Stephen F. Austin High School's Newspaper "The Maroon"

The Maroon

Stephen F. Austin High School's Newspaper "The Maroon"

The Maroon

Stephen F. Austin High School's Newspaper "The Maroon"

The Maroon

Transformative Voices: Austin High’s Debate Program Sparks Passionate Dialogues on Global and Local Issues

Elliott Day January 31, 2024

Students go back and forth arguing whether the United States should keep its military in another country, if fossil fuels should continue being used, or even if cereal is a soup. Debate is a place where...

The University Interscholastic League

Phoebe Miller January 25, 2024

The University Interscholastic League (UIL), is a statewide organization that offers competitions for students across the Lone Star State. Established in the year 1910 by the University of Texas at Austin,...

Legislative Crossroads: Unraveling the Tapestry of Texas House Bill 900

Legislative Crossroads: Unraveling the Tapestry of Texas House Bill 900

Guinevere Hawley January 10, 2024

In an interview with the Stephen F. Austin High School head librarian, Mrs. Sara Stewart, I asked about her opinion on literary censorship. She said, “Different topics and subject matter can be useful...

Future Voices: High School Youth Take the Lead in Promoting Voting and Civic Engagement

Phoebe Miller, Sophia Hooker December 7, 2023

In the 2022 election, only 23% of young people eligible to vote actually did so. Young voters have the opportunity to take action, sway elections, and truly make a difference in the world. That’s...

The Continuous Underfunding of The Arts

Francisco Sánchez, Penn Smith December 6, 2023

Did you know that students who take four or more years of Fine Arts classes typically score at least 100 points higher than students who don’t?  The Fine Arts program encourages and nurtures our...

Texas Ties Unbound: The Voucher Chronicles

Texas Ties Unbound: The Voucher Chronicles

Andrew Billig-Barriga December 1, 2023

What are school vouchers? School vouchers are programs made to benefit parents who have students enrolled in public schools. They divert funding from public schools to private vendors in an effort to...

The Model United Nations Program and Club

The Model United Nations Program and Club

Elliott Day November 14, 2023

Get a glimpse of what being a delegate at the United Nations is like while fighting in a debate about current issues and affairs. The Model United Nations Club, led by Mr. Ralph Miller, meets in room...

The Public Education Systems Jeopardized Situation

The Public Education System’s Jeopardized Situation

Sophia Hooker and Phoebe Miller October 12, 2023

The public education system is in jeopardy. Twenty-six percent of US schools are overcrowded. Five percent of students do not have a seat in their class (National Center for Education Statistics). This...

The Effects of Climate Change – Rising Sea Levels

Liam Tillery-Meyer, Writer October 3, 2023

Sea levels around the world have been rising steadily in the last 100 years and the rate at which they are rising has been increasing rapidly in recent years. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Art by Belle Dilger

No Plan to Redo Restrooms Despite Need

Thomas Santiago, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

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...

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

Emanuel Quinones, Staf Writer October 3, 2023

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...

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

River Ginko, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

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...

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