Letter from the Editor on 2017: Hope Amidst Devastation

From devastating shootings, to record-setting hurricanes, to momentous boxing matches, everything about the year 2017 was historic. And though much of what made headlines this year seems like it was so far off in the distant land of the news, the implications of this year’s life-changing stories come full circle, even affecting us here in Dripping Springs. Politics, catastrophes, social movements, sports, and everything in … Continue reading Letter from the Editor on 2017: Hope Amidst Devastation

OPINION: Political Year in Review – A Timeline of Trump

This year marked a turning point in our country’s political system, not only making the way for uprisings and protests, but dividing our country more than it ever has been before. There were shockwaves through the media and government as a whole, and at times, when many questioned if there was any light in the darkness, figures emerged to remind us that there is still … Continue reading OPINION: Political Year in Review – A Timeline of Trump

2017 Clubs at a Glance

Hurricane Harvey: After Hurricane Harvey left Houston in rubble, many clubs organized events to offer aide towards its victims. Student Council created a donation drive in which the student body and other members of the Dripping Springs community could donate money or supplies to Harvey victims (picture by Tracy Staats). Student Council ultimately raised over $12,000 and three full trailers of donated supplies for hurricane … Continue reading 2017 Clubs at a Glance

A Year in Review: Music of 2017

2017, like every other year, began with songs from the year before still topping the charts. “Starboy” by The Weeknd was number one on New Year’s Day. Of course, during this first week of the year, many of the Christmas songs still lingered, such as Mariah Carey’s iconic cover of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Brenda Lee’s historic “Rockin’ Around The Christmas … Continue reading A Year in Review: Music of 2017

Several students to experience German life in new exchange program

For the first time in Dripping Springs history, seven high school students will have the opportunity to travel to Germany and experience all of the culture, food, activities, and so much more this coming summer. Senior Tabitha Kelley, junior Jessica Gallardo, sophomores Clay Patterson, Jack Rodrigue and Alexi Warkentin, and freshman Megan Wolter will be participating in the new student exchange program with German sister … Continue reading Several students to experience German life in new exchange program

5(ish) Under-the-Radar Bills Passed by the Trump Administration in 2017

Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse Though the current man residing in office finds himself surrounded by cameras more than often, Trump was able to free himself of the press and sign off on a few bills that America didn’t necessarily notice over the course of 2017. Some may deem these irrelevant due to the lesser media coverage, but a large number of the laws passed … Continue reading 5(ish) Under-the-Radar Bills Passed by the Trump Administration in 2017