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Teachers Best Memories From High School

April 10, 2018 3:07pm | Caroline Hoffman

High school: the first step towards the future. It is the journey that incorporates the discovery of what one wants to do, finding their first love and the mistakes that one makes and fixes due to adolescence. It is a time when one finds out […]

Library Calls All Poets

April 10, 2018 3:03pm | Nicole Ruopp

On April 24, various students and faculty will gather in the Tompkins library and await exceptional news. The Tompkins librarians and leaders of the Creative Writing Club will walk up to the front of the room, holding in their hands the results of this year’s […]

Students Get a First Look into an Investigation

April 10, 2018 2:55pm | Sam Hennig

As the forensic students of Tompkins High School headed into the Katy ISD Steam Center, the actors prepared to take part in an investigation simulation that the students would attempt to solve with their skills from forensics class. Junior Noelle Chesser got the opportunity to […]

Journalism Students Meet Professional Journalists: Field Trip to Houston Chronicle

April 10, 2018 2:54pm | Fabiana Chaparro

Journalists sit in their respective areas as their fingers furiously type on their keyboards. They are attempting to meet a tight deadline, and the air of focus in the newsroom is nearly palpable. The top floor, where all the journalists sit to write articles, is […]

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 […]