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How compassion fatigue is taking over social media

How compassion fatigue is taking over social media

Maya Amador, Commentary Editor

March 26, 2020

Unlocking your phone and opening Twitter to see the trending hashtags can be an anxiety-inducing task for some. With the overuse of social media comes the onslaught of sharing which in turn makes your problems not only your business but your followers' business as well. While being able to know about issues...

Homeless situation

Homeless situation

Arushi Sharma, Reporter

March 12, 2020

Last year during the summer Governor Gregg Abbott wanted to address the safety and health of all Texans and the Texas Department of Transportation spent weeks forcing the homeless Austin residents out from under the bridges and overpasses. After the Texas Department of Transportation finished checking t...

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

Sammie Thompson, Reporter

March 12, 2020

The pain of a breakup is something that millions of people can relate to. The combination of ice cream, sad music, and cheesy movies is renowned as a universal remedy to cure all of the symptoms a breakup might bring. Unless you’re Harley Quinn. Harley makes this fact well-known throughout Gotham Ci...

Tik-Tok’s effect on teenage culture

Tik-Tok’s effect on teenage culture

Maya Hayne, Reporter

March 9, 2020

TikTok is a major social media platform that over 5 million people use. Many users just watch other people's videos or create their own. Some people could think that Tik Tok is bad, but I think that overall it is a good app. Any users can get ‘the hype’, which is gaining a lot of followers fast...

Outdoor Voices: The new popular athletic brand

Outdoor Voices: The new popular athletic brand

Cade Spencer, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

Since 2014, a new brand in the fitness fashion industry has obtained substantial popularity. The company, Outdoor Voices (OV),  is a retail brand that designs aesthetic clothing with comfort for an active life. According to their mission statement, OV creates products for Recreationalists, people wh...

Energy Drinks: Helpful or Harmful?

Energy Drinks: Helpful or Harmful?

Amorah Schultze, Feature Editor

February 26, 2020

Energy drinks first entered the scene in 1962, traveling from Japan to present Americans with an amplified dose of caffeine and sugar. Since then, they have been steadily growing in popularity and has become a vital industry all across America. Most energy drink companies target 18 - 34 year olds, inevitably...

Trans Experience in high school

Anonymous Guest Columnist

February 19, 2020

Bowie is better than some schools when it comes to trans inclusion, but it still has a long way to go. Teachers might be taught to respect kids’ pronouns, but often times don’t. If they have an explanation as to why, it’s usually attributed to their age but that’s not a good excuse, especially fo...

The problem associated with the Australian fires

The problem associated with the  Australian fires

Amorah Schultze, Feature Editor

February 17, 2020

Australia is on fire. Over 18 and a half million acres have been burnt to ash-at least 30 people dead, with inestimable destruction on animal habitats and unknown effects on the population of unique Australian wildlife. So much of Australia is engulfed in smoke, almost every smoke alarm is going off ...

Democratic candidates must appeal to young voters

Democratic candidates must appeal to young voters

Dylan Ebs, Reporter

February 11, 2020

In conventional politics, younger voters are seen as an afterthought, and more focus is placed on older voters who are more likely to vote. As the race for the Democratic nomination for President heats up, that way of thinking is changing and a new spotlight is shining on candidates to appeal to younger...

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