A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Debate Progresses To State

November 29, 2017 4:17pm | Drew Van Chau

Twenty high school boys and girls, all dressed up in suits and ties, sit at individual desks in a classroom with backpacks open and briefcases unclasped. They each have either a laptop, tablet or legal pad propped up on their desks, papers and notepads with […]

Tips for Achieving Success on Final Exams

November 29, 2017 4:09pm | Rachel DeGroot

As the semester winds down to a close, students are faced with the one hurdle that can make the month of December daunting: finals. Finals can be intimidating, especially for underclassmen who are only granted one exemption for the semester or those who must achieve […]

Cross Country to State

November 15, 2017 3:36pm | Lauren Buehler

The team lines up at the line along with the other schools present at the meet. They do their final stretches to loosen up and get into the running zone because now everything matters. Their placement determined their fate. Junior Adam Smith gets into position […]

Generosity Abounds at Tompkins

November 10, 2017 4:00pm | Rachel DeGroot

As students begin to embrace fall and the quintessential elements of the season that make it so memorable, many take to heart the spirit of the season by showing generosity to others . While generosity is often emphasized during this time of the year, many […]

Celebrate the Holidays in a Financially Better Way

November 10, 2017 3:16pm | Samantha Henning

As November rolls in, the holiday season comes into full swing which means shopping for a plethora of gifts and needing funds for many festivities to come.  For many high school teens saving for the holiday season is difficult and is a task that seems […]

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 […]

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 […]

As The Flu Brews

October 24, 2017 2:57pm | Drew van Chau

A student hurries from the outside towards the large glass doors of the school’s front entrance. Their arms wrapped tightly around their abdomen as their breath shows like mist before them.They cover their hand with their sweater to touch the steel handle for the door […]

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. […]

College Credit Acquired Through Dual Credit Courses

October 20, 2017 2:42pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

  Fifteen students sit at their desks, focused on the smartboard. They hang on to every word said by their teacher as she lectures them about the subject. After the lecture, students watch as a documentary is played to reinforce the information just learned. At […]