Tiger Times

Drifting apart

Drifting apart

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Family is one of the most important things to nearly everyone, but sometimes the distance between a family causes them to grow apart. When you live in one country, and your family lives in another, it can be difficult to keep that relationship with them. It becomes very easy for people to become dista...

Expressing the inner you

Expressing the inner you

Story by Salem Karr, staff writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Self-expression is what sets us apart from others. No two people are exactly alike, so naturally, how we express ourselves is different. Expressing yourself not only makes you feel better about yourself, but it can also improve your academic ability as well as your overall performance in school. ...

Redefining masculinity

Redefining masculinity

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Take a moment and think of what “being a man” means to you. Most equate masculinity with strength or the ability to provide and being able to suppress emotion. This way of thinking, however, lends itself to creating an array of other issues. These rigid societal expectations have been upheld for centuries,...

Concentration frustration

Concentration frustration

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Ever since I was a little kid, the ability to sit in a classroom and stay focused was a skill that I unfortunately lacked. Every six weeks, when report cards would be sent home, my teachers would leave the same note on my performance at school: always off task. My struggles with the inability to focus rea...

My American life

My American life

Story by Maryam Kulaib, staff writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

At the moment I feel like the happiest person in the world. I'm in America. I'm in an American high school. I live with an American family. I'm a teenager from Azerbaijan who became an exchange student with the help of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. When I was in Azerbaijan, my biggest dre...

Trumping fake news

Trumping fake news

Story by Margaret Debenport, culture editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

It doesn’t matter if you follow President Trump on Twitter — somehow, somewhere, at sometime you have heard the saying. The two word saying that could tear our democracy apart. The two words that will cause the American people to completely lose faith in the media. These are the two words: fake n...

Her loss is his gain

Her loss is his gain

Story by Audrey Haskins, feature editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION

In today’s world, humans are evolving around various forms of media and entertainment. Hollywood portrays virgins as the kid with taped glasses and a socially inept personality, and the kid with an array of friends and a party mindset as the one who makes fun of the former’s lack of experience. ...

Growing Up Blond

Growing Up Blond

Story by Addison Cross, news editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

“Dumb blonde” was a common phrase thrown around when I was growing up. To put my childhood in context, my parents divorced, my dad was overseas, and I was practically raised by an older brother who was constantly proving that he was better than me. Being a blond little girl didn’t help my case. ...

On the road again

On the road again

Story by Caden Rainwater, staff writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had the same Sunday routine. I would wake up early, go to my small church right outside of my neighborhood, and sit in the service for an hour. Following the service, my family would go eat with our small church family.   I knew the church which my father founded an...

A hopeful tradition

A hopeful tradition

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

September 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

She opens the lid delicately, admiring the craftsmanship of the chest. The hinges are a brassy color, the dark cedar nice and glossy. She starts pulling out everything in it; the yellowed pages of recipes from before her time, the crinkled and torn photographs, the delicate china. This is her hope chest, ...

Hold before you hashtag

Hold before you hashtag

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

August 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

In today’s world, society is driven by technology. Every minute, you’ll see someone on their phone because it is how we communicate nowadays. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to not so great endings. Once something is put out into the world, it can’t be taken down. The new fad going arou...

Uniting cultures one goal at a time

Uniting cultures one goal at a time

Story by Charli Hueter, staff writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

“Goal!” My cousin, Erich Hüter, was elated. His bright, blue eyes glittered. Not a soul in the cozy Hüter household in Frankfurt, Hessen could deny the anxious rhythm of his pitter-patter breath. My grandfather poked his thinning, cotton ball head into the room for a rare break from his daily maintena...

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