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Coaches create Christmas cheer

IN FRONT OF HIS DISPLAY:  Baseball coach Sam Degelia poses with his light display in front of his house. Degelia spent six days getting out, setting up all the decorations, and syncing them up with music. “My favorite part of the decorations are when we put music to the lights and watch them move to whatever song is playing,” Degelia said. “The LED lights are really colorful and bright. So these stand out from some of the other lights.”
Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor December 25, 2020

Health and baseball coach Sam Degelia and football coach Sam Miller bring holiday festivities to another level with their outdoor house ornaments. Over Thanksgiving break the coaches decorated their houses...

Student launches online clothing boutique

RECEIVING NEW ORDERS: Junior Katherine Crosely goes through the order list. Crosely has received orders from as far away as California. “It’s really rewarding to see the whole process of owning a boutique come together by seeing all the orders come in and people liking the clothes,” Crosely said.
Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor November 24, 2020

While many spent the early months of quarantine binging Netflix or trying Tik-Tok trends, junior Katherine Crosely took the initiative to launch an online shopping boutique run from completely inside her...

Fall Extravaganza

Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino November 14, 2020

After a long period of virtual only events, the 2020 Fall Extravaganza was held by several fine arts departments to showcase a series of performances by the band, color guard, and dance teams.  “My...

Thank you to all essential workers from The Dispatch staff

Junior Brooke Forsyth poses for a photo while working a shift at Sonic. Under Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s orders, essential businesses such as restaurants like Sonic will remain open during quarantine but must follow social distancing policies.
Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor May 14, 2020

Being stuck in a nationwide quarantine for almost 10 weeks has proved to be a struggle for me. I am finding that the longer quarantine continues, the less motivation I have to do simple things like write...

Faith’s Photos: Celebrating Earth Day with travel photography

I took this photo while on a cruise in Alaska. I took an excursion on a small ferry in Juneau where I got to see glaciers and Alaska marine life up close. The land surrounding the river was very mountainous and foggy, and I even got to see a mother bear with two of her cubs.
Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor April 22, 2020

My family has been hosting family reunions every other year since 1990. Since I was born, I have gone to every single reunion. Each reunion is held in a different state, and when we visited those states,...

School sculptors prepare to ace VASE

LAUGHING WITH FRIENDS: Senior German Julbe hangs out in the art garage, laughing and joking with friends. According to Julbe, he has created many memories from the class over the past couple years. “Just being with and hanging out with my friends in class is probably my favorite memory,” Julbe said.
Abbey Repka, Photo Essay Editor February 21, 2020

Students in all visual art classes make dazzling work to compete in state wide competition at the end of February Starting with just a chunk of clay, sculptors are able to mold it into a beautiful piece...

Big Fish makes a spectacular splash

THE SMOOCH OF A LIFETIME: After three years of waiting, Edward Bloom played by junior Jaden Davis, finally finds the love of his life, Sandra, played by senior Gillian Griffis. He worked for a circus master during those three years and every month he would give him a clue of his mystery girls identity, with his last clue being that she loved daffodils. “Before walking on stage for daffodils I take a second to get in character  and fall in love with this man in front of me,” Griffis said. “And the music carries me away to the last second and just like any other piece of blocking, we kiss.”
Rae Gray, Photo Editor February 21, 2020

Fine arts works hard to put on their whimsical musical As the lights flicker in the theater signaling to the buzzing audience that the show is ready to commence, the actors ready themselves for a show...

Part of a bigger team: individual sports

TAKING IT TO THE WALL: Gasping for air, junior William Noser sprints to the wall on his 50 yard freestyle. Noser clocked in at the end of the race with a 26.6 second time, placing fourth in his heat. “The 50 yard freestyle is one of my favorite events to swim because its super fast paced and it is just a full on sprint,” Noser said. “When you get to the wall and you’re looking up at the time board all of the hard work really pays off. I especially love swimming it at the Aggie Land meet because the pool is really nice.”
Rae Gray, Photo Editor December 31, 2019

How athletes in individual sports still act as a team despite competing on their own It’s six in the morning, the swim team is huddled in their layers of sweat pants and jackets as they dread the prospect...

Behind the scenes: athletic trainers

HANDING OUT WATERS: Seniors Cara Spradling, Sarah Clements, and Caitlyn Sanchez walk off the field from delivering water to the players.  Spradling has been a trainer for two years and has seen lots of injuries. “This one kid on the freshman team had bursitis and I got to tape it and when we got back to the trainers got to help pop and drain it,” Spradling said. “I really enjoyed it because I got hands on experience with injuries.”
Abbey Repka, Photo Essay Editor November 18, 2019

The responsibilities of student trainers that keep players healthy, on the field and ready to win Running around finding all the medical kits and refilling all the water bottles they might need is a pretty...

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