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CHAOS AT THE CAPITOL: President Donald Trump supporters gathered to protest the inauguration of Joe Biden. These protests were based on claims made by President Trump of a fraudulent election. “I do not think protesting the election results is justified or effective, however I think the issue is bigger than those who are protesting,” senior Alyssa Shumaker said. “They have been misled and misinformed to the point of complete disillusionment of the entire election. The real problem with the protests is those in power who are spreading lies and empowering people to commit crimes based on false information.”

Election protests at the State Capitol

Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor March 25, 2021

to the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, supporters of Donald Trump gathered at the Texas State Capitol downtown. Some of these protests had been planned in advance...

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.”

Coaches create Christmas cheer

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...

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.

Student launches online clothing boutique

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...

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.

Thank you to all essential workers from The Dispatch staff

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...

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’s Photos: Celebrating Earth Day with travel photography

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,...

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.

School sculptors prepare to ace VASE

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...

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.”

Big Fish makes a spectacular splash

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...

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.”

Part of a bigger team: individual sports

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...

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