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Students Begin Raising for Livestock Show Season

October 30, 2017 3:14pm | Lexee Decman

On Oct. 7, 2017, FFA students from all over the district attended animal selection in order to obtain an animal to raise for the next five months. The students will feed, walk, bathe and groom their animals to be the best that they can be […]

Painting Tompkins Spirit: NAHS Wrestling Mural Comes to Life

October 30, 2017 2:41pm | Rachel DeGroot

Vibrant brushstrokes of crimson and navy are carefully painted on to the white brick wall by National Art Honor Society (NAHS) students, giving what was once a mundane surface, a pop of Tompkins spirit. Spreading spirit through creativity and masterfully designed work, NAHS works diligently […]

Language Societies: Their Impact on Diversity at Tompkins

October 30, 2017 2:31pm | Caroline Hoffmann

Students fill the classrooms at Tompkins, desperately watching the clocks as some count down the last few minutes of seventh period. Down the language hallways, the various Spanish and French teachers lecture the students on their perspective speech, leaving some kids baffled at how a […]

Tompkins Choir Region Audition Results

October 23, 2017 3:10pm | Contributed

This past Saturday many of our talented Tompkins choir students participated in the Region Choir Auditions, and had a strong showing. From all of the students who auditioned from Tompkins, 13 made the Region 23 Women’s Choir and 22 made the Region 23 Mixed Choir. […]

Student Entrepreneur Looks Toward Future

October 10, 2017 2:43pm | Nicole Ruopp

A business owner scours through her inventory searching for the desired piece of clothing in the correct color and size. She neatly folds the merchandise, wraps it up, and puts it in a shipping envelope. She fills the bag with business cards and ship’s away […]

Falcons With Foreign Backgrounds

October 5, 2017 2:27pm | Rachel DeGroot

Freshman Jorja White walks stunned through the halls of Tompkins High School, marveling at the sheer size of the building. After living in a small town near London, England, for 12 years of her life, the massive school seemed like a maze of twisted hallways […]

Falcons Prepare for Homecoming

October 4, 2017 2:58pm | Olivia Garrett

Junior Rodrigo Colunga can be seen at a round table in the main commons excitedly chatting with his friends about their upcoming Homecoming preparations. Now that it is their third Homecoming, they have their arrangements set and know the ropes.  With their plans prepared and […]

A Night Shared with Families

October 4, 2017 2:37pm | Tyler Olmo

Family is a pillar upon which many American lives are built upon, yet over the last few years, that pillar has seen cracks and damage inflicted upon it with the growing responsibilities of the average American high school student. Students are now expected to take […]

Successful Weekend for Tompkins Speech and Debate Team

October 2, 2017 2:42pm | Contributed

The Speech and Debate team had another successful competition this past weekend.  The team competed against 45 schools, including Seven Lakes, and finished first overall, winning the Tournament Sweepstakes Trophy. There were over 70 entries in each event and students who advanced to the semi-finals round […]

How to Get through High School with New Hobbies

September 29, 2017 3:03pm | Lauren Buehler

High school, a hard part of a teenager’s life, is difficult, and finding new hobbies can be a challenge, especially given the workload and the limited amount of time. Most people have their hobbies set in place by the time they reach high school, however […]