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Simple Ways to a Healthy Garden

Simple Ways to a Healthy Garden

Chloe Moritz, Tom Tom Staff

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns and Blogs, Environmental

Spring has arrived, and with it comes the annual gardens that many like to plant. However, April showers are not the only way to keep them thriving. One way to keep a garden looking healthy is by using the right food and fertilizer. A healthy and natural form of fertilizer that can be used for a garden...

How To Create The Best Flavor Of The Gulf

How To Create The Best Flavor Of The Gulf

Booker Grass, Department Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns and Blogs, Perspectives

I recently went to New Orleans, Progreso, and Cozumel on a cruise during my Spring Break. This trip exposed me to many different meals and cooking styles. The main parts of most of my meals included seafood and/or an abundance of spices. I had a single meal that stands out to me in my memory: gumbo. ...

TOM TOM TRIES: Eating Odd Food

TOM TOM TRIES: Eating Odd Food

Lauryn Hugener and Allison Smith

March 17, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Tom Tom, Tom Tom Tries

While brainstorming ideas for this magazine’s Tom Tom Tries, we decided we wanted to do something out of the norm. Instead of trying a sport we both knew we would fail at, we decided to step out of our comfort zone and try weird foods. Twisted Cuisine is a restaurant located in Kenosha, Wis. that coo...

EDITORS NOTE: Night and Day

EDITORS NOTE: Night and Day

Kristina Esdale, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2017


Filed under Editor's Note, Tom Tom

I’ve gotten used to hearing the phrase “opposites attract,” but I never really understood it or believed it to be true until this year. Coming into freshman year, I had the most basic idea of high school stereotypes: the jocks, the nerds, the band kids, the burnouts and the popular crowd. But as...

STAFF EDITORIAL: No Ifs, Ands or Buts About It

STAFF EDITORIAL: No Ifs, Ands or Buts About It

Tom Tom Staff

March 17, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Tom Tom

When there are no ifs, ands or buts about it, there is no room to negotiate or discuss the issue. We think that our word is final; it isn’t open to question. However, issues rarely fall into this category and there is almost always room to discuss and/or argue a topic. But the problem is that people ...

What It Feels Like To Be Non-Stop

What It Feels Like To Be Non-Stop

Alexandra Rapp, Tom Tom Staff

March 17, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

A piece of toast has 70 calories. A kiwi has 40 calories. A cutie has 30 calories. A banana has 110 calories. An apple has 60 calories. These facts are seared in my brain, a grim reminder of my time. I have the amount of calories in so many foods memorized. In seventh grade health class, they taught...

An Open Letter to Social Media Bullies

An Open Letter to Social Media Bullies

Kyle Whitely, Tom Tom Staff

March 17, 2017


Filed under Open Letters

A large part a young person’s social life is spent online. Gone are the days of meeting up at a drive-in movie or Main Street diner. Most interactions between people in today’s society are dominated by retweets and Snapchat streaks. This can lead to an advanced form of the typical school yard bull...

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction

Jayme Bailey, Tom Tom Staff

March 17, 2017


Filed under Columns and Blogs, Environmental

There have been five major mass extinctions in Earth's history. The first extinction was called the End Ordovician, and occurred over 444 million years ago. This event killed off 86 percent of the Earth’s species and was determined to be caused by a massive freeze that created an ice age. The nex...

Let the Hats Fly

Let the Hats Fly

Nico Chiappetta, Tom Tom Staff

March 15, 2017


Filed under Perspectives, Sports

A controversial rule at ACHS does not allow students to wear hats inside of the building. The school handbook states that hats are not allowed inside the school, with the only exception of if the hat is for religious purposes. Many students in the school have different opinions and views on the rule,...

Planet Earth’s New Ice Age

Planet Earth’s New Ice Age

Chloe Moritz, Tom Tom Staff

March 11, 2017


Filed under Columns and Blogs

The transition between winter and spring is long overdue, as the climate outside is switching from a warm temperature back to being bitter cold without warning. With this climate change in mind, many scientists have brought up the topic of whether the Earth is going experience another ice age. There...

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