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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...

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...

The portrait captures a girl staring into the sky, surrounded by calls for justice and change. As part of a portfolio themed on social justice, senior Kaylin York desired for her AP Studio Art piece to express the essence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the need for immediate action.

Student brings attention to BLM through her artwork

Amorah Schultze, Reporter November 11, 2020

In the Black girl’s eye, a “Justice for George Floyd” poster calls for change. Her other eye is looking to the sky, suspended between an outcry to the universe. Rising above it all are three words:...

SIGN IN HAND: Smiling with her sign, senior Vivian Howard shows off her creative work. Howard created the sign last summer to help educate on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Senior raises funds for BLM movement

Miranda Cardenas, Feature Editor November 11, 2020

From nationwide protests to ongoing debates and conversations, there is something new in headlines every day. Out of these headlines come more topics, issues, and organizations that make up main events...

Student excels in oral interpretation

Ava Wong, Reporter November 10, 2020

Oral interpretation is a class at Bowie where students compete by performing literature and communicate meaning to an audience. Sophomore Nadia Petru has already excelled in this short year winning four...

Senior Katie Puperi, right, stands with one of Travis County’s voting signs. On Nov. 3 Katie is planning on working at the polls. Senior Nick Lopez, left, poses with a Democratic sponsored sign. Because Lopez is 18, he is planning on voting in the upcoming election.

Political participation promotes personal pride

Mia Folkers, Feature Editor November 4, 2020

As the early morning shift starts, she watches as hundreds upon hundreds of unknown faces enter the building. As she tries to keep up, she quickly works to organize everyone to the open machines so they...

What seemed like a normal day for staffer Lucciana Choueiry quickly turned into a horror for Choueiry and her family. On August 4, 2020 a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of the city of Beirut, Lebanon, exploded. “All I could see was blood on the streets, broken glass falling to the floor from the broken homes, mothers crying while holding their injured kids,” Choueiry said.

Blog: Beirut explosion survivor tells her story

Lucciana Choueiry , Reporter October 20, 2020

August 4, 2020 was a day we thought would be just like any other in the city of Beirut, Lebanon. I woke up, had my breakfast, and then went with my mom into town to shop for a few things. At around 5:45...

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