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Losing individuality through technology

Losing individuality through technology

Story by Emilee Slayton, staff writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

The daily ritual. My sister’s little body runs by me as fast as any child who is on a sugar craze. Ignoring everyone in her path and the loud noises of our family, she picks up my mother’s pink, sparkly phone. Everyone knows what she’s doing. She runs back to her room filled with an infinite am...

Leading the way, everyday

Leading the way, everyday

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Everyone you interact with has a story. Everyone is different, each person unique. But we can overcome our differences and uniqueness with teamwork, which something that the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp stresses extensively. RYLA is an intense weekend camp for high school juniors. Being selected to...

Taking our bodies back

Taking our bodies back

Story by Tiger Times Staff

March 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, TOP STORIES

The first word is a snowflake. Seemingly harmless at first, and not cold enough for anyone to say anything about. But when one snowflake falls, hundreds are bound to follow, and soon the cold words pile up into a frozen avalanche, silencing the ones inside. Sexual assault can, and often does, start with...

Exhume their stories

Exhume their stories

Story by Colton Johnson, editor in chief

March 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

There are those of us who, no matter how diligently they try to be on time, always seem to be just a few minutes late. There are those of us who believe in life after death. Those of us who fall in love with someone of the same gender. There are those of us who are Asian. Those of us who are Hindu....

Crescendoing choir experiences

Crescendoing  choir experiences

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

March 8, 2018


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Anticipation filled the chests of all of the students waiting. I felt mostly confident. My mother was sitting beside me the entire time listening to me blabber words (oftentimes my coping mechanism for nerves) and she monitored me to make sure I knew I would do great. We had been waiting for hours...

Write it all down

Write it all down

Story by Langley Leverett, editor in chief

March 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

At the bottom of my dresser lies a box containing six journals. Each journal is lined, dated, and includes a description of my life from the time I was 12-years-old. Keeping a journal, scribbling down every thought that comes to mind, has been a healthy crutch for the better part of my life. I can honestly...

I’ll never sit still

I’ll never sit still

Story by Savannah Downs, staff writer

March 6, 2018


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She sits alone in a silent classroom. The squeaky desk provides no mercy. She can’t sit still, so the desk attacks her main fear: being judged. Several months ago, I was diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS, a A condition characterized by a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs, typically i...

The source behind the success

The source behind the success

Story by Colton Johnson, editor in chief

February 27, 2018


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In my mother’s bedroom, stacks on stacks of folders–mountains of research, definition and argumentative papers never seem to leave her floor. As soon as one round of grading is finished, another is there to take its place. It’s a race she never can seem to finish. This routine of taking papers home is psycho...

Paranoia, paranoia

Paranoia, paranoia

Story by Addison Cross, staff writer

February 23, 2018


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It started when I was young. I would see one and become paralyzed. My heart stopped as shaky hands lifted a shoe off my foot. My hand raised the shoe behind my head, but it never came back down. Instead, a piercing scream enveloped the room, and before it can move, my dad rushed to my side to exterminate...

New age wave

New age wave

Story by Maddie Anderson, staff writer

February 8, 2018


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What was once Vietnam is now the Middle East. What was equality for women is now equality for same-sex couples. Although much has changed since the years of Woodstock, much has stayed the same. The hippie movement has begun again. American culture showed a great rift in the conformity of society in...

Finding freedom through females

Finding freedom through females

Story by Audrey Haskins, staff writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

When I was younger, my mind was plagued by voices telling me I’m either too much, or never enough– too fat, too lazy, too boring, too eccentric. However, these voices faded and for the most part, became non-existent, thanks to the inspiring women I found through videos, radio and television. For a ...

Fellowship is medicine for the soul

Fellowship is medicine for the soul

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

February 1, 2018


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Welcoming students exchange greetings with each other immediately after walking into Seth Schirmer’s classroom. Their friendliness illustrates their love of Jesus. Everlasting friendships are created. Worshipful experiences replenish hearts, biblical messages spark newfound understandings. Around Chris...

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