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To Be More Than An Insignificant Speck

To Be More Than An Insignificant Speck

Alex Rapp, Assistant Digital Director

October 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyles, Tom Tom

Every single person is unique. All 7.442 billion people who walk the face of the Earth have something no one else among that number has. Every random passerby has a life as vivid and complex as one could possibly imagine. All of them posses their own ambitions, routines, opinions and worries. All of them, ...

Differences Don’t Define Me

Differences Don’t Define Me

Gianna Chiappetta, Tom Tom Staff

October 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyles, Tom Tom

Looks can be deceiving. From the outside, one might not read as a Catholic, but on the inside it is what they speak, practice and reflect about. Attending a public school may be difficult for those who believe in a spiritual path different from those that they are surrounded by. They might feel out of t...

Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond

Kaylee Schreiner, Digital Director

October 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyles, Tom Tom

Setting goals, having determination, even waking up in the morning - all of these could be seen as ambition, depending on the person. Ambition is a commonly talked about trait, in fact, a lot of people think it is necessary to have it. However, ambition is different for everybody and shows itself in a...

Having The Heart of a Lion

Having The Heart of a Lion

Aliya N. Rhodes, Creative Director

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Tom Tom

Everyone knows of the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz; the character who undoubtedly lives up to his name. Throughout his adventure to the Emerald City, he demonstrated small acts of bravery that are bigger than they seem, such as picking fights with palace guards and venturing off alone, even w...

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Jillian Everett, Managing Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Tom Tom

There is sweat dripping from the foreheads of adrenaline-filled athletes waiting to stomp on their victims, screams wailing from the mouths of the jam-packed fan section and hope springing from the minds of tense parents in the crowd. All of these components add up to the perfect storm: the storm of ...

Last Ditch Effort

Last Ditch Effort

Lauren Bluthardt, Tom Tom Staff

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyles

Like a hammer on a nail, humans have the viability to force certain conceptions and ideologies into their minds. Wanting to have the best prom dress, the perfect hourglass figure or just to fit into society’s preconceived notions of health, the temptation to change oneself can take a heavy toll. T...

Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

Peter Boeh, Tom Tom Staff

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyles

A kid’s first role model is his or her parents. Some kids feel like they need to be just like their parents, and they that if they are not like their parents that it would disappoint them. Parents are a great role models because they know more than kids know. They have some of the answers to the f...

Loose Cannon

Loose Cannon

Nico Chiappetta, Tom Tom Staff

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyles

On battleships it was important that sailors made sure the cannons were tightened safely and securely because they could become loose and start sliding around the ship during a battle or a storm. If the cannon became loose, it would be tossed in unpredictable directions, wrecking the ship and hurting t...

Land of Milk and Honey

Land of Milk and Honey

Jared DeBoer, Tom Tom Staff

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyles

There are many concerns to be sad about in today’s society, forcing some into what they see as a depressing or unpleasant life. But when thinking about life in a different more positive perspective, reality becomes easier and more enjoyable. High school students live very busy and stressful, yet informati...

Like Oil and Water

Like Oil and Water

Branden Gallimore, Department Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyles

Polar opposites. Positive and negative. Black and white. Up and down. Love and hate. Oil and water. The inability to combine because indifferences are simply too strong to overcome. For oil and water, the two are unable to mix together because water molecules are more attracted to each other than oi...

Lightning Never Strikes in the Same Place Twice

Lightning Never Strikes in the Same Place Twice

Griffin Hackeloer, Tom Tom Staff

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyles

Every person at some point throughout his/her life is faced with an opportunity. When that lightning strikes, it is up to that person to decide if they want to let that opportunity pass or if they should roll with it and let it blossom into something amazing. For junior David Yaris, he rolled with a...

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