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Ingrid Smith

Ingrid Smith, co-editor-in-chief

This is senior Ingrid Smith’s third year on staff, and she is so excited to be co-editor-in-chief for the school year. This summer, she spent a month at the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute where she learned about writing, broadcast journalism and ethics. She likes to write in all sections of The Shield, but she especially loves in-depth news stories and features. Her favorite part of the writing process is connecting with people through interviews and using her words to lift their voices. After a year as co-online-managing editor, Smith loves working on The Shield Online and enjoys making podcasts. Outside of newspaper, she is a violinist in the McCallum Chamber Orchestra, a fiddle player and a member of the varsity girls golf team. After school, you can find her jamming out to Taylor Swift, hanging out with her cats and eating muffins.

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Nagle poses with friends at the Mothic Wreckage release party on Feb. 8. Photo courtesy of Nagle.

Writing the wreckage

Ingrid Smith, co-editor-in-chief
March 3, 2024
Hendrix plays guitar for Fascist Peach Cobbler on Dec. 29, 2022 at Montopolis Bridge.

Hendrix: ‘Music is my life’

Ingrid Smith, co-editor-in-chief
January 11, 2024
Seniors Adele Boerner and Olive Greene, junior Townes Hamre and sophomores Owen Tachovsky and Rocket Hoff repair houses and hang out away from technology while volunteering with ASP.

Austinites take on Appalachia

Ingrid Smith, co-editor-in-chief
November 21, 2023
It seemed impossible that the day that began with Starbucks and shopping had ended with wildfires and watery eyes. I was sad that my 17th birthday had quite literally gone up in flames, but more than anything I was glad that my loved ones were OK.

A hall of flame 17th birthday

Ingrid Smith, co-editor-in-chief
October 22, 2023

Ingrid Smith: NSPA Writer of the Year Portfolio

Ingrid Smith, co-online managing editor and co-news editor
June 1, 2023

Ingrid Smith: NSPA Multimedia Journalist of the Year Portfolio

Ingrid Smith, co-online managing editor and co-news editor
June 1, 2023
Campbell plays viola for their senior portrait. This fall, Campbell will attend Oberlin Conservatory where they will study viola. With classes on everything from chamber music to music theory available, Campbell believes that Oberlin will allow them to grow as a musician and person.

From A to Z

Ingrid Smith, co-online managing editor and co-news editor
May 22, 2023
Gia Ruedas

Gia Ruedas

Ingrid Smith, co-news editor & co-online managing editor
May 1, 2023
Jamie Miller

Jamie Miller

Ingrid Smith, co-news editor & co-online managing editor
May 1, 2023
Sophomore Callen Romell poses with her district team championship medal. Romell also placed second individually
at the 5A district
meet.

[Photo] Callen on the course

Elena Ulack, staff reporter
April 9, 2023
For a PBS Student Reporting Labs event at SXSW, Scott presents a black arm band that was part of the Student Press Freedom Week campaign she organized.

Great Scott! Editor is Broadcast Journalist of the Year

Ingrid Smith, co-online managing editor and co-news editor
April 3, 2023

2009 movie filmed at McCallum a hidden gem

Ingrid Smith, co-online managing editor and co-news editor
February 24, 2023

Ingrid Smith, online newspaper headline portfolio

Ingrid Smith, online co-editor in chief
February 18, 2023
A worker for Asplundh Tree Expert Co., a private tree service company that works with Austin Energy, cuts branches away from power lines moments before Austin Energy  restored power to about 20 homes in the Northwest Hills neighborhood late Sunday afternoon. The homes had been without power since Wednesday afternoon. A walk around the block on Monday morning revealed that two home were still completely dark, and one of them had a generator running in the driveway, a indicator that some homes in the neighborhood are likely still without power.

Ice storm leaves students, teachers in dark

Ingrid Smith, co-online managing editor and co-news editor
February 5, 2023
Kessler performs an air consumption test. Fire Academy students breathed through an oxygen tank while doing a workout circuit. The students either kept going until their air ran out or they passed out. Kessler completed the test but said her time still has room for improvement.

Kessler finds the fire within

Ingrid Smith, co-online managing editor and co-news editor
December 7, 2022
Smith stands on the steps leading up to Loretta Lynns home and museum in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

Loretta Lynn’s trailblazing career empowers, inspires

Ingrid Smith, co-news editor and co-online managing editor
November 20, 2022
Veterans William Nealy and Ricky Sauls are celebrated after a Veterans Day graduation ceremony.

Mac hosts belated graduation for veterans

Ingrid Smith, co-online managing editor and co-news editor
November 11, 2022
The Shield tracks down the best pumpkin spice latte in Austin, Texas.

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Ingrid Smith, co-online managing editor and co-news editor
November 5, 2022
Harry Styles wears a burnt orange outfit, the school color of The University of Texas, on the first night of his residency in Austin.

Harry Styles is ‘Golden’ during Austin residency

Ingrid Smith, co-news editor and co-online managing editor
October 17, 2022
Halverson performs at the Bowie Fiddle Contest on Oct. 1, where she won second place in the 0-18 division.

Georgia Halverson doesn’t just fiddle around

Ingrid Smith, co-news and co-online managing editor
October 9, 2022
Gernert practices on a rare red Salzedo harp at the Maine Coast Harp Institute.

Pulling harp strings

Ingrid Smith, co-online managing editor and co-news editor
August 22, 2022
As the first generation to grow up with an abundance of screens and handheld devices, today’s teenagers have the challenge of managing dependence on screens and creating healthy screen-time boundaries.

Teens locked on screens

Ingrid Smith, staff reporter
March 10, 2022
Seniors Julian Casas, Ileana Nicholson and Lucy Hamre rehearse their music before a performance of The SpongeBob Musical. Casas, Nicholson and Hamre are three members of the pit orchestra for the show that helps provide an added layer of magic to the performance.

Can’t have a hit without a pit

Ingrid Smith, staff reporter
September 24, 2021
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