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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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One man’s work by design

As he continues to work in sketch up I strike up a conversation about all the framed papers on the wall. Many of them are simple things like bachelor's and master’s degrees while most are awards for various projects over the years. The only reason he sits with them in front of him is that it was the only wall big enough to hold them all. “I would never take credit for an award but I would like to think I was influential in some.”

For his photojournalism photo essay project, junior Dylan York chose to document a day in the life of his father, a principal architect at McKinney York located in East Austin. Dylan‘s essay is both documentary and narrative. By sharing the […]

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A hoops dynasty on wheels

Photo by Dave Winter.

Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks, UTA Movin’ Mavs world’s best When paired together, the words basketball and dynasty conjure up images of many legendary players leading their storied teams to greatness: Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, the Showtime Lakers of Magic […]

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Dual-threat Leonard is NBA’s most valuable

Kawhi Leonard

Spurs forward is Kawhi-t-ly gaining momentum in MVP race The action on the court halts as the sharp sound of whistle echoes across the AT&T Center, the home of the San Antonio Spurs. The fans in the stands have stopped their […]

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The fastball track to college

Photo by Sylvia Zamora.

 Junior, ace pitcher Nina Buford prioritizes softball, school The Shield: When did you start playing softball and why? Nina Buford: I started playing in second grade because my parents were both people who wanted me to be in a sport, […]

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From one tour of duty to another

From one tour of duty to another

World geography teacher fights the good fight overseas and in the classroom When considering careers, one may think that being a high school geography teacher and being a member of the U.S. military may have nothing in common. However, for […]

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Spring Break in ATX

Spring Break in ATX

Swimming Looking to escape the heat and the chaos of South By but don’t want to endure the hoards of people with tourist guides flocking to Barton Springs? Check out these more secluded swimming spots to swim and get back […]

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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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Don’t drive me nuts

Don’t drive me nuts

Living with food allergies can be terrifying, especially when they aren’t taken seriously “But, it’s not like you’re going to die, right?” The barista stared at me suspiciously, picking out a mug for the latte I had just ordered. She […]

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‘Grabbing’ our attention

‘Grabbing’ our attention

Junior Aydan Urias, creates website to give feminist writers a space to find their voice After the election, Aydan Urias wanted to create a platform where girls could express their creativity. With the launch of her website, Can’t Grab Us, […]

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