A Project for Better Journalism chapter


KVA and In Person Learning Divides Tompkins

September 10, 2020 2:38pm | Rachel Bregnard

In the wake of COVID-19, educational institutions throughout the country are tasked with a difficult decision: online or in person instruction. Tompkins High School, like the majority of schools within the district, are providing students with the choice to attend Katy Virtual School or return […]

Political convention viewers and their opinions on the upcoming election

September 10, 2020 2:21pm | Tristan Beach

As election day nears, candidates need that final push to pull as many people to their side as possible. With both the RNC and DNC raking in millions of viewers and three times the money, it’s virtually impossible to predict which convention gave which candidate […]

Navigate the Checkout and Return Process of Items

May 7, 2020 7:06pm | Nicole Ruopp

Governor Abbott issued an executive order on April 17 effectively closing all Texas schools for the remainder of the year. Many students, especially seniors, are wondering how they will regain their property that still sits at the school. Also, where will seniors get their cords, […]

Social Media Spreads Awareness of the Coronavirus

March 31, 2020 11:07pm | Rachel Bregnard

Junior Preston Remlinger closes his textbook and retrieves his phone from his jacket pocket, his fingers curling around the silver case. His eyes dance across his home screen, quickly browsing through his photos and messages, before finally selecting an app depicting the outline of a […]

KatyISD Supports the Community During Times of Crisis

March 26, 2020 7:19pm | Vaishnavi Bhat

With the sudden disruption of everyone’s day-to-day lives due to the unforeseen rapid spread of the coronavirus, many communities, groups, and families are facing various challenges. From a lack of food to an absence of shelter for animals, a great number of the population is […]

Katy ISD Transitions Online Due to COVID-19

March 25, 2020 6:30pm | Nicole Ruopp

Restaurants, stores, events, concerts, gyms, and more close their doors. Grocery stores limit their hours, and fast food restaurants stop dine-in. As citizens of the U.S. are urged to stay home, everyday life, including work, school, sports and extracurriculars are heavily affected. The world is […]

Bike for a Cause Over Spring Break

March 6, 2020 3:48pm | Maya Shaffer

Every year, the city of Houston hosts the Tour de Houston. The event, its namesake borrowed from a particular French bike race, is coming up on March 15. This year, the bike race has several route options, for the hardcore cyclist to the more-in-it-for-leisure-but-can-bike-long-distances cyclist, […]

New Things Open in Katy

March 6, 2020 3:35pm | Mahee Bhatt

Some people may think that there is not much to do here in Katy but our city has been growing. In just a few years Katy has grown dramatically not only by population but also by new stores and restaurants. There are numerous things that […]

Vote the Right Way

February 20, 2020 4:39pm | Tristan Beach

*This is an opinion piece and reflects views of the author. Do you think you know the enemies of the United States? ISIS? Russia? Certain government agencies that handle foreign and domestic information? Politicians in Washington, D.C.? No. The enemies of the United States are […]

Academic Decathlon Qualifies for State at the Regional Competition

February 12, 2020 4:36am | Nicole Ruopp

The Tompkins Academic Decathlon team will head to San Antonio to compete in the state competition in several weeks. They competed in the regional competition on February 7 and 8. Here they came in fourth and even beat Seven Lakes. They are not only Tompkins’ […]