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 […]

Celebrate the Holidays in a Financially Better Way

November 10, 2017 3:16pm | Samantha Henning

As November rolls in, the holiday season comes into full swing which means shopping for a plethora of gifts and needing funds for many festivities to come.  For many high school teens saving for the holiday season is difficult and is a task that seems […]

They’re “Right Back at It Again”

October 6, 2017 6:03pm | Roque Techera

Octane driven metalcore/pop punk band A Day to Remember made their way back into Houston on Tuesday, Oct. 3, to follow in their tour of their release of the “Bad Vibrations” album; bringing forth the fact that after 14 years of being out and touring […]

Tompkins: An Open Book

October 4, 2017 2:48pm | Drew van Chau

Large footsteps flood the halls. A great clamouring and confusion as those unfamiliar walk the extensive halls into the plentiful rooms, taking the places of their younger counterparts for but a night. Wide eyed, yet watchful of those who oversee their children day in and […]

Business and Finance Classes That Just Make ‘Cents’

September 22, 2017 3:16pm | Rachel DeGroot

As students return from summer break and begin a new course load for the year, many rely on their chosen electives to provide an opportunity to pursue an area that they are interested in. For many students, business and finance classes fill that role. Tompkins […]

Journalism Wins at NSPA/JEA

April 25, 2017 2:28pm | Rachel DeGroot

Toting suitcases full of travel essentials, members of the Tompkins Journalism Department prepared to board a plane headed to Seattle, Wash. not only for their annual spring trip, but also for the chance to compete against other students at the NSPA/JEA Spring High National High […]

Falcons Help Students From Across the World

March 27, 2017 3:17pm | Yazmin Luna

Welcoming people from other countries has been a goal for Tompkins since the year the school opened, and the Falcon Ambassadors has that goal. The intention of the program is to make all Falcons welcome into the student body. Chemistry teacher Angie Eller is the […]

Black Friday Horrors

December 1, 2016 4:14pm | Riya Kale

“It was two years ago, we were at Kohl’s, and my mom told me to sit on this giant popcorn machine so we could buy it. So I sat on it, and this one crazy guy – I don’t know what was up with him […]

Siegmund’s Successful Livestock Show

October 17, 2016 2:28pm | Lexee Decman

The Fort Bend County Livestock Show and Fair is an annual event that took place from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2 this year. FFA (Future Farmers of America) students from all over Fort Bend County come to compete in the livestock show. Animals that are […]

Monica Birtwistle

February 18, 2016 9:36am |

European maps adorn the walls of Tompkins’ AP World History classroom, along with Egyptian pharaoh and Buddha statues on a bookshelf.  Pencils and pens scurry across notebook paper as teacher Monica Birtwistle lectures about the Columbian Exchange and its effect on Old and New World […]