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Rather that supporting the competitive needs of an already disadvantage class of student-athletes, Senate Bill 29 manufactures a problem related to their participation that is far more hypothetical than it is empirical.
Bill to ban transgender athletes creates problem where there was none
Thomas Melina Raab, staff reporter • May 3, 2021

Texas Republicans are once again introducing a bill that would limit the rights of transgender students, and it passed through the Senate on April 14. It's one of several...

Riley ends stellar season with second-place state finish
Knights get in some playoff shots before succumbing to Panthers

Knights get in some playoff shots before succumbing to Panthers

May 7, 2021

Bill to ban transgender athletes creates problem where there was none

Bill to ban transgender athletes creates problem where there was none

May 3, 2021

Hannah to head to Houston this fall

Hannah to head to Houston this fall

May 2, 2021

10 years later and the win streak rests on one game

10 years later and the win streak rests on one game

May 1, 2021

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Municipal election to decide fate of eight propositions
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

Soul: Come for the astounding animation; stay for the identity crisis

Soul: Come for the astounding animation; stay for the identity crisis

March 8, 2021

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Athletic director Thomas Gammerdinger is a huge admirer of Zuñiga
Hannah to head to Houston this fall
Alysa Spiro, opinion editor • May 2, 2021

Hannah Zuñiga is taking her car and heading east to Houston next fall to attend the University of St. Thomas. Zuñiga has committed to play soccer for the Division-3 Celtics. UST...

Fish No. 33: "Skateboard"
Fish No. 33: "Skateboard"
Kai Kirkham Macias, staff cartoonist • May 7, 2021

In this week's "Fish," we learn that skateboarding is a matter of algebraic ratios ... .. with possibly astronomical consequence, as our exclusive bonus panel makes...

LIVING LIKE A KING: Senior Amelie Chaouat smiles as she shares a dance with Kyle Davis, who was voted as one of this year’s Mac prom royalty. For Davis, the royal victory came as a complete surprise. “I thought it was cute and all that I made it to the second round of voting,” he said, “but I had no idea that I would win. I was beyond excited, and I’m so thankful to have been chosen.” As for the rest of the night, Kyle spent his time dancing with friends and reconnecting with classmates he hadn’t seen due to COVID. “I was honestly very worried that prom was just going to be awkward for so many people because so many of us haven’t had actual social interactions in big groups, but it was definitely the opposite,” Davis said. “It was full of interaction and everyone was very talkative.” Most of all, Davis is grateful that he and his peers had the opportunity to celebrate the end of senior year. “It was actually super reassuring,” he said. “Being able to even have a prom in general was amazing, and the fact that we got to have at least one event for the class of 2021 was just lovely.” Reporting by Madelynn Niles.
Seniors make most of muddy mask-querade
Marley Angle, Alysa Spiro, Ellen Fox, Evelyn Griffin, Lucy Marco, Anna McClellan, Madelynn Niles, Grace Nugent, Lydia Reedy, Alice Scott, and Kennedy Weatherby May 4, 2021

After months of strategic planning, the student council members and senior class sponsor Amy Smith put together the first, and hopefully last, COVID-safe prom on May 1. Prom...

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MacJ reels in 3 STAR, 3 Tops in Texas awards from ILPC

MacJournalism news team
May 8, 2021

MacJournalism had a banner day with today's virtual announcement of the 2021 Interscholastic League Press Conference awards. The awards were announced in a series of videos and documents posted to the UIL journalism web page. The Shield earned a Gold Star for its print newspaper for the second year in a row and the third time in program history. The Shield's website, macshieldonline.com, and the...

Riley ends stellar season with second-place state finish

Thomas Melina Raab
May 7, 2021

The biggest race in the state, possibly in the country, happened tonight under the lights of Mike Myers Stadium on the UT campus tonight. One McCallum runner was in that race, Chris Riley, the top seed and certainly the crowd favorite. Under the night sky and the city lights, the 5A boys 1600-meter race, full of Division 1 talent, kicked off at around 8:30 p.m. Out very fast, Riley settled into...

Knights get in some playoff shots before succumbing to Panthers

Macjournalism sports team
May 7, 2021

A week ago today, the softball team competed in the 5A UIL State softball playoffs, losing to the Pflugerville Panthers, 16-2, in a game that was moved from Pflugerville to Georgetown’s East View High School because East View has a turf field and the weather last weekend (as we know from other Mac events) called for crazy rain. Beating the Panthers is going to be a tall order for any 5A playoff...

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