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The younger version of the author and the current version both play piano. The author and pianist would like to draw attention to her perfect technique in both images as well as her flexible wrists, her straight back and her eyes looking intently at the music. ... With this picture, you could even mistake 6-year-old Alysa Spiro (or the 17-year-old version) for a piano prodigy.
Pandemic has me playing a different tune
Alysa Spiro, opinions editor • May 30, 2021

I learned how to read music before I learned how to read words, which simultaneously sounds pretentious and obnoxious, but bear with me. Growing up, I was an avid disciple...

Veteran third baseman named second team all-state
Women’s national team Christens Q2

Women’s national team Christens Q2

June 19, 2021

Ashton to retire after 17 years at Mac

Ashton to retire after 17 years at Mac

May 28, 2021

Straight shot to nationals

Straight shot to nationals

May 24, 2021

Vandament enjoys home-run season

Vandament enjoys home-run season

May 20, 2021

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The restaurant is Tiny’s; the range of delicious options is HUGE!
Municipal election to decide fate of eight propositions

Municipal election to decide fate of eight propositions

April 30, 2021

Cold Cookie Company concocts hearty portions

Cold Cookie Company concocts hearty portions

April 26, 2021

‘Minari’ at once authentically turbulent, wonderful

‘Minari’ at once authentically turbulent, wonderful

April 1, 2021

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Veteran third baseman named second team all-state
Veteran third baseman named second team all-state
Grace Nugent, co-online editor in chief • June 21, 2021

The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association has named McCallum baseball class of 2021 third baseman Jacob Masters second-team all-state. Masters was one of two Knights...

Fish No. 39: "Divine Intervention"
Fish No. 39: "Divine Intervention"
Kai Kirkham Macias, staff cartoonist • June 18, 2021

Freshmen should not leave campus for lunch because as this week's strip reminds us ... predators are stalking everywhere. ... ... and speaking of stalks ... today's...

Hands down, the best photo essay we
Hands down, the best photo essay we've published
McCallum photojournalism students May 25, 2021

For the fourth consecutive year, McCallum photojournalists are participating in the WRKxFMLY project, which encourages student participants to capture images and write captions...

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Veteran third baseman named second team all-state

Grace Nugent, co-online editor in chief
June 21, 2021

The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association has named McCallum baseball class of 2021 third baseman Jacob Masters second-team all-state. Masters was one of two Knights selected for an all-state honor. Teammate Trinidad De la Garza was selected third team as a shortstop. This honor will add to Masters list of season accolades including a first-team all-district selection and the Austin...

Women’s national team Christens Q2

Anna McClellan, design editor
June 19, 2021

When you’re a kid, you often have people you look up to. It may be a parent, athlete, artist, musician, or someone else who has had either a direct or indirect influence on your life. For some of the members of the McCallum soccer community, their inspiration came from, and for many still comes from, the United States women’s national soccer team. From former stars like Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain...

Fish No. 39: “Divine Intervention”

Kai Kirkham Macias, staff cartoonist
June 18, 2021

Freshmen should not leave campus for lunch because as this week's strip reminds us ... predators are stalking everywhere. ... ... and speaking of stalks ... today's bonus panel features another questionable fan suggestion.

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