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Humans of OTHS

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 […]

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 […]