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Killer Comedy

Killer Comedy

By Meg Rees, North Allegheny Senior High School

November 13, 2019

Occasionally, we all wish we could be someone else. For a lucky 15 students at NASH, that wish has come true, at least temporarily, as they step into the shoes of a mansion owner, a maid, a comedian, and other roles -- including a murderer. They are the cast of this year’s fall play, The Musical...

A trial by fire

A trial by fire

By Bella Russo, McCallum High School

November 13, 2019

MAC seniors Ena Nolan and Zach King joined the rest of their LBJ Fire Academy crew in a live propane fire exercise on Saturday  Oct. 12 at the Austin Fire Academy. The goal of the practice was for the group of seniors to control the fire enough for a member to get close enough to turn off the tank's...

Blue Jamboree comes to town October 5

Blue Jamboree comes to town October 5

By Hunter Musi, Wando High School

November 12, 2019

With over 3,000 attendees, the Blue Jamboree held at The Bend in North Charleston on Oct. 5 housed union strikes and protests, marching bands and speeches from 2020 presidential candidates. The event, held annually since 2010, features live entertainment jazz bands, food trucks and jump castles, attracting...

In the Spirit

In the Spirit

By Reese Marsalis, North Allegheny Senior High School

November 8, 2019

High schools around the country hold weekly pep rallies, but until today no student at NASH had yet to experience one of their own.  Even NASH Principal Dr. Kreider had not enjoyed such an event since his arrival in 2015. On most Fridays as the day winds down, students anticipate the 2:15 dismissal bell, b...

Photo essay: We got booed at a Trump rally… again

Photo essay: We got booed at a Trump rally… again

By Gina Nguyen, The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

November 8, 2019

At this age, Friday nights are known to be spent at football games, at parties or for some, at home in your bed to finally catch up on all the sleep you lost that week. But, for over 10,000 people, myself included, last Friday night was spent with the President. That's right, the President of the United...

We Will…We Will…Block You: Homecoming Game Recap

We Will…We Will…Block You: Homecoming Game Recap

By Kira Zizzo, Rock Canyon

November 6, 2019

Gianni Bonnici '20 reaches for the hail during the third quarter of the homecoming game at Echo Park Sept. 19. Bonnici is one of the four football captains for the Fall season. “The game kept getting more exciting and the crowd was going wild. We cheered a lot when we scored the first touchdown,” Tanvi Rami ...

Setting the stage for Day of the Dead, Halloween

Setting the stage for Day of the Dead, Halloween

By Zada Cook, Scarlet Craig, Alex Dowd, Anna Nagle, Lily Prather, Camille Wilson, and Lily Wilson

November 6, 2019

Art Society members hang streamers, inspect them then take them down and try again. Art teacher and National Art Society sponsor Jeff Seckar-Martinez moves between the main hallway and the cafeteria critiquing the work of his Art Society students as they decorate the main hallway for Dias de Los Muertos...

Up Close: Trick or Trot 2019

Up Close: Trick or Trot 2019

By Alexis Franczyk, North Allegheny Senior High School

November 1, 2019

The annual North Allegheny Foundation Trick or Trot Race took place last Saturday.  An event that was originally designed to raise money for the foundation, which awards student scholarships and staff grants, Trick or Trot has quickly become a tradition that involves exercise, entertainment, and no...

Photo essay: 13 birds for the 3 billion lost

Photo essay: 13 birds for the 3 billion lost

By Cedrik von Briel, Woodside High School

October 21, 2019

A startling report recently published by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology states that North America has lost about 2.9 billion individual birds of many different species since 1970; that’s just over one in four individual birds lost. The populations of many different bird species have shown steep declines...

The new generation: How teens use fashion to express themselves

The new generation: How teens use fashion to express themselves

By Isabella Johnsen, Downers Grove South High School

October 21, 2019

Sophomore Olivia Seery: I make most of my own jewelry. I make my bracelets most of the time, and I make my own earrings. Most of the earrings I wear are made by me. I like wearing silly T-shirts with goth stuff. I want to look funny. I don’t want to look like fashion. I want people to say ‘wo...

Final Countdown: Friday Night

Final Countdown: Friday Night

By Meg Rees, North Allegheny Senior High School

October 9, 2019

Each Friday night during the fall, thousands of spectators witness the Marching Band's performance.  Significantly fewer, however, see what the group does before and after the big night.  The timeline below shows how, from the moment the school day ends until nearly midnight, a typical fall Friday...

Calling out for change

Calling out for change

By Samantha Powers, Stella Shenkman, Alysa Spiro, Risa Darlington-Horta, and Elisha Scott

October 1, 2019

A CRY FROM THE YOUTH: The morning of Friday, Sept. 20, over 300 students and adults alike gathered at the steps of the Texas State Capitol to protest climate change. The strike, which was organized by the Austin Climate Coalition, had students all over Austin walking out of their first-period cla...

Photo essay: Surveying South Congress

Photo essay: Surveying South Congress

By Anna McClellan, McCallum High School

April 19, 2019

South Congress, also known as SoCo to local Austinites, is home to Amy’s Ice Creams, Homeslice Pizza, and many other local hotspots. Whether you walk, drive, bike or scooter, SoCo is definitely worth a visit. BUILDING UP AND OUT- South Congress leads right up to the Capitol. This means that whether you are renting scooters and b...

Improving improv skills under the bright lights

Improving improv skills under the bright lights

By Madelynn Niles, McCallum High School

March 7, 2019

Members of the jazz band had the opportunity to play Sunday night at the packed Parker Jazz Club on Fourth Street, a prestigious club known for its incredible music. Along with raising more than a $1,000 for the jazz band program, the members also got the chance to play with the owner of the club, Kris...

24 hours across West High

24 hours across West High

By Pathfinder Staff, Parkway West High School

February 14, 2019

A photo essay by the Parkway West Pathfinder staff.

Photo essay: A broken family. A broken home. A broken heart.

Photo essay: A broken family. A broken home. A broken heart.

By Maeve Walsh, McCallum High School

February 5, 2019

Shane (not his real name) has been homeless for 6½ years. He has been living in this place for one month now. He has decorated his place with graffiti and things he has found for free rather than typical home furnishings. When Shane got out of jail, he learned that his dog had been given up for adoption,...

Gallery: Watertown shocks Lynnfield

Gallery: Watertown shocks Lynnfield

By Elizabeth Allen, Watertown High School

November 13, 2017

There was something special in the air on Friday night in Lynnfield -- and it wasn’t the 12-degree wind chill. Down by 10 points with less than three minutes remaining, the sixth-seeded Watertown Raiders came away with a stunning upset victory against the top-seeded Lynnfield Pioneers, 38-34, to...