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Girls Gear up for Powder Puff

May 16, 2019 3:17pm | Nicole Ruopp

A football is thrown through the air and intercepted by a wide receiver, as they run towards the end zone. They sprint as fast as they can, avoiding other players trying to pull off their flag. On the field, twenty-two girls are sprinting and competing […]

Dolotina Rises to the Top of the Tompkins 2019 Class

May 16, 2019 2:58pm | Tyler Olmo

Senior Ivan Dolatina stands center-stage amongst a cheering crowd. He has just been chosen for the highest award that can be given to any student at Tompkins, the Falcon Award. He is one of two students to win such an award, one boy and one […]

Sinz Takes First at Regional Tournament

May 2, 2019 2:51pm | Nicole Ruopp

  A golfer walks up to the first tee with her driver. She places the ball on a tee and steps back to take a couple of practice swings. After a couple of attempts, she steps up to the ball and swings with precision to […]

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 […]

Tompkins Student Earns Perfect 36 on ACT

April 18, 2019 3:10pm | Nicole Ruopp

A student meticulously writes down information on notebook paper, as his teacher lectures for 50 minutes straight. He not only pays attention, but he absorbs the knowledge that is being thrown at him in order to help him in the future. When the bell rings […]

Visit L.A. with Cavalettes

April 18, 2019 3:03pm | Brooke Lorenzo

The Crimson Cavalettes have dominated the dance floor this year. As contest season comes to a close, the Cavalettes have clenched first place in their district category and won several grand champion victories. Recently, the team traveled to Los Angeles to take classes on new […]

Varsity Golf District Tournament Results

April 18, 2019 2:34pm | Contributed

Last week, the Falcon Varsity Golf teams just wrapped up play at the district tournament. The boys and girls teams both finished in 3rd place. Individually, the girls were led by Junior Elina Sinz shooting a 73-68 (-3 total) winning the district individual championship by three […]

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 […]