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Serena’s creativity stems from childhood and continues to this day. But they only started getting more serious about their projects in middle school, and quarantine gave them more time to work on them and discover new things, like tattooing.

Student tattoo artist makes their mark

Charlotte Schwarte, Dispatch Reporter December 4, 2023

Senior Serena Hinahon adjusts their grip on their needle and focuses closer on the minuscule ink dots being applied. As one dot goes astray, Serena winces, worried that the person might notice the mistake....

Junior Luke Johnson demonstrates his taekwondo skills for younger students.

Martial artist kicks his way into a better lifestyle

Bentlee Toland, Feature Editor November 30, 2023

Swiftly punching his fists through the air, sweat racing down his forehead, junior Luke Johnson kicks with perfect precision to practice his ideal form. Johnson has been working to improve his taekwondo...

Sophomore songwriter writes songs and creates a future

Savannah Riggins, Dispatch Reporter November 29, 2023

Amidst the bustling halls one student walks down the hallway, notebook in hand. She stands out like a hidden gem. She crafts unique lyrical compositions in the pages of notebooks, their melodies form an...

Students share soup drive sculptures

Elizabeth Yowell, Dispatch Reporter November 24, 2023

Molding, spinning, wet hands gradually turn a firm lump of clay into a smooth work of art. As senior sculpture student Mia Schwartz places another drying piece on the rack, the Austin Empty Bowl Project...

Father-daughter dancing in ring

Caroline Baxter, Dispatch Reporter November 22, 2023

 Freshman Quinn Loyd narrows her eyes at her father who dances on the other side of the ring. Closing the space, Loyd lashes out a powerful kick, which she follows with a series of ferocious hits. Loyd...

STRUMMING AWAY: Junior Knox Cannon poses while playing his guitar outside. Cannon has recently ramped up a large fan-base on TikTok, acquiring over 150 thousand followers.

Junior jumps into the world of music

Isabella Verette, Feature Editor November 20, 2023

Sitting in his room staring at his phone, an idea strikes junior Knox Cannon. Grabbing his guitar, a pair of cowboy boots, and jumping onto his bed, Cannon unlocks his phone and opens TikTok, and decides...

CONVERSING THROUGH THE SCREEN: Senior Karen Merryman and her student, Anastasia Brynza, run into camera complications during their meeting. The pair meet up weekly for conversational based learning in order to improve Brynza’s English dialect.

Senior tutors Ukrainian students through ENGin program

Sophia Sanchez, Executive Editor: Writing November 16, 2023

Birds chirping, light shining through the window, senior Karen Merryman sets her computer on the table. After double-checking her presentation, she opens up GoogleMeet and sees Anastasia Brynzas’ smiling...

Belkin plays one of his guitars outside of his house.

Senior guitarist picks a future

Sam Bode, Dispatch Reporter November 9, 2023

The deafening sound of the guitar rattles the floor. As senior Evan Belkin plays his electric Fender, the rest of the world melts away until all that is left is the music. The first time Belkin ever...

EYES SET ON THE GOAL: Junior Arys Peradi prepares to take a shot at a goal alongside his teammate. The Austin Ice Bats will be playing at the Ice and Fields at the Crossover venue for the rest of the season.

New member flies into Austin Ice Bats

Sophia Sanchez, Executive Editor: Writing October 23, 2023

Stick in hand, cold air prickling his face, junior Arys Peradi passes the puck to his teammate in hopes of scoring a goal. This will be Peradi’s first season playing with Austin Ice Bats and he is determined...

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