December, 2015

Junior High softball team emphasizes effort and teamwork

By Clara Moffitt “Good eye, good eye, good eye,” girls cheer from the dugout on their first game of the Junior High softball season. On Nov. 9, 20 girls marched onto their home softball field at [...]

Game challenges strengthening Junior High baseball team

By Hayden Sampson The Junior High baseball team is a great opportunity to meet new people. It is also an enjoyable experience. The team is currently 2-2, and is continuing to get better and work harder. [...]

Lone senior Quinn Collins helps younger players

By Carter Sampson Twelve players on the JV team, 13 on the varsity. Sounds like a basketball team with a surplus of players, right? Except for in this case, it’s the same players on both teams. [...]

Lady Knights improving as season progresses

By Carter Sampson Many basketball teams take their seniors for granted, but our Lady Knights know what it’s like to play without them. That’s why they are treasuring each of their six seniors. These team leaders [...]

Young Lady Knights improving as season progresses

By Emma Moriarty Throughout the whole year, it is easy to see how supportive and passionate TPA’s sports teams are about their athletics. This is particularly exemplified through the high school soccer team. Even though the [...]

Football players making transition to soccer field

By Chris Moffitt   During TPA’s second game for men’s varsity soccer, a referee approached one of our players with a yellow card. Turning from the opponent he had just savagely knocked to the ground, our [...]

Dr. Hickernell: Humanities benefit those pursuing STEM goals

By Rachel Neglia Tempe Preparatory Academy has hired a host of talented teachers in striving to effectively apply a holistic model of education. Although most people associate a “liberal education” with subjects like philosophy, literature, and [...]

FIRST Robotics Club settling into new home

By Rachel Dinh For several weeks, the future of the TPA Robotics team was unsure. The team didn’t have a workshop: nowhere to meet up on weekends, work on the robot, and collaborate. But thanks to [...]

Jasmine Antony wins full-ride scholarship to Tufts University

By Rachel Dinh Even with the stress of finals this week, there is one thing Jasmine Antony hasn’t had to worry about: college applications. On Dec. 1, she found out that she had received a full-ride [...]

TPA outshines other schools on new standardized test

By Lindsay Newfeld Detestation. Disgust. Horror. Standardized tests. All synonyms, right? In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, AzMERIT, for Arizona students. AzMERIT replaced the AIMS test in [...]