The Maroon

Gershoni Seeks Changes in Education through Action

Miranda Gershoni, Copy Editor

December 12, 2017

Have you ever felt apathetic at school? Do you ever wonder if the system is actually working in your favor? I think about this everyday. Since I started school 12 years ago, I’ve kept notebooks filled with things I’ve noticed and want to change about the education system. I recently flipped thro...

Laptops: Helping or Hurting?

Laptops: Helping or Hurting?

Cole Ratliff, Staff writer

November 1, 2017

Laptops: Helping or Hurting? As students advance through their education, laptops prove more and more necessary. They are less bulky than a backpack full of supplies and notebooks, and are far more versatile. However, as their use in schools increases, so does the suspicion that they are not as b...

Indigenous Peoples Day Rightfully Replaces Celebration of Columbus

Indigenous Peoples Day Rightfully Replaces Celebration of Columbus

Bryan Sak, News Editor

October 17, 2017

We’ve all heard the rhyme before; “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” The voyage of Christopher Columbus is taught to students at a young age, but it is generally not until later on that students discuss the controversy of his celebration in America. In a time when beliefs of the past...

President Corrupts the Feminine Morale

Record numbers of protesters take to the streets during the Women's March on Austin, Saturday, Jan. 21.

Miranda Gershoni, Commentary Editor

February 14, 2017

Does it bother you that the leader of the free world blatantly disrespects women and perpetuates rape culture?

The Vegetarian’s Dilemma

Michael Tiemann-Daniel, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

Vegetarianism is continuing to grow in popularity as many women and men have begun seeing health benefits by making the switch.

Where Does the Money Go?

Cole Ratliff, Staff Writer

January 14, 2017

School budgeting is a daunting topic and something no student should have to worry about. Everything from culinary to football is funded, receiving money from AISD, the state, and school fundraisers.

A Very Personal Election

Joslynn Sanchez, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

In 2016, underlying divisions in American society were brought to light through the presidential election of November. Animosity throughout the election arose between political parties and even crossed racial lines that exposed sentiments some thought had significantly diminished since the 1960’s C...

Fire Drills Lack Urgency

Fire Drills Lack Urgency

Evan Myers, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

A false fire alarm occurred on Nov. 11. Even though nobody knew it was false, the school still treated it nonchalantly and students sluggishly waddled outside.

Not a Good FIT

Not a Good FIT

Lauren Ward, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016

By now, everyone now knows what FIT is and how it’s supposed to benefit us. In advisory, we learned study tips to make the time useful, basic information and background, and how each week Social and Emotional Learning will be discussed. With the many pros FIT seems to have, there are still some cons ...

The Texas Tribune Festival: Racism and Government

Miranda Gershoni, Commentary Editor

October 24, 2016

The Texas Tribune Festival, held annually by The Texas Tribune at the University of Texas at Austin, brings together some of the U.S. and Texas’ most prominent leaders in politics, public policy, and journalism. Students and educators have the opportunity to meet with and report on these leaders.

Losing Spirit

Lauren Ward and Maddie Gaynor

October 21, 2016

Lately, school spirit seems to be slowly disappearing among students. Pep rally attendance is dwindling, spirit week looked sparse, and overall upper and lower classmen aren’t as into the spirit anymore. School spirit is meant to bring the campus together and create an upbeat environment that gets...

Taco Truck Towed Away from Underclassmen

Tacos are as close to heaven as we will ever get to on Earth

Auston Abrego, Entertainment Editor

October 6, 2016

The 2016-2017 school year has been the year of change, and even the way we eat lunch has been subject to drastic change. Our beloved hour long lunch was cut to only 40 minutes, and the food truck, the best alternative to school lunch for underclassmen, was taken away from us. The lines weren’t very ...

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