The Word

Team Fortress 2 Review

Peyton Engh, Reporter

September 12, 2013

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...

Students are Talking: Social Media

Paola Rawlinson, Reporter

March 21, 2013

Senior Christian Washington said his favorite social network is Twitter because it's fun, and he can see what other people are thinking about, while being in the loop on what’s going on. “What I like the most is that you c...

Stifling Stress

Regan Fruge', Reporter

February 18, 2013

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

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

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

  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

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...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Caytlyn Pickering, Reporter

October 26, 2012

This past June, many moviegoers saw a unique title displayed in theaters: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The unique title, intended to entice the moviegoers to go see something new and exciting, didn’t work out so well simp...

Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Zachary Parker, Editor

October 11, 2012

2012 is coming to an end, and according to the Aztecs, the world is too. The only thing we can do now is play video games. 2012 has given us great games, but we are not done yet. Many games are still set to be released. Here is your...

Double Trouble

October 10, 2012

  Brother Justin DeAngelis (12)1. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of being an older/ younger sibling? Justin DeAngelis (12): “You can help the younger siblings not to make the same mistakes, [but] since I’m older, the li...

The Last Good…

Zachary Parker, Reporter

October 5, 2012

The last good... I read was Star Wars Death Troopers. I know what you’re thinking. “Ohhh, a Star Wars book...NERD.” But two things: first, nerds are awesome, and this isn't your typical Star Wars book. What make...

The Golden Ticket is to Have School Spirit

Regan Fruge', Reporter

October 5, 2012

Homecoming fever is sweeping the campus. From dishing out $40 for ribbon and cow bells to the mystery golden tickets hidden around campus, students seem to be fascinated or disgusted with the whole idea of sporting homemade T-shirts...

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