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A day in the life

A day in the life

Story by Emilee Slayton, staff writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Brushing my hair was the worst part of the day. I can’t think of one day were I woke up and my hair didn't look like a tornado just blew through it. My ratty hair and my princess nightgown was a highlight of my childhood that I will never forget. But my experience living on an Air Force Base is a memor...

Baking away the stress

Baking away the stress

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

She whisks the yolks as she hums a soft melody, flour covering her shirt. Her mind is calm for the first time in weeks, her only worry being if she remembered to spray cooking oil in the bundt pan. My friends say that I’m “such a Paula Deen,” but baking is just something I’ve always enjoyed do...

Coming to a crash

Coming to a crash

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

The world around me comes to a complete halt. Sounds of my heart can be heard from miles away. I inhale. I walk down the board. Three steps, just three steps and I’m off. My eyes go from seeing a crowd, to seeing the ceiling, and then abruptly, the board. In that brief second, I realize I’m not whe...

Setting it aside and moving forward

Setting it aside and moving forward

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

My heart thumps so hard in my chest that it feels like it might burst out and land on the ground before me. Sweat pools in the palms of my hands, and my mouth turns to cotton. The mere thought of having to be in front of people was enough to make me want to melt into the floor.   The week befor...

Picking sides and crossing lines

Picking sides and crossing lines

Story by Madison Brown, entertainment editor

December 25, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES, Uncategorized

I don’t recall the first time I knew race was a thing. Sure, I walked in the numerous mosaics of people, picked out the perfect Barbie doll that looked exactly like me and even drew pictures, with different colored crayons, depicting our diverse skin colors. I knew there was a difference. But if...

Encounters with Clintons leaves lasting impressions

Encounters with Clintons leaves lasting impressions

Story by Hollan Borowitz, staff writer

December 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

A little girl stands attentively and looks up hopefully at the podium.  Her mom says, “This woman is very important.”  “Why is she important?” the child asks. “Her husband was president until right before you were born, and she could be the first woman president.” That...

A condition in rough conditions

A condition in rough conditions

Story by Celeste Anderson, editor in chief

December 21, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Walking into Randy Sams, it’s almost impossible not to see someone nod his head toward me or give me a warm, welcoming smile. The residents pile toward the front of the shelter, eager to see what the entertaining lesson of the night holds. But this lesson is different. It is not teaching residents how t...

A distaste for alcohol

A distaste for alcohol

December 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

The rain came from nowhere. Each droplet fell to the rhythm of my pounding heart and the intakes of my panting. I had begged him to stop, we all had, but that bottle of poison possessed him. It was too late.  This summer was the best summer I’ve ever had. I saw my family, and it couldn’t...

There’s a difference

There’s a difference

Story by Matthew Martin, staff writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

There’s a difference. Many people don’t understand the difference or see it, but it’s there. It’s not a “cover” to protect the feeling you have. Many people confuse the gay and bisexual sexualities with each other. Other students are afraid to come out due to the way they feel in their e...

Leave me my name

Leave me my name

Story by Tiger Times Staff

December 19, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

We all feel in limbo at school. We feel our energy drained and our mental health sapped by social and academic expectations, but we each have an identity we call our own–at least a large majority does–and our names are a primary part of that identity. The school policy that forbids the use of preferred...

Losing the drive

Losing the drive

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Tears fall down my cheeks. The tight feeling in my throat grows and my chest tightens. My eyes stare at the paper, reading over the grades. They come to a stop. The sudden realization that my grades aren't where I envisioned them to be hits me. And it hits me hard. Freshman year of high school is daunting for...

The truth about Net Neutrality

The truth about Net Neutrality

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The internet is undoubtedly one of the most revolutionizing technologies in all of human history. It has remained unregulated from 1990 to 2015 and grew exponentially as a result. Today, the internet is a primary resource for sharing information, and every time someone opens it, they have unlimited potential...

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