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FOCUSED IN: Senior Libby Monahan rehearses her lines into the microphone.  Monahan’s voice acting career is run under her father, who provides advice as a professional vocal artist and  a physical recording studio in their house. PHOTO COURTESY OF Skylar Linscomb

Teen shows unique talents with her voice

Mia Folkers, Feature Editor May 6, 2021

Entering the small recording studio, she quickly rehearses her lines. With every word, she makes sure to capture the appropriate tone perfectly into the microphone. Within just a few takes, she will create...

ON THE MOVE: Senior Liam Spencer delivers order to a
customers house. Typically Spencer makes eight to 10 deliveries
in five hours.

Food delivery staff shares work life in the current pandemic

Donna Kim, Reporter April 19, 2021

Ever since the implementation of social distancing policies in response to COVID-19, going out to eat has not been much of an option. No one can eat out regularly, but in place sprouts a much safer option,...

PERFORMING LIVE :Senior Jack Lance (right) and Lucas Caballero (left) play along with the rest of the band infront of an audience of family and friends. Frog
Town began practicing and performing together in October and plan to play together till the end of the school year.

Frog Town leaps into original melodies

Mia Folker, Feature Editor April 15, 2021

As the instruments and equipment pile into the garage, he moves quickly to set everything and everyone in the correct place. As the music begin to echo through the small space, he makes sure to strum every...

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...

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...

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...

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