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Seniors Consider Benefits of Taking Gap Year

Lauren Ward, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Life & Arts

Senior year is the time where everyone starts attempting to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their life, and a large part of this decision is whether or not to go to college. There are many reasons to go down the higher learning path, but there are also many down sides. For some s...

Junior’s Love of Shoes Pays Off

Junior’s Love of Shoes Pays Off

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

February 22, 2018


Filed under Life & Arts, Student Profiles

Waking up before the sun on a Saturday morning sounds bizarre to most students who would rather sleep in, but junior Chris Brand starts his Saturdays off early to head to raffles at local shoe stores to secure enough shoes to resell on his online store atxshoeplug.com. “Starting in 7th or 8th grade I found that...

Telley: An American Gladiator

Bryan Sak, News Editor

February 21, 2018


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Not all teachers begin their careers teaching. Chemistry and environmental science teacher Deena Telley was working as a chemist in Norman, Oklahoma when she discovered an opportunity to appear on FOX’s American Gladiators. “I saw that one of the tryouts was in Phoenix, Arizona, and my husband said ‘Well...

Choir Competes in Solo & Ensemble Competition

Maddie Gaynor, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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Choir students competed in the solo and ensemble competition January 30th, 31st, and February 1st. The students had the opportunity to compete with a solo piece or work with others for an ensemble piece. Students were given a score from 1 to 5, 1 being the best score possible, and after had the opportunity t...

KAHS Students Screen Short Films at Alamo Drafthouse

KAHS Students Screen Short Films at Alamo Drafthouse

Miranda Gershoni, Copy Editor

January 29, 2018


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As the KAHS kids wrapped up the documentaries they were working on the first six weeks, they began brainstorming for their next project: narratives. What began as just ideas have now become short films that will be submitted to SXSW and other film festivals across the country. For this project, students had...

Struggling to Set Priorities Between School and Work

Tatiana Brown, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018


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Many students, especially in junior and senior year, tend to work to have extra cash to pay for school activities, school supplies, clothes, and other commodities . This means students have to juggle around work and school. Many  have difficulty keeping up their grades and working hard at their jobs....

Laroux Makes Area Choir

Laroux Makes Area Choir

Tatiana Brown, Staff Writer

January 3, 2018


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As the lights dim, the only light shines on junior Clint Laroux. Laroux has proven from his audition that he is meant for Pre Area Choir. Not only is Laroux third chair alto, but also is the choir historian, allowing him to put extra amounts of time into choir. “Pre Area takes the top five people from t...

Picnic Club Brings People, Culture Together

Picnic Club Brings People, Culture Together

Tatiana Brown, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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Picnic Club is one of the many new clubs on campus this year. Members bring different foods, share and have fun. Tara Simons, the president of Picnic Club, wants everyone to be able to experience different types of food and culture. “I thought it would be a good way to bring people together an...

NAHS Creates Community through Art

NAHS Creates Community through Art

Ashley Kahn, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Life & Arts, Showcase

For the past year, the National Art Honor Society has diligently worked on a ceramic wildflower and wildlife piece for a footbridge located on Rundberg Lane in North Austin. This footbridge, located between the Little Walnut Creek Branch Library and the North Lamar and Rundberg HEB, has been subject ...

Eberly Eases First Year with Rhymes and Jokes

Eberly Eases First Year with Rhymes and Jokes

Cezanne Lossing-Cann, Commentary Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Life & Arts, Showcase

Up on the third floor stands room 397, the walls are plastered with inspirational quotes and motivational posters depicting determined athletes and rolling hills. The standard 6x6 grid of desks is sits  empty,  a few students sitting in their lunch time lull. At the front of the classroom sits Ale...

Maddox Turns Announcements into Radio Show

Maddox Turns Announcements into Radio Show

Evan Myers, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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At the beginning of 2nd and 6th Period, students are greeted by music from around the world and throughout time. Assistant Principal Steve Maddox is now responsible for making the announcements and has decided to put his own personal spin on the news, what he refers to as Maroon Radio. “I had this ...

Don’t Skip a Beat

Don’t Skip a Beat

Micheal Tiemann-Daniel and Ana Rosero

October 16, 2017


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As the marching season started off in 100 degrees weather this summer, two students started off their junior year as first year drum majors.   Their first year as drum majors has caused certain emotions towards all the extra work and practice they put in everyday.  These students practice over...

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