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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

Gregory James

Gregory James, Photo Editor

Gregory James is a senior and has been a member of the Shield since 2016 and is the current photo editor for the staff. James has written stories about a large range of topics from politics to sports. James has won three best of SNOs and the Tops in Texas for news photography for a photo taken of the inauguration walk out. Outside of newspaper he likes playing lacrosse and playing guitar. He is the king of proper capitalization no matter what his adviser says. James hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and authoring his own books about his experience as a veterinarian in the future.

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Protesters Rally to Stop Asian Hate at McPherson Square in D.C. on March 3. Like in Austin, the D.C. rally joined a national movement of  rallies against anti-Asian hate crimes.

Reports of Asian hate on the rise

Bella Russo, co-editor in chief
May 15, 2021
Hughes played on the football team prior to moving to New Mexico for his senior year. At his memorial service, head coach Thomas Gammerdinger presented the Hughes family with a 2017 UIL semi-finalist medal. Despite the fact that he was not here for his senior season, he certainly deserved that medal and to be recognized as a member of that historic group, Gammerdinger said.

A tribute to Connor Hughes

Bella Russo, co-editor in chief
March 17, 2021
The students and teachers of the Students of Color Alliance meet with Nicole Griffith over Zoom to share ideas about fostering dialogue between students and staff.

SOCA creating community at MAC

Bella Russo, co-editor in chief
February 21, 2021
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.

[Photo] The rebirth of Minecraft

Alysa Spiro, opinions editor
December 17, 2020
Students from the LBJ Fire Academy work their way towards a propane fire, using fire hoses to control the blaze. The purpose of the drill wasn’t to put out the fire, but to use the spray to get close enough to the propane tank to turn off its fuel source.

Five McCallum seniors, John Hughes, Thomas Lucy, Tex Mitchell, Molly Odland and Will Russo, participated in the live fire skill day, where they put into practice what they’ve learned during the two year student-sharing program at LBJ High School.

“Being in the live fire gave me really intense adrenaline,” senior Molly Odland said. “I was the head of my group, meaning I was in charge of directing the hose line at the fire while my group supported me from behind.”

Senior Will Russo, who also had the chance to lead the group, said that the drill felt like being in a hot car.

“It wasn’t all that scary since you were with a bunch of people, but it was kind of intimidating because there was nothing in between you and the fire but water,” Russo said.

Weekend fire drill

Bella Russo, co-editor in chief
November 17, 2020
Rozman’s teammates gather for a picture  in the library on Feb. 26 after watching her sign to play for Pratt’s volleyball program. Varsity volleyball coach Amy Brodbeck said that Rozman’s  leadership as a team captain “is admired by not only her coaches but her teammates as well.” Photo by Dave Winter.

Rozman does it all in style

Bella Russo, visuals editor
May 27, 2020
Senior Gabby Sherwood displays her art at the McCallum Art Fair. The event took place on Dec. 7 and 8, and was a chance for both student and professional artists to sell their work. “It was my first time participating in the fair of the art,” Gabby said. “My favorite part was getting to see all of the other artists at their booths with their art.” Photo by Josie Bradsby.

Sherwood a Bear to watch

Bella Russo, visuals editor
April 8, 2020
The expectation of spending big bucks on Valentines Day emerged in the 1980s when the holiday took on its current capitalist form. Advertisements began pushing the idea of buying jewelry, chocolates and other presents for your valentine. Cartoon by Bella Russo

[Photo] Spending money for your honey

Tomas Marrero, staff reporter
February 13, 2020
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