Tiger Times

Photo Illustration by Bailey Groom

Self-taught stress relief

March 17, 2020

 A feeling of accomplishment rushes over her body as she finishes the last stitch. Thinking back to when she could barely finish one design, she stares at the embroidery she just completed in awe. Teaching oneself to do something can be difficult at times, but in the end, it is proof of what a pers...


Psychology of the teenage mind

January 17, 2020

The teenage brain undergoes many stressful situations throughout short periods of time, causing  most teens to hide their emotions and have difficulty openly talking about their problems. The teenage brain is very complex and has to work harder than adults in similar situations due to them not bein...

Baking away the stress

Baking away the stress

January 24, 2018

She whisks the yolks as she hums a soft melody, flour covering her shirt. Her mind is calm for the first time in weeks, her only worry being if she remembered to spray cooking oil in the bundt pan. My friends say that I’m “such a Paula Deen,” but baking is just something I’ve always enjoyed do...

A soothing melody

A soothing melody

December 11, 2017

It’s December. Not only does this mean Christmas is right around the corner, but it also means that end-of-semester exam time is approaching us, stomping toward us like a big scary giant that’s teasing us with the possibility of failing tests. To help keep the giant out of our heads, listening to ...

Sophomore Grace Hickey sits flustered in the mounds of boxes and stress that come with moving.

Cardboard anxiety

March 19, 2015

It seems that sometime in everyone’s life, they will be required to move. Whether it’s to a new house, new city or even that small cubicle of freedom one would call a college dorm, odds are you will move at some point in the future. With that being said, I urge you, beg you even, do NOT make the...

Junior Logan Smith feels the world revolving, spinning out of control as she bares the stress of school and grades.

Academic anxiety

December 18, 2014

The clock reads 1:43 a.m. as she flips yet another history page, trying to finish the chapter in time to begin another English paper and maybe get an early start on her physics homework that never ceases to confuse her. Her chest tightens as she realizes there is no way she is getting any sleep tonight,...

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