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Standing up by sitting down

Standing up by sitting down

Gov. Abbott’s signature makes SB4 the law in Texas On May 1, inside the Texas State Insurance Building, 24 immigration activists were arrested after staging a sit-in next to Gov. Abbott’s office. Among the 24 arrested were Rev. Jim Rigby […]

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End of an era: Croom, Facundo to retire

End of an era: Croom, Facundo to retire

57 years: that’s the combined experience of counselors Lucia Facundo and Mindy Croom at McCallum, a school that has been around for 64 years. At the end of this semester McCallum is saying goodbye to two people, who have spent […]

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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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Proposed cuts endanger local programs

Junior Andrea Barrera-Castro performs in the teen theatre collective of Creative Action, one of the local organizations that could be threatened by President Trump's proposed budget cuts. Photo supplied by Barrera-Castro.

Arts organizations in Austin among those affected by Trump’s new budget plan As a fine arts magnet school, McCallum has a unique perspective when it comes to the importance of the arts, which are being called into question in President […]

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Well Aware of Water Usage

PALS members, Cristain Miranda, Atley Brown, Alana Raper, Charlie Holden, Noah Savage, Eric LaWare and Sam Stone, pose outside Mr. Cowles’ room with the five-gallon buckets they used to collect donations during the shower strike. Photo by Gregory James.

If there’s a foul stench in the air, blame it on the PALS. The McCallum Peer Accepting Learning and Sharing program participated in a fundraiser called the Shower Strike during the week of April 22. During the fundraiser, the PALS […]

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It’s lit in more ways than one

It’s lit in more ways than one

McCallum’s literary magazine gets a makeover with a new adviser and a fresh staff McCallum is a school known for its arts and talented students. With that being said, it seems appropriate for there to be some way to put […]

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Austin becomes immigration battleground

A protest sign at the Austin March for Women on Jan. 21 mocks President Trump's proposal to build a border wall to prevent illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States. Photo by Sophie Ryland.

Local officials fight to retain sanctuary city status despite funding cuts, executive order The Austin ISD board of trustees approved a resolution on Feb. 20 declaring all AISD classrooms to be safe spaces for every student, regardless of the immigration […]

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MacTheatre collects school record 9 GAHSMTA nominations

MacTheatre's production of "Me and My Girl" received nine Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Award nominations, a school record. MacTheatre was nominated for best music, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress.

Me and My Girl, McCallum’s spring musical, received nine Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards nominations this morning, an all-time record for McCallum’s theatre program. “It’s so rewarding,” said Tristan Tierney, who received one of the nine nominations for […]

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Talented junior is all about that bass

Talented junior is all about that bass

Earlier this month on what he thought what was just a regular day, junior orchestra major and classical bassist Pablo Kennedy got some surprising news. Kennedy had been accepted into the National Youth Orchestra, a program which he had applied […]

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Rocco retires; Hulk on duty

Rocco retires; Hulk on duty

After eight years of service to the Austin Independent School District, Officer Rocco retired on Thursday. Officer Hulk and his human partner, John Yoder, completed their first day of training on campus on Friday. Prior to his present assignment as […]

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