Tiger Times

The time machine

The time machine

January 31, 2019

There is a corridor that I have walked many times – a hallway that leads me to the past. The walls are covered by a timeless coating of memories printed upon monochrome pages. With every step, I advance deeper into the world of my relatives, watching years of their lives blink past within squared frame...

Drifting apart

Drifting apart

October 4, 2018

Family is one of the most important things to nearly everyone, but sometimes the distance between a family causes them to grow apart. When you live in one country, and your family lives in another, it can be difficult to keep that relationship with them. It becomes very easy for people to become dista...

Uniting cultures one goal at a time

Uniting cultures one goal at a time

August 20, 2018

“Goal!” My cousin, Erich Hüter, was elated. His bright, blue eyes glittered. Not a soul in the cozy Hüter household in Frankfurt, Hessen could deny the anxious rhythm of his pitter-patter breath. My grandfather poked his thinning, cotton ball head into the room for a rare break from his daily maintena...

Hanging onto hope

Hanging onto hope

February 2, 2018

She closes her eyes to escape the reality of the world. Her heart jumps out of her chest, her skin turns pale and her lips began to quiver. Her cries flood the room, and her screams echo off the walls. Reading the text that changed her life and turned her world upside down, she goes blank, entering ...

Encounters with Clintons leaves lasting impressions

Encounters with Clintons leaves lasting impressions

December 22, 2017

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...

They will always be there

They will always be there

November 9, 2017

I skimmed through our schedules, comparing our classes. We didn't have classes together,  obviously, but we still had both lunches together. “Hm okay,” I said. “Oh, and don't sit with me at lunch please.” “Whatever,” my sister said. “ Who would want to sit with you anyways?” M...

Who will get the rose?

Who will get the rose?

October 27, 2017

Girls with makeup covered faces and crimped hair anxiously wait for their name to be called. Relief fills their hearts as they stand to receive a rose and to unite them with their sisters. The annual Rosebuds Garden Club initiation dinner occurred Oct. 23 at the Texarkana Waterall Building. This was...

Removed and Renewed

Removed and Renewed

January 25, 2016

As the days got hotter, nights got longer. The abuse suffered at home was getting unbearable and made her dreams of summer more like nightmares. Luckily for her, a great friend was there to support her. Senior Brandi Coulter was adopted by Kaylin Edmonds’ family. Coulter was in an abusive environ...

Building the bond

Building the bond

January 12, 2016

A child’s first words are usually the same: ‘mama’ or ‘dada’ coaxed out by enthusiastic parents who want the best for their baby. But sometimes, ‘mama’ is someone new. Sometimes, paperwork and adoption certificates replace blood, and ‘mama’ becomes someone who looks completely different,...

Home for the holidays

December 4, 2015

Twenty-two crowded cameras packed inside one tight portable classroom. Twenty-two pairs of eyes waited patiently in anticipation. With the creak of a door and an intake of breath, 22 tears stained the cheeks of Junior Piper and Freshman Hartley Spaulding as they hugged their brother for the first tim...

Better than brothers

Better than brothers

November 30, 2015

My siblings are all girls that also happen to be a lot older than me. It kind of sucked being the youngest and the only boy because I was never interested in what my sisters were (a.k.a. Justin Timberlake). I didn’t have any guys at home to play G.I. Joe with, or even ride bikes with. I never realized...

Musical roots

Musical roots

November 25, 2015

The apple didn’t fall far from the tree in the case of sophomore Brennon Cope. He is skilled at singing and uses his voice to entertain others. Both of his parents were gifted singers, and his father played the piano.     “I attribute some of my musical ability to my mom, but most of the credit...

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