TV show slump leaves viewers in dumps

by Alex Pickell/Staff Writer

It’s the most horrible part of the new year: the days are colder, the teachers are more frigid than ever, and one is faced with the period of the wretched TV slump.  What is one to do during these harrowing months of no new episodes of their favorite shows? Is it madness? Is it torture? Or is it some kind of joke? Television viewers have been faced with this baffling problem for generations, and it is time to act now.

The hiatus, which is another word for an extended gap between seasons or episodes in a series, is widely used by large networks in order to keep people interested in their shows. Hiatuses commonly occur during the winter months, from December to February, with shows starting up again in March. Because there aren’t enough episodes in most seasons of a show to go year-round, they have to be spaced out.

Frantic snow frenzy puts students in phase

by Ethan Dial/Executive Editor (art by Ethan Dial)

It's 10:00 p.m. You are staring at the news trying not to fall asleep before they get to the five minute weather segment. You keep nodding off. Head up. Head down. Head up. Head down. You begin to fall asleep and then are startled awake as you hear the word SNOW. You question yourself. Did the weatherman really just say there was a possibility for snow tomorrow? You rewind to make sure that he did before you jump out of your seat giddy with excitement and head straight to bed, not setting an alarm. You dream of…..well, building a snow man and sledding down hills, because that's all you want to do when you hear the word snow. This is the one night you 

Tigers wrestle for win

Senior Gabriel Kerr holds down the opponent during one of his winning matches. 

by Lily Jones/Assistant Sports Editor

The Tiger Wrestling team started the second semester strong at the Catholic High Alumni Wrestling match on January 6.

Alabama champions fall to Lady Tigers

Now senior Alaysia Ready takes the ball up the court in last year’s homecoming game versus North Little Rock. Following this year she will play college ball at Alcorn State University.       

by Thomas Heye/Sports Editor

The Lady Tigers’ basketball team went to Alabama before winter break for the annual Balling Prep Classic and emerged the uncontested victor, defeating both the 6A and 7A Alabama state champions.

“We played well, and they did a good job,” Coach Green said “They put us against their best teams, and we went down there and beat Homewood [the defending 6A champions] 62-37 in our first game.”

Perspectives from Paris: students reminiscence recent terrorist attacks

The Eiffel Tower shines blue, white, and red in honor of victims of the recent terrorist attacks (wbay.com).

by Elisabeth Bates/Staff Writer

Terrorist Attacks

On November 13, terrorists carried out a series of seven coordinated attacks in Paris, France. The attacks left over 129 citizens dead and another 352 wounded, 99 in critical condition.

The majority of the attacks occurred at local restaurants or a metro station; however, the two largest attacks occurred at the stadium, Stade de France, and the concert hall, Baraclan Theater. The police held spectators at the Stade de France until they were confident that the citizens were safe to leave. The rock concert held at Baraclan Theater the night of the attacks was interrupted by three terrorists who opened fire before taking the attendees hostage.

College visits prove enlightening; help students make decisions

by Jamese Lambert/Staff Writer

As a typical student in high school, preparing for college is mind-blowing as well as nerve-racking. Some students start their college search as early as middle school. Of course, starting early helps. This allows the student to explore the possibilities that are there for them. It allows the student to acknowledge the type of studies they want to explore. Starting early also aids the student in realizing what college is like. But it really starts in high school that the college search begins.

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