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Alysa Spiro

Alysa Spiro, a&e and opinion editor

Junior Alysa Spiro is a second-year member of the Shield staff. Because she is quite opinionated (to put it lightly) and enjoys the arts, opinions editor and co-A&E editor are a perfect fit. Alysa gets here endorphins from bubble tea, stop-motion films and bullet journaling. Alysa’s goal as a writer is to make you laugh then question your own existence. As of now, Alysa’s thinks she’d like to study English in college and maybe work as a speechwriter in the future. She’d like to thank Sam Seaborn for being the person she looks up to most in life (sorry mom) and Dave Winter for being the best advisor she could ever ask for.

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When the world feels like it may fall apart any minute, escaping into a virtual world of flower-picking , house-building and exploring can feel like free therapy.

The rebirth of Minecraft

December 17, 2020
FEELING NOTORIOUS: Dressed in a full-length robe, collar, glasses and of course, crown,  Alysa has her picture taken at Austin Film Societys screening of The Notorious RBG. Little did she know, this film would mark the beginning of a life-long love for Ruth, both as a justice and as a person. Picture provided by Alysa Spiro.

Challah in Heaven

September 25, 2020
Ivy Jane Golyzniak performs her spoken word poetry at the annual Coffee House hosted by Excalibur. Photo by Ellen Fox.

Poetry in motion

February 13, 2020
Holiday music concerts, like the bands holiday concert in the Mac last Monday, should equally represent all cultures. Alongside Christmas favorites like “Sleigh Ride,” “Polar Express” and Christmas Festival, the band also played “Three Moods of Hanukkah.”

Happy Challahdays!

December 19, 2019
REVOLTING CHILDREN: At the end of the musical Matilda, the school children “revolt” against the evil rule of their headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. This results in a large. extravegant dance number, which Uehara states was definetly one of her favorite to choreograph. Uehara said that the young dancers expressed a joy of learning that was wonderful for her to witness. Photo by Brad Mondo.

Reviving joy in dance

October 4, 2019

Calling out for change

October 1, 2019
THE GRIND DOES NOT STOP: McCallum football players were not the only McCallum students spending their Labor Day laboring: the cast and crew of Jekyll and Hyde spent their day off working hard to prepare for their opening night on Sept. 19. Senior Owen Scales (Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde) said that it was time well spent: “We haven’t had a chance to do the whole show yet, so to have time to figure out what this show is and how it works as a whole is very nice,” Scales said. Sophomore Bobby Currie (ensemble) also sees the benefits to working overtime: “Working with the same people every day, Saturday, Sundays, days off, you get to know everyone really well,” Currie said. “It creates a special community and bond.” Reporting by Ellen Fox.


October 1, 2019
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