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4:20 Release to Help with Downtown Congestion

4:20 Release to Help with Downtown Congestion

Auston Abrego, Entertainment Editor
February 17, 2017
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After months of back and forth, the district has approved a new release time of 4:20 p.m., which will go into effect at the end of February to help relieve traffic after school.

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AGS Students Buddy Up

Tessa Lehman, Copy Editor
December 8, 2016
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The new AGS buddy system pairs underclassmen with upperclassmen who can share knowledge about school and other AGS experiences.

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A Changing Landscape: Lamar Beach Update

Drew Dowell and Brianna Tovar
November 14, 2016
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Over the past few months, the City of Austin has undergone many modifications in regards to the community. In June of 2014, the City Council passed Resolution No. 20140612-060 to initiate the master planning process for Lamar Beach at Town Lake Metro Park.

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Campus Granted Half Days for ACL

Colin Wade, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
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Austin High was given half days on the two Fridays of Austin City Limits. The school let students and teachers leave halfway through the school day so they could avoid traffic because of the school's placement right across the lake from Zilker Park. However, another explanation for the half day is funding. ...

Austin High Traffic

Austin High Traffic

Elizabeth Kent and Zayna Chouman
October 11, 2016
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Traffic at Austin High is a problem for both students and staff. Complaints are heard on a daily basis, leaving many feeling hopeless.   “I rode the bus freshman year and for the first semester of sophomore year,” senior Ian Smith said. “But when I started driving, it took 4 minutes to get...

School Share

School Share

Natalie Bennett, Life & Arts Editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, every school in AISD will be implementing the School Sharing Program.

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AISD Brings Taco Tuesday to Austin High

AISD Brings Taco Tuesday to Austin High

Alexandra Currie-Buckner, News Editor
February 17, 2016
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The school has been working toward the implementation of new resources for students at lunchtime. This week marks the first “Taco Tuesday”, a new lunch option for students looking for a different and healthier lunch.

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Changes Coming to the SAT in 2016

Changes Coming to the SAT in 2016

Violet Frohlich, Copy Editor
November 13, 2015
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The SAT, a familiar staple of upperclassmen development and academic readiness, will be changing in the 2016 spring.

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Students Travel to Australia and New Zealand

Students Travel to Australia and New Zealand

Alexandra Currie-Buckner, News Editor
October 27, 2015
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Next summer students will have the opportunity to travel to Australia and New Zealand through a trip led by freshman geography teacher, Jordan Attra.

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The Real Cost of Austin City Limits

The Real Cost of Austin City Limits

Brianna Tovar and Logan Robichaud
October 2, 2015
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With Austin City Limits fast approaching, students dread the day they have to get their make-up work from scowling teachers.

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Gender Neutral Bathroom Promotes Equality

Gender Neutral Bathroom Promotes Equality

Natalie Bennett, Victoria Diaz, and Ellie Felts
September 10, 2015
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This year marks the beginning of the availability of a gender neutral bathroom to any student who does not wish to use the bathroom they are assigned.

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Welcoming Our Newest Maroon

Welcoming Our Newest Maroon

Natalie Bennett, Life & Arts Editor
September 9, 2015
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After months of screening and interviewing, the Austin Independent School District has appointed Amy Taylor as Austin High School’s new principal.

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