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Floral by Design

September 17, 2018 2:30pm | Brooke Lorenzo

Floral design is the art of using flowers and other compositions to build a floral arrangement that is pleasing to the eye. As it is said, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Students at Tompkins High School have perfected floral design to […]

OTHS Debate Competition Results

September 17, 2018 2:28pm | Tyler Olmo

Foreign Extemp: 1st – Siddhant Puranik 3rd – Anagha Tirumalai Domestic Extemp: 2nd – Rehan Rupawalla **TFA State Qualified** 3rd – Saanika Halapeti Oratory: 2nd – Elysia Wu Informative Speaking: 3rd – Nicholas Khami Dramatic Interpretation: 6th – Monica Nag Public Forum Debate: 3rd – […]

Stay Organized During the School Year

September 11, 2018 3:01pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

The sound of paper wrinkling reverberates throughout the classroom as students hurriedly attempt to clean up their desk space after the bell rings. While in a rush to get to their next class, they cram assignments and notes into the open space of their backpack. […]

New Teachers Hop Into Action

September 11, 2018 3:00pm | Tyler Olmo

As the new year starts, students set in to the routine of adjusting to their new classes, teachers and peers. However, what often goes unnoticed by students is that their new teachers are often facing these very same issues. Teachers are tasked with learning hundreds […]

How Journalism Affects the Community

May 2, 2018 3:03pm | Quill & Scroll Seniors

Quill & Scroll Seniors Reflect on How Journalism has Impacted Them and Their Communities Maddie Fossitt For the last three years, I have been a part of Tompkins’ newspaper The Nest and website Nestline. Being a writer has enabled me to keep students, teachers and […]

Student Council, Sun Sets on the School Year

April 17, 2018 2:50pm | Drew Van Chau

Student council is currently planning for the end of the year with an array of senior events and are already beginning to plan for the upcoming year’s Homecoming.   “Right now we’re training our new officers for next year by having them plan Homecoming and […]

Sanders’ Folk Project

April 11, 2018 2:24pm | Roque Techera

They strum away at a moderate tempo and a harmony filled melody in a bar late at night. As the minutes go by, time encircles the room with their passion-filled song. The crowd grooves along and enjoys the lively composition of this small, local, folk […]

From Tompkins to Germany

April 10, 2018 4:01pm | Drew Van Chau

This summer junior Aditi Prabhu will be going on an all-expense paid trip to Germany through the National German Exam for High School Students sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German after she scored within the 96th percentile on the level three 2018 […]

Seniors’ Favorite Class

April 10, 2018 3:15pm | Maddie Fossit

  Jeremy Bravo “AP US History with Mr. Gigliotti. I didn’t like the subject so much, but Mr. Gigliotti was an awesome teacher. He was able to make a boring topic much more entertaining.” Jaerin Jeong “AP Studio Art with Mrs. Skinner has been my […]

ASL Club Organizes Concert

April 10, 2018 3:10pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

Silence echoes through the auditorium as each performer steps on stage. The music starts playing, but no words are uttered. Instead, each performer expresses the song lyrics through sign language, a visual form of communication through hand gestures and facial expressions. This two hour concert […]