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The US Prison System Must Change
Opinions

Srilekha Cherukuvada | November 12, 2019

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman forked over $15,000 to have her daughter’s SAT scores manipulated by Rick Singer, the mastermind behind a huge college admissions scandal consisting of over…

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Removals from Cheer Spark Allegations of Title IX Violation
News

Clementine Larrouilh | October 18, 2019

Cheer parents are organizing to bring a Title IX complaint to the school board. Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or…

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School Shooting Hoodie Designs Pollute the Conversation Around Gun Violence
Opinions

Bernice Chen | October 4, 2019

Controversy emerged once again on the internet during New York Fashion Week from Sept. 6 to Sept. 14 when a label debuted its new line of hoodies online. Bstroy, a streetwear brand based in New York, released…

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Students Attend Howdy Modi Rally
News

Sara Momin | October 2, 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 U.S. senators and congressmen, the significance…

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College Board Made The Right Decision In Removing Its ‘Adversity Score’
Opinions

Jake Schlanger | September 24, 2019

The College Board recently announced it would scrap its controversial adversity score after widespread public backlash. The adversity score, announced in May, would have been a number between one and 100…

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Student Keana Saberi ’22 Explores Journalism in New York
Features

Keana Saberi | September 18, 2019

As I began writing my application, I was frantic. Looking over my writing, I tried to summarize my love for journalism and my personality in a 500-word brief. Truth is, I was racking my brain for how…

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Principal Responds to Allegations of Cover-Up
News

Emily Lu | May 1, 2019

After website 71 Republic published a story titled Exclusive: Westwood High School Covers Up Shooting Incident on Monday, April 15, Principal Mario Acosta responded with a statement emailed to the Westwood…

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Swim & Dive Set Records at Region, 11 Advance to State
Sports

Emily Lu | February 17, 2019

Eleven swimmers will represent the Warriors at the State Swim and Dive meet after a triumphant run at the Region III-6A Championships on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. Competing in one of the strongest regions in…

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Gillette’s New Ad is a Message Men Need to Hear
Opinions

Nima Ashtari | February 16, 2019

The practice of shaving is a routine most men are familiar with, a ritual that oozes with masculinity and is synonymous with “manliness.” On Jan. 13, Gillette, a popular shaving company, challenged…

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Local Pet Store Hosts Pet-Tober-Fest
Features

Ishika Samant | October 31, 2018

After a highly successful 10 year run, the event coordinators of Dogtoberfest decided to take a hiatus from organizing the event, thus paving the way for local Austin pet store Phydeaux and Friends to…

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Fall Concert Displays Growth in Choir Program
Arts & Entertainment

Bailey Armosky | October 9, 2018

Now one group larger, head director Mr. Andre Clark and assistant director Ms. Jennifer Alexander were excited to show the growth and talent of the choir program at the Fall Concert on Tuesday, Sept. 25…

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