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When we’re in charge, we won’t forget what you’ve done for us

When we’re in charge, we won’t forget what you’ve done for us

December 20, 2020

Dear teachers, thank you and we’re sorry.

Dear teachers, thank you and we’re sorry.

December 20, 2020

You can’t beat home sweet home

You can’t beat home sweet home

December 12, 2020

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Kicking it with Austin Anthem president, Josh Babetski
Diving deep with Madi Baylor

Diving deep with Madi Baylor

January 7, 2021

Knights resist Raiders to improve to 2-0 in district

Knights resist Raiders to improve to 2-0 in district

January 5, 2021

Freshman archer’s aim is true

Freshman archer’s aim is true

January 4, 2021

Twins on the three-point line

Twins on the three-point line

January 2, 2021

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‘The Mandalorian’ brings back the spirit of Star Wars
Making yourself at gnome

Making yourself at gnome

December 19, 2020

An informal Capital of Texas taco tour

An informal Capital of Texas taco tour

November 11, 2020

Our official Halloween movie guide

Our official Halloween movie guide

October 29, 2020

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Inspired in 2005 to help prospective parents succeed, Moore wrote guide to interracial adoption
Running McCallum, then and now

Running McCallum, then and now

January 3, 2021

Mac’s big Mac loves his kids, his school, his drums

Mac’s big Mac loves his kids, his school, his drums

December 21, 2020

A clubhouse without walls

A clubhouse without walls

December 16, 2020

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How ‘The Last Airbender’ ruined my childhood
Fish No. 19: “Perspective”

Fish No. 19: “Perspective”

January 15, 2021

In COVID times, interactive gaming a stream come true

In COVID times, interactive gaming a stream come true

January 13, 2021

Fish No. 18: “Teamwork”

Fish No. 18: “Teamwork”

January 8, 2021

Orchestra tapped to perform at TMEA convention

Orchestra tapped to perform at TMEA convention

January 5, 2021

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How COVID testing works in a free-standing ER
We are proud to present the best of snow, ATX edition

We are proud to present the best of snow, ATX edition

January 12, 2021

Pandemic survival: Austin businesses adapt

Pandemic survival: Austin businesses adapt

January 6, 2021

2020: A Year in Review in Photos

2020: A Year in Review in Photos

December 29, 2020

Celebrating the season despite COVID-19

Celebrating the season despite COVID-19

December 22, 2020

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Mac students hold out hope that Biden-Harris inauguration can usher in era of civility, unity, progress

Samantha Powers, co-news editor, co-copy editor
January 21, 2021

The nation watched history in the making this morning when President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office, ending Donald Trump’s presidency and igniting hope that today would usher in a new era, an era in which a Black and South Asian woman can become Vice President of the United States of America. Biden enters the presidency with a great task before him: to lead...

At-risk district teachers get New Year’s shot in the arm

Alysa Spiro, opinion editor
January 20, 2021

A limited number of Austin ISD teachers and staff began their spring semester with a COVID-19 vaccine shot in the arm. The first round of vaccine distributions for the district's teachers came about through a partnership between AISD and Ascension Seton.  Dr. Jason Reichenberg, the president of Ascension Medical Group at Ascension Texas, told The Shield in an exclusive interview that after...

How COVID testing works in a free-standing ER

Sophie Leung-Lieu, Mac photojournalism
January 19, 2021

In this week's Tuesday Top 10, we explore precisely how COVID testing is done at a free-standing emergency room in Austin, thanks to the photography and reporting of freshman digital media student Sophie Leung-Lieu. We can't say the name of the emergency room or the setting because we were granted access under the condition that we not reveal the name or the logo of the company that operates the emergency...

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