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SoundCloud provides Sanders an online canvas for musical expression

Sanders, aka Don Otto, was the penultimate graduation to cross the stage at the Erwin Center in June.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.’’ — Victor Hugo Senior Adoni Sanders is one of many students at McCallum that chooses to express himself through music. At the start of freshman […]

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Activist senior empowers others to fight for change

Creedle's involvement in Model United Nations helped him expand his perspective from local to global issues. Photo by Liam Wilson.

A suit and tie, a mop of curly hair and a passion for politics like no other. That, in a nutshell, is Callier Creedle, a senior and prominent voice in the McCallum political sphere. Students who know him well say […]

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Inked under 19

Senior Oona Moorhead shows her tattoo of a devil on her left shoulder. The devil was her fourth tattoo. "My aunt is an artist, and when she was in grad school she used to draw all these devils all the time, so when I was a little kid I just had all these devils everywhere,” Moorhead said. “I really liked it, so I got one of those.” Photo by Charlie Holden.

Students with tattoos speak on decisions, regrets and self-expression that last a lifetime Most parents don’t approve of their kids skipping classes for pretty much any reason. Skipping is a universal don’t-tell-my-mom activity, but it’s what you do, or don’t […]

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Like a Rolling Stone

Tim Bjerke gives instructions for a notecard activity at a McCallum Christian Community and Spectrum joint meeting on May 4 in his classroom. Students wrote a time they had been discriminated against on one side of the card and a time they had acted in a hateful way on the other side of the card before sharing with their peers. Photo by Madison Olsen.

At the end of this school year, media teacher and Spectrum adviser Tim Bjerke will retire from teaching and leave McCallum. Bjerke will still be involved in education, however, as he plans to go to graduate school to study social […]

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All about the music but perks are nice, too

All about the music but perks are nice, too

When it comes to guitar, sophomore Krell is committed for life Sophomore Matilda Krell came to McCallum in order to be the best guitar player she could be.  “I’ve been playing guitar for nine years.” Krell said. “It’s really satisfying to […]

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From Knight to Eagle

From Knight to Eagle

Junior Jack Switzer leads effort to renovate courtyard between math, history hallways Thirty-five friends answered Jack Switzer’s call to update the courtyard near Room 110 Lab on Saturday, April 22 for Switzer’s Eagle Scout project. Photo by Switzer. Jack Switzer’s […]

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An Officer and an Ambassador

LEFT: Officer Georgia Gonzalez watches as students pass through the main hallway during passing period. “I really like interacting with the students as they go to class.” Gonzalez said.  Photo by Gregory James.

The bell rings. Students crowd the main hallway as they make their way to their next class. A din fills the hallway as students talk to each other about their last class, or how some sports team is doing, but […]

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The Stage is Moore-Thom’s World

The Stage is Moore-Thom’s World

From auditions, to rehearsals, to opening night, to strike, there was one girl behind the organization of Animal Farm, McCallum’s last production of the year. Sophomore Zora Moore-Thoms is the stage manager of Animal Farm. A stage manager is third […]

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Having a ball in retirement

Having a ball in retirement

McCallum’s drug dog retires after nine years with AISD fter serving for the Austin Independent School District for nine years, Rocco, the much feared and much loved golden retriever, retired from his position as the McCallum police dog on March […]

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The Good Fight

Townes Hobratschk embraces former
Vice President Joe Biden after a SXSW
panel on funding the fight against
cancer. “I made a promise to Mr.
Anderson that I would ask Mr. Biden if he
would be Mr. Anderson’s honorary uncle,”
Hobratschk said. “I forgot to ask him that,
so I’ll have to do it next time.” Photo
provided by Carol Nelson.

Sophomore refuses to let brain cancer hold him back There’s a certain feeling that you get when someone is looking at you, when you’ve been picked out from the crowd. It’s often subtle, and you might feel it for only […]

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