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Quitters can win too

Quitters can win too

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

The flag glides out of my opened palm with gentle ease, the silk flying high as my smile widens in its direction. In that moment, I am ecstatic. I found joy in these moments my freshman and sophomore year. I enjoyed being on a team where we worked together to accomplish our goals. However, I wasn...

Honor your mother and father

Honor your mother and father

Story by Caden Rainwater, staff writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Being a pastor’s kid is a large part of who I am as a person because it is so tightly intermixed with my life. Ever since I was born, I was never held to the same standards of everyone else. Being a pastor’s son has caused a lot of happiness and relief, while at the same time I have wished th...

Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming

Story by Logan Diggs, staff writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

I saw his face out of the corner of my eye as he threw me into what I thought was a raging, frigid sea. I remember staring at the my him above the water as I sank to the bottom of the pool. The pain of chlorine filling my eyes was blocked out by the intense amount of adrenaline that was coursing through my ve...

Don’t tell me what to do

Don’t tell me what to do

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

“You’re cheating yourself.” “You’re too smart to just be a nurse.” “You could do better.” I can feel the tears welling up in my eyes as I listen to these words come from acquaintances and past teachers. They think their words are being helpful, but they’re doing more ...

Procrastinating Perfectionists

Procrastinating Perfectionists

Story by Cate Rounds, staff writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

School just let out, and there’s so much you have to do. You have to write your essay for English, take notes for history and study for your big test in math. Instead of doing your homework, you decide to spend your time watching Netflix and scrolling through Instagram. It’s down to the last minute,...

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...

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