The Maroon

Homework Never Stops, Even for Summer

Design by Kylie Baber

Angie Black and Jakob Olsen

September 4, 2019

Summer assignments are given at the end of the school year to students in higher-level classes such as UT OnRamps, Advanced Placement (AP), and the ACC Dual-Credit Classes.  Which path a student decides to take can affect the level and difficulty of the homework received.  It is most common for AP-level courses to gi...

Newspaper Students Become 6A Champions

The newspaper staff advanced to Regionals after becoming Division champions.

Xander Christou, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Newspaper students participated in the journalism events at the Academic UIL Districts meet at Hays High School on March 28. Seven students competed, and five of those advanced to Regionals. “I think that we went in without putting a whole lot of pressure on ourselves,” newspaper adviser Jena Weber ...

Budget Cuts Could Close Magnets

Kealing Middle School could lose it's magnet program because of budget cuts.

Xander Christou and Juan Montelongo

February 26, 2019

AISD has proposed significant budget cuts for the 2018-2019 school year, including the idea of closing the magnet programs. The three magnet programs, Fulmore, Kealing and LASA, would be eliminated in favor of bringing higher-level classes to all AISD schools and giving every school more opportunities...

Students from across the nation attend MUNSA

Katie Harwood, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Model United Nations took a delegation of 52 students to Model United Nations San Antonio from Jan. 9-11. MUNSA is the nation's largest Model United Nations high school conference in the United States, held at Trinity University in San Antonio and is run by the students of the International School of ...

The Academy for Global Studies Travels to Costa Rica

The AGS sophomores traveled to Costa Rica to learn about environmental safety.

Connor Tate, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

The sophomore class in the Academy for Global Studies traveled to Costa Rica to experience the culture and their ways of life. “I loved it. This was my fourth time going on this trip - it’s fun every year,” AGS math teacher Steven Trenfield said. The annual trips are motivated by AGS’s s...

The Girls Outside Club Helps Expose Young Girls to Nature

Junior Sebe Shearer enjoys the outdoors with two Mathews Elementary students.

Willa Roberts, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

The new club and mentoring program, Girls Outside, took a field trip with Mathews Elementary students to give girls an opportunity to explore their environment and get outdoors. Girls Outside club juniors and seniors were paired up with elementary school-aged girls on a trip to Pedernales State Park...

AGS Takes a Closer Look at Trash

AGS sophomores learn about waste management at the Balcones Recycling Center.

Katie Harwood, Staff writer

November 1, 2018

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,...

Flu Vaccine: Friend or Foe?

Both the CDC and FDA recommend flu shots for those 6 months or older and for people with compromised immune systems.

Robert Rodriguez, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

If anyone at Austin High gets the flu, they put their friends at risk by being here and spreading their germs around. Your body’s protection from many (16) strains of the influenza virus highly outweigh the smallest amount of effort and time it takes to get the influenza vaccination. The human body tak...

Taylor Orders Immediate Evacuation of School as Flood Waters Rise

As the LCRA monitors the flooding of the Colorado River and opens floodgates, the water level of Lady Bird Lake continues to rise.

Kylie Baber-Gonzalez and Zayna Chouman

October 19, 2018

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

Rayce Arrington, Story Dornsife, Cecilia McBride and Peter Lane are crowned Senior Royalty at Homecoming on Oct. 11.

Tatiana Brown-Gomez, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

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

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

Cherry Whipple recieves the Texas History Teacher of the Year award.

Xander Christou, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

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...

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