Tiger Times

Shelley Bruce gives senior Aris Hines her autograph at her meet and greet. Bruce was the second actress to play Annie on Broadway.
Revisiting her roots
Story by Stephanie Jumper, Editor-In-Chief • November 19, 2021

Several little girls in dirt-stained gowns gather to shake hands with adoring fans after belting for Broadway audiences. Each child is clearly talented for even stepping foot on the stage, but for whatever reason, a younger Muhammad Ali was most interested in greeting a specific orphan actress. He swiftly stands up to a preteen Shelley Bruce, dips her for a moment and plants a kiss on the cheek, leaving...

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While having many other responsibilities, sophomore Tyler Unger rehearses his role in Tiger Theater Companys Fall musical, Annie.
Rest over work
Story by Liberty Maldonado Cowan, Staff Writer • November 17, 2021

It’s been a long day of sitting and listening and you’ve just been trying to make it through the day without falling asleep. You were up all night studying for three different tests and are just ready to go home. The bell finally rings to dismiss everyone; you watch as people get in their cars and drive out of the parking lot headed home. Then, you remember that you don't get to go home just...

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Lachell Baselle works at the TISD COVID testing site on Waterall Street. The testing site is available to students and faculty experiencing COVID symptoms.
COVID care
Story by Olivia Huckabee, Staff Writer • November 15, 2021

TISD opened up a free rapid COVID testing center on Oct. 4 for students and faculty. The site is a drive-thru testing site located at 1600 Waterall Street, which is in the TISD services building’s parking lot. The times in which the testing will be available is 8:30-11:30 a.m. and noon-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday only.  “In order to be able to have a COVID testing site, we had to submit...

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A demolition dumpster sits outside of the former Domino Federal Credit Union at 2208 Kennedy Lane which was purchased by Texarkana ISD last May. TISD Maintenance crews have started work on the remodeling of the building, but the plans for the future use of the building have not been made public by the school district.
Building the future
Story by Melissa Singleton, Staff Writer • November 15, 2021

School officials recently announced the purchase of what used to be Domino Federal Credit Union at 2208 Kennedy Lane on May 25, 2021 through a press release. It has come to the attention of multiple people, and not many know what the purpose of the investment was or details of the plans for the property that sits adjacent to Texas High School. This purchase has intrigued the student body.  “The...

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Student body officers, senior Will Carter, Ethan Power and Helen Clark Hays, read names of those who battled cancer during the playoff pep rally at Tiger Stadium Nov. 9.
Third time's a charm
Story by Nashita Kalam, Staff Writer • November 10, 2021

The stadium lights shone brightly as students, parents and teachers listened to the student body officers read the names, one by one, of those who battled cancer.  On Nov. 9 during the playoff pep rally at Tiger Stadium, Student Council hosted an event to commemorate individuals who have survived or lost their lives to cancer. Student body president Will Carter and co-vice presidents, Helen Clark...

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Senior Christian Cole works with a robot at a robotics practice.
Get in gear
Story by Sophie Keller, Staff Writer • November 10, 2021

Two teams from the robotics club attended their first competition of the season at Lovejoy High School in Lucas, Texas, on Oct. 30. They competed against 55 other teams from across Texas for qualifiers. Both teams experienced more than a few hiccups throughout the day, but they managed to persevere through. “[It was] not what we were wanting but better than expected,” robotics club sponsor...

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Senior Maddie Frost embraces Annie in the Tiger Theatre Companys dress rehearsal of the play Annie. The show opens Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Performing Arts Center on the Campus of Texas High School.
Anticipating Annie
Story by Doug Kyles, Editor-in-Chief • November 4, 2021

Make way for “Annie,” brought by the Tiger Theatre Company. The Great Depression era show is on track to become one of TTC’s biggest shows in years. The musical itself is a monster, with 40 plus speaking parts and nearly 20 musical numbers; add in the large number of elementary students that must be managed at every rehearsal, and this show quickly becomes one of the most difficult to conquer...

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Is the dual credit associates degree path worth it?
Is the dual credit associates degree path worth it?
Story by Melissa Singleton, Staff Writer • November 4, 2021

College is something every student thinks about at least once in their four years of high school. It can become very stressful to think about. Juggling high school and college classes at the same time. Many students here do just that. Our school gives the opportunity for students to complete the curriculum to receive their associate’s degree by graduation through dual credit. Many people don’t...

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Parents wait outside the doors to the attendance office of Texas High School because of fears of retaliation after the death of a THS student yesterday. Administrators and staff ensured students left with only their parents or guardians while police provided security around campus.
Social media frenzy
Story by Macy Maynard and Reese Langdon October 26, 2021

Lines gathered outside of Texas High School Tuesday morning after a Facebook post suggested that parents should check their kids out of school following an off-campus shooting Monday that resulted in a Texas High student’s death.  Two brothers, Kamorion Meachem,18, and Kieran Meachem, 19, have been arrested on murder charges and are being held in the Bi-State jail on $1 million bond each. The...

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Ivermectin, the horse parasite-killing drug, has surged in popularity as a cure for COVID-19.
Helpful or harmful?
Story by Gracie Tucker, Staff Writer • October 25, 2021

A horse deworming drug has been a topic of conversation lately as it has become more commonly used in the treatment of COVID-19.  Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, has been shown in some studies to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms. “Ivermectin seems to interfere with binding of the COVID-19 virus to host cell receptors, which would probably decrease the likelihood of severe disease...

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In line to enter the pep rally Oct. 22, juniors Emily Richey, Liv Balderas and Cindy Britton show their support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink. Students wore different colors each day of the week in order to bring awareness to the many types of cancer.
Color cancer cured
Story by Liberty Maldonado Cowan, Staff Writer • October 22, 2021

The month of October is often associated with the one day held every year dedicated to the ones affected by breast cancer. It’s normal for the school to have a pink out day where the student body all come to school dressed in the color pink but not many students think about the meaning of the day when it ends. A lot of people never really stop and actually think about what they are wearing this color...

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Teacher Jake Bickham leads a Leader In Me discussion during Wednesday enrichment. Weekly Leader in Me enrichments began this school year.
Learning to lead
Story by Stephanie Jumper and Dakota Dennard October 18, 2021

It’s Wednesday, the enrichment bell rings and the student body waits for the weekly announcement to crackle from the speakers. “It is time for Leader in Me” is the signal for teachers to begin the lesson plan and for students to prepare for the PowerPoints to come.  The Leader In Me activities conducted during Wednesday enrichments are designed to help students grow through the principles...

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School police officers work to ensure the safety of all Texas High students
Proof of protection
Story by Sophie Keller, Staff Writer • October 16, 2021

In the past year, Texas High School has faced multiple safety concerns: two bomb threats back to back in the spring, and more recently, a shooting threat. While all of these instances have resulted in nothing more than empty threats, it does lead some to wonder what these experiences are like for the students. “You know, it was scary at first because teachers seemed confused at what was happening....

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Female students speak out against a dress code that is perceived as damaging to young girls
Crushing the code
Story by Sydney Watts, Staff Writer • October 14, 2021

With COVID slowly vacating, a new virus has corrupted the student body: dress code restrictions. Female students are often snatched from their classrooms and being forced to change their clothes due to the potential sexualization they may experience while wearing them.  “I was threatened to [be forced to] change into a hoodie for wearing a very minor V-neck shirt that showed no cleavage,” junior...

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The talk behind the mask
The talk behind the mask
Story by Nashita Kalam, Staff Writer • October 6, 2021

Chattering filled the classroom. “Did you hear? We don’t have to wear masks anymore!” This was a common phrase used in Texas around the time of May. Many repeated these words with excitement in their voices, but little did they know they were getting excited too soon. On May 18, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that mask requirements in public schools would be banned. Many people had...

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