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CRY YOUR HEART OUT: With hand on heart, Jadon Demetri cries out as his character, Toad, is overwhelmed with emotion. Demetri starred in The Wind in the Willows, and his character’s obsession with cars led he and his friends to get into trouble. “I think we had very good comedy,” Demetri said. “Everyone was really good at hitting the jokes, and it seemed pretty clear as to what was going on. I personally think I could’ve picked up lines faster to have less pause in between them.”

Theater tours and performs for children

Anna Bea Heise, Photo Essay Editor December 17, 2021

The Senior Directors showcase their performances by touring at AISD elementary schools The Bowie Theater Company has been touring their Children’s Shows at AISD elementary schools since 2003. From the...

THREE, TWO, ONE, GO: Marley Anthony and Will Louis hold the lead in their three-legged race against Katherine Crosley and Ella Maedgen. Student council hosted the game, and incorporated the winter theme of the event into the three-legged race by tying the participants legs together with Christmas ribbon. My favorite part of the event was getting to sit back and see people actually participating and genuinely having some fun, project manager Ava Webber said. Its really difficult to come up with something that will engage high schoolers in general so getting to see so many people playing the games and enjoying themselves was really rewarding.

A walk down memory lane

Reagan Zuniga, Managing Editor December 13, 2021

Student Leadership hosts a nostalgic winter event Walking around a circle of chairs with their hearts racing, rushing to grab a seat when the Christmas music stops, high schoolers are brought back to...

ALL SMILES: Keira Folkers plays with one of her two Great Danes, Parker and Duncan. They were adopted together, as they are brothers from the same litter. “We picked Duncan and Parker for their names because my dad at first didn’t want to get dogs, and the only way we could get these dogs is if he got to name them,” Folkers said. “My dad is a huge Spurs fan so my dad picked those names after Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.”

Fact or fiction: the mere exposure effect

Anna Bea Heise, Photo Essay Editor December 7, 2021

Students share the reasons they selected the dog breeds they adopted to help debunk the psychological phenomenon The Mere-Exposure Effect is a psychological phenomenon that theorizes how people tend to...

PACKAGING: Sous Chef Noelle Bruinings prepares the sample plate for the pumpkin gnocchi. Gnocchi is usually made with potato but was substituted with pumpkin to correlate with the pumpkin theme of the event. “I was blown away by the amount of work my students were able to get done during our first pop up,” Chef Bugni said. “I mean, we made homemade pumpkin gnocchi.”

Culinary makes dreams crumb true

Reagan Zuniga, Managing Editor November 18, 2021

Culinary students rush around the kitchen hurriedly constructing over 150 meals in preparation for their first event of the year. The culinary class returned to the kitchen to deliver their first pop-up...

HERE COME THE DAWGS: The varsity football team runs out after halftime at their white out game against Austin High. The score at halftime was 47-0, with the final score being 59-0. The game against Austin high was an important one because it was our district opening, Sonny Dedmon said. With that being said I think the team performed really well and showed how well we play as a team in all phases of the game

Dawgs dominate their opening games

Reagan Zuniga, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2021

Approaching their rivalry game against Westlake, the Bulldogs enter the game undefeated. Having already defeated teams such as Stony Point and Austin High, who the team had difficulty against last year,...

IN FOCUS: Aussie Lura paints on a feeder school student’s face. Lura is one of the vice presidents for the Starlight Theater Company. “I think the main thing that could have made Bulldogs and Hotdogs better was something out of our control: the wind,” Lura said. “Overall, it went smoothly, and we efficiently led people through hairspray and face paint.”

Bulldogs & Hotdogs kicks off the year

Anna Bea Heise, Photo Essay Editor October 18, 2021

Bulldogs and Hotdogs has been a tradition on campus now for over 20 years as it has become a well-known event that gives students the opportunity to explore the wide variety of clubs and organizations...

BUSINESS CLUB: Providing candy for new club members, Senior Zoya Faisal welcomes students to join her club.

New opportunities at the club fair

Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino September 9, 2021

Booths around campus are set up to promote student-run clubs

SHAKING HANDS: Katie Martinez shakes the hand of AISD Chief Officer of Schools Dr. Anthony Mays. Martinez’s orange cord represent her taking a college level course through UT OnRamps. “I’m really glad I was part of so many amazing classes that give you a look into the real world,” Martinez said. “I feel like those classes really shaped me into a better person and they prepared me for the world.”

Seniors are granted an in person graduation

Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor June 22, 2021

Senior year is normally a crucial period filled with college applications or making other post-graduation plans, planning celebrations, and making memories with friends; this year was very different because...

WAITING FOR THE BUS: A man sleeps on the ground at a bus stop with his belongings beside him. Bus passes along with bottle water are some of the most commonly needed resources among homeless people. “People need to get places and it’s hard when you don’t have money for lunch or transportation,” Sunrise Church volunteer coordinator Sarah Combs said. “So then rather than giving them money I give them a bus pass, and then I personally also have business cards for Sunrise so that they know we have resources available to them if they want to use them.”

Understanding Austin’s homeless population

Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor May 5, 2021

Increased amount of people on the street with COVID-19 limiting resources and propositions to make it illegal to publicly camp Homelessness in Austin is an obvious problem for a combination of reasons,...

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