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Hear the Truth about Vaping

December 18, 2018 4:08pm | Madison Isom

Vaping has become the new buzz of the 21st century. Coming out as a good alternative for adults using cigarettes, these products are ending up in the hands of teens. Tompkins main campus nurse, Janna Gremillion has seen many students come in affected by being […]

Have a Jingle Jam Christmas

December 17, 2018 4:52pm | Ella Hummeldorf

“Jingle Bell Rock” blasts down the street as the marching band walks down the road. The band directors talk to one another to decide what song to play next. As the band finishes the song, the dummers bang on their drums to continue the tempo. […]

Come to the Creative Side: The Artistic Life of Grimm

December 17, 2018 4:49pm | Sneha Raghavan

As her art class works on their latest project, McKenzie Grimm stands at a table, glazing her newest mug. She jokes with the students and gives them tips on their pieces as her own masterpiece blooms to life in her hands. Each day, Grimm comes […]

FFA Progress Show Results

December 17, 2018 4:10pm | Contributed

The FFA Advisors are PROUD to announce that Tompkins FFA had a phenomenal showing at the KISD Progress Show last Friday night and Saturday morning. The Progress Show is a practice in preparation for the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo, which occurs every year […]

Every Teenager’s Guide to Creating a Resume

December 17, 2018 4:07pm | Rachel Bregnard

A resume is brief recording of a person’s achievements, education and prior experience. Its primary use is to present a list of positive qualifications when applying for various jobs. However, many teenagers and young adults overlook the several items to consider before creating a resume. […]

Tompkins Joins the Melting Pot

December 17, 2018 4:00pm | Riya Kale

With an extremely diverse student population, it is no wonder that Tompkins is home to a plethora of ethnic clubs. These clubs provide students with a place to bond over a common background and celebrate their shared cultures. Furthermore, by housing these clubs at Tompkins […]

Acting Superintendent Takes Control

December 17, 2018 3:59pm | Tyler Olmo

In Katy ISD, with the retirement of Dr. Hindt, school administrators and officials are in the process of determining who will become the next Superintendent. For the time being, the Board of Trustees have appointed former Deputy Superintendent Kenneth Gregorski to perform the actions of […]

DIY: Holiday Crafts

December 17, 2018 3:59pm | Gabby Andino

T’was the week before Christmas, when all through the home, there is nothing to do, not a craft to be seen. Play some Holiday tunes, get out your scissors and glue, here are a few craft ideas for you and your crew.   Paint Chip […]

National Honor Society Appreciates Tompkins Custodians

December 17, 2018 3:53pm | Nicole Ruopp

Dusted shelves, vacuumed floors and clean bathrooms is what Tompkins students, staff and administration come to find every day at school. Tompkins High School custodians are the reason that its students can learn in a clean and sanitary environment every day. NHS president, Vincent Bruce […]

Students Prepare for Finals

December 17, 2018 3:37pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

As the first semester comes to an end there is one task that makes the month of December dreadful: studying for finals. As the daunting week approaches, the determination of students to either acquire or keep their desired letter grade in classes motivates them to […]