A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Once Upon This Theatre

December 4, 2018 3:47pm | Tyler Olmo

Tompkins Theatre Company rustles about the stage as they prepare for one of their numerous rehearsals which precede the night that they spend months preparing for. Sets are built, mistakes are made, and actors learn their lines in excitement at the prospect of putting on […]

FFA Members Prepare for the Progress Show

December 4, 2018 3:38pm | Rachel Bregnard

Under the colorful glare of a makeshift tent, rests a vacant patch paved with dirt. Turquoise bleachers rose high into the air and wrapped around the untouched area. Dozens of members of the community crowded the stands in an attempt to catch a glimpse of […]

The Falcon Golfers Swing in the Season

December 3, 2018 3:40pm | Nicole Ruopp

A ball is placed on a tee. A driver is swung and the ball flies through the air with a cracking sound that can only be associated with a great shot down the middle. The golfer slides their club back into their navy, crimson and […]

Sound FX Performs Their First Show of the Year

November 30, 2018 3:50pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

Powerful music echoes through the performing arts center to build up the excitement in the audience before the show begins. Footsteps can be heard behind the closed curtains as the performers take their positions on the stage for the opening song. After months of rehearsing, […]

Students Signed On National Signing Day

November 15, 2018 3:18pm | Tyler Olmo

Congratulations to our three athletes that signed on National Signing Day today! They are pictured from Left to Right: Rylie Lettow, Cierra Decuire, Kennadi Mathei, Kendall McGary, Morgan Wright, Kyle Sonduck, Mia Jenkins, Hannah Fisher and Mr. T. Congratulations to Coach Katy Maxey Agiannidis and […]

Garba: Students Celebrate Culture

November 12, 2018 4:04pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

A spur of colors can be seen as people in the Indian community gather to dance to music. Their liveliness fills the air as even the reverberating music cannot drown out the laughter that can be heard. Everyone enjoys being among their friends and family […]

Tompkins’s Band Advances to Area

November 12, 2018 3:51pm | Rachel Bregnard

In perfect union, the dancers’ bodies twirled and spun. Flags of every shape and size soared across the indigo sky, creating a hurricane of color with every careful movement. With each rise and fall of the dancers’ instrument, the surrounding band bellowed out a series […]

Voting Impacts the Youth

November 12, 2018 3:46pm | Tyler Olmo

Every two years, the American public is faced with a decision at the voting booths. The vote may be deciding the definitive leader of the country for the next four years, or it may be deciding the local representatives of your cities, communities and states […]

Spartans, Falcons and Tigers Butt Heads in District 19-6A Football

November 8, 2018 4:09pm | Nicole Ruopp

The crowd. The noise. The lights. It is Friday night football in Texas and this game is more intense than the others. The stands are packed with both sides of Rhodes Stadium filled with students in navy, orange or red. School rivalries have been present […]

Varsity Cross Country Girls and Boys State Bound after District and Region Wins

October 26, 2018 5:17pm | Gabby Andino

After their hard work and determination, the boys and girls cross country teams accomplished their goals on winning District on Oct. 12. The boys dominated at the Region 3 Meet to repeat as Region Champions as they had two boys finish in the top 10 […]