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Student Voice Seeks Funding for Free Calculators

Student Voice Seeks Funding for Free Calculators

Joslynn Sanchez, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


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The Student Voice committee of Student Council recently released a survey to hear the opinions of students regarding school provided calculators, and they had an overwhelming amount of participation. Student Voice is trying to use the survey’s results to get funding to provide free calculators to ...

Students Help Pass Paid Sick Leave

Students Help Pass Paid Sick Leave

Ashley Kahn, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


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This past Friday, the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance was passed by the Austin City Council, making Austin the first city in the South to pass such legislation at the city level. The Ordinance mandates that all non-governmental businesses must give eight paid sick days a year to their employees. Seniors...

Parents Gain Access to BLEND

Parents Gain Access to BLEND

Tessa Lehman, Managing Editor

February 22, 2018


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Parents, as of last month, are able to access their child’s BLEND account through an observational view, where they can see their child’s assignments, homework, due dates, and other functions of the system. “I think any time a parent can see what their student is doing in class, what assign...

KAHS Films Advance in UIL

KAHS Films Advance in UIL

Cole Ratliff, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


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This year, K-AHS has submitted six films in UIL. Two have advanced to semifinals, “Marching Band” by Sam Tagle and Alex Clarke in the documentary category, and “Hacked” by Miranda Gershoni in the narrative category. “We did a really good job planning everything out and working as a team, b...

Winter Wonderbrains Helps Freshman with Finals

Winter Wonderbrains Helps Freshman with Finals

Angie Black and Zayna Chouman

December 6, 2017


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Studying for finals can be a nightmare for all students, but especially the freshmen who have never taken finals before. The purpose of Winter Wonderbrains is to help the freshmen study for finals and get extra points on their finals “This is the highest stakes test or round of tests they have ever taken because i...

Winter Concert Brings Holiday Tunes

Winter Concert Brings Holiday Tunes

Angie Black, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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The annual orchestra Winter Concert is a joy for all who go. Orchestra director Ana Maria Solis feels that especially during this concert the students can be themselves. “They were focused and it’s hard to play in a cafeteria but for the most part they stayed together,” Solis said. “It also ...

Cheer Team Hosts Clinic at WAYA

Lauren Ward, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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The cheer team hosted the Austin High Cheer Clinic at WAYA on Nov. 5 to fundraise and give kids aged kindergarten through fifth grade an opportunity to learn what being a cheerleader is all about. The event was hosted by Champions Academy and Champions coaches were present at the event. Participants were...

$1 Billion Bond in Hands of Voters Tomorrow

$1 Billion Bond in Hands of Voters Tomorrow

Joslynn Sanchez, Copy Editor

November 6, 2017


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Austin Independent School District is conducting a Bond Election to decide whether or not $1 billion of tax money should go towards improving AISD facilities and amenities. According to AISD, the bond would be used to “modernize or construct” more facilities to alleviate overcrowding in schools and pro...

Academies Create Smaller Learning Environment for Freshmen

Academies Create Smaller Learning Environment for Freshmen

Olivia Heinze and Mickey Ferguson

October 30, 2017


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Three new academies have been introduced this year, and 700+ new freshmen flooded the hallways. Every freshman applied to one of the four academies, choosing from the Academy for Classical Studies, Global Studies, High Technology, or Science & Innovation. “In life, all of the subjects are connect...

Tutoring Center Undergoes Major Changes in 2017

Tutoring Center Undergoes Major Changes in 2017

Cole Ratliff, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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This year, the tutoring center is open for a much shorter period; 45 minutes before and after school, Monday through Friday. Math teacher Mr. Reyes will be the only tutor that still remains from previous years. “I’m in there as a math tutor, but there are UT students there covering when I’m n...

Barton Springs University

Barton Springs University

Cezanne Lossing-Cann, Commentary Editor

October 30, 2017


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The sky reflected the water’s dull gray as students from across austin flocked to one of the most popular pools in Austin. Only this time people didn’t only come to swim. They came to learn about what makes Austin's aquifers tic. The AP biology class, taught by Jennifer Giannou-Moore, the AP e...

30th Annual Monster Concert is a Success

30th Annual Monster Concert is a Success

Angie Black, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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The orchestra hosted its 30th annual Monster Concert where students perform and learn from each other. A massive crowd came to our campus to support not only the orchestra students and teachers, but also the local community. Orchestras from all over AISD came to perform and celebrate Halloween. ...

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