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Acclaimed portrait was truly a family project
MacJ earns three-peat for best social media reporting
Campus closures start trending in Central Texas
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A good idea in any year, a finals opt-out policy is an absolute necessity for students, teachers in 2020
How to make school safe? Let’s take it outside.

How to make school safe? Let’s take it outside.

November 7, 2020

It’s time to back off, not speed ahead

It’s time to back off, not speed ahead

November 2, 2020

Bogus regulations not fraud disrupts democracy

Bogus regulations not fraud disrupts democracy

October 28, 2020

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Knights build chemistry, big lead in season opener
Mistake-prone Mac cruises past Crockett anyway

Mistake-prone Mac cruises past Crockett anyway

November 14, 2020

With five-set triumph against undefeated foe, Knights prove that Ann Richards isn’t only team with star power

With five-set triumph against undefeated foe, Knights prove that Ann Richards isn’t only team with star power

November 13, 2020

Winning on court starts with bond off it

Winning on court starts with bond off it

November 12, 2020

Suffocating Knight defense wills Mac to signature win over new District 14-5A-2 rival, Marble Falls

Suffocating Knight defense wills Mac to signature win over new District 14-5A-2 rival, Marble Falls

November 10, 2020

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An informal Capital of Texas taco tour
Our official Halloween movie guide

Our official Halloween movie guide

October 29, 2020

I give you permission to love Bird Bird Biscuits because you will

I give you permission to love Bird Bird Biscuits because you will

October 11, 2020

Watching ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ encourages never-ending thinking about the film

Watching ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ encourages never-ending thinking about the film

September 22, 2020

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Acclaimed portrait was truly a family project
Murtha’s true love: finding creative ways to make education fun

Murtha’s true love: finding creative ways to make education fun

November 20, 2020

Palace willing to overcome both old and new obstacles in order to reach students who need help

Palace willing to overcome both old and new obstacles in order to reach students who need help

November 16, 2020

Always on the clock

Always on the clock

November 8, 2020

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Fish No. 11: “Awkward”
Fish No. 10: “Stormtroopers”

Fish No. 10: “Stormtroopers”

November 13, 2020

An informal Capital of Texas taco tour

An informal Capital of Texas taco tour

November 11, 2020

Fish No. 9: “Waste”

Fish No. 9: “Waste”

November 6, 2020

Percussionists come together to go ‘Solo’

Percussionists come together to go ‘Solo’

November 4, 2020

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Presenting #aweekinthelifeatmac
Weekend fire drill

Weekend fire drill

November 17, 2020

Suffocating Knight defense wills Mac to signature win over new District 14-5A-2 rival, Marble Falls

Suffocating Knight defense wills Mac to signature win over new District 14-5A-2 rival, Marble Falls

November 10, 2020

Mac votes 2020, an Election Day #TuesdayTop10 gallery

Mac votes 2020, an Election Day #TuesdayTop10 gallery

November 3, 2020

Election signs of the times

Election signs of the times

October 27, 2020

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Presenting #aweekinthelifeatmac

Macjournalism photo team
November 24, 2020

With Austin ISD superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde already considering remote-only instruction the week after Thanksgiving if the COVID statistics worsen and with a record number of COVID cases in Texas today (just under 14,000 according to the Statesman), we thought we might devote this week's Tuesday Top 10 to an assortment of pictures intending to preserve what life on campus was like the week...

Acclaimed portrait was truly a family project

Dave Winter, MacJournalism co-adviser
November 23, 2020

Sophomore Anna Garcia won second place in a national photo contest on Saturday, and that’s a wonderful thing, but the photo has a much better story to it than just winning an award.  When Garcia took the picture, she and her younger siblings Victoria, 7, and Max, 6,  had not been home for long after Austin ISD had switched to virtual learning after an extended spring break caused by the first...

A good idea in any year, a finals opt-out policy is an absolute necessity for students, teachers in 2020

Jessica Montoya-Moreno, staff reporter
November 22, 2020

When students think about finals, we automatically start to worry and stress. As the days we take finals get closer, some students sacrifice their health as they prepare themselves, sleeping less and staying up longer to try to cram in as many pieces of information as they can.  Finals, now combined with COVID-19, are putting more stress on students than ever before. Online learning has made this...

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