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Top five things to do in March

Top five things to do in March

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Columns

As the temperatures start to rise and spring is around the corner, venturing outdoors is becoming more and more enjoyable. The coming of March brings many exciting events with it to celebrate the return of sunny days. 1. Zilker Park Kite Festival A festival for the family, this Zilker Park eve...

Why I’m Doing IB

Why I’m Doing IB

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

When most students hear IB they either shudder and wince or straight away dismiss the possibility of joining it. However, after being one semester into it, I do agree with the statement that it comes with long nights and lots of stress, but I also understand better how much it can benefit you in the...

Beasts of No Nation Review

Beasts of No Nation Review

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

A child being forced to chop a man's head with a machete, ritualistic beatings, children being taught how to fire weapons, and drugs being the answer for rape. Beasts of No Nation is a Netflix Original Film, which shows all of this while they follow a boy, Agu, during his time of being a child soldier...

Bring color to the classroom

Bring color to the classroom

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured

Chances are, when you think of February, you think of Valentine's Day. Heart shaped chocolate boxes and pink stuffed bears will pop into your mind. Cupid figurines and roses and cards confessing feelings are sold in abundance. It’s been cemented as the month of love. Something that is oftentimes fo...

The lunchtime debate

The lunchtime debate

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials

To the lament of some students, all of LISD’s campuses are closed, meaning students must be signed out by a guardian before leaving the campus prior to dismissal time. This includes lunch periods where students craving a sugary doughnut must resign to staring at the shop lovingly from across the s...

Singer, dancer, allied spy

Singer, dancer, allied spy

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Columns

As Black History Month has kicked off, the time has come to look back on African-Americans who have greatly influenced and shaped the face of our nation. From civil rights, to the invention of traffic lights, black people have made important innovations throughout the history of our nation. One such...

Rome with me through history

Rome with me through history

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Columns

Every February 14, in the United States and other places in the world, roses, assorted chocolates, and other gifts are given to and from loved ones. On this day, we are reminded by our significant other how much we are loved, and we in turn tell of our own affection for them. However, despite the pop...

Rising to the top

Rising to the top

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

February 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

The U.S. News and World Report last week ranked Austin, Texas to be the number 1 city to live in the United States off of measurements such as desirability, values, job market, quality of life and net migration. This ranking knocked Denver, Colorado off of the top spot. This may come as a surprise to s...

Top 5 Superbowl commercials

Top 5 Superbowl commercials

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Columns

As one of the biggest sporting events of the year, the Superbowl brings in millions of viewers to watch two sports teams go head to head for the championship title. But it isn't only sports fans who tune in, a large majority of these viewers come in just to see what sort of commercials are put out,...

School noise levels found to be dangerous

School noise levels found to be dangerous

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Columns

In a pep rally or walking past that person who blares their music in the hallway, Lions can get loud. Very loud. With 2,000 students in a mostly enclosed campus, noise levels can run rampant as friends gossip and teachers lecture. As deaf awareness posters pepper the hallways, students are becoming more and...

What to do without a boo

What to do without a boo

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Love is in the air this month, but it might not necessarily be in everybody’s lives. If you find that you’re not going to have a sweetheart this Valentine's Day, don’t worry! There are still plenty of ways that you can enjoy Cupid’s holiday without being in a relationship. 1.Celebrate 'Pal'entstine Day  Valentine's day is...

Restaurant Review: Shabu

Restaurant Review: Shabu

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Reviews

Tucked beside a Jersey Mike’s sub shop and doughnut shop is Shabu, Austin’s first hot pot restaurant. This pan-asian noodle bar serves a small menu of Chinese dishes and a full hot pot selection, including noodles made in-house daily. The hot pot is an Asian stew flavored with herbs or spices that flavo...

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