A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Boys’ Basketball Flies by George Ranch

December 1, 2017 4:15pm | Payton Chaisson

Tuesday night, Nov. 28, the boys’ basketball put up a dominating performance against George Ranch with a final score of 61-38. The team started rough, but was able to pick the intensity in the second half and turn it up a notch.  The team got […]

Popular Novels of Recent Release

November 15, 2017 4:03pm | Roque Techera

The Getaway Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney Coming in at book number 12 in the popular series, this new chapter of the series features a havoc filled Christmas vacation for Greg Heffley and his family. They have decided to travel outside of […]

Futures Found in Animation

November 10, 2017 3:59pm | Tyler Olmo

  Students sit huddled over their desktops, creating works of art effortlessly that are brought to life by the beauty of animation. The process is long and tedious, but the results are entire digitized worlds that can immerse any viewer. Landscapes derived from grand imaginations […]

College Applications

November 10, 2017 3:54pm | Olivia Garrett


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 […]