Click the audio below to listen to the last Tiger Wave student media podcast of the year.
The 2020-2021 color guard sends the seniors off in style with their spring project video tribute to The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights. Watch it here.
The 2021-2022 color guard still has spots available. Anyone interested in joining should email email@example.com for more information. No experience is necessary.
Click to listen to the student media podcast as the team delves into music, DC vs. the MCU, prom, Veggie Tales, and dinosaur-related hypotheticals.
The 2021 Tiger Cry yearbook orders will be distributed May 24-27 on campus. This includes the Meraki literary magazine, supplement, and any special orders by students such as namestamped books, covers, autograph sections, signing pens, etc.
REMOTE students will be able to pick up their yearbook order from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 1:30 – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 and 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m Thursday, May 27 outside the new J building entrance in D lot by driving up and showing an ID. Parents and siblings may also pick up the orders.
IN-PERSON learners will be able to pick up their yearbook in the courtyard Monday, May 24 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 25 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 26 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Thursday, May 27 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
SENIORS will pick up their yearbook at senior checkout in the B Gym on Wednesday, May 26 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Students need to schedule their pick up time, using the Google Form so that the staff can best serve all populations. If a student comes to a different pick up time than what they signed up for, their order most likely will not be available to collect.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Wait List – for those who did not order but want a yearbook
Well, it’s officially the last issue of the Paw Print for the 2020-2021 school year, and the last issue I will ever be on. When I started high school four years ago, I never thought I would become the Sports Editor and Online Editor-in-Chief of the paper. In fact, I had no desire to write for the paper at all, I wanted to do photography. But a trick of the schedule and I ended up in Intro to Journalism, and fell in love with journalism.
My time on the paper has been incredibly special, and I am incredibly thankful for all the memories I’ve made. Even though this year was rough, and very different from what we’d expect, I think everyone can say they’re thankful for just getting a chance to do what we enjoy, and that goes for everyone, not just the paper.
I want to thank Ms. Stamp for putting up with me for four years, and being a constant pillar of support, from letting me microwave my lunch on countless occasions to writing endless letters of recommendation. I would also like to thank Tessa Stigler, Rigley Willis, and Andrew Spiegel, now all in college, for not only teaching me so much, but being my friend. You all changed my life for the better, and I am forever grateful for the chance to have been on staff with you, and see New York City together.
This year I set out with the goal to feature a wide variety of school sports, and to feature sports that never get the recognition they deserve, and I’m proud to say that we achieved that. By this May issue, every sport the school has on schedule will have been featured (including lacrosse!). That is a feat I hope we continue to do in the future, as we have so many incredible athletes and programs that achieve high levels of success and deserve to be featured.
I want to end this letter with a little notion about me that few know of. I am disabled, specifically spatial motor dysgraphia, a writing disability. Quite ironic isn’t it. I do not mention this as an inspirational story about disabled people, but to reinvent your idea of what disability looks like. Elementary school Cady would have never thought one day she would be an editor on an award winning paper, but here I am.
It has been a wonderful journey to be on this staff, and the memories I have created here will always remain some of my most treasured memories.
Cady Russell, Sports Editor, Online Editor-in-Chief
Tuesdays in the flowers- Trough 5/11/21 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Wildflower center in Austin is staying open late every Tuesday this spring! The socially distant evenings will offer lots of space for picnics and feature live music from local musicians, local art, and some of Austin’s famous food trucks! For more information, go to Wildflower.org.
Get your Climb on-
If you are into some limestone, take a trip to the Barton Creek Greenbelt Gus Fruh, which offers a famed Urban Assault limestone rock wall that’s a favorite of climbers and a swimming hole. Reimers Ranch Park offers 300 highly technical sport climbing routes on highly limestone cliff walls, many of the routes have fixed cable draws, bolts, and anchors removes in place so that climbers can access popular routes with protection.
The Rookie Triathlon- On 5/2/21 at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park
A triathlon tailored to the sports rookies and veterans, the course will be a 300-meter swim, 11.2-mile bike, and a 2 mile run to the finish. The event will also include food and drink to celebrate the finishers. For more information, go to Therookietri.com.
Enjoy some Camping-
Emma Long Metropolitan Park is located along Lake Austin’s edges; it features some beautiful waterside campsites, swimming, boating spots for picnics, and grilling and hike and bike trails. The Metropolitan park is one of the rare places where campers can set up inside the city limits. The McKinney Falls State Park is a 726-acre park that offers 81 camping sites with electricity and water, many miles of trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds.
The Cine Las Americas International Film Festival- On 6/9/21 to 9/13/21 at Various Locations
This film festival gives a stage to contemporary films and videos made about indigenous groups of the Americas created in North, Central, South America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean. For more information, go to www.cinelasamericas.org.
Take a Hike-
The Pedernales Falls State Park offers a landscape of the local texas hill country and breathtaking riverbed and limestone cliffs, hope on the Juniper Ridge Trail, which takes you through a mesquite forest and leads to the park’s main attraction, the Pedernales Falls. If you are looking for some mountain biking, visit the Violet Crown Trail, which offers gnarly in-town mountain biking, with some steep slopes and rocky surfaces. If you are into paved trials, take a look at the Southern Walnut Creek Trail, a part of the city’s Walnut Creek Trail System, designed for bikers and pedestrians.
The ATX Television Festival- On 6/11/21 to 6/20/21 and is a Virtual Event
This television festival celebrates its 10th season by hosting a ten-day virtual event filled with panels, screenings, and interviews with the television industry leaders. This event will allow all lovers of television to celebrate together. For more information, go to www.atxfestival.com.
By Tia Davison, Entertainment Editor
Senior Maddie Livingston placed third in the 3200m race at the state track and field meet, held at UT’s Mike A. Meyers Stadium on May 7. The bronze medal is the first state medal won by Livingston, but also the last she will win as a Tiger.
“It means you can’t give up and that’s cheesy, but like, this is my first chance to get a track state medal, my only time running here,” Livingston said. “It stands for all the races that were really rough and the seasons that were rough, but I kept my head up. It just stands for the entire experience.”
Livingston pulled out the medal with a last minute push on the last lap in the eight lap race, managing to beat out the girl ahead of her in the last 100 meters.
“I’m not a person to pass someone in the last lap, I’d say last 50 meters, I haven’t done it all season. I don’t have the foot speed that some of these girls have,” Livingston said. “But I saw her look back, the last 100, and I was like, she’s in third, she’s between you and a medal. It was every single ounce and then I crossed the line.”
Livingston also ran her personal best, beating it by seven seconds, and after high school, Livingston will run at Texas A&M.
“I’ve met a lot of the ones already running and then some of the girls that are coming in, there’s five of us, and there’s just such an amazing team community and there’s something special about distance teams.”
Story and photos by Cady Russell, Online Editor-in-Chief and Sports Editor
Feature photo by Cady Russell
The varsity baseball team (23-9-1) finished second in the district behind New Braunfels Canyon and will face Georgetown (16-7-1) in the first round of UIL playoffs. The series kicks off at home, tonight at 7:30 p.m. before the Tigers travel north for the second game on Friday in Georgetown. If a third game is necessary, Dripping Springs will host game three on Saturday.
The team has high expectations for the post season after last year’s season was cancelled entirely. The Tigers hope to rely on their collective strength as a squad that has played together for years.
“We’ve all played baseball since we were nine and been on the same teams and known each other,” senior Dylan Wolfe said. “We all kind of have our own personality, but we all just kind of meshed together really well. I mean, like, we’ve known each other forever.”
With a new perspective and appreciation for this opportunity, the Tigers look to set the tone for a drive to the state tournament tonight against Georgetown.
“I would love to just to kind of blow it out with a great ending season,” Wolfe said. “I’m hoping we can be successful going to playoffs, but most of all, just, I kind of enjoy each moment and want to be able to look back and feel really proud of everything we’ve done.”
photo by Erich Burmeister