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Talented Artists Compete at VASE

February 15, 2018 4:09pm | Rachel DeGroot

Nervous smiles and subtle anxiety can be seen and felt throughout the crowd of art students as they wait to load the buses with their completed works. Reciting their speeches in their heads, the students mentally prepare to present their piece in front of a […]

Daydreamers Send Out Their Love in Song

February 15, 2018 4:04pm | Roque Techera

They traversed the school hallways on a special day filled with harmony and singing from one classroom to the other. There were many preparations leading up to this very special day. The Choir program, on Feb. 13, released their carefully chosen valentines contracted by the […]

Dance I Performs at DEAL Contest

February 8, 2018 3:38pm | Contributed

Dance I students participated in the Dance Educators Assessment of Learning (DEAL) contest Feb. 6 and earned a division one ranking. The DEAL organization strives to align itself with similar UIL competitions for other performance-based fine arts like band, orchestra, theater and choir. The goal of […]

In Remembrance – 12 Strong: Movie Review

February 6, 2018 2:03pm | Fabiana

Directors have created films detailing the events before, during, and after the fall of the twin World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. From documentaries to thrillers to high-speed action, these films have encompassed many aspects of both the victims and the perpetrators of […]

Scholastic Art Winners

February 1, 2018 3:56pm | Contributed

The regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have been announced with many Tompkins students winning awards. This is a great honor for those students who received awards, because teachers had a limited number of slots for students to compete in. Gold Key winning entries will […]

Partners in Mathematics and Science: A Theatrical Performance

January 31, 2018 3:39pm | Drew Van Chau

Students are piling into the PAC. Rows upon rows of seats are filled as more students stream in. A low murmur of chatter reverberates around the padded room as students begin to become rowdy in their wait for their show to begin. As the last […]

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Winners

January 30, 2018 4:06pm | Contributed

For many months Tompkins art students have been working diligently on western and native themed pieces to be judged at Houston Rodeo art competition. Their hard work was recognized during judging, for Tompkins the most 2-D and 3-D work in our district selected for awards […]

Superhero Movies to Look for in 2018

January 24, 2018 6:48pm | Diego Rivera

Saving the world, wielding supernatural powers and wearing a cool suit while doing it attracts moviegoers to watch superhero movies. In 2017, five of the 12 highest-grossing films were superhero movies: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, “Justice League”, “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Wonder […]

A Reflection on the Video Games of 2017

January 22, 2018 3:54pm | Rachel DeGroot

Reflecting on the most enjoyable parts of 2017 is one of the many activities that people embrace as they enter into a new year. While people often address the monumental social and political changes that rocked the nation, there are also other aspects of daily […]

Tompkins Choir All-State Students

January 22, 2018 3:50pm | Contributed

Tompkins Choir had three area candidates compete at the Texas All-State Competition Sat. 20. To be an area candidate, these students had to learn and compete advanced, collegiate level repertoire as well as sight-read and excerpt they have never seen in front of a panel […]