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WITH HER HOST FAMILY: Sophomores Sophia Rockitt, Emily Williams and graduate Megan Williams hike in Austin. The Williams family has been in contact with Rockitt since last May.
Exchange student weighs in on recent political climate
Isabella del Nido, Dispatch Reporter • April 7, 2021

Arriving in the United States as an exchange student from Germany in August of 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic with the known far from sight. The reality unfolds for sophomore Sophia Rockitt as...

RAISING MONEY FOR LEUKEMIA: Juniors Ana Diaz (left) and Lilly Crosbie (right) eat Torchy’s at a fundraising spirit night. Spirit nights held at Torchy’s and Chipotle allowed students to donate to this cause.
Students fund raise for cancer research
Miranda Cardenas, Feature Editor • March 29, 2021

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a global leader in the fight against blood cancer dedicated to funding research, finding cures, and making treatments available to as many patients as possible. Every...

CyberPatriots pursue interests through virtual competitions
CyberPatriots pursue interests through virtual competitions
Max Muzny, Reporter • February 1, 2021

The cybersecurity industry is constantly in high demand, and the significant increase of technology reliance due to COVID-19 is causing even some lower qualified applicants to be hired. With how foundational...

Plans for spring break
Lucciana Choueiry , Reporter • April 7, 2021

This year has been unlike any other regarding school, work, and other day-to-day activities that were stripped from us by the virus. That also goes for the holidays that completely changed over the course...

As of Tuesday, Jan. 12, all members of the Texas Congress reconvened remotely or in-person for the 87th Legislative Session.
State legislative session commences
Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief • April 7, 2021

Just an 18-minute car drive from campus, the Capitol  stands as the center of Texas' democracy and political establishment. Traditionally, inside the building's chambers, 181 representatives and legislators...

NEW VOICES: Activist Bethany Bissel (right) testified before the Public Education Committee in 2019. The committee is made up of 13 members of the Texas House of Representatives.
New Voices Texas: Effects of censorship on journalism
Azul Lin, Assistant Editor • April 6, 2021

New Voices is a student-led, grassroots movement that is lobbying for the passage of the New Voices bill, granting student journalists the same press freedom rights as professional journalists. The 1988...

Aired on Monday, Dec. 7th, episode one of season four of Attack on Titan dived straight into Marley and the young warriors of the nation.
Attack on Titan new season
Donna Kim, Reporter • April 5, 2021

Hajime Isayama, the creator of one of the most famous animes of all time, is truly a genius. At the end of season three of Attack of Titan, fans were eager about what season four would hold, especially...

Classism in sustainable fashion and how to get around it
Classism in sustainable fashion and how to get around it
Maya Hayne, Reporter • April 5, 2021

Classism in fashion has been going on for many years. For years the highest form of fashion would be something only people that were wealthy could afford. As time passes more and more options come up for...

Since Disney was founded in 1923, there has yet to be a film or tv show that featured a southeast-asian character in a leading role. That is until Raya and The Last Dragon was released in early 2021. 
Raya and the Last Dragon
Ava Wong, Reporter • April 5, 2021

Since Disney was founded in 1923, there has yet to be a film or tv show that featured a southeast-asian character in a leading role. That is until Raya and The Last Dragon was released in early 2021.  Raya...

An exchange experience
An exchange experience
April 6, 2021

Traveling abroad to study in another country is a great experience for many, however with COVID-19 and various travel restrictions, not as many students have been able to do so. Even so, some students...

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The Dispatch Podcast: Episode 36 | March in detail
Colin Barnes, Multimedia Reporter • March 29, 2021

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CHAOS AT THE CAPITOL: President Donald Trump supporters gathered to protest the inauguration of Joe Biden. These protests were based on claims made by President Trump of a fraudulent election. “I do not think protesting the election results is justified or effective, however I think the issue is bigger than those who are protesting,” senior Alyssa Shumaker said. “They have been misled and misinformed to the point of complete disillusionment of the entire election. The real problem with the protests is those in power who are spreading lies and empowering people to commit crimes based on false information.”
Election protests at the State Capitol
Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor • March 25, 2021

to the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, supporters of Donald Trump gathered at the Texas State Capitol downtown. Some of these protests had been planned in advance...

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