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Cheerleaders, choir join national protest

The cheerleaders kneeling during the national anthem in the game against LBJ High School, the first time they executed the protest. “We have a president that want’s us to be fired for free speech, and that has the nerve to, not directly, but still mention NFL players trying to peacefully protest as 'sons of bitches', when there were literally Nazis roaming in the streets and he called them 'good people',” senior Angelina Coleman said. “That’s completely ridiculous to me, and I feel like for a lot of people it was the final straw. We were trying to hold out for this country, we were trying to be respectful of what others feel about that flag…. but [now] I’m not gonna sit around and pretend that everything’s okay and put my hand on my heart like this the land of the free, because it’s not.”

Before arguably the biggest football game of the year, against rival LBJ High School on Sept. 29, “The Star-Spangled Banner” began to play and seven of the cheerleaders all dropped to one knee. While the first half was still underway, […]

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Triple Crown

Triple Crown

For third consecutive year, staff is Crown Award winner; ’16-’17 has won 2 of top 3 awards in scholastic journalism The Shield staff learned on Wednesday that the Columbia Scholastic Press Association had named the publication a 2018 Crown Award […]

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A monumental effort

The Children of the Confederacy Creed plaque was erected in 1959 in the Texas Capitol. Today, many Texans see it as a false rendition of the history of the Confederacy. Texas House Speaker Joe Straus and other lawmakers have voiced their opinion that it be taken down because its message isn’t historically accurate. Photo by Emma Baumgardner.

When and why Confederates tributes were created helps us to understand their purpose, meaning On the front lawn of the Texas Capitol, on the base of a statue erected in 1903, there is a plaque that reads “Died for State […]

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Acevedo discusses impact of natural disaster on Texas

A SILVER LINING: Chief Acevedo of Houston Police discusses the better moments of the rescue operations after Hurricane Harvey. Acevedo was one of many speakers at the 7th annual Texas Tribune Festival. In a panel called the Story of Harvey, Acevedo discussed the effects of Harvey with Texas Tribune editor in chief, Emily Ramshaw. Photo by Gregory James

HOUSTON POLICE CHIEF ON THE EFFECTS OF HARVEY AT TEXAS TRIBUNE FESTIVAL Hurricane Harvey was the most destructive hurricane in the Atlantic in recorded history. The storm was first recorded as a tropical storm as it hit the Caribbean with […]

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McCallum competes in Bands of America

McCallum competes in Bands of America

  The McCallum marching band competed in the regional championship, Bands of America, on Sep. 23. The color guard toted flags bearing the Campbell soup can, as well as modeled vibrant, neon make-up; “artPOP” is McCallum’s show theme this year. […]

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Mr. Whiz’s take on the bell schedule

Mr. Whiz in his room. Photo by Zoe Hocker.

Science teacher and department head gives his opinion on McCallum’s bell schedule “What time does this class get out?” That’s a common question asked by teachers and students ever since the bell schedule changed from its typical hour-and-a-half periods two […]

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Thunder in the Hill Country

Photo by Kelsey Tasch.

Drum line snares top awards at Dripping Springs contest   MAC percussion students got an early start to Saturday morning. First, they practiced at McCallum, then they headed to Dripping Springs High School for the Thunder in the Hills drumline […]

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For many at Mac, Harvey hits close to home

For many at Mac, Harvey hits close to home

As Hurricane Harvey hurtled closer to the Texas coast, Texans all over the state cast their eyes onto screens. Switching to The Weather Channel, scrolling through Twitter updates, and tuning into countless broadcasts, all were desperate to be informed on […]

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Computers stolen from photo classroom

Computers stolen from photo classroom

Flashback to June 7, the day students were registering for summer school. Among the hustle and bustle of students rushing around, the school custodians prepared the campus for the 2017-18 school year. By the end of the day, the commercial […]

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McCallum hosts Red Cross volunteers in wake of Harvey

Principal Mike Garrison walks through the rows of green cots that he helped set up. Photo by Dave Winter.

  Between the rows upon rows of green cots that filled McCallum’s small gym on Aug. 31, people clad in red vests bustled around carrying blankets or large boxes. The scene was a far cry from the gym on an […]

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