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Humans of OTHS

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 […]

Aigner Dives his Way through School

April 15, 2019 1:55pm | Olivia McLellan

“Matthew Aigner from Tompkins High School doing a one and a half,” one of the judges says. His heart races as he is up next. His coach and teammates watch as he gets on the board. He takes a deep breath and starts. His entry […]

The Life of a Busy Aerialist

April 15, 2019 1:42pm | Andrea Lizarraga

She’s at the backstage door, scanning through all the people in the audience. “Ladies and gentleman, Valerie Salazar!” said Ulises. A mix of emotions go through her head, but she walks out to her starting position. The audience admires how beautiful she looks with her […]

A Teacher’s Influence on their Students

April 15, 2019 1:16pm | Jesus Mendez

He watches over them as their minds wander and work. Pencils scribble and fidgeting fingers tap lightly on the wooden desks as the timer dwindles down. Only 20 minutes left and many are struggling to write the next paragraph or the next sentence with precision […]

Nguyen Dreams Since 12

April 15, 2019 1:09pm | Emma Vergara

This is the moment she had waited for since she was a kid. Her foot patted the floor impatiently. The line felt over ten miles long despite the small room being only 45 feet long. Each person that entered the room spent over an hour […]

Monette Behind The Mission for Conservative Club

March 18, 2019 1:32pm | Anna Berry

It is a typical Thursday afternoon. The dismissal bell rings at 2:35, and like ants, kids begin scattering out every exit to head home. However, sophomore Tomas Monette stays behind and heads to room 1612. There, he finds a room full of kids who are […]

Tran Reaches for Greatness

December 18, 2018 5:24pm | Lauren Buehler

The crowd is silent as the two boys glared each other down from opposite ends of the table. Senior Michael Minh Tran patiently awaits for his opponents serve. Sweat was drizzling from his forehead, while is arm ached as the scoreboard revealed that this was […]

Come to the Creative Side: The Artistic Life of Grimm

December 17, 2018 4:49pm | Sneha Raghavan

As her art class works on their latest project, McKenzie Grimm stands at a table, glazing her newest mug. She jokes with the students and gives them tips on their pieces as her own masterpiece blooms to life in her hands. Each day, Grimm comes […]

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 […]

Coach Merrell Demonstrates Effective Time Management Skills

October 9, 2018 2:38pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

The sound of the alarm clock echoes through Allison Merrell’s bedroom. Before beginning another one of her busy days, she takes some time to plan out its events. As she sits down with her cup of morning coffee, she takes a few minutes to enjoy […]