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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. ...

Admin Cracks Down on Attendance Policy

Angie Black and Tatiana Brown

September 27, 2017


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Contrary to popular belief, attendance policies have not changed as dramatically as it seems. Although the specifics of the policy are going to be heavily enforced this year.

iLab Now Available During Zero Hour

iLab Now Available During Zero Hour

Angie Black, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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Different extra-curricular activities have whats known as a zero hour class. Zero hour classes start before the regular school day  to provide many new resources and opportunity for the students. The Innovation Lab has recently decided to open its doors to those who want to use that time to do class projects and passion projects.

Administration Removes 6 Flags Over Texas

Administration Removes 6 Flags Over Texas

Eleanor Estrada, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2017


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With the recent protests in Charlottesville, North Carolina, and the decision by Six Flags to remove the Confederate flag from three of the U.S. locations, Principal Amy Taylor made the decision to remove the six flags (United States, Mexico, Spain, France, Confederacy, Republic of Texas) from the second floor.

AISD Implements BLEND District Wide

AISD Implements BLEND District Wide

Tessa Lehman, Managing Editor

September 15, 2017


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BLEND, a district initiative that creates a learning management system for student use based on the canvas network, was implemented at the beginning of the school year. “It’s for teachers to create a blended classroom online and a presence online to match their presence here in the physical bui...

SRO recommends staying alert after jogger attacked on track

SRO recommends staying alert after jogger attacked on track

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

September 8, 2017


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A woman jogging on the track was attacked around 5 a.m. on Aug. 22. She was able to fight off her attacker and get to her car where she called 911. The attacker was described as a white man in his early 40s with dirty, brown shoulder-length hair. He drove off in a blue or green sedan with white strip...

Initiative Puts Chromebooks in Students Hands

Initiative Puts Chromebooks in Students Hands

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

August 18, 2017


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Every student at Austin High is able to check out one of over 2,000 Chromebooks this year through the Everyone:1 initiative. Originally piloted at Garza, it is now being implemented  for the first time on a large scale at Austin High. As the year progresses, it will be rolled out at all the other high schools in the district.

4:20 Release to Help with Downtown Congestion

4:20 Release to Help with Downtown Congestion

Auston Abrego, Entertainment Editor

February 17, 2017


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After months of back and forth, the district has approved a new release time of 4:20 p.m., which will go into effect at the end of February to help relieve traffic after school.

AGS Students Buddy Up

Tessa Lehman, Copy Editor

December 8, 2016


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The new AGS buddy system pairs underclassmen with upperclassmen who can share knowledge about school and other AGS experiences.

A Changing Landscape: Lamar Beach Update

Drew Dowell and Brianna Tovar

November 14, 2016


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Over the past few months, the City of Austin has undergone many modifications in regards to the community. In June of 2014, the City Council passed Resolution No. 20140612-060 to initiate the master planning process for Lamar Beach at Town Lake Metro Park.

Campus Granted Half Days for ACL

Colin Wade, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


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Austin High was given half days on the two Fridays of Austin City Limits. The school let students and teachers leave halfway through the school day so they could avoid traffic because of the school's placement right across the lake from Zilker Park. However, another explanation for the half day is funding. ...

Austin High Traffic

Austin High Traffic

Elizabeth Kent and Zayna Chouman

October 11, 2016


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Traffic at Austin High is a problem for both students and staff. Complaints are heard on a daily basis, leaving many feeling hopeless.   “I rode the bus freshman year and for the first semester of sophomore year,” senior Ian Smith said. “But when I started driving, it took 4 minutes to get...

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