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Checklist Guides Seniors through College Apps

Checklist Guides Seniors through College Apps

Lauren Ward and Maddie Gaynor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Life & Arts, Showcase

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.

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.

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.

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-Gomez 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...

Assigning Summer Stress

Assigning Summer Stress

Colin Wade, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


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School Assignments over the summer are often a subject of controversy among students. Students often don’t understand why they have to do work over the summer. Sophomore Omar Davila thinks that summer work helps students. “[We do summer work] so we can get used to the rhythm of school and so we don't g...

Breaking Down Driver’s Ed

Breaking Down Driver’s Ed

Hannah Walls, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016


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One of the milestones in most people’s lives is finally learning how to drive, but determining which method of driver’s ed is right for each person depends on schedule and price range. Finding the right program can be tough with so many options out there that vary by cost, hours, and environment. Ideal...

Students Celebrate Diversity at Pride Parade

Students Celebrate Diversity at Pride Parade

Tyler Scott and Michael Tiemann-Daniel

October 11, 2016


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The Austin Pride Parade is  an event that gives full respect to those who are part of the LGBT community and by going to this event people are expressing their opinions and who they want to be. This special event  took place on Saturday, Aug. 27 on the streets of downtown Austin. The pride parade is...

Heartstrings

Heartstrings

Victoria Diaz, Sports Editor

May 31, 2016


Filed under Life & Arts, Student Profiles

Playing in orchestra may be a way for some to fill a class, get a letter jacket, or make friends in a new community, but for senior cellist Brandon Lucio, it is all about creating music.

Globetrotter

Globetrotter

Tessa Lehman, Commentary Editor

May 31, 2016


Filed under Life & Arts, Student Profiles

Andrea Mathisen, a junior on foreign exchange, has been traveling to exotic places all over the world since she was a child.

Medical Missions

Medical Missions

Alexandra Currie-Buckner, News Editor

May 31, 2016


Filed under Life & Arts, Student Profiles

A spreading upper-respiratory virus ravaged the halls around him. He stood surrounded by a crowd of forty-seven sick patients, crammed in a hallway as a cacophony of coughs, sneezes, and wheezes sounded.

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