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Humans of OTHS

Uddin: Leading a Busy Life

November 14, 2017 3:53pm | Nivole Ruopp

Students gather in a classroom and slowly make their way around the room to find their seats. When they sit down, they start making light conversation with students  sitting next to them as they anticipate the club advisor’s arrival. When the teacher finally arrives dead […]

National Signing Day

November 9, 2017 3:18pm | Contributed

This year, Tompkins High School had nine seniors sign to their respective schools this National Signing Day. Signing Day is the first official day that high school seniors are able to sign to collegiate level sports teams.   Left to right Ryan Al-Tayar -UT Dallas-XC […]


May 11, 2017 3:24pm | Maddie Fossitt

“My whole life I was jealous of people who could eat anything without any restrictions. I always wondered if Big Macs or Whoppers were overrated by Americans, or if they actually were that good. I never knew what fast food tasted like, because I am […]

Let the Hair Speak About the Soul

April 13, 2017 2:05pm | Giulia Campos

How each person styles their hair can say so much about them. Whether their hair is jet black or neon green, pixie cut or hip length, others will always generate their own assumptions based on their visual perceptions. It is a natural tendency and everyone […]

Christian Clarke

April 13, 2017 1:51pm | Yazmin Luna

“I was always interested in drawing and everything, and even in college I took some art classes but above all, science was the thing that interested me the most. Graphic Design was more of a hobby and chemistry was my true passion. A teacher I […]

Amy Frey

February 15, 2017 4:17pm | Yazmin Luna

“This is my fourth year at Tompkins and my eleventh year teaching. Being a charter member of the staff and having the opportunity to open a new school was a fascinating process. The changes that have occurred on campus in just four years are mind-boggling; […]

Librarian and Librarian Aide Q+A

January 13, 2017 4:06pm | Maddie Fossitt

What is your favorite…   …novel? Michelle Tuttle: My favorite novel is the young adult book All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.   Julie Scanlon: My favorite book is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. It’s just a great classic story about […]

Cami Geiger

January 13, 2017 4:01pm | Sandra Sadek

“I was looking into a magazine and I saw a couple, a girl and a guy, dancing together and I turned to my mom and said ‘Mom, I want to do this’. So we found a dance studio near us that did ballroom dancing. I […]

Christian Wood

December 1, 2016 3:38pm | Kylie Wakulat

“I started drawing when I was around 6 years old. When I was 6 I was obsessed with everything Star Wars, so one day I decided to attempt to draw a Clone Trooper. The first one that I drew obviously came out rough, so I […]

Charles Schmidt

November 17, 2016 3:24pm | Riya Kale

“I’m in HOSA, NHS, NAHS, and FORCE and I’ve been involved in Boy Scouts since I was in first grade. I started as a Tiger Scout and my father and grandfather have been really involved in it, and they got me into Boy Scouts. I’m […]