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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 ...

Why I hope not to see any reindeer this Christmas

Ronald Dotson

December 21, 2014

Filed under Opinion

When I was 8 years old, I asked my parents for a reindeer. Not a bike or a game, but a real live reindeer. One day I walked up to my parents and said I wanted a reindeer. I saw them on TV and said I would be the only kid i...

Acceptance before you even hit send on college applications

Seren Villwock

October 2, 2014

Filed under Opinion

These past few months, I’ve heard so much advice about applying to colleges. I’ve been told to start early. I’ve been told to present my best achievements without describing too many activities because it’s better to app...

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