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Tigers lead the way

Upperclassmen provide freshmen with an experience of Texas High
While cheering along during the THS chant, Senior Blaise Larry-Cox exemplifies school spirit for the incoming Freshman. Texas High School hosted its annual Tiger Camp on Aug. 12, 2023.

Chants of “Who ya with?” echo from the Tiger Camp pep rally from cheerleaders, and freshmen answer with “T-High!”

On Aug. 12, parents and freshmen attended Tiger Camp to get an introduction to the high school atmosphere before the start of school. Student council members led campus tours, distributed bus passes and student IDs, and answered questions about student life at Texas High.

“Tiger camp is for the freshman to get an idea of what the campus is like and learn about the traditions and chants that we do,” sophomore Meredith McPhaul said.

This benefits them because they get to meet some people that are older and can show them around.

— Kateleigh Brook

Upperclassmen divided the incoming freshmen into groups and gave them personal tours around campus, answering questions along the way.

“This year was different because we played games as a group, and our divisions were more organized,” sophomore Meredith McPhaul said.

Many students volunteering to work the event pointed out some of the improvements and differences from this year compared to the previous. Some of these included the tour routes, interactive games, and overall presentation.

“Although a lot of aspects of Tiger Camp were similar to last year, one difference we had was [checking in]  the students in the PAC instead of the gym,” sophomore Kateleigh Brook said. “I think that having the students enter the PAC first was an easy way to prevent cluster or confusion.”

Freshmen participated in games and activities in places such as the Dan Haskins Student Center, The Pit and classrooms to familiarize themselves with the campus.

“My favorite part was the pep rally,” freshman Alayna Wilson said. “I liked the high steppers.”

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About the Contributors
Kunan Anjum, Staff writer
Kunan Anjum is a first-year staff writer for THS Publications. Apart from newspaper, he is involved in several other groups including Robotics Club and ASPIRE. Formerly a competitive tennis player for Texas High School, Anjum has moved on to other hobbies like hitting the gym, listening to music, and walking his dog. 
Nadia Lopez, Visual Journalist
Nadia Lopez is sophomore and a first-year staff member for THS Publications. Apart from this she is a member of Mu Alpha Theta and a new member of Rosebuds. She loves to hang out with friends, watch shows and take pictures. She wants to travel the world and is starting her journey by traveling to France and England in the summer. After High school she wants to peruse her studies in the medical field.
Annie Smith, Staff Writer
Sophomore Annie Smith is a first-year staff member of THS Publications. Annie is interested in the animal sciences and considers pursuing a career in that field. She hopes to try and experience new things. Academics are very important to her and she works hard in her classes to keep up with her grades.  Annie tends to stress easily but is a hard worker and tries her best in all that she does.  
Kristina Colburn, Assignments Editor

Kristina Colburn is currently the Photo Assignments Editor for THS Publications. She is also a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, AP Ambassadors, HOSA, Model UN and the Multicultural Club. In her spare time, Kristina likes to relax and listen to music, shop online, thrift and occasionally pick up a book. In addition, she likes to travel. She has been to France and Spain, and is hoping she can travel more in the upcoming years. In the future, Kristina aims to major in Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas or Anthropology at Baylor University.

Anna Haley, Photo Editor
Anna Haley is a second-year staff writer for Tiger Times as well as the Newspaper and Yearbook Photo Editor. She loves to hunt, fish, take photos and make graphics. If she isn’t doing any of those, she is in her backyard with her dog. She is one of the Top 10 Photographers in Texas and hopes to be a recurring member. Anna is excited about the new year as Photo editor!

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