creating clean environment

Story by Cate Rounds, staff writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION

People suck. That’s because people use straws. They have become a staple in today’s society. I go to class and see people  using plastic straws with their drinks from breakfast, then again during lunch. They seem quite harmless, being only a thin tube of plastic, but each one used is another dan...

Straw ban does more harm than good, will not impact marine pollution

Straw ban does more harm than good, will not impact marine pollution

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief

October 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Ever since Seattle was the first major American city to prohibit this item in July, a firestorm of debate has erupted all over the country. The item? Plastic straws. Seattle is part of a growing list of major cities, including San Francisco, that have begun efforts to prohibit the use of plasti...

The last straw

The last straw

October 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

The controversy surrounding the ban of straws turns into a complicated debate. What impact does banning straws create? What environmental implications does this cause?

Medical internship in Europe

Medical internship in Europe

Story by Victoria Van, editor in chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Shadowing doctors. Gross anatomy. Witnessing surgeries. I participated in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders last year and was provided a chance to study medicine in Europe — Poland, specifically. FutureDocs Abroad is a summer internship program that allows high school students to gain the equivalent experience of third year medical students. Due to privacy laws in...

Fighting the Red Army

Fighting the Red Army

Story by Addison Cross, news editor

October 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Fifth grade was the first time I saw a cluster of those Godforsaken face demons attack my cheek. I wanted to die at the sight, but I was hoping that being good and washing my face would send them away as quickly as they invaded. Despite my valiant efforts, their forces grew and soon enough, no weapon...

Drifting apart

Drifting apart

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Family is one of the most important things to nearly everyone, but sometimes the distance between a family causes them to grow apart. When you live in one country, and your family lives in another, it can be difficult to keep that relationship with them. It becomes very easy for people to become dista...

Expressing the inner you

Expressing the inner you

Story by Salem Karr, staff writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Self-expression is what sets us apart from others. No two people are exactly alike, so naturally, how we express ourselves is different. Expressing yourself not only makes you feel better about yourself, but it can also improve your academic ability as well as your overall performance in school. ...

Redefining masculinity

Redefining masculinity

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Take a moment and think of what “being a man” means to you. Most equate masculinity with strength or the ability to provide and being able to suppress emotion. This way of thinking, however, lends itself to creating an array of other issues. These rigid societal expectations have been upheld for centuries,...

Concentration frustration

Concentration frustration

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Ever since I was a little kid, the ability to sit in a classroom and stay focused was a skill that I unfortunately lacked. Every six weeks, when report cards would be sent home, my teachers would leave the same note on my performance at school: always off task. My struggles with the inability to focus rea...

My American life

My American life

Story by Maryam Kulaib, staff writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

At the moment I feel like the happiest person in the world. I'm in America. I'm in an American high school. I live with an American family. I'm a teenager from Azerbaijan who became an exchange student with the help of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. When I was in Azerbaijan, my biggest dre...

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