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President Trump Announces Space Force

President Trump Announces Space Force

By Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor

June 27, 2018

Filed under Community & World, News

On June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump officially announced the formal creation of the sixth branch of the American armed forces: the Space Force. “We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going...

Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Displacing Hawaiians

Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Displacing Hawaiians

May 17, 2018

Two weeks ago, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, sending residents fleeing for safety as the molten lava flowed towards residential areas. The known active volcano last erupted in 2014. The most recen...

North Korea Takes Steps Toward Peace

North Korea Takes Steps Toward Peace

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, but this was merely a cease fire, not a peace treaty. Over th...

Local Sex Trafficking Relief Center Finishes Up Construction

Local Sex Trafficking Relief Center Finishes Up Construction

By Sara Momin, Assistant Editor

April 9, 2018

Filed under Community & World, News

Almost six months after breaking ground in Bastrop, The Refuge, a therapeutic center for victims of child sex trafficking announced their progress, with the goal of completing the center in May. With ove...

Austin Police Identify Bombing Culprit

Austin Police Identify Bombing Culprit

March 27, 2018

Over the last three weeks, Austin has been terrorized by a series of package bombings throughout the city. 24-year-old white male Mark Anthony Conditt was identified as the bomber, when on Wednesday, March 21, he was killed due to an explosion det...

Wendy Davis Holds Voter Registration Event

Wendy Davis Holds Voter Registration Event

By Sanika Nayak, World News Editor

March 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Community & World, News

As seniors approach adulthood, many look forward to exercising their rights as new voters and taking part in the political process. To help provide an avenue for young adults looking to register to vote, St...

Norway Becomes Champion of Winter Olympics with 39 Medals

Norway Becomes Champion of Winter Olympics with 39 Medals

March 2, 2018

Norway, the tiny Scandinavian country with just over 5 million people, took home 39 Olympic medals from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, with 14 of those medals being gold. While certain powerhouses in th...

Beloved Bollywood Actress Dies at 54

Beloved Bollywood Actress Dies at 54

By Nisha Desai, Reporter

February 28, 2018

Filed under Community & World, Events, News

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 shock...

Austin’s Graffiti Park to be Demolished

Austin’s Graffiti Park to be Demolished

February 8, 2018

On Jan. 29, 2018, Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission approved the demolition of the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, informally known as Graffiti Park, in an 8-0 vote without discussion. The gallery, locate...

“Justice for Zainab” Brings Attention to Sexual Assault

“Justice for Zainab” Brings Attention to Sexual Assault

February 8, 2018

On Jan. 5 in Kasur, Pakistan, 7 year-old Zainab Amin went missing while going to a religious tuition center near her home. Four days later, her body was found in a heap of trash, brutally tortured, ra...

Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Primates

Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Primates

February 2, 2018

In 1996, Dolly the Sheep went down in history as the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. This meant that she was the first creature in the same biological kingdom as humans to become an ...

TEDxYouth@Austin 2018 Registration Opens

TEDxYouth@Austin 2018 Registration Opens

By Kate Lee, Voices Editor

January 29, 2018

Filed under Community & World, Showcase

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. 17, TEDxYouth@Austin bring...