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Behind the Fence

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2020

As the initial phase of the campus modernization project funded by the 2017 Bond Program, the new parking garage, equipped with tennis courts on the fourth story, was completed over the summer. “It...

AISD Mock Election: The results and student reflection

The AISD mock election 2020 results.
Dylan Ebs, Election 2020 Editor December 1, 2020

Austin ISD students virtually went to the polls to cast their ballots for the district’s 2020 mock election.  On October 27, students received an email from their school with the link to the ballot....

AISD activates COVID-19 rapid testing program to ensure student and staff safety after November break

At a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site, health care workers perform rapid COVID-19 tests on individuals in a drive through format. Starting on Wednesday, Dec. 2 and ending on Friday, Dec. 4, Austin Independent School District will offer rapid testing at six locations for participants in on-campus instruction that want to ensure they are not carriers of the virus. After an initial week of remote  learning, on-campus instruction is projected to resume on Monday, Dec. 7.
Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2020

Large family gatherings with exciting games, potlucks, and celebrations are traditional cornerstones of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, in the era of COVID-19, the typical family celebrations had to...

Fall 2020 exam incentives

Fall 2020 exam incentives
Shikha Patel, Online Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2020

Every semester, Bowie offers students the opportunity to get exam incentives. Exam incentives are earned by attending classes and participating in the learning. The incentive allows students to substitute...

Austin City Council approves reallocation of APD budget

PROTESTS IN AUSTIN: Protesters hold up Black Live Matter signs at a march against police brutality. The pro- tests began after the death of George Floyd and continued throughout the summer.
Carey Wooley, Reporter November 20, 2020

All summer long, downtown Austin was filled with a roar of voices from Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests. Off of I-35, where the Austin Police Department (APD) headquarters are located, BLM protesters...

Closure of famous Austin restaurants

Lauren Wright, Reporter November 20, 2020

At the start of COVID-19 many restaurants went into lower capacity or temporarily closed, with COVID-19 being around for so long many restaurants can’t afford to be open any longer. With many people...

Joe Biden expected to win presidency as Trump Administration claims voter fraud

As of Saturday, Nov. 7, the Associated Press announced Presidential Nominee Joe Biden as the projected 46th President of the United States alongside Senator Kamala Harris as the Vice President-elect. The official electoral college vote is expected to occur on Sunday, Dec. 20, which is expected to result in a victory for Democrat Joe Biden.
Dylan Zellner, Dispatch Reporter November 18, 2020

As of Saturday, Nov. 7, the Associated Press declared that Presidential nominee Joe Biden had reached the required number of 270 electoral college votes to make him the 46th President of the United States....

Depop during quarintine

Depop during quarintine
Carey Wooley, Reporter November 9, 2020

At the beginning of Covid-19 quarantine many parts of peoples day to day lives changed. People could no longer work or go in person to their jobs or shop at a store like people once did. This caused people...

Austin City Council approves reallocation of APD budget

CITYWIDE TENSION: State Trooper patrols Black Lives Matter protest in Austin. In August, the City Council voted to reallocate one-third or $150 million of the $434 million initial APD budget.
Carey Wooley, Reporter November 9, 2020

All summer long, downtown Austin was filled with a roar of voices from Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests. Off of I-35, where the Austin Police Department (APD) headquarters are located, BLM protesters...

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