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A strange new world

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Ndidi Duru

Snowboarding after school. Hunting dangerous animals on the weekends. Even some sledding every once in awhile. Kids in Texarkana can barely fathom such activities. But, for the Rowe brothers it was reality, until a month ago when Texarkana came into the picture, forcing the brothers to call Texas their warm and humid home.

Sophomore Dylan Rowe and freshman Adam Rowe’s dad decided that the family needed a change from the many layers of clothing to only a light jacket during the winter.

“Alaska got too cold for us,” Dylan said. “My dad wanted to move out of state somewhere warm. We have family from Texas, so it was just a logical place to go.”

The change from Alaska to Texas public schools has been an effortless transition for older brother Dylan. He’s already found himself making new friends in the month he’s been here.

“I’ve actually made quite a few friends in the short time that I’ve been here,” Dylan said. “I even have a girlfriend.”

Younger brother Adam Rowe has found it more of a struggle to make Texarkana his new home. But, lucky for him, he had Dylan. The brothers’ bond has allowed them to rely on one another in the hardest of times, even when they face a 4,000-mile odyssey to the lone star state.

“I’m kind of in the middle of adapting,” Adam said. “It’s okay here. I’m just glad that I have my brother to help me through everything. He’s pretty much my best friend.”

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Maggie Coleman
Maggie Coleman, In-Depth Editor
Maggie is a senior at the fabulous Texas High School. She is a third-year member of the Tiger Times and is the current copy and in-depth editor, varsity cheer captain, and president of the senior class. When she’s not spending every waking hour at the school, she enjoys leisurely reading in her hammock with her cats. Another fun hobby she has is crying in Room 50 about all the things she has to do. Her favorite things are Arnold Palmer and Chipotle, so if you’re in need of a favor, you know what to do.  
Ndidi Duru
Ndidi Duru, Photographer
Ndidi is an awesome senior this year, and she is excited about finishing this chapter in her high school career. She is involved in debate, National Honor Society and the REACH program. She has a cat and loves him dearly. Ndidi also loves hanging out with her friends. Music is the biggest inspiration in her life, and without it, she is nothing. She adores fashion and everything about beauty. She loves writing, clowning around, and doing makeup. She is excited and nervous about taking AP classes this year. After high school, she wants to pursue a career in photography and cosmetology.

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