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As the school year comes to a close and summer activities ramp up, high school students are beginning to get vaccinated along with the adult population.

High schoolers unmasked

Story by Phoebe Neff, copy editor May 22, 2021

Nearly a year after an outbreak took hold of the world, the COVID-19 vaccine is sweeping across the nation in a similar fashion — but with the opposite effect. Nearly 160 million people in the U.S. have...

Senior Mollie Johnson gets a player from the opposing team out as she slides to first base. Johnson is the only senior returning to the Lady Tigers softball team.

The last one standing

Story by Olivia Huckabee, staff writer March 25, 2021

As her last season as a Lady Tiger closes in, senior Mollie Johnson steps up to bat as the last senior on her team. Being a senior isn't easy, but being the only senior amidst her fellow Lady Tigers comes...

A teacher receives her COVID-19 vaccine in the Sullivan Performing Arts Center. About 275 staff members received the one-time Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Teachers take shots

Story by Macy Maynard, staff writer March 11, 2021

TISD, along with the Bowie County Health Department, held a vaccination clinic for employees Wednesday at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center.   “When [the state] made it available [to teachers],...

Students eat the pre-prepared meals during the annual Bacon Fry. The individually packadged bisquits and bacon were set out for seniors to grab before school.

A Fry-day like no other

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief March 5, 2021

The smell of bacon fills the air, followed by seniors reciting traditional Friday night sports chants  from the pit next to the cafeteria. Students then gathered in the courtyard on March 5 for the annual...

A senior points at his constellation during a starry night. Theres many events to look forward to in 2021, including a few meteor showers.

What’s to come

Story by Zoe Rushing, staff writer March 5, 2021

It was Dec. 31, 2020 and the clock was ticking down the seconds to tell the new year. Midnight marked the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. As the year was almost here, most wondered what would happen...

submitted photo. Keely Johnson receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Many debate whether or not the shot is worth their safety.

Worth the shot

Story by Macy Maynard, staff writer February 19, 2021

A simple poke can save your life, or will it? The COVID-19 vaccine has been called into question whether it’s worth it or not. Keely Johnson had no concerns as to getting the vaccine for her underlying...

Students are finding the act of keeping up with online school mentally draining. While many students have been told that they dont face the same on campus stress, but many students disagree.

The mental impact of being remote 

Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer December 21, 2020

It's 11:59 P.M., the computer reads “12 MISSING ASSIGNMENTS” while you frantically try to turn them all in. Your heart races and your breathing becomes louder as the thoughts of failure linger in your...

There is no one that will argue that 2020 has been unfavorable with a worldwide pandemic, locust swarms, wildfires and more on the ever growing list. These negative events make it difficult to see a sliver of light this year, but maybe there are positive aspects within this unreal time.

A light in the tunnel

Story by Zoe Rushing, staff writer December 17, 2020

You sit down in the living room as the TV comes alive and the news begins to play, and all that can be seen is disaster after disaster. The chaos of this year is never ending and can potentially make you...

The demand for a coronavirus vaccine has been here since March, yet now when we are in the early stages of the vaccine being released to the public, many turn their head in fear or suspicion.

Rumor has it

Story by Phoebe Neff, copy editor December 15, 2020

The demand for a coronavirus vaccine has been here since March, yet now when we are in the early stages of the vaccine being released to the public, many turn their head in fear or suspicion.  This...

In years past, there has been a reckoning that comes with the end of the semester.

Escaping exams

Story by Doug Kyles, news editor December 15, 2020

In years past, there has been a reckoning that comes with the end of the semester. As the days wind down until Christmast break, the academic stress on students usually does anything but that. However,...

Math teacher Cathryn Diaz sits behind her desk surrounded by disinfectants. Diaz recently battled COVID-19 while also fighting cancer.

On the frontlines

Story by Phoebe Neff, copy editor December 14, 2020

To math teacher Cathryn Diaz, Room 228 has been the place of her passion for five years. She loves her job and her students. However, this year brought something unprecedented: a deadly pandemic which...

There are so many different theories about the development and spread of COVID-19. A few of the common ideas include: China made it on purpose, it was created to sabotage the 2020 election and the virus developed from bats.

Conspiring the corona

Story by Reese Langdon, staff writer December 11, 2020

Lions. Tigers. Bats. Oh my!  There are so many different theories about the development and spread of COVID-19. A few of the common ideas include: China made it on purpose, it was created to sabotage...

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