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Low Wages Cause Teachers Second Job

Low Wages Cause Teachers Second Job

November 15, 2018


Filed under Life & Arts

Teachers all over America walked out of their classrooms to raise awareness about low wages and the financial distress they’re put in. As of 2018, the annual salary for an Austin teacher is $55,261 according to salary.com. With the average living cost in Austin being $53,225, it’s barely enough t...

Phone Addictions Affect 50% of Teens

Phone Addictions Affect 50% of Teens

Katarina Carrico, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


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In a test done by Common Sense Media, 50 percent of teens admit to cell phone addictions. Although phones can be very practical, there are many physical, social, and emotional side effects from using cell phones. According to a New York Times report, on average both teens and adults check their phones e...

Travel THAIme: AGS Seniors to Travel to Thailand

Travel THAIme: AGS Seniors to Travel to Thailand

Xander Christou and Willa Roberts

October 19, 2018


Filed under Life & Arts, Showcase

The Academy for Global Studies senior class will be travelling to Thailand instead of China this year on an eight-day-long service-oriented trip to the north region in an effort to boost service learning. The new senior trip was planned by the AGS director and EF Tours and is tailored to the AGS curr...

Cooney Takes Over Debate, Model UN

Cooney Takes Over Debate, Model UN

Willa Roberts, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


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New Debate and Model UN teacher, Lauren Cooney, has lived and worked all around the world, gathering insight and experience bringing her to her current role at Austin High School. Ms. Cooney has taught for the majority of her life and has found her passion for learning and travel. “I actually st...

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-Gomez, 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-Gomez, 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-Gomez, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Life & Arts

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...

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