The Maroon

The PRICE of Perfection

The PRICE of Perfection

Aidan Acuña, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

It’s scary to know that at any point my heart could just stop because of a doctor-prescribed medication. Even if I do what the doctors say and even though the doctors say it is safer than Adderall. What is even more concerning is the fact that 11 percent of children have ADHD, and about three out of...

School Sports are Overrated

Austin High freshman football plays Del Valle. Even as freshman hard tackles are taken on the sidelines.

Connor Tate, Copy Editor

January 24, 2020

In high school, sports are an extremely important part of the student body’s lives. However, the amount of focus that schools place on sports may not be entirely beneficial or healthy. We should place less emphasis on sports, particularly football. Instead, schools should offer more respect and focus...

Life After Death

Mac Miller's

Denisse Vargas, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Pittsburgh native Mac Miller broke through the rap scene in 2010 with the release of his mixtape K.I.D.S before later releasing his 2011 mixtape Best Day Ever, two projects that kickstarted his way onto the Billboard Hot 100 charts. His debut album, Blue Slide Park (2011), was followed by Watching Movies...

College Board’s Monopoly: the Price of Higher Education

College Board's Monopoly: the Price of Higher Education

Xander Christou, Managing Editor

January 2, 2020

Deadlines. Application fees. Testing. The college process is time-consuming and expensive. College applications can define seniors’ fall semesters and can be a stressful, burdening process for many. In addition to filling out forms, short answer questions, and essays, the wallet comes into...

Advisory Powerpoint Scrapes the Surface of Hispanic Culture

Advisory Powerpoint Scrapes the Surface of Hispanic Culture

Aidan Acuña, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Hispanic awareness month was Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and as a celebration of cultures, Link Crew made a powerpoint for advisory classes. Whilst initially excited that my somewhat overlooked culture was getting some representation, my excitement died once the slides were presented. Each slide gave a...

Great Dessert Places Around Austin

Sofia Freed, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Voodoo donuts Voodoo Doughnut originated in Portland, Oregon and was created by Kenneth, “Cat Daddy”, Pogson and Richard, "Tres", Shannon III after noticing that downtown Portland didn’t have a donut shop. Voodoo Doughnut has multiple locations across the country, in Oregon, Colorado, Florida, ...

Thanksgiving isn’t the holiday you think it is

The First Thanksgiving by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris.

Denisse Vargas, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

The smell of turkey and ham fills a room full of family and friends. Everyone sits down for what is supposed to be a day of being thankful and celebrating the “friendship” between the Pilgrims and Native Americans. But behind all of these acts of celebration lingers the unknown truth of how the Native...

Cartoons Aren’t What They Used to Be

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Jackson Grimes, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

The years of good cartoons are almost over– if not already. That is because there aren't any good cartoons anymore. Back in the early 2000s, TV channels had the best shows such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Fairly Odd Parents. I couldn't wait to get home and watch them all. They all had amazing st...

The Life of an Exchange Student

Emilia Spangberg, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

On the 14th of August my life changed. I left Sweden to seek new experiences and learn about another culture here in America. It’s one of the biggest decisions that I have ever made: to leave everything that I ever known to start a new life in a country where I don’t know anyone. I don’t regr...

Get Out and Vote!

Get Out and Vote!

Evan Myers, Creative Director

November 5, 2018

Voting may be considered as a chore to be ignored and pushed to the side. That it isn’t worth the time or the gas money; that it barely changes anything at all. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Especially for the younger generations of people who have only just obtained their right to vo...

The Power of Student Voice

Miranda Gershoni, Copy Editor

February 14, 2018

Have you ever felt apathetic at school? Do you ever wonder if the system is actually working in your favor?

Religious Traditions Mix During Holidays

Connor Tate, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

My parents practice different religions. My mom is Jewish, and my dad is Christian. If you were in this situation, how do you think you would handle it? We had to figure that out, and the way our family works nowadays might surprise you. In Judaism, the child’s religion is determined through the mothe...

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