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Hard Work Pays Off For Model UN Team

Model UN Team waves to the camera feeling confident at their personal responsibility for success
December 15, 2020

Undeterred by the pandemic, Austin High Model UN team hosts a successful online conference to start their year. This is senior Elise de la Fuente’s third year as a delegate on the Austin High Model...

It’s so Surreal

It's so Surreal
Inspired by psychedelia, Overstreet's art is bold and colorful
May 8, 2020

Junior Evan Overstreet hunches over her desk sketching the elegant curves of a woman’s body. Her room is dimly lit and thick with incense. Tapestries filled with geometric designs and dark landscapes...

The Ultimate Player

Senior Cade Culbertson catches a frisbee. He has been playing Ultimate since elementary school.
April 28, 2020

It’s like football, except there’s no contact. It’s like soccer, except there are no goalposts and no goalkeeper. It’s like basketball, except you can’t dribble the ball because there’s a Frisbee...

Whipple’s World

Picture of Whipple's new and improved seating arrangements
Teacher creates positive classroom in hopes of boosting productivity
February 19, 2020

Recliners, popcorn, and Japanese floor seating are not typical classroom furnishings, however, all of this can be found in American History teacher Cherry Whipple's room. According to Whipple, a comfortable...

Students Need Nutrients

Art by Belle Dilger
Eating right is necessary for both physical and mental health
February 19, 2020

Bad diets are responsible for more deaths across the world than smoking, and it’s becoming more of a worry that students aren’t getting the message on proper eating health. Students have different...

New Project Sparks Design Creativity

Sophomore Conrad Montminy explains to visiting parents the importance of his group's redesign. Students went to the Austin Public Library in order to get inspiration for their spaces.
December 4, 2019

The Academy of Design and Technology (ADT) sophomores were given a project in order to create an identity for the academy. Students were divided into groups and worked to redesign spaces in the school...

Halloween Interrupts School Week

LINK crew leads life-skills students in the annual trick or treat walk.
November 20, 2019

Halloween is full of all sorts of different traditions, ways to celebrate, and fun new costumes differs for every student. However this year it falls on a Thursday which complicates some plans that people...

More than Just a Dance Team

More than Just a Dance Team
Traditional Mexican dance brings community of diverse students together despite hardships
October 8, 2019

The ballet folklorico team and its members not only represent Hispanic culture, but they represent the diversity throughout the school. Yet, the program currently remains with no booster club and...

Students Transition From Summer Sleep Habits

Artwork by Belle Dilger
September 23, 2019

After junior Marley Crepps finished his test, he passed out at his desk. Crepps believes that having an inconsistent sleep schedule can completely throw off a student’s work ethic. Part of this has to...

Marhaba from Jordan

Eight students from the Arabic program visited iconic Jordanian landmarks
like Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Arabic Students spend summer immersed in culture & language of Middle East with QFI grant
September 17, 2019

The desert sun beat down on the students as they walked down the dusty trail. Donkeys and horses trotted by, and Bedouin shopkeepers shouted prices in Arabic. The path narrowed and the afternoon...

Alex McGahagin Talks Choosing the Right College

Senior Alex McGahagin will be attending the University of Texas at Dallas.
May 15, 2019

Top ten percenters aim to attend Ivy League or highly competitive colleges, however, senior and valedictorian Alex McGahagin would rather attend a college that specifically focuses on science, technology,...

Sherwood Tries New Teaching Methods After Trip to India

Melanie Sherwood teaches her class based on principles she learned while traveling India
May 15, 2019

Visual Communications teacher Melanie Sherwood spent her summer traveling around India, and came back with new visions for her classroom and a mission to teach with peace. Her trip was coordinated by the...

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