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Garden Center Review: East Austin Succulents

Garden Center Review: East Austin Succulents

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

March 25, 2017


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East Austin Succulents is one of a select few greenhouses specializing in succulents in Austin, TX. The nursery boasts a worldwide variety of succulents, including rare cacti and mature grafts. After visiting, I give East Austin Succulents 5/5 stars. Jedward the cat yawns and stretches his paws out, b...

When chronic illness strikes

When chronic illness strikes

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

March 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

I used to let a four letter word define me. It wasn’t ugly or mean, it was POTS, short for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. POTS is a form of dysautonomia, an umbrella term that classifies dysfunctions in the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Basically, the body carries out many process...

No money, no problem

No money, no problem

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Columns

The mass of culture, art, music, and film known as South by Southwest is nearing. This year’s festival will feature Solange, hip hop group Migos, the Avett Brothers, and more. If you don’t have a few hundred dollars to shell out for a badge, don’t worry. Those without paid passes can still enjoy a ...

Album review: ‘Divide’

Album review: ‘Divide’

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

Singer song-writer Ed Sheeran’s latest album, provided listeners with 16 new folk-pop songs to listen to, each with sincere messages. The detail and execution put into each song as well as the departure from his usual love ballads earns ‘Divide’ a 4.5/5. The main thing Sheeran has going for him in ...

Travel ban excludes clear logic

Travel ban excludes clear logic

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

March 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

The TV turns on. Another mass shooting scrolls across the news bar. 49 people are killed by one man. Before dying he pledged his allegiance to ISIS. It is the largest terror attack since 9/11. However, this time, it was done by an American, not a foreigner, not an immigrant. Despite the fact that most...

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...

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