Tiger Times

graphic by Victoria Van

Shutting the door on carcinogens

November 16, 2018

Cancer is a predator to which the human race is exposed. The first silver bullet for eradication was aimed at smallpox in 1798, followed by the demolition of poliomyelitis (polio) in the 1950s. Even then, at the cusp of victory, populations were bombarded by newer, more complex diseases. None, however...

The 20th anniversary of Race for the Cure occurred this morning. Thousands of participants came out to show support for breast cancer research.

Positively pink

October 20, 2018

The annual Susan G. Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure took place on Oct. 20 from 7 -10:30 a.m.. The event consisted of people of all ages running and a community of people working together to raise funding and awareness for breast cancer. “This our 20th year for the Race for the Cure. We are excited ...

graphic by Victoria Van

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

May 25, 2018

You huff. And you puff. And you blow a fat cloud. But unlike asthma, there is no medicine for vaping. Ever since Americans realized the consequences of smoking cigarettes, the tobacco industry has developed various methods to replace nicotine in the cessation, or halting, of smoking. Nicotine patches, n...


Hold them tight

October 26, 2017

She jumps out of the water, and wraps a towel around her shivering body. Looking around, she can see the rest of the competitors, and she can see them beaming at their parents. She starts walking toward the crowd, on the other side of the pool. Thoughts about the race consume her, as she walks aimle...

Sophomore Kyzia Johnson writes her name on the board during class.

Can’t slow her down

December 25, 2015

A simple decision. A complicated outcome. One internal struggle between pride and life. The knowledge that time is irreversible weighs ominously on the girl’s mind. Once a formative has been determined there is no turning back and the decisions made now will influence the very essence of her being. ...

Senior Kaylyn Coleman proudly displays her green shirt. Coleman wears green to support her father, who is a lymphoma survivor.

A green light in a sea of pink

October 20, 2015

Each row of bleachers contains its fair share of pink shirts. Here and there, some hair is colored pink, while others wear bracelets or headbands to support breast cancer. The volunteers line up to support survivors. One student, however, chooses a different color. Senior Kaylyn Coleman wears green...

Living another day to see the world Pink Out

Living another day to see the world Pink Out

October 30, 2014

The doctor enters the room with a solemn face, sets his clipboard down, faces the patient and explains the situation as the patient begins to lose her emotions and tears stream down her face. The doctor announces that she has breast cancer and outlines the treatment plan. This very conversation happened...

How to reduce your risk of breast cancer

How to reduce your risk of breast cancer

October 21, 2014

Breast cancer has become the most feared cancer for women. With the Race for the Cure and other fundraising organizations, breast cancer has become a worldwide issue and something even as teenagers you should think about. So let's get educated and start the walk to prevent your odds of being diagnosed...

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