Tiger Times

Friend or fiend?

Friend or fiend?

Story by Bailey Hawkins, staff writers

April 30, 2020

 graphic by s. rowe Toxic relationships do not only apply to romantic partnerships. Sometimes, friendships can turn out to be just as abusive and damaging. Rather than bringing happiness and companionship, a toxic friend can make life full of stress and dejection.  There are quite a few ...

Sophomore supremacy

In the roller coaster of ups and downs that high school offers, these eight reasons supporting sophomore supremacy make it clear 10th graders are in a great position. For the most part, sophomores get away with using their remaining youth to avoid responsibility and emerging adulthood to justify their freedoms. 

Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer

April 17, 2020

While they may not be as optimistic as freshmen, as dedicated as juniors, or as mature as seniors, sophomores are in the high school sweet-spot, the “Goldilocks Zone,” of all four years at Texas High. Tenth grade offers important advantages and an environment that makes all other years seem dull...

That’s so old-school

Senior Clara Smith sits at her dining room table working on her assignments. Texas High School transitioned to online education following the spread of COVID-19.

Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer

April 16, 2020

It’s true that looking up from your phone to discover you’ve just spent the entirety of another day in quarantine on social media or Netflix is no good feeling. But, if you all haven’t forgotten, spending an equally long amount of time in a class you have no interest in is just as soul-sucking. ...

Say cheese

Graphics by Peyton Sims. Unbeknownst to many, smiling can have a positive impact on a person's health, social skills and future.

Story by Emma LeFors, staff writer

April 15, 2020

One of the most well known facial expressions is the smile. Some people do it quite often, but for others, it is like trying to catch a grizzly bear doing a backflip. Although everybody knows what a smile is, very few know the effects a smile can have on one’s well-being, as well as the people around th...

A tyrant you can trust

Presidential candidate Vermin Love Supreme, a performance artist, anarchist and activist, marched during a protest march on Sunday, September 2, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Democratic National Convention is scheduled to run from September 4th-6th. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Story by Grey Johnson, staff writer

April 14, 2020

We hear speeches from famous figures, read books about important subjects and watch the news for life-changing events. There are many ways in which an idea can be delivered to the public. However, it seems that our creativity is lacking in the manner in which we deliver such ideas. Most will stick to ...

Keep it to yourself

Graphic by Brooke Knight.

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

April 13, 2020

Almost every kid in America has heard their mom say those famous words after being scolded for talking about someone in a less-than-pleasant way. "If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all," or something like that. Yet, in high school it’s as if that ideal disappears a...

Social distancing diaries

Junior Makenzie Hofert poses with her guitar. She has adopted new hobbies, such as playing instruments, during this time of social distancing.

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer

April 12, 2020

Over the past week, I have documented what I’ve done during this entire isolation period. There have been numerous ups and downs to being forced to stay at home. I found many new hobbies to take up some of my spare time and found some creative ways to keep all of us at home entertained. This is ho...

Hollywood horrors

Graphic by Allyson Smith.

Story by Emma LeFors, staff writer

April 11, 2020

As we watch the newest marvel movie, or see our favorite celebrity singing on stage, we dream of fame and all the benefits that come with it. The fortune and the adoration that comes with being a celebrity has its merits I personally would never want; here are  all the reasons listed below.  The ...

A disappointed delegate

Submitted photo.

Story by Jenna Williamson, advertising editor

April 9, 2020

The United States Senate Youth program is a time when two delegates from each state have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for an event named Washington Week.  Throughout seven days, delegates have the chance to listen to government officials, military officers and many more speak about their...

An attempt to bridge the gap


Story by Sydney Rowe, staff writer

April 6, 2020

The majority of kids don’t always see eye to eye with their parents.  Parents can sometimes be judgmental about the things their kids like because they didn’t grow up with it or aren’t completely informed on the subject. Kids often feel as though they aren’t being heard or understood which can l...

What I wish I knew before turning in my choice sheet

Photo Illustration by Sophie Spakes

Story by Phoebe Neff, staff writer

March 13, 2020

The academic advisors are, to say the least, incredible and helpful women dedicated to guiding you through your highschool career. Unfortunately though, students will occasionally find it difficult to find the right time to meet with them. Not being able to meet with your academic advisors when the choi...

Are you fueling bad?

Photo Illustration

Story by Margaret Debenport, opinion editor

March 4, 2020

Grabbing a bag of chips or a scoop of ice cream after school for the sake of “de-stressing” is something any high school student running on little sleep could probably admit to. However, relying on snacks full of sugar to satisfy an appetite is not a sustainable way to source energy to your body i...

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