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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 COVID-19 is causing even some lower qualified applicants  to be hired. With how foundational...

MASKS ON: Senior Evan Mallett poses for a photo with his family before heading onto the field to receive the nomination for Homecoming King. Along with being named Homecoming King, Mallett was chosen by his team as a Varsity Captain for the 2020 football season.
Captain’s story of strength unites the team
Mia Folkers, Feature Editor • January 28, 2021

As each player rushes to the field for warm-ups, he studies the opponent and reviews the general plan for the first quarter. Knowing the game so well, he understands the expectations of his team and has...

WORKING FROM HOME: Geometry teacher Katherine Rodriguez shows how she teaches from home with her work space setup complete with everything she needs for her students. Rodriguez has been using the same material and methods to teach this year, but has had to adjust to working from home.
Virtual learning prompts different school day routines
Grace Harris, Reporter • January 18, 2021

With the sudden changes brought about by the global pandemic, students struggle with learning online. However, when faced with completely readjusting their way of educating their students, teachers experience...

Six inches of snow blankets a neighborhood in Southwest Austin on Monday February 15, 2021.
Winter storm in Texas
Corinne Piorkowski, Sports Editor • February 18, 2021

Below freezing temperatures, roads slick with ice, and power and water outages are what people across the city of Austin have been experiencing in the past few days. Due to the winter storm that has...

Austin ISD class cancellation
Austin ISD class cancellation
Shikha Patel and Shruti Patel February 15, 2021

New update: There is no longer virtual classes on Friday. Classes have been cancelled. Due to the the wake of unprecedented winter weather and storm advisories, Austin ISD will be canceling classes...

BUILDING FOR A MODERN FUTURE: The JE Dunn Construction team and Page Architects construct the new athletics center to be ready for occupation by August of 2021. In addition to two gyms that will host a total of 1,780 spectators, the facility will include staff offices, a weight room, and locker rooms.
Behind the Fence: Athletics facility modernization
Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief • January 29, 2021

On the old site of the tennis courts, a 71,878 square foot structure towers over the practice fields. The building in progress is the new athletics facility scheduled for completion and use by August of...

Super Bowl LV halftime review
Super Bowl LV halftime review
Maya Hayne, Reporter • February 18, 2021

  This year for the Super Bowl LV the halftime show included an entertaining performance. This was performed by The Weekend and many backup dancers plus many musicians. This took place on Sunday, February...

Recently, Marvel fans have been blessed with the number of new shows and movies being announced by Marvel, one of them being the airing show, WandaVision.
Review of Wandavision
Donna Kim, Reporter • February 18, 2021

Recently, Marvel fans have been blessed with the number of new shows and movies being announced by Marvel, one of them being the airing show, WandaVision. Each episode lasting around 30 minutes and...

Petition websites
Ella Waltuck, Reporter • February 17, 2021

Signing petitions can make a difference. Petitions are a way for groups of people to express how they feel about a subject. Signing petitions is another way of getting active in other forms of political...

Thinking about thrifting
Thinking about thrifting
February 5, 2021

With the help of social media, thrifting has gained a lot of popularity. Students who thrift share their thoughts and experiences.

The Dispatch Podcast: Hosted by Colin Barnes.
The Dispatch Podcast: Episode 32 | Orchestra during a pandemic
Rachel Maddox, Multimedia Reporter • January 22, 2021

What do students want to see from Biden?
What do students want to see from Biden?
January 20, 2021

Today marks the date of President Joe Biden's first day in office. Students reflect on what they want to see from Biden and what his first priority in office should be.

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