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Should women be drafted?

Whether women should be part of the draft is up for debate.

Story by Phoebe Neff, staff writer

February 8, 2020

When the headlines were plastered with fears that America and Iraq’s current situation could escalate to war and the draft being reinstated became a real concern, many women began joking that they don’t need to be drafted because they’re perfectly fine staying in the kitchen. While on the other...

From a distance

Clouds hang above the city of Hong Kong.

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

February 7, 2020

“What about the protests?” I fell silent in anticipation of her answer. My tour guide was in deep thought about how to approach my mom’s question as we rode to our hotel. With only a few seconds delay, she slouched her shoulders, stiffened her lip and responded in broken English. “That will be ...

Safety First

Photo illustration by Margaret Debenport. A young woman clutches her keys in a parking lot.

Story by Staff

February 5, 2020

There is no arguing that changes in society have created an atmosphere of worry and danger. An atmosphere in which young women alter the way they complete certain tasks in order to ensure their own safety from potential threats. For most, these behaviors are instinctive and go unnoticed, but this subl...

The cost of our health

Graphic by Makenzie Hofert

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer

December 21, 2019

The pharmaceutical industry has taken advantage of their power through the years, so it seems. The prices to needed prescriptions have skyrocketed beyond the necessity, people in dire financial situations are unable to buy these medications due to increased rates and many name-brand companies of the pre...

Our mistakes shouldn’t define us

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Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

December 20, 2019

People aren’t perfect, and when given the power to make choices and decisions, they can make mistakes. Too often these lapses in judgement alter people’s perceptions of us, whether or not they should. In life, we are tasked with making decisions; some take days or weeks and others only minutes...

The holiday break burden

Photo Illustration. A student is handcuffed to their backpack symbolizing the restraint of homework over school breaks.

Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer

November 28, 2019

While the last teacher is home and ready to enjoy the holidays, the farthest thing from a student’s mind is the school they just left, but they are still trapped. Many students see the homework they are assigned over school breaks as a reminder that even when they are off campus and in the comfort o...

Copy cat

Screenshot of Miranda Sings' video in which she uses Tiger Times photographer Peyton Sims' photo without consent.

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

November 13, 2019

Photographers worldwide are trapped in a never ending cycle in which they must endure the pain of copyright infringement. Whether a photo you took on Instagram is reposted without your consent, or you encounter what happened in my personal experience, your photo being used by a celebrity in a YouTub...

Blue collar stigma in a white collar society

A student in wood shop works on a project in class. Students in courses that prepare them for a trade are given many opportunities that can benefit them in the job field.

Story by Bailey Hawkins, staff writer

November 1, 2019

Some students confide in their teachers that the easiest way for them to learn is through hands-on activities; whether that be working on a car engine, electrical circuits, hairstyling or even building architectural models, some students excel in these activities. I bet that many of these teens also c...

There’s no place like home

Photo illustration. Junior and foreign exchange student Ruth Heinemann poses for a photo.

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer

October 31, 2019

When someone says “I’m homesick,” most people don’t take the concern seriously. A reason for that might be that many people perceive this feeling as something only children struggle with. But homesickness can affect anyone, no matter how old the person is. It can also occur in a lot of different case...

Book Upgrade

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Story by Aislyn Echols, staff writer

October 15, 2019

Reading has gone through a long and exhausting evolution. It has gone from some people not being able to read, to reading being for a narrow demographic, and now, even with all of our new technologies and ways of accessing literature, less and less people want to read. There are many interesting and ...

Older influences

Older influences

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

October 9, 2019

Beginning from the earliest moments of my childhood, I always sensed there was something different about my parents. It wasn’t how my mother smothered my three-year-old head with nauseating amounts of hair bows. Several of my classmates struggled with the same dilemma. It wasn’t my dad’s staggeri...

Top types of food Texarkana needs to have

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Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

October 4, 2019

If there’s one thing that unites all people, it’s food. Everybody likes to eat. However, Texarkana, despite its abundance of American and Mexican options, is deprived of several other cuisines that many cities have the luxury of eating and bonding over. Based on a student poll, our town is in ne...

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