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The unacceptably high cost of homework

Anna Addison

December 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that kids don’t exactly like homework, but it’s more than just a hassle. The burden of homework can detrimental to young people’s performance in school and overall health. It’s considered to be the lea...

Pedaling straight to the hospital

Audrey Sayer

December 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Pumping my legs back and forth, propelling the wheels of my bike forward. To my right lies the largest religious site in the world, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and to my left jungle. I looked up and saw my brothers back in front o...

Confederacy of Dunces

Confederacy of Dunces

October 23, 2015

Failure can launch

The Shield Editorial Board

May 26, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Texas should eliminate testing instead of changing program's standards Early this year, the Texas Senate voted to pass a bill to allow seniors who failed up to two of the five required STAAR tests in high school to graduate. Before t...

Rents on the rise

The Shield Editorial Board

April 25, 2015

Filed under Opinion

City officials need to pay closer attention to displacement of minorities as Austin grows During the past year, the neighborhood around school has seen rapid changes. New restaurants have been popping up everywhere along Bu...

Digital Distractions

Julia Robertson

March 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Students need to put down phones and spend more time talking face-to-face Every day at school, I see kids walking the halls staring at their phones. They don’t see what is going on around them and are only in tune to just ...

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