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Academies Create Smaller Learning Environment for Freshmen

Academies Create Smaller Learning Environment for Freshmen

Olivia Heinze and Mickey Ferguson

October 30, 2017


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Three new academies have been introduced this year, and 700+ new freshmen flooded the hallways. Every freshman applied to one of the four academies, choosing from the Academy for Classical Studies, Global Studies, High Technology, or Science & Innovation. “In life, all of the subjects are connect...

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


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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


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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 Tieman-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...

Checklist Guides Seniors through College Apps

Checklist Guides Seniors through College Apps

Lauren Ward and Maddie Gaynor

September 27, 2017


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With college just around the corner, seniors are bombarded with lists of information and loads of responsibilities without much of an idea of how to get it all done. To help relieve pre-college stress, we’ve put together a senior checklist to guide students through the application process. We talked with College and Career Counselor Tara Miller, about how to get started and make those deadlines.

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Innovating in the iLab

Innovating in the iLab

Angie Black, Staff Writter

February 14, 2017


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Meeting a special effects makeup artist or going and watching a surgery are opportunities provided by the new program iLab. iLab is a program brought over from Clint Small Middle School, dedicating a space, in the library, for students who want to go above and beyond the basic curriculum and expa...

Opportunities to Lend a Helping Hand

Opportunities to Lend a Helping Hand

Hannah Walls, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017


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Many students on campus need service hours, but finding out where to get them is not always easy. There are plenty of service-based organizations on campus: AGS, NHS, PALs, and Link Crew, to name a few.

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On A Mission

Tessa Lehman, Copy Editor

January 9, 2017


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Most students spend their winter break at home, relaxing or hanging out with friends, but junior Tessa Barlyn spent her break on a mission trip where she built homes for families in need in Mexico.

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December’s National Holidays

Bryan Sak, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016


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With every new month comes a plethora of official national days, each unique in their own way. December, being a particularly festive time of year with longstanding celebrations such as Christmas and Hanukkah, has a number of other days featuring a wide variety of themes. According to the National Days ...

Discovering the World Through AGS

Discovering the World Through AGS

Tatiana Brown and Angie Black

November 10, 2016


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The Academy for Global Studies is a separate academy within Austin High that focuses on global issues more than the comprehensive classes. Since the students of this program stay with the same staff and students throughout all four years of high school, they get to know each other. “The teachers...

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