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Night of Music at the Sound FX Show Dazzles

December 8, 2017 4:20pm | Sam Hennig

Over the weekend of Dec. 1, the Sound FX choir put on their first show of the season: True Colors. The show was one of non-stop fun, featuring music from hit shows and musicals that fit into the theme of showcasing one’s true colors. Junior […]

Sinfonia Orchestra Named the 2018 Texas Honor Orchestra

December 8, 2017 4:16pm | Rachel DeGroot

With speakers and microphones surrounding the stage, members of the Sinfonia Orchestra prepare to play a concert that they hope will captivate the audience and the panel of three judges who will receive the recording. Melodious sounds echo throughout the auditorium as the orchestra comenses […]

What Your Birthday Means

December 8, 2017 4:12pm | Nicole Ruopp

Many people wondered why they act a certain way; where they got their traits that make up their personality. Sometimes there are traits that one cannot trace back through their genes. Where does it come from? Some believe that astrology is the reason that we […]

Lacrosse Grows in Popularity

December 1, 2017 3:46pm | Lauren Buehler

With a stick in hand, sophomore Riley Lettow steps onto the turf field with her lacrosse teammates for the final game of the tournament. Sweat drips from her forehead as she sets up on the line with three other offensive players. The referee’s hand goes […]

Teachers Make Friends in the Workplace

November 30, 2017 4:21pm | Olivia Garrett

Quiet laughter can be heard from AP Language teacher Macey Godfrey’s room as Madalyn Taylor, another AP Language teacher sits by her desk long after the students have left. The pair is supposed to be planning for the last six weeks, but they get sidetracked […]

Directional Heroism to Lyrical Performance

November 30, 2017 3:16pm | Roque Techera

As marching band season comes to its conclusion for the year, the seniors say farewell to their marching careers in high school and the younger members are left with years of improvement and aspiration to come. The directional brass instruments specific for marching band such […]

Science Teachers Teach Unique Classes

November 14, 2017 6:03pm | Diego Rivera

The broad subject of science covers topics ranging from inorganic chemistry to biophysics. The Forensic Science and Aquatic Science classes incorporate various fields of science and delve deeper into their respective studies. Both classes largely focus their curriculums on labs and projects; they provide their […]

Uddin: Leading a Busy Life

November 14, 2017 3:53pm | Nivole Ruopp

Students gather in a classroom and slowly make their way around the room to find their seats. When they sit down, they start making light conversation with students  sitting next to them as they anticipate the club advisor’s arrival. When the teacher finally arrives dead […]

National Signing Day

November 9, 2017 3:18pm | Contributed

This year, Tompkins High School had nine seniors sign to their respective schools this National Signing Day. Signing Day is the first official day that high school seniors are able to sign to collegiate level sports teams.   Left to right Ryan Al-Tayar -UT Dallas-XC […]

Harvard Selects Stovern for Baseball

October 30, 2017 6:12pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

The ten-minute countdown before the game begins. The players are hit with a rush of adrenaline as they prepare to enter the field and hopefully secure a win. Nervousness empowers them to stay motivated and focused. When they enter the field, they are met with […]