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Humans of OTHS

Journalism Students Help Out at Jenks Elementary

December 19, 2019 7:55pm | Nicole Ruopp

Five Journalism students will spend an hour several times throughout the school year helping the students at MayDell Jenks Elementary School establish a magazine. Caroline Hoffmann, Melody Lu, Nicole Ruopp, Gabbie Bacani, and Jared Escobar are the seniors helping out the young students. Jenks Elementary […]

Hernandez participates in Miss Quinceañera

December 17, 2019 3:55pm | Vanessa Caceres

 As the stage lights turn on, she gracefully walks across the stage while hundreds of heads turn in awe and admiration. The judges quickly write down compliments and criticism. Nervously, she reaches the end of the stage and presents herself to the crowd.  Junior Leonor […]

Stevenson Breaks Cross Country Records

December 4, 2019 3:37pm | Rachel Bregnard

Donning nothing more than a colorful pair of running shorts and a faded top, junior Addy Stevenson crept out from the dark. She reached out and gingerly brushed the tips of her fingers against the wallpaper. Her hand collided with a piece of hard plastic […]

Wernig lives the Life of a Dramaturg

December 3, 2019 3:44pm | Vaishnavi Bhat

All teachers have amazing hidden talents and hobbies. While some enjoy gardening and others are great musicians, English teacher, Amy Wernig, is a dramaturg. “”I’m a dramaturg, a theatre artist who works with playwrights to help them craft their plays,” said Wernig, “I absolutely love […]

Teach While Studying and Study While Teaching

November 14, 2019 3:30pm | Anna Berry

Education is the foundation for which future success is determined. Teachers are some of the most selfless individuals. Countless hours in their day is spent on teaching, communicating with, and worrying about their hundreds of students. Anyone in their right mind would question how teachers […]

McVey Stated “Coach of The Week”

November 14, 2019 3:15pm | Diego Martin

One of the key parts of each program is having a coach who is trustworthy and intelligent, coaches are an important factor into the team’s overall success and McVey portrays all of these qualities successfully. Since 2017, Todd McVey has been in charge 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 […]