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The parsley that Grace Green '20 grows. Green also grows other herbs, such as catnip. Photo courtesy of Grace Green '20

Quarantine Quests: Grace Green ’20 Grows Greens

May 5, 2020

With time to expand her horizons and try new hobbies, Grace Green ‘20 has picked up gardening. She mainly grows herbs, including catnip, parsley, and lavender. She picked herbs for fun, and it was also ...

To pass time during quarantine, Sarah Qi relaxes while working on her cross-stitch. After completed, Qi can wash it for the grid lines to go away. Photo courtesy of Sarah Qi

Quarantine Quests: Sarah Qi ’22

April 14, 2020

With school cancelled for the following two months due to COVID-19, Sarah Qi ‘22 decided to pick up an old hobby during quarantine. For the past few weeks, she continued to explore cross-stitch,...

Displaying her original artwork, Anika Rajkumar '22 took to TikTok in search of fun activities to combat boredom, later finding a new passion  for painting. Photo courtesy of Anika Rajkumar.

Quarantine Quests: Anika Rajkumar ‘22 Finds Joy in Art During Extended School Closure

April 13, 2020

In such a time of unprecedented change, people around the world are seeking activities to encourage positivity as they learn to navigate a rapidly transforming social landscape around them. The student body f...

Alysa Hernan '21 poses in her red '80s style pants that she created out of an old dress.
Photo Courtesy of Alysa Hernan

Quarantine Quests: Alysa Hernan ’21

April 7, 2020

During a time filled with uncertainty, many students are engaging in a myriad of activities and hobbies to keep positive. From baking, jigsaw puzzle making, dancing and every imaginable thing in betwe...

Sudiksha Pradhan '21, Shawkin Kabir '21, and Sruti Mohankumar '21 pose for a photo outside the Long Center for the Performing Arts. They were one of the groups who won the 'Raise Your Voice' Award. Photo courtesy of Shawkin Kabir '21.

Juniors Receive ‘Raise Your Voice’ Award

February 11, 2020

Shawkin Kabir ‘21, Sudiksha Pradhan ‘21, and Sruti Mohankumar ‘21 were one group of the winners of the Raise Your Voice Award from the Women’s Fund in Austin. The award selection was a grant pro...

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The Smash Club Competes for Virtual Virtue

January 10, 2020

Members from all grade levels are “button mashing” up a storm after school. Every Thursday, Mr. Bradley’s room shrouds away their history textbooks and becomes a virtual battlefield for one of t...

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Kiana Graham ‘20 Named Girls Tennis Athlete of the Decade by the Austin American-Statesman

January 2, 2020

As the year came to a close, the Austin American-Statesman recognized the top high school athletes in Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) sports, celebrating their efforts and achievements in a ...

Hanna Hoogendam '21 poses with her team in front of their boats. Photo Courtesy of Hanna Hoogendam '21

Hanna Hoogendam ‘21 Places in Rowing Regatta

December 10, 2019

For over a year, Hanna Hoogendam ‘21 has been competing at rowing regattas across the country. This included her competing at the Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) on Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, in spi...

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Photo Courtesy of Aaron Slack '20.

Aaron Slack ’20 Earns First Chair Trombone at All-State Competition

December 6, 2019

After weeks of practice and hard work, Aaron Slack ‘20 became first chair trombone in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Jazz Band competition. Slack was constantly under pres...

RJ Martinez '21 looks to make a pass as he searches for a hole in  the coverage. Martinez would ultimately tuck the ball and scramble on the play.

RJ Martinez ’21 Breaks Records in Shootout Against Cedar Ridge

November 14, 2019

In an explosive battle against Cedar Ridge, RJ Martinez ‘21 smashed the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) record for most pass attempts in a game with a whopping 76. The statistic puts him in d...

Oliver Yu '20 Receives Spectrum Scholar Athlete Scholarship

Oliver Yu ’20 Receives Spectrum Scholar Athlete Scholarship

November 9, 2019

Spectrum News Austin announced that Oliver Yu ‘20 was the first recipient of their Scholar Athlete Program scholarship. Yu was recognized for his achievements on the gridiron and in the classroom, and will ...

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Humans of Westwood: Mason Fruge ’21

November 8, 2019

“For years and years I was notoriously known as ‘That Annoying Kid.’ I talked a lot, a little too much, everybody hated it, then one day I decided I wasn’t going to talk so much. I would try to...