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The fear of growing up

Lucy Urdahl

May 23, 2017

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In elementary school, I was never scared of growing up. In fact, it was one of the main things I was looking forward to. Now that I’m faced with actually growing up, I wish I could go back to days of recess and nap time. Now,...

You’re smart, okay?

Gigi Connor, reporter

May 23, 2017

Filed under Columns

Shut up. Just … shut up. Please. For the sake of everybody’s sanity. You got a 94. Chill the heck out. I got a 37. I’m just happy I didn’t get a zero, and that I remembered to put my name on the paper this time. That was...

HCMS LGBT

Grace Cotter

May 23, 2017

Filed under Columns

Coming out as a member of the LGBT community is a hard thing for many teenagers to do. According to hrc.org, 92% of LGBT youth say that they hear negative messages about being LGBT. Although things have slowly been getting better...

Dave and Buster’s is still relevant

Shelby Sperling, Reporter

May 23, 2017

Filed under Columns

A second generation Totodile Pokémon, Nicholas Cage in National Treasure and an albino squirrel are all magnificent creatures, but there is only one place on earth even more magical than all of these things combined. This whimsical...

Post-finals feeling

Eliot Mayers

May 18, 2017

Filed under Columns

The time has come for finals to rear their ugly heads once again. The stress begins to build as the tests come closer and closer. You tremble with fear not knowing if you're prepared or not. The harder you work, the more reward...

Exchange student reflects on her year in Austin, going back home

Maria Bueno

May 17, 2017

Filed under Columns

Saying goodbye is no easy job. After almost 10 months of living abroad, the moment I've been avoiding is imminent: going home. And the expression "going home" never sounded so strange. After all, what is home? If you had asked...

Sophomore talks about being called fluent

Turi Sioson

May 17, 2017

Filed under Columns

The conversation gets dull. School is ending and there is the question of who is taking what in the following year. The obvious question slips out to do no more than fill the silence that hangs in the air. “What language...

Vanishing Austin

Milla Cypert and Tara Hauwert

April 5, 2017

Filed under Columns

Every time I walk through the city I love, I am saddened at the disappearance of the icons that shape Austin. Only a ghost is left of the famous Snow Beach in my memory as I watch the skeleton of a building replace it. The loving...

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