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Which Character Is Your Ideal Prom Date?

Which Character Is Your Ideal Prom Date?

By Faith Song, Extras Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Extras, Quizzes

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Doomsday Clock Anticipates Impending Catastrophe

Doomsday Clock Anticipates Impending Catastrophe

By Clementine Larrouilh, Campus News Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Extras

Threat Level Midnight: a legendary film produced by Michael Scott, or a warning of the nuclear apocalypse? While there is no doubt in my mind that Threat Level Midnight was nothing less than a masterpiece, these days, those words mean something a lot more sinister than a comedic home-movie. After Wor...

Humor Piece: Wake Up Call System

Humor Piece: Wake Up Call System

By Arthur Wang, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Extras

Many of those who were present early on the morning of March 21, 2018 may have noticed that, rather than the intended announcement, the speakers of the school emitted a noise somewhere between dying coughs of a computer's hard drive during a power outage and the gurgling of an electronic eldritch entit...

Six Ways to Savor Spring Break

Six Ways to Savor Spring Break

By Nisha Desai, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Extras, Lists

Spring break is a time for relaxation, filled with the scent of musty pinewood and fresh flowers and the trickle of sparkling dewdrops making their way across green lawns.  As the sun rises, we lie back on hammocks and let them swing to the rhythm of the breeze, flipping through the pages of an intrigu...

School Survival Bestiary: The Teachers

School Survival Bestiary: The Teachers

By Arthur Wang, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Extras, Humor

The Students’ version of the School Survival Bestiary provided a number of tips that will (hopefully) keep people safe in the halls should they encounter students. However, it has come to my attention that the teachers in this school can prove to be a danger, too. Thus, I’ve compiled a second list o...

Updated RRISD Weather Policy

Updated RRISD Weather Policy

By Arthur Wang, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Humor

Those who were in Austin earlier near the end of last year may remember the incident when it snowed, only for school to continue. The lack of any action taken resulted in a negative response from some of the student body, so I spoke with the RRISD Weather Response teams to get a clearer picture of wha...

How Well Do You Know the 2018 Olympics?

How Well Do You Know the 2018 Olympics?

By Faith Song, Extras Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Quizzes

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Five Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Five Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

By Nisha Desai, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Extras, Lists

     Wednesday, Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day, a holiday known for hues of pink and red, huge hearts, and cherry lollipops paired with cute little square cards. Remember the good old days of elementary school, when our teachers sent us home on a quest for old shoe boxes that we decorated with bright r...

Six Ways to Savor the Rest of Senior Year

Six Ways to Savor the Rest of Senior Year

By Nisha Desai, Reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under Extras, Lists

     Senior year is the most exciting year of high school, not just because there’s less pressure to maintain a competitive GPA, but also because it’s a time to muse about the future and what it holds.  Impending graduation means impending adulthood, and that tends to freak seniors out.  Deep qu...

National Hug Day: Five Benefits That Will Encourage You to Spread the Love

National Hug Day: Five Benefits That Will Encourage You to Spread the Love

By Nisha Desai, Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Lists

Have you ever thought about how good it feels to give someone a hug?  January 21 is National Hug Day, a day honoring, you guessed it, hugs.  This special day was created by Reverend Kevin Zaborney in 1986 due to his belief that people felt uncomfortable showing affection in public.  It’s hard to ima...

Which Was the Best of 2017?

Which Was the Best of 2017?

By Faith Song, Extras Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Quizzes

As the new year rolls around, it's important not only to look forward to new beginnings but to appreciate the past. Honor 2017 by taking part in our poll and voting for the best of this past year.   (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='//embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

How Texan Are You?

How Texan Are You?

By Sara Momin, Assistant News Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Quizzes