The Maroon

Cruz to Resign

Kylie Baber-Gonzalez, Editor in Chief March 8, 2020

Austin Independent School District Superintendent Paul Cruz announced in a letter to AISD staff that he is resigning to accept a position at The University of Texas at Austin. Cruz served as superintendent...

Art by Belle Dilger

No Plan to Redo Restrooms Despite Need

Rumors of funding to improve school bathrooms debunked by C.A.T.
Thomas Santiago, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

The budget for the reconstruction grant will help fund multiple things such as new locker rooms and private restroom facilities. As for the public bathrooms, not much has been stated. Noticing the lack...

E-Sports Convention Helps Students Show their Passion

Jakob Olson, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

The eSports Club attended the annual 2020 Texas Computer Education and Association (TCEA) convention, at the request of Principal Taylor, to demonstrate the club’s skills and benefits to help provide...

Democratic Primary Update

Democratic Primary Update

What you should know about the candidates and the upcoming March 3 election
Willa Roberts, Managing Editor February 12, 2020

Election Season Approaches Impending presidential elections are categorized by frenzy in the media with “fake news” and exposés, ongoing debates during which the candidates try to sell the American...

Access Denied

Access Denied

Students not permitted to enter unless wearing visible ID due to new AISD policy
Connor Tate, Staff Writer February 7, 2020

IDs are now commonplace among students as they are required to wear them visibly on lanyards or clips and display them throughout the school day as of Feb. 3. AISD implemented this policy throughout the...

The sophomores learn about agriculture at Earth University. This was one of the activities that they did while they stayed in Costa Rica. “We were learning about their agriculture system,” William Jameson George said.

Costa Rican learning expedition meant to inspire

Admin, teachers plan for trips in multitude of different ways.
Emanuel Quinones, Staf Writer January 28, 2020

The AGS Costa Rica trip takes a lot of pre-planning and hard work from administrators and teachers. “Teachers prepare in different fashions,” AGS administrator Adriana Longoria said. “They teach...

Academy Trips Slow Down Core Classes

Influx of absences can take a toll on academic courses
Evan Myers, Staff Writer January 27, 2020

The AP classroom was more than half empty as the substitute sat at the teacher’s desk reading a book while the few students sat and chatted with one another. All the AGS students and their teacher had...

Senior William Mcmahan places a catfish net in the water where he attempts to catch them. “It was a team building excersie and the team with the most fish caught won Thailand shirts,” Mcmahan said.

Thailand trip raises global awareness

Seniors traverse a diverse country with many varieties of rural and urban locations.
River Ginko, Staff Writer January 14, 2020

The Academy of Global Studies (AGS) field trip to Thailand took seniors to a unique environment far from home. This is the second year of the Thailand trip after AGS made the change from China. Seniors...

MUN Makes History

Model UN team brings wins Best Large Delegation Award for the first time.
Katie Harwood, Staff Writer January 12, 2020

A group of 36 Model United Nations students traveled to San Antonio on Jan. 8-10, with sponsors Ralph Miller and Lauren Cooney. While there, they attended the largest student-run Model United Nations conference...

Frequently Asked Questions About the Impeachment Process

Frequently Asked Questions About the Impeachment Process

Evan Myers, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

What is impeachment technically? Impeachment is a charge of misconduct made by the House of Representatives against a public office holder, such as the president. This doesn’t mean the office holder...

AP Test Cost Questioned by Students

AP Test Cost Questioned by Students

River Ginko, Staff Writer December 5, 2019

By now, students who are enrolled in their high-level Advanced Placement (AP) classes have either paid the initial AP test cost or emailed Isabelle Salazar to cancel their test. The deadline for AP test...

Seniors Patrick Survis and Sebe Shearer prepare trophies for the tournament. This event is hosted at Austin high and is co run by the Model UN classes.

Debate Season Starts Off Strong

Aidan Acuña, Staff Writer December 2, 2019

Austin High’s debate team hosted its annual Stephen F. Austin Speech and Debate tournament (SFASD) on October 25th and 26th. The two-day long competition included some of the highest-ranking debate students...

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