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Student Teacher Advice Column: How Do you Get Back into School Routines?

Student Teacher Advice Column: How Do you Get Back into School Routines?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

January 11, 2019

"Do you have any advice on how I can get organized and back into the routine of school after being on winter break?"   Student response:  A good resolution to have for the new year is to be more organized, so it’s great that you are working towards being more responsible. I have a couple o...

Tik Tok is the Bane of Our Society

Tik Tok is the Bane of Our Society

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

January 9, 2019

Have you ever heard the legend of the Phoenix? It's a magnificent bird that represents renewal.  After living a long life, it burns up into a pile of ashes and rises from them anew. Powerful story, right? Now, imagine the same story but with a hideously deformed and evil duck that everyone is trying...

Why It’s Better to Adopt a Pet From a Shelter

Why It’s Better to Adopt a Pet From a Shelter

Emma Ross, Reporter

December 19, 2018

Everyone loves pets right? Just look at their faces. But what if I told you that after 72 hours in the pound dog being put to sleep. And what if I told you 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized per year in the U.S. Luckily, Austin has laws about euthanized and how it’s banned. Still, there's s...

Quick STAC questions

Quick STAC questions

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

December 19, 2018

I do a student-teacher advice column, and some of the questions we’ve received are simple enough to answer without a separate article. So without further ado, here is the quick question lightning round.   Can 6th graders be a part of Canyon Echoes? Canyon Echoes is the main platform for the Ne...

Tips and Tricks to Help you Have a Better Year in Spanish

Tips and Tricks to Help you Have a Better Year in Spanish

Ayan Momin, Reporter

December 19, 2018

Well, some kids think that since there family member or friend took Spanish or is taking Spanish, they should take it, and they think it should be very easy. But if you are a very laid back student and you don't turn work in time and things like that. Spanish will be very stressful for you and you...

Classic Movie Review: A Christmas Story

Classic Movie Review: A Christmas Story

Colin Johnson, Reporter

December 19, 2018

CLASSIC MOVIE REVIEW CRITERIA: It must be at least 15 years old.   And now, for our feature presentation:   A CHRISTMAS STORY IMPORTANT STATS: Came out in 1983 PG Features Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella,  Melinda Dillon, and  Darren McGavin. 1hr, 34min   ...

Are Libraries Still Relevant?

Are Libraries Still Relevant?

Gabriel Paredes, Assistant

December 18, 2018

Libraries are the original “core” or “shared” facility, bringing together vast amounts of information in a well-organized framework. However, in the age of Google, this knowledge is readily available at the touch of a button. So much can be found on the internet; from articles and videos to gam...

The Nine Worst Musical Artists of 2018

The Nine Worst Musical Artists of 2018

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

December 12, 2018

The music of 2018 was mostly dismal, with a few bright spots being the triumphant returns of Gorillaz and Janelle Monae. But the newcomers this year were just... disappointing. Today I'll be looking at the worst musical artists who were popular this year. 9. AJR Want to hear the most generic commerci...

The Creation of a Potato Chip

The Creation of a Potato Chip

Ayan Momin, Reporter

December 3, 2018

Most of us, have had the satisfaction of eating a thin, salt-coated baked chip, also known as a potato chip. These chips have been changed throughout time, through shape, color, and taste. But only a few people about the history of the potato chip, how created it, or how it was invented. So I will...

Dynamite Heady Review: Sega’s Forgotten Classic

Dynamite Heady Review: Sega’s Forgotten Classic

Baker Tuthill, Reporter

December 3, 2018

Ah, Sega. You had a good run for a while, but then you burned into a sad crisp with the Sega Saturn. However, before you became a sad Mario-verses-Sonic at the Olympic games maker, you gave us some classics. One of the more, say, forgotten titles is Dynamite Heady. This great game was said to be the...

Seven Albums That Ruined Artists Careers

Seven Albums That Ruined Artists Careers

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2018

Being in a band must be hard. Especially when its a hugely successful band. And with all that fame and expectations, sometimes you just flunk out, producing an album that effectively ends your career or at least sets it back a few years. 8. Iggy Azalea- Survive the Summer Iggy Azalea was a...

Lockers vs. Backpacks

Lockers vs. Backpacks

November 30, 2018

When you walk down the halls, in between each classroom, there are lockers. Everywhere you look are there are also backpacks. Students are consistently shoving things in and pulling things out of lockers. Backpacks the creation of Dick Kelty is also at every corner. So both of these things are common...