Tiger Times

A student sits at home while a snowy scenery fills the outside of her window. Many students have discussed the importance of having snow days that consist of playing outdoors rather than learning from home.

Silencing snow days

Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor February 15, 2021

Snow day. It’s a phrase that conjures up nostalgic memories of running around the backyard as freshly knitted scarves trail behind us in the wind. It’s been a timeless tradition in schools since the...

In today's age, young love is shared more behind a phone screen rather than a  dinner table.

Rethinking romance

Story by Peyton Sims , editor in chief February 14, 2021

The candle lit dinners. The endless bouquets of roses. The showering of kisses. All are likely expectations of your dream date but are rarely seen outside of a Hallmark movie. In today’s age, relationships...

Oversized and simple, these are featured items of this year's most popular fashion trends.

Overrated fashion in 2020

Story by Katey Pappas, staff writer February 12, 2021

2020 had many new fashion trends. Some were outrageous, some were boring, and some were beautiful. This story is focusing on trends that aren’t necessarily bad or ugly, but very over-worn. Chunky...

Out of millions of books, there's bound to be a couple that may be unworthy of reading.

These books stink

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer January 24, 2021

From a young age, I’ve loved books. There’s something about reading about someone else’s adventures, getting to know fictional characters, their motivations, who they are, that I’ve always been...

Sophomore Olivia Huckabee, senior Graci Henard and sophomore Macy Maynard remain loyal to the Republican Party because of its stance on issues, such as gun control, abortion and biased media.

Why we back red

Story by Graci Henard, Macy Maynard, and Olivia Huckabee January 21, 2021

Because of the recent events, the Republican Party has faced several blows to its reputation. However, not all Republicans supported this violence, and there are some of us who still cling to the Republican...

Many students across the campus have always considered art as nothing more than an extracurricular. However, if was a required core subject, there would be many benefits.

Paint it

Story by Zoe Rushing, staff writer January 21, 2021

For an hour a day students get to let their own individuality and creativity shine through as their own patience and skills are tested. Art can push them to create anything with only their own creativity...

Despite the prevalence of certain activities, some students are still unable to find their calling. These are classes approved to be taught in Texas public high schools that, if offered here, could encourage students to explore their hobbies and passions.

Expanding education

Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor January 20, 2021

If there’s one thing that separates our school from the many districts of Texarkana, it’s its undeniably intimidating size. However, as one grows more comfortable roaming these endless hallways, they...

With the constant pressure that society puts on the Black community, individuals start to embrace their natural hair.

Naturally not acceptable

Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer January 2, 2021

In the Black community, hair has always been a staple of our culture. As children, we were taught by society that our natural hair was not good, that it was some type of curse bestowed on us.  In elementary...

Many kids grow up wanting to make friends can't because they are too

Confessions of a quiet kid

Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor December 30, 2020

“She talked during class with a friend while I was teaching,” my elementary teacher lowered her voice in disbelief of the words coming from her own mouth.  My mother let out a sigh and rested her...

Senior Logan Diggs dives into the pool during one of his swim meets. This year, due to COVID-19, the swimmer's family is not permitted to attend away meets.

How to go about “COVID-season”

Story by Logan Diggs, managing editor December 29, 2020

As the year of 2020 winds down, national COVID-19 cases surge across the country putting senior athletes, along with many others, in difficult situations. Some student athletes still dedicate their life...

I tried every food available to me at a typical Christmas dinner.

A delicious(?) Christmas

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer December 14, 2020

I’m not a fan of a lot of food; however, I find eating very enjoyable. It has to be the right foods, like perhaps chicken strips. But at most Christmas dinners, I’m not going to find chicken strips,...

The unending

Adopt or shop

Story by Sophie Spakes, managing editor December 9, 2020

As all of my friends know, I love animals. If I was given a choice to adopt or shop and had the resources and money to do both then I would. I would adopt because I want to be able to help the animals...

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