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Once Upon This Theatre

December 4, 2018 3:47pm | Tyler Olmo

Tompkins Theatre Company rustles about the stage as they prepare for one of their numerous rehearsals which precede the night that they spend months preparing for. Sets are built, mistakes are made, and actors learn their lines in excitement at the prospect of putting on […]

FFA Members Prepare for the Progress Show

December 4, 2018 3:38pm | Rachel Bregnard

Under the colorful glare of a makeshift tent, rests a vacant patch paved with dirt. Turquoise bleachers rose high into the air and wrapped around the untouched area. Dozens of members of the community crowded the stands in an attempt to catch a glimpse of […]

The Falcon Golfers Swing in the Season

December 3, 2018 3:40pm | Nicole Ruopp

A ball is placed on a tee. A driver is swung and the ball flies through the air with a cracking sound that can only be associated with a great shot down the middle. The golfer slides their club back into their navy, crimson and […]

Sound FX Performs Their First Show of the Year

November 30, 2018 3:50pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

Powerful music echoes through the performing arts center to build up the excitement in the audience before the show begins. Footsteps can be heard behind the closed curtains as the performers take their positions on the stage for the opening song. After months of rehearsing, […]

Garba: Students Celebrate Culture

November 12, 2018 4:04pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

A spur of colors can be seen as people in the Indian community gather to dance to music. Their liveliness fills the air as even the reverberating music cannot drown out the laughter that can be heard. Everyone enjoys being among their friends and family […]

Tompkins’s Band Advances to Area

November 12, 2018 3:51pm | Rachel Bregnard

In perfect union, the dancers’ bodies twirled and spun. Flags of every shape and size soared across the indigo sky, creating a hurricane of color with every careful movement. With each rise and fall of the dancers’ instrument, the surrounding band bellowed out a series […]

Spartans, Falcons and Tigers Butt Heads in District 19-6A Football

November 8, 2018 4:09pm | Nicole Ruopp

The crowd. The noise. The lights. It is Friday night football in Texas and this game is more intense than the others. The stands are packed with both sides of Rhodes Stadium filled with students in navy, orange or red. School rivalries have been present […]

Tankersley Learns the Ropes of Modeling

October 23, 2018 2:35pm | Olivia Garrett

With the sudden rise of social media modeling, more girls and guys alike have the opportunity to give the business a go. Rather than having to travel to meet with agents and go to castings, models are found quickly on Instagram and Twitter. These sites […]

Tompkins TSA Takes Off

October 22, 2018 2:47pm | Sneha Raghavan

Tompkins students have banded together to introduce a new chapter of the Technology Student Association. TSA is a national organization centered around competition in various fields, including design, construction and other computer-aided projects. “TSA is geared toward anyone who wants to learn anything,” said sophomore […]

Father and Son Take on High School Together

October 22, 2018 2:34pm | Tyler Olmo

High school is a tough time for everyone involved. There are newfound stressors for the students and for the parents of the students. It is a time of radical social changes for students, and parents oftentimes struggle with helping their children in a time that […]