A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Black Friday: Annual Chaos Followed Thanksgiving

November 29, 2017 4:18pm | Samantha Hennig

As friends and families gathered together to celebrate with a delicious feast on Thanksgiving, retail stores prepared for what is known to be one of the craziest shopping days of the year. The hard to beat deals and the thrills of late night shopping is […]

Debate Progresses To State

November 29, 2017 4:17pm | Drew Van Chau

Twenty high school boys and girls, all dressed up in suits and ties, sit at individual desks in a classroom with backpacks open and briefcases unclasped. They each have either a laptop, tablet or legal pad propped up on their desks, papers and notepads with […]

Thespians Soar at State

November 29, 2017 4:16pm | Tyler Olmo

The venue was buzzing with a life of its own as hundreds of thespians gathered in preparation for their own respective events. Stage lights beamed down onto the set as a still air fills through the room, and suddenly, a swell of anticipation manifests itself […]

Tips for Achieving Success on Final Exams

November 29, 2017 4:09pm | Rachel DeGroot

As the semester winds down to a close, students are faced with the one hurdle that can make the month of December daunting: finals. Finals can be intimidating, especially for underclassmen who are only granted one exemption for the semester or those who must achieve […]

College Applications

November 10, 2017 3:54pm | Olivia Garrett


Harvard Selects Stovern for Baseball

October 30, 2017 6:12pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

The ten-minute countdown before the game begins. The players are hit with a rush of adrenaline as they prepare to enter the field and hopefully secure a win. Nervousness empowers them to stay motivated and focused. When they enter the field, they are met with […]

Painting Tompkins Spirit: NAHS Wrestling Mural Comes to Life

October 30, 2017 2:41pm | Rachel DeGroot

Vibrant brushstrokes of crimson and navy are carefully painted on to the white brick wall by National Art Honor Society (NAHS) students, giving what was once a mundane surface, a pop of Tompkins spirit. Spreading spirit through creativity and masterfully designed work, NAHS works diligently […]

Instruction Found Behind the Instruction: The Teacher You Never Knew You Had

October 30, 2017 2:39pm | Tyler Olmo

Teachers huddle around their table, eagerly attentive to their presenter. Before them stands Yolanda Clarke, English Instructional Coach who oversees all English staff at school. Her set of skills allows her to be a multi-purpose tool that can adapt to fit any need of teachers […]

Falcons Score Their Way to State

October 30, 2017 2:37pm | Payton Chaisson

Once again the Tompkins cross country team swept another meet. The girls and boys came out on top of the regional cross country meet. Both teams will be com         peting for a state title on Saturday, Nov. 4 after both teams knocking off rivaling district […]

Zombie Prom, Hit with Students, Teachers

October 30, 2017 2:35pm | Olivia Garrett

The stage lights go down and the eerie soundtrack starts, and the stage manager, junior Emma Greffe, begins to instruct the actors and crew members where to go and what to do over her headset. People are frantically running around backstage getting in their positions […]