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SMILES AND SOONERS: Senior Brooke Druebert poses for a picture as she visits the college she will be attending this fall. Druebert will be living in one of the three towers located on campus. PHOTO COURTESY OF Brooke Druebert

Prepare and plan to avoid panic

Callie Payne, Pop Culture Editor May 12, 2021

Seniors confused on what to do once accepting admissions offer from college Excruciating anxiety, endless worries, and excitement flow through the mind of a student about to apply to college. Luckily,...

Oliva Jade Giannulli, daughter of actress Lori Laughlin, was a beauty and fashion youtube sensation with over 2 million subscribers.

Olivia Jade College Scandal

Lucciana Choueiry, Reporter May 10, 2021

Oliva Jade Giannulli, daughter of actress Lori Laughlin, was a beauty and fashion youtube sensation with over 2 million subscribers. She shared her day to day life with her followers, showcasing her lavish...

Even though the majority of people believe using activism in sports is necessary, there can be a lot of disadvantages that come along with doing so.

Activism in sports becomes more popular

Callie Payne, Pop Culture Editor April 15, 2021

The year is 2016 as the preseason 49er’s game comes on the TV. While the national anthem starts to blare through the speakers, Colin Kaepernick takes a knee, starting a nation-wide controversy. Activism...

In a time of adversity, humor can be used to help shine a light on people’s views as well as grow relationships in a time of distance.

Gen Z has turned humor into a coping mechanism

Dylan Zellner, Dispatch Reporter April 12, 2021

Humor is used by many as a toy; engaging to have fun and play. However it can be used as a coping mechanism, according to The Conversation psychologists have recently discovered how much of a tool humor...

SEASONAL ACTIVITIES to do in AUSTIN

Maya Hayne, Dispatch Reporter April 5, 2021

This Valentine’s day will be a year not like the rest for so many events that can’t be enjoyed during Covid-19. Even though we are in a pandemic, there are still ways to celebrate Valentine’s day...

Blockbuster movies delayed due to COVID-19

Blockbuster movies delayed due to COVID-19

Carter Scruggs, Dispatch Reporter January 6, 2021

The airplane style seats remain relatively empty, the floors no longer covered in popcorn, not a single crying baby insight. A group of people sit quietly all enjoying their private showing, this is the...

SMILE AND POSE: Seniors Kassidy Whitmire and Ryan Kinney are posing downtown for a FOCO photo shoot.  While they were trying to take FOCO pictures there was also a group taking a maternity shoot that they had to share the space with.

Students end football season with FOCO

Callie Payne, Pop Culture Editor January 1, 2021

Typically during the homecoming season, students become excited for football games in the cold, designing mums, and dressing up for the traditional homecoming dance. However, things looked very different...

SEASONAL ACTIVITIES to do in AUSTIN

Maya Hayne, Dispatch Reporter December 31, 2020

With the upcoming holidays, the pandemic has caused many activities to change. Some are online, while others have certain requirements to remain in person, but rest assured, the holiday festivals will...

SHARE AND REPOST: Senior Kaia Pierce posts and reposts others’ art onto her Instagram
story as a way of political activism. Kaia mainly posts about gender inequality and the Black
Lives Matter Movement. PHOTOS

Students speak out on social media

Callie Payne, Pop Culture Editor November 12, 2020

It’s bedtime, and for high school students it is one last chance to catch up on social media. A quick stop on TikTok yields a video on the upcoming election, while a switch to Instagram leads to a story...

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