The Cougar Claw

Nation too sensitive of crude humor

Kate Phillips

November 15, 2010

Today, it seems like society can’t decide whether or not to be offended at everything or nothing at all. Sometimes our culture would lead one to believe that nothing upsets people. If you turn on the television or listen...

Smile, your life sucks

Melanie Madden, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2010

There I am — standing on the side of I-10 all dressed up and ready for Reggae Fest. Too many thoughts running through my head.     Why me? Why today?     Is this really happening? Please be a dream.     What is my mom go...

Purple badge of honor

Melanie Madden

October 22, 2010

When my alarm clock went off Wednesday morning one thought was on my mind. Purple. I need to wear purple. I didn’t want to wear purple because I had this amazing outfit picked out to go with my new shoes; I wanted to wear ...

Letters to the Editor

September 30, 2010

Dear Editor, My question is one I’m sure you get often, but I am truly curious to why our male teachers and APs can have facial hair yet the students can’t. I’ve heard that it’s because then we wouldn’t be able to...

The Patriot’s Permission Slip

Alexis Aguren

September 18, 2010

Make sure your parents sign the form. The form that will become your shield Tuesday. When our young, innocent, impressionable minds will be accosted by a barrage of words we could not possibly process and decide upon ourselves....

Football steals the spotlight

by Michelle Delarca

September 18, 2010

In every high school there is that sport that is most preferred and has all the attention. There’s no exception for Tomball High School, and in the land of the Cougars, football is that sport. Come to think of it, isn’t ...

Prestige should do the right thing

Staff Editorial

September 15, 2010

Senior year is the year when school is supposed to be filled with exciting things to get ready for, but due to a certain company, Prestige Portraits to be exact, seniors are having to worry about whether they were cheated out...

Fish FAQs about THS

August 4, 2010

Eigth-graders last spring were asked what concerns they had about high school. Some common questions:   Q: Are the teachers nice?   A: Most teachers here are generally nice and will always be there to help whenever you need it....

To bag or to buy?

P.J. Meyer

August 4, 2010

Most students, when asked, will say that lunch is their most favorite part of the day. Why not? In the seven-hour school day, the thirty minute lunch break can be our only oasis. It’s the perfect time to catch up with friends, ...

Class wars rage on as fish, seniors mix

Alec Madere

August 3, 2010

One of the many annoyances of high school includes the never-ending bickering amongst the upper and underclassmen. And the very unfortunate, ugly truth is that both parties are in some way at fault for this.The extreme immaturity...

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