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#Team Trees Creates An Online Movement

#Team Trees Creates An Online Movement

November 9, 2019

 For a decade now, scientists have warned us of the impending doom known as climate change. A rapid rise in industrialization combined with the overuse of natural resources has increased carbon dioxide em...

Students Create Petition to Cancel School After Halloween

Students Create Petition to Cancel School After Halloween

October 30, 2019

Every year before Halloween, petitions are created by students trying to convince districts to cancel school on the day following the “holiday”. This year, one of these petitions is targeted at Round ...

U.T. Professor Becomes Oldest Nobel Prize Laureate

U.T. Professor Becomes Oldest Nobel Prize Laureate

By Yunoo Kim, Reporter

October 16, 2019

In 2019, Professor John B. Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin’s engineering department became the oldest Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner at the age of 97.  Goodenough is not only the oldest Nobel reci...

Annual Cricket Invasion Hits Austin

Annual Cricket Invasion Hits Austin

By Lucia Santaolalla, Photographer

October 15, 2019

Almost every year around the autumn season, crickets appear seemingly from nowhere and cover the entire city of Austin. They usually appear during this period thanks to rain and cooler temperatures du...

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates Culture

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates Culture

October 10, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is a month in which Hispanic and Latino Americans are recognized for their contributions and their important presence in the United Sta...

Boston Straight Walk Galvanizes Citizens

Boston Straight Walk Galvanizes Citizens

October 1, 2019

“Finally, straight people will have their voices heard,” proclaimed associates of Super Happy Fun America (SHFA),  a right-wing organization which strives to empower the “oppressed straight major...

Students Attend Howdy Modi Rally

Students Attend Howdy Modi Rally

September 30, 2019

Last Sunday, President Donald Trump met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public rally in Houston. With over 59,000 attendees, including multiple US senators and congressmen, the significance...

Splash and Dash Raises Money for Project Graduation

Splash and Dash Raises Money for Project Graduation

September 29, 2019

The 2020 Project Graduation committee held its first fundraiser of the year this Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Anderson Mill Pool. The swim-run event -- dubbed "Splash and Dash" -- raised funds for the annu...

Support Local Animals Up For Adoption

Support Local Animals Up For Adoption

September 18, 2019

The Austin Animal Center welcomes 15,000 animals each year, making them the largest No-Kill animal shelter in the United States. The shelter has a 98 percent live outcome rate compared to the 71 pe...

Hurricane Dorian Devastates U.S. Coastline

Hurricane Dorian Devastates U.S. Coastline

September 8, 2019

During the first week of September, Hurricane Dorian made its way through a chunk of the Atlantic coast leaving millions of citizens in need of aid, support, and safety. On Sunday, Sept. 1st, Dorian struck the nort...

Icelandic Glacier Melts Due to Climate Change

Icelandic Glacier Melts Due to Climate Change

August 29, 2019

Scientists recently bid farewell to the first glacier lost in Iceland, pleading others to observe and take action against these threatening situations. This marked the first time that a glacier had been ex...

Everything You Need to Know About The Hong Kong Protests

Everything You Need to Know About The Hong Kong Protests

August 27, 2019

Clad in surgical masks and clutching umbrellas, protesters have occupied the streets of Hong Kong for close to three months now. They signify the only resistance against a government accused of encroac...