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It’s a Great Day to be a Falcon: Senior Top 10 Journey the Top

May 11, 2020 6:45pm | Caroline Hoffmann

The date is August of 2016, and students new to the high school scene scatter around the hallways of Tompkins’ Freshman Center, their bubbling excitement bursting with all the various possibilities of what the next four years of school could bring. Yet, just like binge-watching a […]

What’s up With my Senior Year?

April 2, 2020 5:14pm | Maya Shaffer

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, school ended abruptly, and classes started online. No one is really sure if we will return on May 4, as scheduled. Some are happy to get to do their schoolwork […]

Flying Away to Disney

April 2, 2020 4:48pm | Ella Hummeldorf

Recently the Tompkins Orchestra took a trip to Disney World. First, the Orchestra class took a connecting flight to New Orleans then took another plane to get to Disney World down in Florida. The class had two groups that split into smaller groups around the […]

Essential Heroes Of COVID-19

April 2, 2020 12:24am | Emma Vergara

Due to COVID-19, we are stuck inside and, as the new term describes, “social distancing.” Each day, we are staying inside in hopes that we do not help the spread of the new virus. We spend our time with members of our family, not leaving […]

Online Teaching: A Teacher’s Perspective

March 31, 2020 4:09pm | Diego Martin

Schools and districts all around the world are being shut down due to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, parents and teachers are left with questions as to how the districts will continue with their education. Due to the sudden shutdown, districts have […]

Ways to Stay in Touch During Quarantine

March 26, 2020 9:25pm | Jack Simpson

During this quarantine you may feel lonely not seeing the familiar faces you used to see so it’s important to stay in touch and stay sane during this time. Here are some helpful ways of interacting with those you miss.  FaceTime- though you can’t see […]

Stay Healthy in the Comfort of Home

March 26, 2020 9:15pm | Brianna Plake

  Due to the closure of school for the time being, it is easy to lose healthy habits when stuck inside one’s home. Here are some simple ways that can help solve that issue. Exercise:  Although most gyms are closed, people can still workout in the […]

The New Normal- Effects of Coronavirus

March 26, 2020 7:12pm | Madison Isom

The COVID-19, novel virus overwhelms the headlines, such as sports shutting down or the Houston Rodeo being shut down prematurely. The virus is raising concerns for students and adults across the nation, especially students who are playing in season sports like senior Avery Witten, varsity […]

Isom’s Important Job

March 25, 2020 8:31pm | Anna Berry

Empty shelves and long lines have become the new reality faced at grocery stores across the nation. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 12, 2020, which subsequently sent panic buyers into a frenzy. On Friday the 13th, an already […]

Time to Relax: Stress Awareness Month

March 25, 2020 6:14pm | Sneha Raghavan

Stress is a common factor in most people’s lives, despite the vast variety of activities they experience. April is Stress Awareness Month, which focuses on creating awareness about personal stress and finding ways to cope with it. Stress awareness begins with identifying causes of stress, […]