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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 […]

Teachers Best Memories From High School

April 10, 2018 3:07pm | Caroline Hoffman

High school: the first step towards the future. It is the journey that incorporates the discovery of what one wants to do, finding their first love and the mistakes that one makes and fixes due to adolescence. It is a time when one finds out […]

Library Calls All Poets

April 10, 2018 3:03pm | Nicole Ruopp

On April 24, various students and faculty will gather in the Tompkins library and await exceptional news. The Tompkins librarians and leaders of the Creative Writing Club will walk up to the front of the room, holding in their hands the results of this year’s […]

Students Get a First Look into an Investigation

April 10, 2018 2:55pm | Sam Hennig

As the forensic students of Tompkins High School headed into the Katy ISD Steam Center, the actors prepared to take part in an investigation simulation that the students would attempt to solve with their skills from forensics class. Junior Noelle Chesser got the opportunity to […]

Journalism Students Meet Professional Journalists: Field Trip to Houston Chronicle

April 10, 2018 2:54pm | Fabiana Chaparro

Journalists sit in their respective areas as their fingers furiously type on their keyboards. They are attempting to meet a tight deadline, and the air of focus in the newsroom is nearly palpable. The top floor, where all the journalists sit to write articles, is […]