A Project for Better Journalism chapter


ASL Club Organizes Concert

April 10, 2018 3:10pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

Silence echoes through the auditorium as each performer steps on stage. The music starts playing, but no words are uttered. Instead, each performer expresses the song lyrics through sign language, a visual form of communication through hand gestures and facial expressions. This two hour concert […]

Teachers Best Memories From High School

April 10, 2018 3:07pm | Caroline Hoffman

High school: the first step towards the future. It is the journey that incorporates the discovery of what one wants to do, finding their first love and the mistakes that one makes and fixes due to adolescence. It is a time when one finds out […]

The Psychology of London: Discovering the Mysteries of the City

April 10, 2018 3:07pm | Rachel DeGroot

Tugging along heavy suitcases packed full of necessities for the next eight days, a group of six students and Psychology teacher Amanda Sandlin buzz with excitement as they file to their gate at the airport. Coordinating with EF Educational Tours, Sandlin was able to bring […]

Library Calls All Poets

April 10, 2018 3:03pm | Nicole Ruopp

On April 24, various students and faculty will gather in the Tompkins library and await exceptional news. The Tompkins librarians and leaders of the Creative Writing Club will walk up to the front of the room, holding in their hands the results of this year’s […]

Falcons Flaunt Styles at Spring Fashion Show

April 10, 2018 3:00pm | Celine Low

As the lights dim in the PAC, the remaining audience members hurry to their seats while emcees come on stage. Soon, music blares from loudspeakers and students from all different grades appear on stage to show off amazing outfits designed by their peers. The Spring […]

Students Get a First Look into an Investigation

April 10, 2018 2:55pm | Sam Hennig

As the forensic students of Tompkins High School headed into the Katy ISD Steam Center, the actors prepared to take part in an investigation simulation that the students would attempt to solve with their skills from forensics class. Junior Noelle Chesser got the opportunity to […]

Journalism Students Meet Professional Journalists: Field Trip to Houston Chronicle

April 10, 2018 2:54pm | Fabiana Chaparro

Journalists sit in their respective areas as their fingers furiously type on their keyboards. They are attempting to meet a tight deadline, and the air of focus in the newsroom is nearly palpable. The top floor, where all the journalists sit to write articles, is […]

Sexton Wins Grand Champion in the Katy ISD Livestock Show

April 10, 2018 2:52pm | Lexee Decman

This year, Katy ISD celebrated the 75th annual Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show from Feb. 14 to 17. Students from all Katy ISD schools competed showing steers, goats, lambs, swines, broilers and rabbits. The public was able to support the FFA students through auction and […]

Tompkins Takes On Texas Relays

April 10, 2018 2:49pm | Riya Kale

The 91st annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays were held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, over Easter weekend. Hosted by the University of Texas, events are held at the high school, collegiate and invitational levels. This year, 712 high school teams competed at […]

Jazz Band Meets Crawfish

April 10, 2018 2:29pm | Tyler Olmo

The crowd buzzed as people made their way through the festival. Mountains of crawfish stacked upon tables as ravenous guests tore through them. Throughout the festival, the sounds of jazz music filled the air along with aroma of the various spices and seasonings to be […]