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On December 28, Biden signed the 2023 Federal Spending Bill, a 4,126-page document containing a clause prohibiting TikTok on government devices.

President Joe Biden bans beloved app TikTok

Maddy Franco, Dispatch Reporter March 7, 2023

Even before Joe Biden assumed the presidency, U.S. leaders have been looking into TikTok, one of the largest social media platforms in the world. In 2020, President Donald Trump tried to pass a bill banning...

Last November, Gov. Greg Abbott faced off against Beto O’Rourke in a head-to-head election that would decide the fate of the Texas legislature. Abbott secured 54.8% of the vote, winning the election and securing his continued position as governor of Texas.

Abbott announces future action

Mazzy Warren, Managing Editor March 1, 2023

With topics like abortion, immigration, and gun safety weighing heavily on Texans’ minds, junior Vivian Jordan knows the governor of Texas has the power to change each and every citizen’s day-to-day...

Election season presses forward

Election season presses forward

Mazzy Warren, Managing Editor December 22, 2022

Early November, just before Election Day, Street Law teacher Ethan Owens heads to the Bee Caves City Hall. As he arrives at the ballot box, Owens thinks over all the races he’s voting for today: Texas’...

AWAITING THEIR TURN: Travis county voters wait in line at a local polling site in Circle C. Polling locations were open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 for non-early voting.

Texans re-elect Governor Abbott

Lucille Price, Print Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2022
Gov. Abbott beat his opponent Beto O'Rourke with 54.8% of the vote
There were five officials elected, four of whom are new to the board and one was reelected. 

Voters elect AISD board reps. and pass Bond

Carey Wooley, Print Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2022

As voters waited in anticipation it was officially announced that the historic 2.44 billion dollar Austin Independent School District (AISD) bond was passed. This money will help update and renew schools...

Democrats have seemingly defied expectations regarding their voter turnout. Days before voters were to express their opinions at the polls, outlets nationwide predicted a “Red Wave,” in which Democrats would lose all control over Congress. That Red Wave never crashed on the shore, as the rumor failed to become reality.

Red Wave doesn’t hit the midterm shore

Mazzy Warren, Managing Editor November 21, 2022

After months of speculation and long, tense hours of waiting, the results are in. Almost. Congressional control is at a standstill, and Americans are left holding their breath, waiting to see the stalled...

Political Point of View: Biden has pardoned thousands of Americans convicted of simple marijuana possession

Amara Lopez, Staff Writer November 21, 2022

President Joe Biden recently set forth one of the largest acts of clemency seen in years. In a speech at the White House on October 6, he announced an executive plan to pardon thousands of Americans convicted...

2022 Midterm Elections

2022 Midterm Elections

November 7, 2022

The 2022 Midterm elections are taking place on Nov. 8th.  This election will determine many local officials including the Texas governor and lieutenant governor. Students over the age of 18 are able to...

Millions of Americans nationwide are swamped in student loan debt; over 48 million people owe money, according to the Educational Data Initiative. In the wake of these economic struggles resulting from debt constraints, President Joe Biden has proposed multiple steps to attack long-lasting loan debt.

Bulldogs pay attention to debt

Mazzy Warren, Print Managing Editor October 25, 2022

For English teacher Chrissy Hejny, the word ‘debt’ is synonymous with stress. It’s been 19 years since Hejny graduated from college. Even after all this time, she and her husband are still combating...

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