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Sexton Wins Grand Champion in the Katy ISD Livestock Show

April 10, 2018 2:52pm | Lexee Decman

This year, Katy ISD celebrated the 75th annual Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show from Feb. 14 to 17. Students from all Katy ISD schools competed showing steers, goats, lambs, swines, broilers and rabbits. The public was able to support the FFA students through auction and […]

Jazz Band Meets Crawfish

April 10, 2018 2:29pm | Tyler Olmo

The crowd buzzed as people made their way through the festival. Mountains of crawfish stacked upon tables as ravenous guests tore through them. Throughout the festival, the sounds of jazz music filled the air along with aroma of the various spices and seasonings to be […]

Student Athletes Wow Crowd with First Time Improv

April 6, 2018 3:17pm | Olivia Garrett

The doors to the Tompkins blackbox open and the crowd files in, but behind the scenes of this Comedysportz match there is a twist. Captains senior Frank Rivera and junior Noelle Chesser must work extra hard to prepare their teams because they are now made […]

Art and Practicality Meet: Music’s Uses

March 26, 2018 3:06pm | Fabiana Chapparo

Music flows through the orchestra room, a variety of instruments making a cacophony of sounds that may sound chaotic at first, but if one listens closer, it is a perfect blend. There are students with eyes closed, simply listening to the music. Others prefer to […]

Smart Decisions, Good Life How to Accomplish Self-Management

March 26, 2018 3:01pm | Lauren Buehler

This August, thousands of graduated high school seniors will embark on a new journey and travel to a college they have chosen to attend. With the thousands of incoming college freshmen just stepping into a new chapter of their story, the college seniors will be […]

Best Wing forward: Falcons Prepare for AP Exams

March 26, 2018 2:40pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

As AP exams draw closer, the determination to acquire college credit hours prompts students to begin studying. Students use a variety of study techniques to increase their confidence of being prepared. Their responsibility to plan ahead and follow through with that plan results in the […]

Abby McKaskle: A Leader of Her Class

March 25, 2018 11:12pm | Rachel DeGroot

Ideas swirl through senior Abby McKaskle’s head as she settles down to begin working on her newest assignment. Unlike her common class work, McKaskle feels the weight of the entire senior class on her shoulders as she raises the screen of her laptop to begin […]

Carrying the Keys to Success

March 23, 2018 4:19pm | Riya Kale

Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. A growing organization with global reach, it has thousands of chapters in more than 38 countries. High school student members of Key Club perform […]

A Stroll in the Life of Park

March 23, 2018 3:14pm | Lexee Decman

Ashley Park is Tompkins NHS director, English department chair and an AP Literature teacher. She had been at Morton Ranch High School for seven years prior to coming to Tompkins five years ago. When she started at Tompkins, the school had just opened so there […]

Journalism Takes on the Big Apple

March 23, 2018 3:11pm | Sam Hennig

Over spring break, journalism students from all over the country gathered at Columbia University of New York City to attend a variety of panels and sessions about journalism. Of these students, three students from Tompkins High School along with their journalism teacher, Shetye Cypher, got […]