A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Tompkins Ranks #11 In the Houston Area

October 19, 2017 2:48pm | Fabiana Chaparro

Due to a high overall report, Tompkins High School ranks number 11 in the Niche Top 25 Best High Schools in the Houston Area for 2018. After only four years of serving the children in Katy ISD, Obra D. Tompkins High School gains a spot […]

Academic UIL: What You Need to Know

October 19, 2017 2:38pm | Caroline Hoffmann

Excitement buzzes throughout the auditorium as the audience of families and proud teachers await the results of the competition that has been taking place for the last couple of hours. All the rows in the large room are packed with eager people full of school […]

Best Places to Watch Football in Katy

October 18, 2017 2:46pm | Rachel DeGroot

Football-America’s beloved sport- has captured the hearts and televisions of millions of Americans each week. Rooting for a favorite team has become somewhat of a sport itself as people set aside time to focus on the game, and prepare intensely for the action on the […]

Speech and Debate Team Shines Again

October 16, 2017 2:50pm | Contributed

The Speech and Debate Team completed another successful tournament at Bellaire High School this past weekend. The speech students competed in three preliminary rounds before advancing to semifinals and then to finals in individual and acting events. The debate students competed in five preliminary rounds […]

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 […]

Tompkins: An Open Book

October 4, 2017 2:48pm | Drew van Chau

Large footsteps flood the halls. A great clamouring and confusion as those unfamiliar walk the extensive halls into the plentiful rooms, taking the places of their younger counterparts for but a night. Wide eyed, yet watchful of those who oversee their children day in and […]

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 […]

Business and Finance Classes That Just Make ‘Cents’

September 22, 2017 3:16pm | Rachel DeGroot

As students return from summer break and begin a new course load for the year, many rely on their chosen electives to provide an opportunity to pursue an area that they are interested in. For many students, business and finance classes fill that role. Tompkins […]

New Debate Coach Arrives at Tompkins

September 22, 2017 3:09pm | Nicole Ruopp

A high school teacher circulates through rows of desks in a rectangular room filled with an ambiance of inspiration and hard-work. In each desk is a student, engaged in their assignments, and focused on training for a momentous day. She rotates around to each student, […]