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AGS Takes a Closer Look at Trash

AGS Takes a Closer Look at Trash

Katie Harwood, Staff writer

November 1, 2018


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AGS sophomores visited the Cathedral of Junk and Balcones Recycling Center on Oct. 22, to kick off their fall unit based around waste management. Teachers chose the recycling center and Cathedral of Junk to show how our community deals with waste management. “It was such an amazing experience,...

Taylor Orders Immediate Evacuation of School as Flood Waters Rise

Taylor Orders Immediate Evacuation of School as Flood Waters Rise

Kylie Baber-Gonzalez and Zayna Chouman

October 19, 2018


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At 3:55 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 16, students and staff were ordered to immediately evacuate due to the possibility of flooding of Lady Bird Lake. The Lower Colorado River Authority was opening two floodgates between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. at the Tom Miller Dam, which is less than three miles from t...

Gender-Nuetral Homecoming Updates Tradition

Gender-Nuetral Homecoming Updates Tradition

Tatiana Brown-Gomez, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018


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As part of our first gender-neutral homecoming, Story Dornsife, Cecilia McBride, Peter Lane, and Rayce Arrington were crowned Senior Royalty. Past traditions did not allow for all sexualities and genders to be welcome in what some students considered an outdated homecoming tradition. Through con...

Discovery Dome Planetarium Transforms Library

Discovery Dome Planetarium Transforms Library

Connor Tate, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


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The library was recently visited by the portable Discovery Dome mobile planetarium which offered students with a unique experience for the higher-level science classes. Astronomy teacher Elise Gonzalez brought five classes to see the planetarium, along with three classes from Tony Randel’s Astronomy ...

Whipple Honored with Texas History Teacher of the Year Award

Whipple Honored with Texas History Teacher of the Year Award

Xander Christou, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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U.S. history teacher Cherry Whipple was honored in the PAC on Sept. 21 with the Texas History Teacher of the Year award from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and has received many awards as of late. Throughout her 14 years of teaching history, Whipple has designed and implemented a...

AISD Instates Clear-Bag Policy at Shared Athletic Events

AISD Instates Clear-Bag Policy at Shared Athletic Events

Denisse Vargas and Johnney Perez

August 25, 2018


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A new policy began this year which requires students to carry clear bags instead of backpacks in shared stadiums. After numerous school shootings around the U.S., including the Santa Fe school shooting that took place in May of 2018 in the Houston area, many schools have been implementing new safety pr...

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 ...

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