A Project for Better Journalism chapter


It’s a Great Day to be a Falcon: Senior Top 10 Journey the Top

May 11, 2020 6:45pm | Caroline Hoffmann

The date is August of 2016, and students new to the high school scene scatter around the hallways of Tompkins’ Freshman Center, their bubbling excitement bursting with all the various possibilities of what the next four years of school could bring. Yet, just like binge-watching a […]

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, […]

What’s up With my Senior Year?

April 2, 2020 5:14pm | Maya Shaffer

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, school ended abruptly, and classes started online. No one is really sure if we will return on May 4, as scheduled. Some are happy to get to do their schoolwork […]

Flying Away to Disney

April 2, 2020 4:48pm | Ella Hummeldorf

Recently the Tompkins Orchestra took a trip to Disney World. First, the Orchestra class took a connecting flight to New Orleans then took another plane to get to Disney World down in Florida. The class had two groups that split into smaller groups around the […]

Essential Heroes Of COVID-19

April 2, 2020 12:24am | Emma Vergara

Due to COVID-19, we are stuck inside and, as the new term describes, “social distancing.” Each day, we are staying inside in hopes that we do not help the spread of the new virus. We spend our time with members of our family, not leaving […]

Online Teaching: A Teacher’s Perspective

March 31, 2020 4:09pm | Diego Martin

Schools and districts all around the world are being shut down due to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, parents and teachers are left with questions as to how the districts will continue with their education. Due to the sudden shutdown, districts have […]

Shows to Watch in Quarantine

March 28, 2020 7:30pm | Mahee Bhatt

These days, due to the quarantine, there is not really much to do. Normally it would be a waste of time to binge shows but now we have all of this time- so why not bundle up and watch some fan-favorite shows, both old and […]

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 […]

The New Normal- Effects of Coronavirus

March 26, 2020 7:12pm | Madison Isom

The COVID-19, novel virus overwhelms the headlines, such as sports shutting down or the Houston Rodeo being shut down prematurely. The virus is raising concerns for students and adults across the nation, especially students who are playing in season sports like senior Avery Witten, varsity […]

Life on Quarantine- Things to do During Self Isolation and Self Quarantine

March 25, 2020 8:42pm | Vanessa Caceres

As businesses are shutting down and schools are closing, many roads are left empty and untouched by many who travel. While everyone is scrambling to get home and buying their last-minute groceries due to the virus spreading among the community and nationwide, the best option […]