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The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

Darbys dancers

Darby’s dancers

Story by Liberty Maldonado Cowan, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Everyone is different and unique, so it is important for everyone to have an outlet where they feel safe and like they can be themselves but most importantly do the things that they love.  Darby’s...

Texarkana Community Ballets The Nutcracker opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Perot Theatre. Senior Rylee McDuffie plays the role of Clara in the show.

Nutcracker returns to Perot Theatre

Story by Sophie Keller, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

Young dancers in sparkling costumes and pale pink shoes glide across the stage, receiving applause from each eager-eyed audience member. Performances like these are exciting for dancers and viewers alike,...

Senior Malley Wallace smiles proudly during the finale of the Texas High Stepper Spring Show. Spring Show was held in the PAC April 24 and 25, 2021.

Kicking off the spring

Story by Melissa Singleton , guest writer April 30, 2021

The Sullivan Performing Arts Center at Texas High has been filled with hard-working girls all week preparing for a show. The HighSteppers have been working on their Spring Show this week. Freshman...

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Just as promised

Story by Logan Diggs, managing editors April 22, 2021

Coronavirus has become the new norm so much so that, to many, the idea of a beloved tradition being canceled in the blink of an eye is typical. It’s a sad reality; the seniors of Texas High have missed...

Mary Claire Wright stands outside of the Highsteppers dance studio. Wright was selected to lead as the teams 2020-2021 Captain.

Dancing queen, only 17

Story by Reese Langdon, staff writer October 6, 2020

The lights blinded young Mary Claire Wright as she walked into Tiger Stadium for the first time in the sixth grade. During halftime, she got her first glimpse of the girls in the sparkly hats, white boots...

The Highsteppers pose prior to one of their performances at a football game earlier in the school year. Today, the Highsteppers put on a show in the PAC and performed their postponed Spring Show dance.

Step in time

Story by Stephanie Jumper, Feature editor June 27, 2020
Lipstick was applied, choreography was refined and high kicks graced the stage for the final time of the 2020 school year. Although school is out for most students, one team sacrificed a portion of their summer for one more moment in the spotlight.
Helen Clark Hayes poses with her nutcracker doll. The nutcracker was a gift from her mother to celebrate her receiving the lead role of Clara.

All it’s cracked up to be

Story by Addison Cross and Joseph Asher December 12, 2019

Breathing heavily, she counts her steps across the stage, dancing gracefully in her pointe shoes. Hours in, with feet sore from blisters, a racing heartbeat and a face full of exhaustion, she prepares...

Dancers featured in “Thr Nutcracker” practice during dress rehearsal. Participants practiced for months for the show.

Nutcracker excitement

Story by Cameron Murry , staff writer November 30, 2018

Pointe shoes tap across the wooden stage as boys and girls portray a special Christmas scene. Snowflakes and Spanish dancers turn round and round as the music plays out. This is what dancers look forward...

Jamming it out

Jamming it out

Story by Victoria Van, editor in chief August 3, 2018

Lights flash. Music plays. The annual back to school dance is the event of the summer. High school students from all over Texarkana join together at this year’s ‘Space Jam’ dance. Donations from...

Dancing for the world

Dancing for the world

Story by Jhovany Perez, feature editor April 25, 2018

Music flows from the speakers as he begins to take the stage. His body flings and twist into rhythmic moves, each perfectly synced together. Through his dancing, he is able to get the crowd pumped while...

Wearing masks and Disney ears, distinguished dancers from the HighSteppers team pose in front of the Magic Kingdom. They were chosen to attend a dance camp at Orlandos Walt Disney World during spring break. Submitted photo

Remember the magic

Story by Emily McMaster, copy editor April 6, 2018

Spring break holds many hopes for relaxation and vacations for students. For Texas HighStepper junior Madison Brown and seniors Emily McMaster, Sara Ottinger and Sarah Stark, the time off from school brought...

The HighSteppers pose for a congratulatory picture after their final competition of the season. They competed at the DanceLine National Championship this past weekend in San Antonio, and won several top awards.  Submitted photo

HighSteppers sweep national competitions

Story by Emily McMaster, copy editor March 26, 2018

The Texas HighSteppers attended the Danceline USA National Championship competition this past Friday and Saturday at SeaWorld San Antonio. This was the second and final competition they attended this year....

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