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Budget Cuts Could Close Magnets

Budget Cuts Could Close Magnets

Xander Christou and Juan Montelongo

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Read Some Books and Grab Some Grub at the Cookbook Cafe

Read Some Books and Grab Some Grub at the Cookbook Cafe

Conner Tate, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The Cookbook Bar and Cafe is a unique and charming dining experience inside one of Austin’s newest landmarks. This restaurant, located at the Austin Central Library, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at average prices and is accessible for all ages.  The walls are lined with shelves full of, app...

Freshman Runs her Way to State

Freshman Runs her Way to State

Sophia Freed, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Freshman Sophie Munoz proved skill doesn't always come with age when it comes to cross country. Munoz took 4th place in the three-mile UIL district meet with a time of 19:05. She was first out of all her teammates, but Munoz isn't stopping there. “One of my goals is to place in the top five at R...

Media Arts Hosts Narrative Showcase

Media Arts Hosts Narrative Showcase

Willa Roberts, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The Media Arts department put on a narrative showcase in the PAC on October 19th to share their short films that they have worked on tirelessly since August. The films were introduced by KAHS teacher, Mr. Gallagher, who expressed his pride in the hard work of his students over the past 3 months and the ...

Travel THAIme: AGS Seniors to Travel to Thailand

Travel THAIme: AGS Seniors to Travel to Thailand

Xander Christou and Willa Roberts

October 19, 2018


Filed under Life & Arts, Showcase

The Academy for Global Studies senior class will be travelling to Thailand instead of China this year on an eight-day-long service-oriented trip to the north region in an effort to boost service learning. The new senior trip was planned by the AGS director and EF Tours and is tailored to the AGS curr...

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Barton Swims to 2 Golds at State UIL

Barton Swims to 2 Golds at State UIL

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

February 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“It feels like it's the best way I could have ended out my swimming career in high school, especially when I wasn’t expecting it. I was pretty confident that I could move up in the ranks, because I didn't feel like I used everything I had [in the preliminaries], even though that was my fastest time...

Student Voice Seeks Funding for Free Calculators

Student Voice Seeks Funding for Free Calculators

Joslynn Sanchez, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

KAHS Films Advance in UIL

KAHS Films Advance in UIL

Cole Ratliff, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Arrivals and Departures Shows Promise of Future Talent

Arrivals and Departures Shows Promise of Future Talent

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

January 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Arrivals and Departures is a dramatic comedy about an English crime unit attempting to catch a wanted criminal named Cerastes, played by sophomore Gabriel Bara, at a train station in London. The show tells the misfortunate life stories of a soldier named Esme (Ez), played by senior Kendall Casinger,...

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