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Humans of OTHS

McManus Takes the Stage

October 25, 2019 2:42pm | Brianna Plake

It is the last day of school and as theatre director Mark McManus walks into the school he cannot contain his excitement for the plans he has for this summer. Every summer McManus expands his own resume beyond directing high school theatre. He goes out […]

Varsity Football Player Overcomes Injury

October 25, 2019 2:36pm | Rachel Bregnard

A coach’s whistle, drowned out by students’ screams, cried out into the night. The referee halted the varsity football game and prompted for the opposing teams, Katy and Tompkins, to send in new players. At his call junior Justin Bevrotte raced onto the field and […]

Avery Hodge Steps Up to the Plate

October 15, 2019 2:26pm | Brianna Plake

The hot Texas sun beams down as sophomore Avery Hodge hits her first pitch of the season. This year is not like all of the others. This year Hodge is not only a part of the Tompkins softball and volleyball team, but she is now […]

Shaffer Joins Family at Texas Tech

October 10, 2019 2:25pm | Nicole Ruopp

An 18-year-old pulls into his driveway after a long four months away at college. As he closes his car door, the university logo dangling from his mirror swings back and forth over the dashboard. As he walks toward the door, he passes another car in […]

Fighting Her Way Through Senior Year- A Student Boxer

September 26, 2019 3:06pm | Anna Berry

It is a typical Tuesday morning for senior Rufina Michael. At 4:00 in the morning, her alarm rings, and she, like any teenager, reluctantly gets up. Between the stress of homework and AP courses, she did not get much sleep, and where most of her […]

Being TikTok Famous

September 26, 2019 2:35pm | Vaishnavi Bhat

Sophomore Matheus Guia props his phone upon his windowsill, selects music and records himself. He proceeds to make hilarious and engaging videos, some of which have gained over a million views. Not only does Guia have over 59-thousand fans and 1.6 million hearts on his […]

Making Music: A High School Student Breaks Barriers

September 25, 2019 3:06pm | Nicole Ruopp

After spending seven hours at school reading, writing, learning and taking assessments; most students take time to relax after school. They watch TV, take a nap, or do any number of activities to destress. However, one student is not done working for his future after […]

Cornell Trains for Local Beauty Pagent

September 25, 2019 2:45pm | Rachel Bregnard

The sight before junior Taryn Cornell was a familiar one. Judges crowded around an ebony stage, stacks of lined paper firmly balled in the palm of their hand. Onlookers eagerly watched from their sea of velvet chairs, their necks outstretched in an attempt to catch […]

Quarterback Jalen Milroe Commits To Texas

September 11, 2019 2:56pm | Diego Martin

Word spread quickly throughout about junior Jalen Milroe. Milroe had been recently recruited by The University of Texas to perform on their Division 1 football team. Milroe is trying to finish school early to receive his career in professional football, and has always dreamed of […]

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 […]