Slow Fresh Fish Get Fried: Freshman Disastrous Hallway Courtesy

*originally appearing in satirical April 1 edition The resurgence of an epidemic, something no one wants nor dreams of, yet in this school, we are seeing one of the worst epidemics coming back into the student body’s consciousness. Every weekday morning, I find myself in the same situation, walking slowly behind a dozen freshman obsessed with some new relationship or some coach’s new decree, making … Continue reading Slow Fresh Fish Get Fried: Freshman Disastrous Hallway Courtesy

Homework Load is Too Much

There has been an increase in the amount of homework assigned to high school students. The University of Michigan conducted research that suggests the amount of homework students have doubled in the past thirty years. The amount of homework assigned to students is overwhelming. The Princeton Review’s Student Life in America survey reported 50% of students feeling stressed and half of these students claimed homework … Continue reading Homework Load is Too Much

How Personal is Too Personal?

In high school classes, it’s common for the teacher to try to get students’ attention through uncommon means. It starts with an icebreaker on the first day of school, then it’s a project about your favorite things, then it’s a personal essay on your family – and for some students, that’s too much information given out against their will. Although these kinds of facts may … Continue reading How Personal is Too Personal?

Inside Attendance: What’s Good and What’s Bad About the Priority on Attendance

Attendance has steadily decreased by an average of .3% each year since 2012 and stands at 1% lower than the state average 95.7%, according to Texas Academic Performance Reports. Surrounding schools like Lake Travis High, Austin High, and McCallum fall below our percentage, so whats the big deal?  School funding in Texas is heavily tied to the average daily attendance (ADA). The school receives a … Continue reading Inside Attendance: What’s Good and What’s Bad About the Priority on Attendance