The Maroon


The online edition of The Maroon is produced by the journalism students at Stephen F. Austin High School in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, along the Colorado River. Founded in 1881, it is one of the oldest public high schools west of the Mississippi River, and was the first public high school in the state of Texas. We currently have just over 2,000 students.

The heart of our Austin High Publications program is storytelling. Through print, online, photography, and social media we are tasked with the storytelling of our campus. We strive to meet all journalistic standards and create opportunities for students to learn valuable 21st century job skills. Journalism has been modernized with new media, no longer can it be thought of as print alone, instead it must be seen as blogging, design, photography, multimedia, and social media.

The publication strives to meet the highest ethical and professional standards for news and advertising. It will strive to be an inclusive publication that will be free of prejudice against race, creed, national origin, handicapping conditions or gender. Information in this publication is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Neither the newspaper staff, the adviser, Austin High School administration, nor Austin Independent School District can be held responsible for errors or omissions in content. All editorials are the sole viewpoint of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organization. Letters to the editor are welcome for topics of general interest to the readership of The Maroon. Letters must be typed or neatly written in ink and include the writer’s signature, grade and contact phone number. Editors reserve the right to determine which issue the letter goes in, making every effort to print the letter as soon as possible and the right to edit the letter for grammar, length and repetition. All persons are hereby informed that all advertised products/services or establishments are available on an equal opportunity basis.


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