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Academic Decathlon Qualifies for State

February 26, 2019 3:26pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

The Tompkins Academic Decathlon team competed in the Regional Tournament on Feb. 8 and 9 at Seven Lakes High School and qualified for the state competition which will be held on March 7-10 in San Antonio. Academic Decathlon is a 5.0 pre-AP humanities course. The […]

Contemporary German Band Debuts

February 13, 2019 3:28pm | Ella Hummeldorf

Synth player, sophomore Alexandra Gioukaris, warms up by doing scales on her keyboard. Bassist, junior Aiden Zigman, tunes his bass while the main guitarist and vocalist, junior Cameron Burke, sets up their amp and starts to organize his music. Once everyone in the band warms […]

Sneeze into Allergy Season

February 12, 2019 3:54pm | Vanessa Caceres

As winter season comes to a close, the birth of  flowers and trees are starting to sprout,   and the sun is shining bright . Not only does it bring the beauty of spring, but it brings the disaster of allergy season. Allergy season usually occurs […]

Close Up Serves as Hands on Learning Experience for Students

February 7, 2019 3:24pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

Juniors and seniors in high school from all over the nation gather around in awe as just being in the city of Washington D.C brings a smile to their faces. They soon begin their busy schedules of visiting monuments, participating in mock congressional debates and […]

Full Orchestra Reaches for the Top

February 7, 2019 3:19pm | Tyler Olmo

Instruments ring out from the students, producing the mesmerizing music which has led to them dazzling in state competitions year in and year out. The beautiful cadences and symphonies that resonate from their instruments reflect the dedication and endless hours of practice that go into […]

Facial Oils Take Skincare by Storm

February 7, 2019 3:12pm | Olivia Garrett

A new skincare trend is taking beauty stores and Instagram by storm. While oily skin was once a makeup sin, it is quickly becoming an essential step in the modern everyday routine. Facial oils are beginning to seep their way into the beauty industry and […]

Tompkins Athletes Take Part in National Signing Day

February 6, 2019 3:26pm | Tyler Olmo

            The following Tompkins athletes signed their college letter of intent today. Golf Colin Frimel Capital University (Columbus Ohio) Volleyball Moyra Zulaica Pittsburg State University Volleyball Mimi Heholt Delaware State University Volleyball Crispin Adams Southeastern Louisiana University Boys Soccer Jovan […]

German Students Earn Sweepstake Points

February 5, 2019 3:54pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

Tompkins German students had their hard work pay off when they earned sweepstake points at Houstonfest on Feb. 2. German teacher Heinz Schmidt helped the students prepare for this competition by practicing with them after school. He helped them improve on their pronunciation, memorization, and […]

Say Bonjour to the French Pen Pal Program

January 29, 2019 3:52pm | Vanessa Caceres

It is a brand new day and the students from AP French class prepare to talk with other students all the way from France. Students type away on their phones and they start to build close friendships. The French Pen Pal program started last year […]

Personal Finance Becomes a Focus

January 24, 2019 3:18pm | Tyler Olmo

Understanding how to manage one’s own finances is as important as ever in today’s society. Students should be given the opportunity to start learning the basic skills needed as an adult to prevent themselves from entering into financial crisis, as many often do. As students […]