Junior shares her many Christmas traditions

Helaina Hackett, Assistant People and Places

December 18, 2018

I know a thing or two because I’ve seen a thing or two. Having spent Christmas with at least seven different families throughout my life makes me pretty much an expert on traditions. I’ve done everything from making cooki...

Technical difficulty causes panic

J.T. Sparks, Co-Editor-in-Chief

July 5, 2018

I recited my lines like a machine. They were written on a crumpled-up sheet of notebook paper I had just tucked into his pocket for the last time - there was no use for it anymore. Besides, I had known my lines like the back of...

Introspective senior questions the meaning of life

Claire Schaffer

May 23, 2018

What is life? Rather, what is the meaning of life? For centuries, scientists have failed to give us an answer that isn’t numerical. But look no further, for I may have uncovered the truth. Some of you may have heard these the...

I’m not your tutor

Veronica Mieres

May 22, 2018

“Oh, you’re fluent? Can you help me with my Spanish homework?” The dreaded question. I hear it almost daily. “Sure!” I say with a smile, even though my day just got 10 times worse. Helping people with t...

Beginner surfer hones skills at surf park

Peyton Steinley

May 22, 2018

Summer is just around the corner which means long, hot days full of free time to explore the Austin area. It’s the perfect time to try new things and form new hobbies. Nland Surf Park is the perfect desert oasis to try something new: s...

Stressed junior rants about prom struggles

Elizabeth Jackson

May 18, 2018

Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed about my big day … prom. Limos, gorgeous dresses and the perfect date. Of course, I would need the perfect promposal that involved my date skydiving from a plane with flowers and a sign...

Native Texan expresses innate love for home state

Turi Sioson

May 16, 2018

I’ve been living in Texas my entire life. I was born in a local hospital, grew up in South Austin and have never once moved cities. And I have never yearned to live somewhere else in the United States. My dad has been work...