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The student news site of Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana

Tiger Times

The student news site of Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana

Tiger Times

Players of the volleyball team practice at the Fishers New Aux Gym on May 16, 2024. Cameron Benson (second from the right) and junior Davis Theobald (far right) worked to receive the incoming serve from the other side. Photo by Vi Tran.
Fishers Boys Varsity Volleyball Gears Up for State
Vi Tran, Reporter • May 24, 2024

Two-time state champion Tigers were able to place first at sectionals and regionals after competing throughout the season. As the team prepares...

1890s postcard of the University of Berlin (now called the Humboldt University of Berlin). The school’s founder, Wilhelm von Humboldt, implemented a novel educational model at the university, which emphasized holistic, curiosity-driven learning, rather than exclusively vocational, market-driven learning.
The case for holistic education
Jakob Polly, News Editor • March 15, 2024

In November of 1942, Congress lowered the minimum draft age to 18. Anticipating fierce Axis resistance in North Africa, Europe and the Pacific,...

Happy campus, happy academics
Happy campus, happy academics
Kate Charters, Reporter • February 28, 2024

    When choosing a college 99 percent of the time students are searching for good academics rather than focusing on what the college campus...

Junior Sabrina Mari Alberty prepares for her solo during Sound’s “Kiss of the Femme Fatale” set at Spotlight Parent Preview Night. “Those extra practices really helped pull us together and refine everything so that it was ready,” Mari Alberty said. Parent Preview Night took place on Feb 1, 2024.
A shining silver spotlight
Gavin Auger and Emerson Elledge February 22, 2024

Black excellence in country music
Black excellence in country music
Katrell Readus, Opinion Editor • February 22, 2024

With Black History Month in full swing, controversy around Beyoncé's new country songs and my long-standing love for a good pair of cowboy boots,...

History of April Fools Day is prevalent


Emily Baumgartner– April 1 has been a globally known holiday for many generations. It can also be referred to as “All Fools day”, but most people just know it as April Fools Day. There is more than one theory as to how the day came about, and no one has the evidence to prove one more true than the other.

A popular Roman theory states that when Pope Gregory XIII replaced the old Julian calendar, New Years Eve changed from April 1 to Jan 1. Not everyone in the culture was informed of the switch, so those who continued to celebrate in April were referred as fools.

For more information on the origins of the holiday, go to here.

“I like to participate in April Fools Day because I really enjoy how the day is light-hearted and it’s a good way to begin the spring season,” junior Justin Brooks said

Regardless of the way the day came about, April Fools Day is now perceived as a day of pranking.

“The best prank I pulled was when me and my sisters put a fake rattle snake in my dads bed. He actually thought it was real, so it was hilarious to see him jump and scream when he got into bed,” Brooks said.

What a disgusting party — perfect for April Fools' Day
Used with permission of MCT Campus.

For easy, family-friendly joke ideas go to here.


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