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Senior Katie Golson shares to her social media the verdict of George Floyd's case. Derek Chauvin was convicted on all charges brought against him for the death of George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in George Floyd’s death

Arushi Sharma, News Editor April 23, 2021

After nearly 330 days of protesting and public outrage, ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all charges brought against him for the death of George Floyd. Floyd was killed on 25...

Plans for spring break

Lucciana Choueiry , Reporter April 7, 2021

This year has been unlike any other regarding school, work, and other day-to-day activities that were stripped from us by the virus. That also goes for the holidays that completely changed over the course...

As of Tuesday, Jan. 12, all members of the Texas Congress reconvened remotely or in-person for the 87th Legislative Session.

State legislative session commences

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2021

Just an 18-minute car drive from campus, the Capitol  stands as the center of Texas' democracy and political establishment. Traditionally, inside the building's chambers, 181 representatives and legislators...

NEW VOICES: Activist Bethany Bissel (right) testified before the Public Education Committee in 2019. The committee is made up of 13 members of the Texas House of Representatives.

New Voices Texas: Effects of censorship on journalism

Azul Lin, Assistant Editor April 6, 2021

New Voices is a student-led, grassroots movement that is lobbying for the passage of the New Voices bill, granting student journalists the same press freedom rights as professional journalists. The 1988...

The first vaccine was administered to a health care worker on Dec. 14, 2020. 
However, almost two months later, the cases are still rising with over 26.3 million cases and almost 500,000 deaths.

COVID-19 vaccine distribution initiated

Arushi Sharma, News Editor April 5, 2021

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in December of 2019, several companies, including Moderna and Pfizer, have been working to distribute vaccines in order to protect American citizens from the Coronavirus....

Texas Capitol tightens security amid the January 6 riots

Texas Capitol tightens security amid the January 6 riots

Dylan Ebs, Politics Editor March 4, 2021

State capitol buildings across the nation have been on high alert following the violent attacks at the United States Capitol on January 6. Following the insurrection at the D.C Capitol, the FBI warned...

Class of 2020 alumni Emma Davis (left) receives the cover of her high school diploma at the Class of 2020

Class of 2021 graduation ceremony adapted to “Graduation Walk” event

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

Traditionally, the official senior class graduation event is held at the Frank Erwin Center, welcoming thousands of students, family members, and friends to attend. However, on March 1, 2021, Principal...

APPROACHING THE JUMP: Nicholas Wood prepares to launch off the ramp while sledding down the frozen slope in the nearby water reservoir. He’s determined to achieve maximum airtime for an epic slow mo shot before the plastic sled becomes too damaged to be usable.

A rare snow day for Austin residents

Max Muzny, Reporter February 24, 2021

Despite the blackouts and pipe bursts caused by the cold, the residents in Austin were able to experience an authentic snowy winter right at their front door for the first time in decades. On Presidents’...

2021 Grammy nominations fail to recognize “After Hours” by The Weeknd

Dimitri Silva, Dispatch Reporter February 18, 2021

On Nov. 24, The Record Academy released the 2021 Grammy nominations, and many fans were shocked to see The Weeknd, a popular R&B and Pop artist, landing zero nominations for his fourth studio album...

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