Letters to the Editor
I have noticed the growing numbers of both paper and plastic recycling bins in the classrooms, but it seems like the effort just ends there. I feel as though the commons should be well-equipped with a variety of recycling bins, each for the main recyclables (including aluminum cans!). The money raised from the cans can even go towards funding the receptacles, if that is an issue. I really hope to get the ball rolling on this program and plan on getting the environmental club involved with it in the future. Thank you for everything you guys do.
- Amanda Lepola, Senior
This is an extremely good idea, and could very easily be put into effect. I’m sure if the means were provided, more students would choose to recycle their bottles and cans instead of throwing them away. In the past, the administration has commented that they would fully support the placement of said receptacles in the commons area. However, the school would not be able to transport the recyclables to their respective destinations. If the environmental club or another group would take up that responsibility, perhaps we could see this idea in action very soon.
-Alexis Aguren, Co Editor-in-Chief
Where the issues at?
I say we get more newspaper throughout the year. This past year it felt like the school just got like three papers out of the whole year and many, like me, like to know what’s going on with Tomball and up-coming events. And when you distribute the papers I wish you would do it during lunch time or when we have a chance to get it because I never think about going to the front of the school and getting one.
-Nolan Navarre, Junior
One reason we’ve cut back on print editions of the paper is because we have to divide our limited time and money between it and the Cougar Claw website. This is more cost-effective and, with fewer print editions we are able to make each one higher in quality, with better design and more detailed stories. If you want to be updated on Tomball’s current events, visit our site as we update frequently. As for the change in distribution time, it will be moved to second period to correlate with the new time of the Newspaper class. This will effectively give the papers more time to circulate during the school day. And if you want more indication of when the paper comes out, be sure to listen to the morning announcements.
-Alec Madere, Online Editor
That’d be a lot of painted gold statues…
There’s a problem with any sport tryout – the lack of patience for giving a person more time to show what the person has. The coaches just give them a day of tryouts to show them the talent the person has. The coaches just cut them off the first day. That’s not fair. Also the coaches show way too much favoritism and unfairness Lack of giving other people a chance to have the spotlight even if the person isn’t as good as the star of the game. Winning isn’t everything.
-Jasmine Nguyen, Sophomore
I see where you’re coming from but you have to remember that the coaches who you say aren’t being patient enough are under a lot pressure to build the best team to compete among the powerhouse District 13-5A. Winning may not be everything but in sports, as difficult as it may be to swallow, it is. A strong sports program helps bring positive attention to the school which ultimately is one of the most important things a school district can ask for. In college, there are intramural sports where you can choose the level you want to compete at. High school sports are strenuous and demanding because some athletes are vying to take their talent to the collegiate level. Unfortunately, in the realm of serious competition, not everyone gets a trophy.
-Bianca Zaragoza, Co Editor-in-Chief