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Festival goers enjoy the one day event.

JMBLYA Music Festival Showcases Trap Music

Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor May 14, 2018

As JMBLYA, the Texas-based music festival, made its way to Austin, crowds of glitter, Camelbaks, and sweaty concert-goers filled the Circuit of the Americas parking lot while the cars raced by in the distance...

North Korea Takes Steps Toward Peace

North Korea Takes Steps Toward Peace

Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor May 11, 2018

Since 1950, the beginning of the Korean War, North and South Korea have officially been at war. An armistice was signed in 1953 that ended the armed conflict that claimed the lives of 2.5 million people,...

Beloved Bollywood Actress Dies at 54

Beloved Bollywood Actress Dies at 54

Nisha Desai, Reporter February 28, 2018

This past weekend was a sad time for the Bollywood community.  On Sunday, Feb. 25, several news sites reported that famous actress Sridevi Kapoor had died from a sudden cardiac arrest. The death shocked...

Hazel May 20 and Cameryn Green 20 are overjoyed while listening to their favorite bands.

ACL Showcases Both New and Popular Artists

Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor October 14, 2017

On Friday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 8, the first weekend of the annual Austin City Limits (ACL) occurred, featuring famous artists and bands at Zilker park. The second weekend will be happening...

IB Students Participate in Diplomacy Now Convention

IB Students Participate in Diplomacy Now Convention

Sanika Nayak , World News Editor September 25, 2017

Before even the first bell on Tuesday, Sept. 19, a flock of students from the International Baccalaureate (IB) program convened in the parking lot at around 7:15 a.m., abuzz with energy and excitement....

Danielle Davalos 19 runs with the ball.

Varsity Girls’ Basketball Finish Historic Season

Jenny Xu and Emily Lu March 2, 2017

With a record-breaking season, the varsity girls’ basketball team advanced through the third round of area playoffs but fell to the Dekaney Wildcats on Tuesday, Feb. 21 with a score of 53-67. The...

Pritika Paramasivam 19 and Kavya Raghavendhran 19 pose with their plaque.

DECA Members Bring Home District Titles

Emily Lu, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2017

Members of DECA, the Association of Marketing and Business Students, competed at the District 5 Career Development Conference (CDC) on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Copperas Cove High School. With 164 total participants...

TEDxYouth@Austin Registration Opens

TEDxYouth@Austin Registration Opens

Emily Chang, Executive Editor January 17, 2017

Technology. Entertainment. Design. These are the ideals and foundations for TED, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing informative talks to the world. On Saturday, Feb. 11, TEDxYouth@Austin brings...

Nate Simchick 20 and Elyza _______ ? demonstrate the signs they think the video is showing.

ASL Participates in Scavenger Hunt

Manasa Dendikuri, Reporter December 7, 2016

The American Sign Language 1 (ASL) classes recently learned about directions and  commands such as left, right, straight, backwards, and more. To practice the newly learned concept, ASL teacher Dorothy...

Westwood students gather around to all vote for their choice of candidate.

Student Council Hosts Mock Election

Donatella Voss, Photo Editor November 8, 2016

Student Council organized a mock election for all students to participate in during election day, setting up booths in the library, hallways, and lunchroom. Students were able to vote through google surveys...

Debate Wins Big at National Tournaments

Debate Wins Big at National Tournaments

Anna Chuo, Morale Officer September 13, 2016

Debate competed at two different tournaments last weekend, Sept. 10-11, at the Grapevine High School Speech and Debate Tournament and at the La Vernia Speech and Debate Tournament. Grapevine Tournament...

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