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On A Mission

Tessa Lehman, Copy Editor

January 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...


Senior Brandon Lucio rehearses during orchestra.

Victoria Diaz, Sports Editor

May 31, 2016

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.



Tessa Lehman, Commentary Editor

May 31, 2016

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

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.

Flipping Out

Flipping Out

Audrey Ashburn, Photo Editor

May 31, 2016

Much of Austin High’s uniqueness is attributable to its talented students. Junior Leo Noblitt-Atkins has caught the eye of many in Austin High as he performs flips and tricks on seemingly dangerous platforms.

A Bird’s-Eye View

Max poses next to one of the aircraft he practiced flying in for his license.

Tyler Scott, Staff Writer

May 25, 2016

Senior Max Symonds has always had an admiration for all things aviation. Even as a young boy, he was fascinated by the sky, and it has stayed with him all throughout his life.

Students Donate Blood for a Good Cause

Senior Star Villafuerte donates blood for the National Honor Society's annual Blood Drive.

Django Fox, Commentary Editor

February 11, 2016

Many students participated in the blood drive, and donated their blood to the community. The goal for this year created by the National Honor Society was 32 units of blood donated, and the school surpassed this goal, with 39.

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