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  • Students splurge on tennis shoes

    Students splurge on tennis shoes

    Stephanie Zuniga, Managing Editor

    Sneaker boxes pile up to the ceiling with shoes that have never been used. Trading, selling and buying goes on at shoe conventions, which contributes highly to the sneaker head culture. Prices for the hotest editions pairs range from to $300 to even $1,000. Sneakerheads start off building their collection... READ MORE »»

    Junior Giovanni Donio shows off just a few of his prized Jordans. He has been collecting shoes since his freshman year.

    Giovanni Donio

  • District looks for new superintendent

    District looks for new superintendent

    Hannah Kerns and Savannah Garza

    After five years of leading the Austin Independent school district, Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen decided to take a job as chief of the Atlanta Public Schools. Dr. Carstarphen has left a huge impact in the lives of parents, students and faculty in the AISD district, according to a statement... READ MORE »»

    Dr. Meria Carstarphen takes a stroll through campus visiting classrooms. Carstarphen resigned to become schools chief in Atlanta, Georgia.

    David Valladolid

  • Cyberbullying strikes students’ hearts

    Cyberbullying strikes students’ hearts

    Cyber bullying has been a problem ever since cell phones started showing up at schools. However a recent incident involving a local middle school girl commiting suicide because of cyberbullying has made this hit home. Seventy percent of teenagers from 12-17 years of age own a cell phone, and 47 percent... READ MORE »»

  • Revamped  courses for AHA

    Revamped courses for AHA

    Caitlin Starks, Staff Reporter

    In the wake of a shifting landscape of graduation requirements, leaders of the academy known for creative thinking have redesigned the Arts and Humanities Academy, replacing two of it’s major programs with a variety of new offerings. House Bill 5, which revamped graduation requirements across the... READ MORE »»

    Theater student Isabella Luna works on a costume for the play You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Next year the Arts and Humanities Academy will offer a costume design class.

    Sarah Luna

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  • Friday, January 24

    Boys Basketball

    AHS 39 - Austin High 55

  • Tuesday, January 21

    Boys Basketball

    AHS 59 - Anderson 40

  • Friday, January 17

    Boys Basketball

    AHS 64 - Westlake 51

  • Tuesday, January 14

    Boys Basketball

    AHS 61 - Del Valle 44

  • Friday, January 10

    Boys Basketball

    AHS 46 - Lake Travis 66

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Graduation ceremony to take place on June 6 at the Frank Erwin Center

Graduation ceremony to take place on June 6 at the Frank Erwin Center

Stephanie Zuniga, Managing Editor

The time has finally arrived: Graduation Day. Seniors are to report to the Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. The Akins graduation ceremony will start promptly at 7 p.m....  Read More »

June 5, 2014 • 0 comments

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Head coach steps down

Head coach steps down

Isiah Strange and Tyler Derickson

David Peavy, Akins head varsity basketball coach and Athletic Coordinator, will be stepping down after this school year to allow the team to go in another direction. Peavy,...  Read More »

June 5, 2014 • 0 comments

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It’s a statement, not insult

It’s a statement, not insult

Stephanie Zuniga, Managing Editor

In the post-modern culture we live in in which it is a common sight to see a white guy eating tacos and listening to hip-hop­, it’s surprising to hear people complaining...  Read More »

May 28, 2014 • 0 comments

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The negative effects of Fast Food

The negative effects of Fast Food

Caitlin Starks, In-Depth Editor

With the short amount of time allocated for seniors to eat lunch, many students who go off campus resort to eating fast food rather than healthy alternatives. But a lot...  Read More »

May 12, 2014 • 0 comments

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