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Students vandalize restrooms

Antonio Cuevas, Guest Reporter

March 18, 2014

Filed under News, Opinion

Halfway through the school year, vandalism has plagued A and C-building restrooms causing inconveniences, late students and unsanitary conditions. Recent vandalism in the boys’ restroom has not only inconvenienced students ...

Conair Bun Maker Convenient for Polished Looks

Bethany Houston, Guest Reporter

January 22, 2014

Filed under Opinion

For every girl who has trouble with keeping her hair in a bun all day, I might have a product you. The Conair Bun Maker is a simple, easy-to-use product that’s very convenient for everyday use. The Conair Bun Maker is a ro...

The Game is Afoot

Peyton Engh, Reporter

October 29, 2013

Filed under A&E, Entertainment, Opinion

Are you finished watching every season of "Walking Dead" and "Breaking Bad?" Now there’s a show on BBC and Netflix that you can watch called "Sherlock." It is a modern-day version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock H...

‘Animal Farm’ Review

Peyton Engh, Reporter

October 4, 2013

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

              The last good book I read was a book called "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. Although it is most commonly known as a summer reading book, I read it for fun. The main premise of the book is that it is the common story of a tyrant or t...

September Movie Reviews

Megan Hippe, Reporter

October 4, 2013

Filed under A&E, Beyond Campus, Entertainment, Opinion

“The Family” “The Family,” a movie shot in a present-day Italian village follows an old-time mafia boss (De Niro) and his family after he has ratted on some of his “old friends,” proves to be anything but appropriate for the family. Not o...

Team Fortress 2 Review

Peyton Engh, Reporter

September 12, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Video Games

Team Fortress 2 is a first-person shooter massive multiplayer online game, or MMO. This means it can only be played with other people. You have a choice to be on RED or BLU team, and on each team you can be one of nine classes: T...

Stifling Stress

Regan Fruge', Reporter

February 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion

High school, according to every adult, is supposed to be the best years of our lives. Not to say that everything in high school is miserable, but there’s definitely a lot stress that spreads like disease and tends to put a damper on things.   My week starts off ...

Hoo-rain Hoo-rah: Rain has Fallen Upon Us

Zachary Parker, Reporter

January 22, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Texas has finally been experiencing rain and not just drizzle but full on flood-your-lawn rain. Nearly 10 inches of rain in Austin from Jan. 9 to jan. 22 and seven in Cedar Park. If you’re like me, you miss our lake. Then this...

Students are talking…What is your favorite song?

December 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Christian Washington (12) -- "Radioactive by Imagine Dragons." Tyler Middleton (10) -- “Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.” Paula Cepeda (10) -- “Into You by Fabulosus.” Valeria Ramirez (10) -- “Amor Inco...

The Top Gift On Your Christmas List

Lizzy Parrish, Reporter, Cartoonist

December 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion

  Students are talking... What is the number one thing on your Christmas list? Savannah Smith (10) -- “I want a keyboard guitar because I love to play the piano and I want to play guitar.” Justin Pham (10) -- “I want the world to not end becaus...

Review: The House of Torment

Lizzy Parrish, Reporter, Cartoonist

November 1, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The House of Torment has been a favorite attraction for people, mainly teenagers, since it opened 10 years ago. This is the last year the haunted house is rumored to be open in Austin. This year, the House of Torment has three...

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