Tiger Times

Flying blind: Plane failure leads to lesson learned

Story by Davis Payne

October 29, 2010

The GPS flickered on and off. The radio cut in and out. My dad and I looked out at the wings of the plane. "We're flying blind," he said. It was Sept. 11, 2010. I walked into the hangar with my cousin, uncle and dad. We were all going to go to a Baylor Bears’ football game, and since my dad and...

Brotherly love: Illness makes sophomore cherish time left

Story by Brianna Sellers

October 29, 2010

There are three things that nobody ever wants to hear. One: “We need to break up.” Two: “You can’t do it.” Three: “We need to talk.” The talks I’m used to are usually about me getting in trouble or something about grades. I had no idea that this “talk” was far more serious. As...

Bittersweet endings

Story by Dylan Pitman

October 29, 2010

Shutup and Listen! Select the above link to check out a song from Day In Day Out. I remember the first practice. I was a quiet, awkward 15-year-old in this room full of loud, joke-cracking 16-years-olds who seemed to know everything. Three years later, I look back with a different mindset. I’...

Stepping up: Seniors need to take lead

Story by Elizabeth Cook

September 29, 2010

Flashback. You’re a freshman. Frizzy hair, huge backpack, ankle-high socks. Probably lost, as everyone was. Remember those big, scary, loud kids who scared you to death when you were a freshman? That’s us now. We’re bigger, badder, and better, but with those changes comes responsibility. We’ve...

Sophomore learns to cope with differences

Story by John David Goins

September 29, 2010

“John David, it’s been an hour, and you haven’t even finished two pages of your reading homework. Is something wrong?” my mom would continue to ask me. I would tell her that I was fine; it was just taking me a while to read it. I can remember being little and not being able to read the booklets...

Handicapped remarks ‘intolerable’

Story by Ellen Orr

September 29, 2010

To most, it’s no big deal. It’s just a funny joke. “You’re a retard.” “You ride the short bus!” “What class is he in, Special Ed?” To me, it’s a little more serious. No school year has gone by without a teacher making an insensitive joke in class. Sometimes they apologize when...

Students should be priority in rivalry game seating

Story by Staff Editorial

September 29, 2010

The game everyone waited for. The rivalry between Arkansas High and Texas High remained intense, and for THS students, that week would be one of the things they would reminisce to their grandchildren. Spirit days were observed every day of the week leading up to the game, there was a Bacon Fry and a...

Albert Pike tragedy brings heartbreak

Story by Allison Fahrni, Entertainment Editor

August 23, 2010

To the child who has to stand on the tips of her toes to peer over the small casket’s edge, her best friend is just sleeping. “Look,” she half mumbles, words thick with curiosity, “she’s just sleeping.” Half a dozen people in mourning turned to face the wide-eyed, red-headed child who...

Lessons on love prove difficult to learn

Story by Carlye Hudspeth, Feature Editor

August 23, 2010

My love life? Not exactly something I’m proud of. It all started at the impressionable age of three. Boy Drama Begins “He only teases you because he likes you,” my mom said after a long day of preschool. Well, he must like me a lot. He is kinda cute… Between 2-6 hours later, I’d pra...

Parking space auction is good for business

Story by Staff Editorial

August 20, 2010

Pulling into the student parking lot at 8:21 a.m. on a Monday as rain beats against your windshield, you realize that you’re going to have to carry your art project in without getting it wet, a task that will prove difficult. You scan for an open slot, gradually becoming more frustrated, as the...

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