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Wake me up when senior year ends

Wake me up when senior year ends

Story by Langley Leverett, editor in chief

June 3, 2018


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIEWPOINT

I have stood on the cliffs of Nova Scotia, and walked on the dust of New Mexico. I have touched the waters of the Gulf, climbed the highest peak in Arkansas. I have seen the Manhattan skyline, glimpsed the sunrise high above the clouds. I have danced alone in the middle of a crowd, appreciated a long ...

Helping others through surgery

Helping others through surgery

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIEWPOINT

A long list of names. Names of people who are nearing death, their only hope is in the millions of people in the world, people who have the very thing that will allow them to continue the journey of life. People on the transplant list are unable to heal themselves, and their only chance at life is from the organs of those who no longer...

My style defines me

My style defines me

Story by Connor Brooks, sports editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIEWPOINT

When “Connor Brooks” is mentioned in a conversation, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is how I dress. I have always taken my style seriously because of the emphasis my parents put on the impression my clothes give to others. Parents love to dress up kids, and my parents always...

Unraveling my DNA

Unraveling my DNA

Story by Victoria Van, editor in chief

May 22, 2018


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A question that always plagues me concerning strangers is: Where did you come from? From a first glance, I’m Asian. Yet, I always respond with a straightforward answer: I’m from Texas. It’s where I was born and have grown up in my whole life as I identify as an Asian-American. It’s simple yet the guise peo...

Say no to nail biting

Say no to nail biting

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIEWPOINT

Look around. Look at the hands of your fellow classmates. Look at their nails. Are they prim and proper? Or are they chewed down to the nail bed and red with irritation? Biting your nails is a habit that many people just can’t seem to kick. Whether it’s out of habit or occurs only when stressed, biting your nails is disgusting. Nail biti...

Facebook vs. the internet

Facebook vs. the internet

Story by Jhovany Perez, editor in chief

May 3, 2018


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIEWPOINT

Aleksandr Kogan and his company Global Science Research created a questionnaire called "This is your digital life" in 2013. The questionnaire prompted users to answer questions for a psychological profile that was shared on Facebook and was filled out by thousands of people, which eventually lead to milli...

Safety measures prove to be useless

Safety measures prove to be useless

Story by Hollan Borowitz, staff writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIEWPOINT

The Parkland shooting. 17 dead. 17 injured. Countless affected. An entire country scarred and bent on new regulations. Since Feb. 14, the United States has been on edge. From coast to coast, citizens from the youngest to the oldest have been rallying around a new platform, gun control. Some people have t...

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


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIEWPOINT

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


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIEWPOINT

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


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIEWPOINT

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...

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