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College In High School

From a real interest in the subject to simply trying to get both a high school and college credit out of the way at once, Austin Community College courses are popular among students for getting that extra boost before heading off to the real world.

Kaley Johnson, Reporter

March 25, 2020

From a real interest in the subject to simply trying to get both a high school and college credit out of the way at once, Austin Community College courses are popular among students for getting that extra boost before heading off to the real world. Senior Sruthi Keerthipati, who took Government and U.S. History ...

“A Tradition of Excellence”

Posing with medals, head band direct Steve Wessels stands with other directors and students during the award ceramony for UIL State Champions on Nov. 13. After dedicating 22 years to the band program, Wessels announced that he will be retiring at the end of this year.

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

March 6, 2020

Arms up, instruments set, deep breaths. After dedicating 22 years to the school and the band program, head band director Steve Wessels officially announced on Feb. 18 that he will be retiring at the end of the year.  Wessels' legacy at Cedar Park began when he started teaching band in 1998. Six...

Music Affects the World

Hugging it out, seniors Cole Sylvester and Jonathan Kauffman wish each other the best run before the state finals performance. This performance earned them their second state championship.

Noah Hedges, Reporter

March 2, 2020

The room is silent. The only focus is on the marimba which resides on the stage of the performing arts center. Thoughts run through the performer's mind, about all of the hours devoted to the audition. For senior percussionists, Cole Sylvester and Jonathan Kauffman, this music and nerve enhanced enviro...

Celebrating Heritage and History

Student artwork displayed at LISD's Black History Art Show hosted by Glenn High School's Black Student Union. Junior Sophie Menendez placed second in the high school category with her piece of Louis Armstrong. 
“I am a huge jazz fan, and I listened to Armstrong, and other jazz icons like Aretha Franklin, as well as Ella Fitzgerald when I first moved to Austin,” Menendez said. “Their music helped me get through a difficult change in my life.

Emily Mahoney, Reporter

February 27, 2020

What was at first a showcase of student art became a spectacle of inspiration and celebration of black excellence thanks to numerous speakers and talented community members taking part in the event. Orchestrated by Glenn High School’s Black Student Union, the Black History celebration on Feb. ...

A Space For All

Senior Arturo Medina throws a football to a fellow classmate during Coach Ott's P.E class.  Coach Ott and ICAP teacher Shanna Walker have created a P.E class that integrates both ICAP students and General Education (Gen Ed) students into a single class period. According to Walker, P.E has proven to be beneficial for the students. “Some of the changes we see in the children are that they are building relationships with other students in the class, giving fist bumps or high fives in the hall, which in turn helps the special education student more confident in our hallways,” Walker said. “Our students enjoy going to P.E. where there is music being played and there is a routine with Gen Ed students. It's a positive environment for all involved.”

Kieren Garner, Reporter

February 26, 2020

In order to make every student feel safe and included, Coach Donny Ott and ICAP teacher Shanna Walker have created a P.E class that integrates both ICAP students and General Education (Gen Ed) students into a single class period. This ensures that every student feels like they have a place at school and...

Cheering for the Nation

With a strong stance, the varsity cheer team performs at state on Jan 16. Cheering at the their first National Cheer Championship and overall placing eighth in the nation, exceeded the team's expectations.

Ava Caldwell, Reporter

February 20, 2020

With flags, signs and stunts up in the air, cheer attended their first ever national competition from Feb. 7-8. The team placed eighth in the nation. After placing fourth in regionals in November and fifth in state in January, cheer used their motivation from state to be successful at nationals. ...

Nets Cut and Trophies Hoisted

Posing for a picture, the boy's varsity team celebrates their second straight district title. The trophy was awarded to the team after they beat Marble Falls on Friday night, 65-37.

Noah Hedges, Reporter

February 18, 2020

As the 2019-2020 regular season comes to a close, the team won the district title again for the second year in a row. The last game for the class of 2020 seniors was played in the Timberdome Friday, and the night was capped off as the whole team hoisted the district trophy and cut the net for the dis...

Works of Heart

Senior Lindsey Elfred and junior Nixie Buettner, along with other students who received rewards from the Scholastic Competition, pose on Jan. 31. Elfred received a gold key for her sculpture as well as an American Vision Nominee. “I thought it was pretty cool,” Elfred said. “I didn’t expect it. Just thought I would submit something this year, [I] didn't really have my hopes up. So I’m pretty proud of myself that it went at least that far.” 

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

February 17, 2020

For years, the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition has given high school students a chance to demonstrate their creativity through artistic and written pieces. There are many categories within the competition, and students can submit anything from photography, ceramics, or short stories.  Afte...

Your Vote Is Your Voice

Speaking into the microphone, government teacher Jennifer Fortenberry addresses upperclassmen on Jan. 30 at the voter registration rally. Fortenberry organized the rally in order to reinforce the significance of voting. “It’s very important that the younger generations vote,” Fortenberry said. “A lot of the decisions that are being made now are going to be affecting them the most, whether it’s about the environment, or social security, or college, or whatever the issue may be those issues are going to be impacting this generation for their entire lives.”

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter

February 17, 2020

Turning 18 years old comes with many freedoms and responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is the right to vote, and for eligible upperclassmen, this year will be their first time voting in a primary election and the presidential election. In hopes to reinforce the importance of voting, on Ja...

Making An Impact

Seniors Jackie Castillo and Shivesh Razdan pose for a picture during their DEN presentation over Alzheimers. Each year, Health Occupations Students of America, also known as HOSA create a project where groups of students strive to create a lasting effect on the community through their research. This year for the annual HOSA project, senior Layla Ismail decided to use her project to create awareness of Alzheimers, and the link between classical music and the disease. “I think that we as the youth of our community need to educate ourselves since we will be the generation taking care of our parents and relatives who will later develop Alzheimers,” Ismail said. “It’s important for people in high school to get involved with the Alzheimer's community because it’s an extremely humbling experience. It allows you to realize how lucky you are to be exactly where you are in life currently.”

Kieren Garner, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Each year, Health Occupations Students of America, also known as HOSA creates a project where groups of students strive to create a lasting effect on the community through their research. This year for the annual HOSA project, senior Layla Ismail decided to use her project to create awareness of Alzheime...

Taking Real Life Risks

2014 alumna Taylor Lavine poses with children in Africa, where she lived for a month.

Kaley Johnson, Reporter

February 14, 2020

While there are graduates who choose to attend college after high school, some chose a different path for themselves. From internships to joining the workforce to taking a gap year, here are three former students who chose to try their hand at the real world before or instead of college. After gr...

The Robolobos Are Back

Sophomore Barbara Sylvester smiles at the camera as she designs the drive train of the robot. The robotics team is working on a new robot for this build season.

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Robolobos are back and cooking up a new robot.  This build season, they will be making a new robot and presenting it at different competitions. This robot consists of several abilities and techniques that it will demonstrate in the competitions, which consists of games that the robot must pl...

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