A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Spanish Honor Society Drives to Donate

November 14, 2019 3:43pm | Nicole Ruopp

Students sat on a classroom floor and counted piles upon piles of cans. The metal containers held different non-perishable foods that students, teachers and administrators brought in to donate. Spanish Honor Society put on their second food-drive from Nov. 4 through Nov. 8 as they […]

McVey Stated “Coach of The Week”

November 14, 2019 3:15pm | Diego Martin

One of the key parts of each program is having a coach who is trustworthy and intelligent, coaches are an important factor into the team’s overall success and McVey portrays all of these qualities successfully. Since 2017, Todd McVey has been in charge of OTHS […]

Read with Shusterman

November 12, 2019 3:50pm | Emma Vergara

Students excitedly await his arrival, formulating the questions about their favorite books in their heads. Their excited chatter is brought down to whispers as a teacher stands on the stage asking them to quiet down. Students clutch their books in their hands, excited that they […]

Fight Breast Cancer Through Awareness

October 31, 2019 2:42pm | Maya Shaffer

Breast Cancer is a form of cancer in the cells of the breast in which tissues continue to grow and multiply when they do not need to. It usually occurs in women, with the occasional man. As women get older, their risk for breast cancer […]

Donate Bundles of Warmth in Socktober

October 25, 2019 5:08pm | Nicole Ruopp

Thousands of socks are being counted and organized on a classroom floor as they are prepared to be shipped to different places. Many students gather in a room to contribute to the large task that is sorting a massive pile of socks. It is Socktober, […]

Save the Day: One School Lunch at a Time

October 25, 2019 2:57pm | Ella Hummeldorf

Usually when people think of superheroes the first thing to come to mind is Superman or Ironman. But during National School Lunch Week (NSLW), students at Tompkins could see their own teacher superheroes helping to serve lunch during the week of Oct. 14-18. The staff […]

McManus Takes the Stage

October 25, 2019 2:42pm | Brianna Plake

It is the last day of school and as theatre director Mark McManus walks into the school he cannot contain his excitement for the plans he has for this summer. Every summer McManus expands his own resume beyond directing high school theatre. He goes out […]

Avery Hodge Steps Up to the Plate

October 15, 2019 2:26pm | Brianna Plake

The hot Texas sun beams down as sophomore Avery Hodge hits her first pitch of the season. This year is not like all of the others. This year Hodge is not only a part of the Tompkins softball and volleyball team, but she is now […]

Girls of STEM Move towards Equality

October 11, 2019 3:02pm | Sebastian McNamara

STEM is a curriculum based on four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering and math. Tina Vu, the sponsor of this club, invites girls and boys to join because of its importance to the world’s future. Vu calls it the Girls of STEM because not many […]

Craft Photos in the Camera Association

October 10, 2019 2:32pm | Ella Hummeldorf

A group of 20 or so people meet after school, bringing their cameras and scrapbooks of photographs. Club creator, senior Huy Hathuc, calls for everyone’s attention. Today the group will be showcasing their work to one another to prepare for the UIL Festival in the […]