Q & A with Trace Young: New Season Brings Additional Motivation, Challenges

Q: Being the athlete that you are you could have played any sport what stood out about basketball? A: “Since I was younger I’ve always liked the hype that comes with basketball. Obviously there’s always the fun parts like the crosses, dunks, and the crowd’s always into it, but it’s a lot of skill and pure athleticism that stuck out.”  Q:What is your motivation for … Continue reading Q & A with Trace Young: New Season Brings Additional Motivation, Challenges

Who Runs Pound Town Press?

Dripping Springs. A town that, to most, symbolizes Southern ideals of family, fun, and Texas pride through reputable news sources. But beneath the surface lies a new community, a community dedicated to the pursuit of satirical information made public via its own news source: The Pound Town Press. The Pound Town Press first surfaced in August 2019 with the article “Satirical News Site Emerges in … Continue reading Who Runs Pound Town Press?

Sardines or People? Overcrowding Results in Various Implications

Just like a growing child needs more room to live, so does that of a growing town. The explosive growth of Dripping Springs proves greater inside the classroom, or in this case the high school. The staggering amount of students that enter the doors of the high school illustrates a major problem, space. Hallways can only be so wide, classrooms so big, and the school … Continue reading Sardines or People? Overcrowding Results in Various Implications

New Sheriff in Town: Principal Makes Immediate Impact, Shares Her Ideas

Getting ready for the day’s events, walking into a hulking structure of stone and metal, promenading into an office piled with duty, each one clamoring for more attention and greater emphasis. Every decision provides a dozen outcomes, good or bad, and the stress remains intense as two-thousand different students await leadership and serving.  By the start of the 2019-2020 school year it was highly apparent … Continue reading New Sheriff in Town: Principal Makes Immediate Impact, Shares Her Ideas

Advanced Patience: AP Teachers Share Challenges in Teaching

“I think it was a little bit of imposter syndrome,” Sara-Jane Shepperd, English teacher, said, looking me squarely in the eye in spite of the weight of her words. That’s how her students know her; straightforward, dependable, almost motherly. So to hear her doubts that she would succeed in her new phase of teaching was jarring, to say the least. And yet, it was a … Continue reading Advanced Patience: AP Teachers Share Challenges in Teaching

Poetry: Cogito Ergo Sum

The fugitive looked out at rain-slapped windows from his mile high roost. The polished buildings bathed in  chromatic advertising. Blaring sirens crept up the concrete towers, and his synthetic ears identified the danger. Dark red pooled at his stomach. Only lived six years, but he still saw more than the humans ever could. He knew that he wasn’t so different, so did Descartes. He bled … Continue reading Poetry: Cogito Ergo Sum