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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...

7 Things You Should Know About Food in America

7 Things You Should Know About Food in America

William Becker, Tom Tom Staff

March 7, 2017


Filed under Perspectives, Sports

Sugar In America, sugar is in just about everything. Obviously, it’s in soda and candy, but it’s even in foods like ketchup, yogurt, granola and even bread. The United States Department of Agriculture reports that America eats anywhere from 150 to 170 pounds of sugar each year. Canada on th...

SPORTS FASHION: Lacrosse Shorts

SPORTS FASHION: Lacrosse Shorts

Peter Boeh, Tom Tom Staff

March 3, 2017


Filed under Columns and Blogs, Lacrosse, Sports

Lacrosse shorts are different of the fact that they have different and crazy designs; making them stand out from standard shorts. The designs range from having checkerboard print, to monkeys and bananas. There is no certain design for lacrosse shorts, as they vary from each team. Most of the team...

An Open Letter to Those Who Dislike Crocs

Brenna Higgins, Tom Tom Staff

February 28, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Open Letters

To those who dislike Crocs, What do you have against wearing Crocs? Crocs are rubber shoes that became popular in 2002 in Florida. They have all the colors of the rainbow and more, and some have fuzz in the shoes. Whatever the situation, Crocs have endless possibilities. Plus, do not get me st...

The Impact of Rhino Extinction

The Impact of Rhino Extinction

Griffin Hackeloer, Tom Tom Staff

February 25, 2017


Filed under Columns and Blogs, Environmental

Rhinos are becoming harder to come by each year. There are five species left living on Earth: white, black, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos. The white rhino has 20,170 members left in its population. These animals are the second largest land mammal alive today. White rhinos are kno...

An Open Letter to Those Who Discriminate

An Open Letter to Those Who Discriminate

Emily Hanes, Tom Tom Staff

February 22, 2017


Filed under Open Letters

To those who discriminate, I can’t believe I still have to tell people racism is wrong. I can’t believe we still have to tell someone that they are being racist. I can’t believe people still don’t realize when they are being racist. Why does this have to be a continuous problem? W...

How to: Make Pixie Dust

How to: Make Pixie Dust

Alexandra Rapp, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


Filed under Columns and Blogs

A fun craft to brighten up any day, this pixie dust is a guaranteed great gift of activity for any little kid.  

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