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Hurst Receives Theatre Scholarship

May 20, 2019 3:12pm | Gabby Andino

As the audience falls silent, a curtain opens and a fulgent light arises dramatically flashing around the theatre. Music begins to echo around the room electrifying the audience as the actors rush onto the stage and begin the show. An optimistic rush of adrenaline rushes […]

Seniors Say Goodbye to Fine Arts

May 20, 2019 2:52pm | Maddie Porter

Participating in a performing fine art such as band, choir, orchestra, or theater all throughout high school takes commitment and dedication. For those students who have participated in a fine art all four years, they have endured a constant push towards playing an instrument, singing, […]

The Last Farewell (Mr.Cherry)

May 20, 2019 2:48pm | Vanessa Caceres

As the school year ends, students are getting ready for the summer and teachers are saying their last goodbyes to their students. Another chapter closes, but another chapter opens for opportunity. Jeffrey Cherry has been teaching forĀ  38 years and has been teaching since Tompkins […]

Student Wins the World Dance Competition

May 20, 2019 2:40pm | Rachel Bregnard

Under the glare of fluorescent lights, the members of Imperial Athletics, one of the many teams invited to the World Dance Competition, enter the ebony dance floor. One dancer, donning the same black outfit as her peers, quickly positions herself in front of the crowd […]

Girls Gear up for Powder Puff

May 16, 2019 3:17pm | Nicole Ruopp

A football is thrown through the air and intercepted by a wide receiver, as they run towards the end zone. They sprint as fast as they can, avoiding other players trying to pull off their flag. On the field, twenty-two girls are sprinting and competing […]

Dolotina Rises to the Top of the Tompkins 2019 Class

May 16, 2019 2:58pm | Tyler Olmo

Senior Ivan Dolatina stands center-stage amongst a cheering crowd. He has just been chosen for the highest award that can be given to any student at Tompkins, the Falcon Award. He is one of two students to win such an award, one boy and one […]

Sinz Takes First at Regional Tournament

May 2, 2019 2:51pm | Nicole Ruopp

  A golfer walks up to the first tee with her driver. She places the ball on a tee and steps back to take a couple of practice swings. After a couple of attempts, she steps up to the ball and swings with precision to […]

Quill & Scroll Seniors Volunteer at Houston Food Bank

April 26, 2019 5:56pm | Shetye Cypher

Morgan Murphy Helping others has always been a passion of mine, whether it’s serving those that are underprivileged or simply being a listening ear when a friend is going through a hard time. While volunteering at the Houston Food Bank, I was able to fulfill […]

Tompkins Student Earns Perfect 36 on ACT

April 18, 2019 3:10pm | Nicole Ruopp

A student meticulously writes down information on notebook paper, as his teacher lectures for 50 minutes straight. He not only pays attention, but he absorbs the knowledge that is being thrown at him in order to help him in the future. When the bell rings […]

Visit L.A. with Cavalettes

April 18, 2019 3:03pm | Brooke Lorenzo

The Crimson Cavalettes have dominated the dance floor this year. As contest season comes to a close, the Cavalettes have clenched first place in their district category and won several grand champion victories. Recently, the team traveled to Los Angeles to take classes on new […]