Groom Tiger Times

Korean Pop Music vs. American Pop

Girls Generation, a Korean singing group, poses for a publicity photo. Junior Julie Sierra presents readers the differences between Korean pop (K-pop) and American pop, including highlighting the way singers interact with fans. K-pop has been grabbing increased attention from American music lovers.

Julie Sierra, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

Many Americans see the music industry as a place where one achieves success alone; starting from the bottom and working - or singing, as the case may be, up.  That’s how westerners do it anyway, but many foreign countries do it differently. South Korea's K-pop is just one example. Yet, people tal...

Farewell Address from Former Tiger

Farewell Address from Former Tiger

Nick Kolesnikov

February 26, 2016

Hello everyone, who is reading this right now. As some of you already know, I have had to return to my home country. It's funny because, on my last broadcast, I erased myself because I was not talented enough. Unfortunately, nobody got the joke. Anyway, back to my point. My life chapter of being a Tiger...

‘Classy, not Trashy’?

'Classy, not Trashy'?

Sydney Ritter, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016

It may be early, but prom seems to be on most high school students’ minds. Besides the promposals floating around, dresses are also capturing the attention of the girls. There’s one problem with the newer, most popular designs around the country. Some of them, maybe most of them, may not meet Groom’s...

Adolescent Mind – Influence on Criminal Behavior

The Supreme Court recently ruled no mandatory life sentences for teens. In this column, new staff writer Julie Sierra exams this issue and the research behind it in her first  article for the newspaper.

Julie Sierra, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

You hear parents say sometimes “I'm the only sane one in this house,” meaning they think their teenage children are nothing short of loony. Many teenagers think their parents are over-reacting. Dr. Laurence Steinberg  describes the issue this way: “I’m not one of those people who labels adolesc...

Don’t Take Our Phones

K'Leigh Keesee hides her phone from the grasp of the Principal. People were cited the reference

Leslie Germany, News Editor

January 11, 2016

When students returned back to school from Christmas break, they received a startling message over the morning announcements: cell phones would no longer allowed during the instructional day. The question roaming the halls is this one: Should students be completely banned from using their phones while a...

Woes of Tournament Season

When basketball takes center-stage, the results can be both good and bad. Editor and sports columnist Carson Ritter examines the toll take on athletes and their families due to participating in three tournaments in one month.

Carson Ritter, Editor

December 14, 2015

Don't get me wrong, I love playing basketball. Any time the gym is open you know that I will be there. Yet, there are some drawbacks to the sport. Tournaments are definitely hard. They are difficult on the players, coaches, and even the fans are hard-pressed during this time of year. Traditionally,...

From Happiness … to Heartache … to Joy

Jan. 14, 2015, I lost the man who was my father figure - My Grandad. I have so many memories with him, and I replay them in my head over and over again. I remember that day like it was yesterday. But, now, I know he wants me to focus as much on tomorrow.

Charity Perry, Columnist

December 8, 2015

Almost everyone has experienced some form of loss, whether it's a loss of a loved one or a pet. It’s hard, and no one wants to have to go through any of it. Grieving is a long process - and an emotional one, too. Jan. 14, 2015, I lost the man who was my father figure. My Grandad. I have so many me...

Attitude & Effort

Principal Stephen Vanderpool is having to enforce rules with serious consequences   for students who continue to show disrespect toward teachers and classmates.  In this article, editorial writer William Kelly calls on fellow students to restore well-earned respect, good effort, and positive attitude back to the school environment.

William Kelly, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015

Today's problem revolves around a few students, their efforts and their attitudes. These students are creating problems with teachers and parents. These few junior high guys think that everything they do impresses others, but they need to learn that the people around them are getting tired of their...

Despite Cheating, Blocking Sites = Wrong

A new topic has been traveling between teachers in Groom, and the question is should the administration invest in a program that gives the teachers the ability to lock student computers for certain tasks for certain time periods? The program also would allow teachers to monitor students' progress on the teacher's laptop during specific activities.

Leslie Germany, News Editor

November 20, 2015

A new topic has been traveling between teachers in Groom: Should the administration invest in a program that gives the teachers the ability to lock student computers for certain tasks for certain time periods? The answer is no. One issue that has become big in the classrooms of Groom is spending...

My Story … a Legacy of Looking Up

Destiny Flores took this picture on her trip to Amarillo, TX, to her new home and on a new journey of life.

Destiny Flores, Columnist

November 13, 2015

You may or may not know my story. I'm 18 years old and have been in foster care since I was 17. I have been from home to home and place to place. I was just thinking of giving up, not caring any more and just hiding. But I know you have to think positively, and well, that's how I've survived. When...

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