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Rehearsing their lines, the cast of Carrie rehearses their musical scores on September 23rd. Carrie as well as many other shows will be going to fundraising for the Edinburg Festival performance. According to tech director Colin Falk, “The way that the season works is that a lot of our main shows are considered fundraisers, so all of the money we raise from ticket sales and concessions will go back into our budget for the next year,” Folk said. “Part of that budgeting is going towards the Fringe Festival, so naturally the more funds that we can raise with our tickets and the shows, the more money we have to help cut down the cost for everyone thats going.”

From Home to the Stage, 4626 Miles Away

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter October 15, 2021

The only sound that could be heard was that of their breathing as they calmed themselves down. As the curtain opened, bright lights shined on their face as they prepared to start their performance. The...

Seniors Piper Vu, Sydney Fuller, and Hemani Goje give a presentation in the first meeting of the Mental Health Club on Oct. 13. The three Mental Health Club officers explained what the clubs goals and activities were before letting the clubs members speak to each other in a fulfillment of their key promise to let students talk and vent  about their lives. We want to spread the word that you are allowed to vent your frustrations, have good days, bad days, and most importantly know how to deal with your psychological distress, Goje said. We all come from different struggles and have different perspectives. So, we wanted to respect the different perspectives and create ways to cope.

Taking Care of Ourselves

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter October 14, 2021

Mental health is becoming an increasingly important topic for teenagers to confront: depression rates rose 63 percent among adolescents between 2013 and 2018, and the COVID-19 pandemic only worsened the...

Preparing a power serve, Clifton serves during the second set. The team won this match against Leander, which was their second game into districts. My mindset when Im in a match is to be focused, but still have fun, Clifton said. its important to be loud and cheer, but also stay concentrated. find a good balance of having fun and enjoying the game, but also know when to get serious and get it together.

Spikeball Brawl

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter October 14, 2021

‘I got it!’ screams the outside hitter, sliding into action, using all her might to send the ball rocketing upwards. The ball arcs high in the air and then begins its fall while the opposite hitter...

Fighting for dominance on the mat, sophomore Kylee Foulds competes in one of many wrestling tournaments in 2021. This year’s wrestling season will start in early November with the first tournament over Thanksgiving break. “I’m really excited for this season,“ Foulds said. “I’m expecting this season to be more challenging physically because of how short last season was because of COVID-19. It’s going to be tough to have to make weight for several months, and having several matches a week, but I’m glad that we have a full season this year.”

Wrestling with Gender Norms

Isa Morgan, Reporter October 13, 2021

Pacing on the side of the mat with music blasting through her headphones, pulling up the straps to her singlet, clicking on her headgear and anticipating her next match, junior Erika Peterson goes through...

Depicted above is the current mural outside of the Mexic-Arte Museum entitled Somos Historia. The artist, Luis Abreux earned his Master’s degree in Fine Art, specializing in Painting, from the San Alejandro Art Academy in Havana, Cuba and has lived in Austin since 2005. “My mural is a historical portrait,” Abreux said. “The satirical style in my work reinforces the theatrics of life and how the most valuable things are relative-like the lives exchanged for gold 500 years ago.”

30 Days, Countless Ways to Celebrate

Anthony Whiting, Reporter October 7, 2021

The halls are filled with the sounds of Spanish music and students are decorating sugar skulls. Along with the start of fall and football season, Hispanic Heritage Month has also begun, bringing something...

The 20-year rule influences each decades’ runway looks and popular outfits. This rule delegates the time it takes for a trend to die and then be reborn decades later. “For our generation, we have such a cool opportunity with social media, streaming platforms and stores to explore new music, movies and clothes to curate our own unique likes and styles, senior Ava Caldwell said.

Fashion Forward

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2021

As the classic baggy mom jeans, platform shoes and babydoll dresses weave their way back into closets, the rise of the 90s and 2000s fashions peak yet again.  Whether the comeback of low-rise jeans...

With all students back on campus this year after 17 months, there is a general vibe of students feeling like they dont belong in their current grade. From not knowing their way around campus as a sophomore to not knowing the traditions as a senior, students are coping with trying to find their place in the school. “I just feel like this short, little baby while everyone else is like grown adults around me,” freshman Anahi Espinoza said.

Now Entering The Twilight Zone

Ireland Weaver, Reporter October 1, 2021

When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2020, citizens all across the globe could hear fireworks, music and people cheering. What people couldn’t hear was Rod Serling letting the world know they...

Posing together in the UT parking lot, WISE members smile at the camera together on one of the clubs fieldtrips to the UT campus to look throw telescopes. Fieldtrips are a big part of WISE, bringing science outside of the classroom. We traditionally go to the UT campus and look at the telescopes and tour the campus at night, club sponsor and Physics teacher Allison Trueblood said. [We also] go on other field trips to different science museums around.

Back to the Lab

Sofya Bashirova, Reporter October 1, 2021

Goggles, gloves and test tubes fill the science room as WISE members prepare for new activities, such as experiments, talks with well-known scientists and even field trips to the Science Museum.  After...

Demonstrating how to make plarn, junior Erin Nam provides club members with help and supplies. Timberwolves for the Environment have been making plarn since their first meeting, they also plan to make wreaths out of unused plastic in the future. Its definitely fun [making plarn], but right now basically all of the members know what theyre doing, said Nam. We do it every club meeting.

A Step Back Into the Soil

Madison Shields, Reporter September 30, 2021

Timberwolves for the Environment is taking a new turn this school year. Students who are interested in changing the world with their own hands should turn to the Environmental club. Activities like making...

Working hard, seniors Bella Birdsley, Annika Johnson, Lucy Walter, and sophomores Courtney McDanald, Aidan Cox and James Bailey practice their music for Carrie the Musical at an after-school rehearsal. With only a few weeks left until opening day, cast members are working endlessly to bring Carrie to the stage. “I’m a little bit nervous, just because it’s been like a year and a half since I’ve done a musical production,” senior and lead in the show, Lucy Walter said. “But I think everyone is really excited to finally get to perform and it’ll be surreal when we get back on the stage.”

Pig Blood, Levitation and High School Drama

Isa Morgan, Reporter September 29, 2021

Blood will rain down on the stage in October as theatre debuts "Carrie the Musical." This show will be one of many to come for the theatre department and will be student-led for the most part. Opening...

Discussing strategies with senior varsity football player Dylan Hufford, varsity football coach Brendan McCarthy coaches the team against Georgetown game on Sept. 24. McCarthy, who used to coach at Cedar Park Middle School, started coaching football at the high school level as of this year, and he said there is a difference between the two school football teams. “I am becoming a better coach because I can concentrate on one position: safeties,” McCarthy said. “Here, football is a lot more fast paced and having to win is a lot more important. There is a lot more pressure because of the level of play.”

A Whole New Level

Penelope Moreno, Reporter September 27, 2021

Varsity Football coach Brendan McCarthy begins coaching and teaching at a whole new level. After working 15 years coaching at Cedar Park Middle School, McCarthy started the school year coaching football...

Pushing for the finish, senior and Varsity member Gareth Hopwood finishes his race at the XC Country Meet. Hopwood finished fourth with a time of 16:03, and was one of the members who ran on 9/11. It was a cool experience to run on 9/11 with the significance of that day. Hopwood said. It didnt feel too different from other races but the singing of the national anthem and the red, white, and blue course flags made an impact on me.

Running Red, White and Blue

Aahana Mulchandani, Reporter September 27, 2021

The usually silent morning air was filled with cheers as the XC runners pushed for the last stretch of their runs during the 22nd Annual Cross Country Meet, placing Top 5 out of the ranked 10.  Starting...

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