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Green steers PACE

January 30, 2020 4:18pm | Luciana Alvarez

Students at the PACE program were required to be at school before 1:15 pm. Senior Kanachi Weli’s schedule ranged from 1:06-1:20 pm, and this was the same for all the students. PACE took only two classes in the afternoon, making it different from the rest […]

The Man, The Myth, The Officer

January 28, 2020 6:35pm | Anna Berry

It’s a blazing 96 degrees outside. The south Texas humidity is so thick that you could probably stir it. Tompkins students are rushing home from their long day at school, to the comfort of their air conditioned homes, looking forward to maybe a dip in […]

Money Management for Teens

January 24, 2020 3:50pm | Emma Vergara

Money Management for Teens             The teenage years are used as a transition from child to adult. It stands as a trial period where teens get freedoms, but still, have to listen to whatever the adult says. One thing teens have to learn when they […]

Realities of LGBT+ Students

January 24, 2020 3:42pm | Emily Sobel

     *Names changed for privacy. It’s a normal school day for sophomore *Susan Roberts. She woke up, ate breakfast, and made it to school by 7:10 a.m. Sitting with her friends in the hallway, they discuss a variety of topics, which soon turn to crushes. […]

Tubbs Designs Intricate Cakes

January 24, 2020 3:41pm | Vaishnavi Bhat

When she first started her job working at an ice-cream shop in June of 2019, Senior Catherine Tubbs felt like there was something new and creative she could do to make her job more fun and enjoyable for both herself and her customers. Since she […]

Tompkins Student Releases Debut Novel

January 22, 2020 3:32pm | Rachel Bregnard

Junior Rachel Muralitharan quietly sat at the head of an ebony table and stared at the laptop before her. The screen displayed a loading icon and, in the background, a website with a familiar logo constructed primarily by bright shades of orange and blue. Over […]

Fill the Halls with Song This Valentine’s

January 22, 2020 3:23pm | Nicole Ruopp

A classroom is filled with many students in desks, deep in small group discussions, when a loud knock causes 31 heads to turn towards the back of the room. When the door swings open, a student dressed in red walks in. The special guest calls […]

How to Celebrate Christmas Around the World

January 8, 2020 4:10pm | Rachel Bregnard

Gingerly, a father reaches deep into the confines of a wooden box. His hand quickly returns, a glass ornament held tenderly between his fingers. He turns to his wife, who is currently hanging the last stocking, and the pair share a smile. He turns to […]

Human Trafficking: A Pressing Dilemma

December 19, 2019 8:29pm | Gabby Andino

As the growth of human trafficking multiplies, it withdraws the warm and comforting feeling that Katy is a safe and welcoming place. It is important that students retain knowledge of what human trafficking is and how they can prevent becoming a possible victim. Human trafficking is […]

A Closer Look On Close-Up

December 19, 2019 8:19pm | Raegan Ervin

Students board the airplane as they anxiously await their trip to Washington D.C. They have been looking forward to this trip for months, and now they can finally experience a week that they will never forget. Throughout the week they will get the opportunity to […]