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Juniors and seniors prepare for ACT testing

Juniors and seniors prepare for ACT testing

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

The mandatory tests are slowly creeping up on juniors and seniors. One of those tests is the American College Test, or as it's known by the school’s populace, the ACT. It is a mandatory test to take if any student wishes to go to a university. Students must either study on their own or with the help...

Bands earns 1st Division at UIL Concert & Sightreading

Bands earns 1st Division at UIL Concert & Sightreading

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under Fine Arts, School News

The four bands returned from UIL held at Georgetown this past week. The Symphonic band and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble bands averaged a one in both sight reading and in the concert portion. The Wind Ensemble band received sweepstakes which is getting a one from all three judges in both the concert portion...

Contract could put end to graffiti in Austin

Contract could put end to graffiti in Austin

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Community

Graffiti is a type of expression in which a graffiti artist uses spray cans on sidewalks or walls of buildings to make art, slogans or initials. Even if it’s expression, it is classified as a crime and can go from either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the damage done. “I think graffiti is...

Sugar and Pumpkin Spice

Sugar and Pumpkin Spice

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Community

Lakeline Mall has been a provider of Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, and Hotdog on a Stick for many years. The original plans for the mall were to build the outlet much larger than it is now. Those plans were put to a stop though when caverns under the building site were discovered. The new floor plan le...

Skills USA cinema team earns second place

Skills USA cinema team earns second place

by Brianna Sabrsula, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, School News

Junior Kember Campbell and senior Colton White won second place for their short film “Checkers” for Skills USA in Digital Cinema Production. “We were asked to make a short video on the prompt, ‘an unexpected victory’,” White said. “Our video was a love story told through flashbacks d...

Nancy, Matthew win prom king & queen

Nancy, Matthew win prom king & queen

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2016


Filed under School News

Seniors Matthew Long and Nancy Ibarra won prom king and queen last Saturday night, where they were crowned in front of all of their junior and seniors friends at the UT club. Students voted for king and queen in ballots handed out in classes. “I’m honored to have won prom king,” Long said. “It’s...

GAHSMTA award show information

GAHSMTA award show information

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

April 12, 2016


Filed under Community, Fine Arts

The time has come for the third annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards. It is basically the Tony Awards, but on a smaller scale. The award show is a collection of small performances from different schools casts, select members from different schools, and performers who were nominated...

Junior, senior move on to UIL Academic Regionals

Junior, senior move on to UIL Academic Regionals

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Junior Austin Graham placed 1st in Editorial Writing at the UIL Academic district meet at Georgetown High School. Graham will move on to Regionals at the University of Texas at San Antonio campus on April 23. Senior Garrett Gage placed 6th in News Writing, and freshman Michelle Parker placed 5th in Feature...

IB hosts trivia night

IB hosts trivia night

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

With the goal to raise money for local refugees, the IB seniors hosted a Trivia Night on April 8 in the Commons. There were two options discussed on who to donate to and the seniors voted to donate to immigrants because of the latest Syrian refugee crisis “Trivia Night was a way better experience...

Local Chick-fil-A closes for remodeling

Local Chick-fil-A closes for remodeling

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Community

The Chick-fil-A located on the 1890 Ranch is now going to be closing for renovations until mid-May according to the Chick-fil-A website. “I’m extremely sad to hear that Chick-fil-A is closing,” sophomore Ellie Butler said. “It was bad enough that it’s closed on Sunday and now it’s going...

Picnic takes first in bi-district, area

Picnic takes first in bi-district, area

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Fine Arts, School News

OAP advances to area With the UIL competition for one act play, there are three judges watching the competing shows. After viewing all six or eight shows depending on the competition, they are ranked from one-six/eight. At the bi-district competition, Picnic received all ones from the judges, winn...

FDA changes abortion pill regulations

FDA changes abortion pill regulations

by Brianna Sabrsula, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under State/Nation/World

The Food and Drug Administration has changed the guidelines for the abortion pill in the last month. This will allow women in Texas to take the pill further into the pregnancy and have fewer doctors visits. The change reduces the dosage of the drug, mifepristone, by 400 milligrams, increasing the wi...

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