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PICKING THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE: Seniors Iliana Rivera and Sidney Tishgart look at Christmas trees from Papa Noel’s Christmas tree farm, and try to pick out the perfect one to take home. Papa Noel’s Christmas tree farm has several different Austin area locations, each with a variety of different trees to choose from.
Holiday season brings in unique work
Miranda Cardenas, Feature Editor • December 24, 2020

With the holiday season in full swing, Santa’s not the only one making a list and checking it twice. With the holiday season comes making lists of items to purchase for family and friends for holiday...

The portrait captures a girl staring into the sky, surrounded by calls for justice and change. As part of a portfolio themed on social justice, senior Kaylin York desired for her AP Studio Art piece to express the essence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the need for immediate action.
Student brings attention to BLM through her artwork
Amorah Schultze, Reporter • November 11, 2020

In the Black girl’s eye, a “Justice for George Floyd” poster calls for change. Her other eye is looking to the sky, suspended between an outcry to the universe. Rising above it all are three words:...

SIGN IN HAND: Smiling with her sign, senior Vivian Howard shows off her creative work. Howard created the sign last summer to help educate on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Senior raises funds for BLM movement
Miranda Cardenas, Feature Editor • November 11, 2020

From nationwide protests to ongoing debates and conversations, there is something new in headlines every day. Out of these headlines come more topics, issues, and organizations that make up main events...

In response to the mob riot at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, the House of Representatives has introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump, citing his "incitement of insurrection" as the justifying cause. If the article receives two-thirds approval in the Senate after approval from the House, President Trump would become the first president to be impeached twice.
House of Representatives introduces second article of impeachment against President Trump
Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief • January 11, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, as a mob in support of President Donald Trump rampaged through the Capitol, the world observed a crisis unfold that has since been named an “insurrection.” In response to the...

The Capitol stands peaceful captured in a traditional day in Washington D.C. However, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, the Capitol was breached by extremists, marking the sole Capitol invasion since the attack of British troops in 1814.
Extremist supporters of President Trump invade Capitol in failed effort to halt confirmation of the President-elect
Anna Holme, Arushi Sharma, and Sammie Thompson January 8, 2021

Tensions climaxed as extremist supporters of President Donald Trump rallied at the nation’s Capitol in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The chaos interrupted the U.S. Congress who were gathered...

Barrett's confirmation causes dispute
Arushi Sharma, News Editor • January 4, 2021

After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill her place on the Supreme Court. On Oct. 12, the Supreme Court began a confirmation...

The events of 2020 has provided a well overdue fashion refresh. This fresh breath of air within the teenage fashion industry has been a major callback to the fashion of the 1990s.

 The reimagination of the 90s has created a new perspective of teenage fashion. This fashion awakening, unfortunately, has its negatives as 2020 definitely hasn’t been perfect.
Best and worst fashion trends of 2020
Isabella del Nido, Reporter • December 29, 2020

The events of 2020 has provided a well overdue fashion refresh. This fresh breath of air within the teenage fashion industry has been a major callback to the fashion of the 1990s.    The reimagination...

A review of the 2020 Netflix holiday movie lineup
A review of the 2020 Netflix holiday movie lineup
Sammie Thompson, Reviews Editor • December 29, 2020

A perfect way to get in the holiday spirit is by binge-watching holiday movies. Who doesn’t love a good festive movie marathon? With the release of many 2020 Netflix Original holiday movies, my time...

Queens Gambit
Queens Gambit
Lucciana Choueiry, Reporter • December 23, 2020

The 2020 coming of age drama titled Queen’s Gambit unexpectedly hit Netflix’s global headlines this October. It sprouted from the 1983 Walter Tevis novel that revolves around the story of an orphan...

The Dispatch Podcast: Episode 31 | Recap of 2020 and preview of 2021
Colin Barnes, Multimedia Reporter • January 16, 2021

IN FRONT OF HIS DISPLAY:  Baseball coach Sam Degelia poses with his light display in front of his house. Degelia spent six days getting out, setting up all the decorations, and syncing them up with music. “My favorite part of the decorations are when we put music to the lights and watch them move to whatever song is playing,” Degelia said. “The LED lights are really colorful and bright. So these stand out from some of the other lights.”
Coaches create Christmas cheer
Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor • December 25, 2020

Health and baseball coach Sam Degelia and football coach Sam Miller bring holiday festivities to another level with their outdoor house ornaments. Over Thanksgiving break the coaches decorated their houses...

Winter break around Austin
Winter break around Austin
December 21, 2020

Managing editors Izzy Rejino and Natalie Cullen share fun and safe things to do around Austin during the holiday season!

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