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AP exams are only getting more stressful

AP exams are only getting more stressful

Kateri Jaquette, Sports Editor

November 30, 2019

Every year students across the country enroll in Advanced Placement classes hoping to ace their AP tests in May and possibly earn college credit. The teachers of these classes heavily encourage their students to sign up for these tests and focus solely on teaching the material which will be placed in ...

The importance of preserving Homecoming traditions

The importance of preserving Homecoming traditions

Callie Payne, Entertainment Editor

November 25, 2019

The Homecoming Dance has been an American tradition since the beginning of the 20th century. One important aspect of the homecoming dance is the court, which is where a girl and guy are voted by students to be homecoming queen and king. There has been talk lately that the homecoming court is not nec...

Senior class engages in Speak Up program

Senior class engages in Speak Up program

Editorial Writer, Editorial Writer

November 22, 2019

Analyzing the execution of the newly implemented social-emotional learning curriculum l concepts that must be tackled in day-to-day life as modern society continues to reform these outdated ideas. On the day of the PSAT seniors gathered in specific classrooms to initiate better reform of these notion...

Comprehensive sex education will improve teen safety

Comprehensive sex education will improve teen safety

Maya Amador, Commentary Editor

November 19, 2019

Teachers lead discussions in math, English, and history but one hot button topic tends to turn a few heads. Sex education has been constantly changing program that differs between every state. AISD has recently proposed new changes for their sex education program which incorporates more comprehensive...

The ascending price of living in Austin

The ascending price of living in Austin

Dylan Ebs, Dispatch Reporter

October 29, 2019

Like it or not, Austin isn’t the city it once was. A city that had a vibrant, underground culture full of free-spirited hippies pursuing their passion, is now evolving into a hot-spot for tech startups, higher prices, and corporate America. Of course, Austin will continue to grow, but when the expa...

Construction’s impact on the environment

Construction’s impact on the environment

Editorial Writer, Editorial

October 25, 2019

Examining the long term effects of rampant city growth on the issue of climate change Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the united states and is constantly expanding. With this expansion, Construction feels like it never stops, especially in the areas surrounding Bowie and towards Loop One...

Load up, lock up, and own up to state gun control laws

Load up, lock up, and own up to state gun control laws

Lauren Joy, Dispatch Reporter

October 10, 2019

The discussion of gun control has been one of the biggest arguments in the United States for the past decade. In the United States alone, 36,000 Americans are shot and killed each year, that's an average of 100 per day. Clearly this is a huge issue. Recently the majority of people side with the idea...

VSCO girls and the effects of stereotypes on teenagers

VSCO girls and the effects of stereotypes on teenagers

Maya Amador, Reporter

October 4, 2019

To listen to the latest podcast on VSCO girls and TikTok teens click here! Hearing the bang of a Hydro Flask hit the ground has become as common as hearing sneakers skid the floor. Hydro Flask sales went up almost 10 percent last year with their overall housewares sales reaching $418.1 million, according to SGB Media. Some people ...

Credibility on Instagram

Credibility on Instagram

Maya Hayne, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Instagram is a major social media platform that has millions of users, almost all of which are active and post frequently. Along with many other social media platforms, it brings many problems. Many people suffer from mental health problems from being on social media. In addition to this, people are...

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