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The Emmitt Till Anti-lynching Act creates a distinction between murder and lynching.

Congress finally passes Emmett Till anti-lynching act

Lillian Hoover, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

In the summer of 1955, Emmett Till’s life was taken from him after he was falsely accused of whistling at and grabbing a white woman. The woman’s husband and his brother forced Emmet into their car,...

On Feb. 24, after a week of Russian troops waiting on the Ukraine border, Putin chose to move forward with invasion and send in troops to attempt to gain control of the capital city Kyiv, and ultimately the rest of the country.

Russia-Ukraine war impacts students

Carey Wooley, Politics Editor April 20, 2022

After years of threats and attempts at peace negotiations, the world watched in February as Russian troops invaded Ukraine. What felt like a dream was a reality for thousands of  Ukrainian citizens as...

The year seemingly had multiple events that required the Biden administration to make decisions.

One year of Biden

Carey Wooley, Politics Editor February 24, 2022

Biden's economic, climate and COVID-19 policies call for reflection As the United States looks at 2021 in the rear-view mirror, citizens find themselves reminiscing on the year that was and the official...

Beto ORoukes 2022 Governors Race

Beto O’Rouke’s 2022 Governor’s Race

Mazzy Warren, Dispatch Reporter February 18, 2022

What do Texans need in a governor? How do they know that they’re voting for someone who will help them, not hurt them? How do they know who they should vote for? Although there’s no definitive answer...

With the rising population of homeless individuals in Austin, many changes are being implemented.

New money allocations for homelessness

Carey Wooley, Politics Editor January 6, 2022

Months have passed after voters approved proposition B, the legislation banning camping in Austin. With this in place local citizens are now wondering what will come next. In September over $100 million...

Casar is running to represent Texas’ 35th Congressional District (TX35), which covers the area from East Austin to San Antonio, containing four counties: Bexar, Comal, Hays, and Travis. He’ll be competing against U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett and State Representative Eduardo Rodriguez in the Democratic primary, which is scheduled for March of 2022.

Austin’s own in Texas congressional race

Mazzy Warren, Staff Writer January 4, 2022

Texans deserve more reproductive rights. They deserve good jobs, affordable housing, and medicare for all. They deserve a strong democracy and a better Texas. These are democratic Austin City Council member...

The FDA released a statement that children aged five to eleven are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

New COVID-19 pill enhances vaccine

Carey Wooley, Politics Editor December 20, 2021

FDA releases new vaccination solutions in order to help close out the lengthy pandemic After months of parents anxiously waiting to see if their elementary school aged children could get vaccinated, the...

The bill was created in the Texas House  and then sent to Greg Abbott to sign. There is also a Senate bill that is similar but goes beyond just history courses and would have similar restrictions on topics in all school courses.

Concerns over CRT impact classrooms

Carey Wooley, Politics Editor November 16, 2021

History and humanities teachers struggle to balance their curriculum amid controversy Over the summer of 2021, Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3979 which has been named the critical race theory (CRT) bill....

Recently Greg Abbott declared the vaccines to be “too restrictive and harmful” to the recovering economy from COVID, leading him to ban vaccine mandates.

Governor Abbott bans vaccine mandates

Lauren Bogard, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

On October 11, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared the vaccines to be “too restrictive and harmful” to the recovering economy from COVID. His belief of vaccine mandates being too controlling...

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