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 of AISD for six years and worked in the district for fourteen. Cruz will be returning to his a...

No Plan to Redo Restrooms Despite Need

Art by Belle Dilger

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 of attention paid towards the bathrooms, some students have voiced their opinions. Sophomore Taylor...

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 an idea of what the club does and the competition that comes with eSports. The club before this...

Democratic Primary Update

Democratic Primary Update

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 people on their ideals for the country, and growing anxiety among voters to see who will be the...

Access Denied

Access Denied

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 district as a safety measure to prevent those who aren’t supposed to be on school grounds from getting...

Costa Rican learning expedition meant to inspire

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.

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 different topics in their classes like waste management and recycling.” The Costa Rica trip...

Academy Trips Slow Down Core Classes

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 gone off to Thailand, leaving the class with only seven people. “It’s not the best situation...

Thailand trip raises global awareness

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.

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 traveled to Thailand and stayed there in two groups from Jan. 3-13 or Jan. 4-14. Not only did...

MUN Makes History

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 in North America, MUNSA, with over 1,000 delegates coming from as far as Mexico and Japan....

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 has technically broken the law but has gone against their oath of office; in addition, there doesn’t...

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 registration came on Nov. 1. The concern that students face is whether to pay the $94 per test fees...

Debate Season Starts Off Strong

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.

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 in the area. Although Austin High students didn’t participate directly in the competition,...

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