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JV Swim Finishes Strong at District Meet

December 11, 2017 3:45pm | Payton Chaisson

On Friday, Dec.8 the Tompkins JV swim team competed at the district meet. The boys and girls fought hard and came out with boys taking first place and the girls taking third. The boys were able to out swim their competitors and prove they are […]

Night of Music at the Sound FX Show Dazzles

December 8, 2017 4:20pm | Sam Hennig

Over the weekend of Dec. 1, the Sound FX choir put on their first show of the season: True Colors. The show was one of non-stop fun, featuring music from hit shows and musicals that fit into the theme of showcasing one’s true colors. Junior […]

Sinfonia Orchestra Named the 2018 Texas Honor Orchestra

December 8, 2017 4:16pm | Rachel DeGroot

With speakers and microphones surrounding the stage, members of the Sinfonia Orchestra prepare to play a concert that they hope will captivate the audience and the panel of three judges who will receive the recording. Melodious sounds echo throughout the auditorium as the orchestra comenses […]

What to Look Forward to This New Year

December 8, 2017 4:09pm | Lauren Buehler

Winter Olympics- The 2018 New Year will kickoff with the winter olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Two months from now, the opening ceremony will begin on Feb. 9 and the games will go until Feb 25. Time to get excited for sports such as skiing, […]

Christmas Movies Airing Now

December 8, 2017 3:36pm | Olivia Garrett

As the holidays roll around and spirit is in the air, many channels have begun to show Christmas movies on their networks. The jolly soundtracks and picturesque views of snow falling gently on light strung trees are already beginning to be broadcasted in the homes […]

Cheaper and Tastier Substitutes for Starbucks

December 1, 2017 3:52pm | Nicole Ruopp

Starbucks is the go-to coffee and tea stop for most because of the popular and well-known drinks. But when one steps up to the cash register to pay, they may realize that they are ordering a basic beverage for a high price. There are plenty […]

Lacrosse Grows in Popularity

December 1, 2017 3:46pm | Lauren Buehler

With a stick in hand, sophomore Riley Lettow steps onto the turf field with her lacrosse teammates for the final game of the tournament. Sweat drips from her forehead as she sets up on the line with three other offensive players. The referee’s hand goes […]

Teachers Make Friends in the Workplace

November 30, 2017 4:21pm | Olivia Garrett

Quiet laughter can be heard from AP Language teacher Macey Godfrey’s room as Madalyn Taylor, another AP Language teacher sits by her desk long after the students have left. The pair is supposed to be planning for the last six weeks, but they get sidetracked […]

New Superhero Movie Disappoints Fans

November 30, 2017 3:38pm | Diego Rivera

The Justice League movie features a shallow plot and awkwardly-executed humor. Those who enjoy the DC Universe and action-packed movies may enjoy the film, but others may become tired with the overwhelming amount of CGI effects. The movie is set immediately after the death of […]

Directional Heroism to Lyrical Performance

November 30, 2017 3:16pm | Roque Techera

As marching band season comes to its conclusion for the year, the seniors say farewell to their marching careers in high school and the younger members are left with years of improvement and aspiration to come. The directional brass instruments specific for marching band such […]