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The Student News Site of McCallum High School

The Shield Online

The Student News Site of McCallum High School

The Shield Online

Protestors from the nationwide March For Our Lives protest on March 14 2018 gather in front of the Texas state capital. March For Our Lives was prompted by the Parkland shooting in Florida. Since then, there have been 165 school shootings in the United States.

Enough is enough

Amy Smith , guest columnist
March 30, 2023
TEA rules limit students to only two excused absences for college visits, adding more stress to the college application process as students attempt to cram tours into a jam-packed 48 hours.

What can be done by two days?

Kate Boyle, co-print managing editor & co-news editor
March 9, 2023
BeReals gimmick is sending out a notification to all users at once, urging everyone to post a photo and be real. However as the app has expanded in popularity, retakes and missing the alarm have become more common, making the platform just as manufactured as other social media sites.

Let’s BeReal

Caroline Owen, co-people editor, co-sports editor, co-photo editor
February 27, 2023
Austins Net Zero plan seeks to create renewable energy solutions and eliminate carbon emissions through new infrastructure, but in reality these policies push for more urbanization and grant developers tax breaks.

Hidden in plain sight

Evie Barnard, co-editor-in-chief
February 19, 2023
Texas has no requirements regarding environmental or Earth science education, but as the effects of climate change continue to worsen and the consequences fall on the shoulders of the younger generation, its crucial that teenagers learn how to care for the planet.

Enact environmental education

Gaby Esquivel, staff reporter
February 10, 2023
Astrology may boil down to generalizations, but the guide of the night sky provides truths to the fans who look for it.

Worse than a Mercury retrograde

Francie Wilhelm, co-news editor & co-online managing editor
January 19, 2023
Najai Mckenzie Robinson of Crockett High School falls to her knees on the steps of the Capitol, screaming Dont shoot to protest school shootings and discontent with gun-control legislation. Photo by Madison Olsen.

Fighting for our future

Evie Barnard, co-editor in chief
December 17, 2022
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