A Project for Better Journalism chapter
Column

Fine Arts

Tommy Tunes and UIL One Act Play Results

March 21, 2018 3:19pm | Contributed

The Tompkins Theatre Company has had a busy year as they worked to put together Shrek and shortly after, Rabbit Hole. On March 10 they competed at the district UIL one act play contest at Katy High School with their performance of Rabbit Hole. In order to stand out […]

Signed Symmetry Through Theatre

March 1, 2018 3:41pm | Drew Van Chau

Two men sit side by side, both with glazed eyes and disheveled hair. They stand and walk in opposing directions, into mirrored scenery. Both start ranting at matching women, one raises his voice and the other raises his hands. Moving in conjunction, their sadness becomes […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jingle All The Way With the Band

December 8, 2017 4:19pm | Drew Van Chau

While sitting at home, a sudden sound begins to leak in from outside. A gentle beat, but it’s growing louder, slowly building on itself. Then, a gentle, methodical humming is introduced to the beat, and they both continue to grow. Peeking through the blinds, there’s […]