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Gigi Allen
My name is Gigi, and it’s not my real name, just a nickname. My family is a mix of peace loving hippies, non-strict carefree parenting, over-mommying and punk rock 90's grunge with guns and liberal values thrown in. When I was little my favorite outfits were the dresses you wore to Sunday on special days with the frills and lace, Mary Jane's, and the white socks with the frills at the end. If not I would throw a tantrum and refuse to get dressed. I am a messy person and the title of a book about me would be called A Peek in the Mind of a Spaz and a Serial Procrastinator. When I am happiest is when I am in a small space alone with my laptop to write or read on. I have always wanted to be an author when I grow up and if I were to tell you all the titles of the books on my bedside right now… there would be too many. My favorite quote is one by Cyril Connolly; "Better to write for yourself and have no public then write for the public and have no self." I take that to heart when I write because I write something I can always be proud of no matter how small or trivial.

Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

Nov 30, 2016
Book Club reads The Girl on the Train (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
Creating love (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Running at regionals (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
Scribbling online (Story)
Oct 14, 2016
Understanding the nominees (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
Varsity and JV runners speed up (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
To say or not to say the Pledge of Allegiance (Story/Photo)
Oct 03, 2016
A new tradition (Story/Photo)
Sep 23, 2016
Heat wave at Islander Splash (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
Applying for college (Story/Photo)
Sep 07, 2016
Dr. Spicer’s new blog (Story)
Aug 31, 2016
Change (Story/Photo)
May 27, 2016
Skills in the USA (Story)
May 16, 2016
Senior Feature: Taylor Cameron (Story/Photo)
May 10, 2016
Number of student aides to decrease (Story/Photo)
Apr 21, 2016
Clothing Store Review: Fairy Godmother (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
National Poetry Month: My Star Altair (Story)
Apr 13, 2016
The final chapter (Story/Photo)
Apr 13, 2016
Sugar and Pumpkin Spice (Story)
Mar 24, 2016
Varsity wins third (Photo)
Mar 11, 2016
Coca-Cola babies (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
Starting strong (Photo)
Mar 02, 2016
Pack mentality (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
Can’t be angry (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
Water’s natural taste (Story/Photo)
Feb 06, 2016
“This is not KFC” (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Battle of the grades (Story/Photo)
Feb 01, 2016
Principal drops the mic at Gala (Story/Photo)
Jan 22, 2016
New winter dance announced by Project Grad (Story)
Dec 16, 2015
JV Girls take on Vista Ridge, Dripping Springs (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
JV Girls’ basketball tips off the season (Story)
Dec 04, 2015
Book Club reads ‘The Maze Runner’ (Story/Photo)
Nov 13, 2015
Running through the mud (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Two juniors selected as semi-finalists in annual PEC essay contest (Story/Photo)
Nov 11, 2015
Cafeteria carts in food for kids (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Culinary has pesky problem (Story/Photo)
Nov 03, 2015
Library shakes it up (Story/Photo)
Nov 02, 2015
Seniors Coe, Crone qualify for state (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Seniors Coe, Crone advance to Regionals (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Plan don’t panic (Story/Photo)
Oct 20, 2015
Napkin stains (Story/Photo)
Oct 12, 2015
Restaurant Review: Farm to Fork (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
Latin Club prepares for JCL (Story/Photo)
Oct 09, 2015
Crone races past own school record (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
Cross country makes a ‘splash’ at invitationals (Story)
Oct 02, 2015
JV teams represent cross country at Cedar Park (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
Eat, teach, love (Story)
Sep 25, 2015
Early bird gets the book worms (Story/Photo)
Sep 15, 2015
Cross country girls defend winning streak at Liberty Hill (Story)
Sep 13, 2015
Varsity cross country teams take home wins at Burnet Relays (Story)
Sep 06, 2015
Ten excuses that do not work (Story)
Sep 04, 2015
A look at Open House (Story/Photo)
Aug 22, 2015
The girls to catch (Story)
Jul 15, 2015
Let me tell you (Story/Photo/Video)
Jun 06, 2015
Stepping up to the plate (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
A mad adventure with ‘Mad Max’ (Story)
May 12, 2015
Bruises in the mirror (Story/Photo)
May 15, 2015
An immortal truth in Age of Adaline (Story)
May 06, 2015
Top 10 plants for your garden (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
ROTC takes a field trip (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Find Me (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Choir springs out with upcoming performances (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Zombies go modern (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Benefits of chiropractors (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Spring Break fashion week (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Texting ban in Texas (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Divergent series: Insurgent review (Story)
Mar 19, 2015
Disney remakes Cinderella (Story)
Mar 12, 2015
Ferguson police officers shot (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Advice columns helpful not hurtful (Story/Photo)
Feb 26, 2015
Update on the progress of Bagdad’s sidewalks (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
Addictive aa app on the rise (Story/Photo)
Jan 09, 2015
Texas should hire more teachers to fix overcrowding (Story/Photo)
Feb 18, 2015
First-ever Show Choir holds auditions (Story)
Feb 15, 2015
The truth on part time jobs (Story/Photo)
Feb 12, 2015
Jordan responds to ISIS attack on fighter pilot (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Mane Man revamped, ready for showtime (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
Reactivating the GSA Club requires planning, preparation (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
Priorities in place (Story)
Jan 11, 2015
Texas Shuts Down State Schools (Story)
Jan 09, 2015
Earthquakes in Dallas; Could it be Fracking (Story)
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