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A positive outlook

A positive outlook

Story by Tiger Times staff

November 4, 2018

As we walk through the hallways, students sense a different setting around them. There is loud chatter among students; laughter erupts from them. There’s something distinct about this year. It’s more than just new administrators, new teachers and new students. It’s the atmosphere, a welcoming one...

Finding strength in art

Finding strength in art

Story by Victoria Van, editor in chief

November 2, 2018

Olive green. It's a color I’ve never been fond of. It’s murky, uninviting and reminds me of a boggy creek. This also embodies how I viewed my life prior to the beginning of the school year. I naturally have a dim outlook on life and there were times where I sought after the bright colors of oppo...

Pictures worth painting

Pictures worth painting

Story by Craig Crawford, in-depth editor

November 2, 2018

Kids are encouraged to become astronauts and engineers, to work on trains and aircrafts and spaceships. Those ambitions are spoon-fed to every student with an academic intelligence. When China started to surpass the United States in the 1990s and began to take the hold in their burgeoning power strug...

One out of six

One out of six

Story by Margaret Debenport, culture editor

October 30, 2018

To begin reading this article, take a look around you. Take a look at your friends, and at the people who aren’t really your friends in the room. Close your eyes and go to your favorite place – look at who surrounds you there. Think about all the women in your life – think about your mother, yo...

Quitters can win too

Quitters can win too

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

October 29, 2018

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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...

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