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The Shield Online

The Student News Site of McCallum High School

The Shield Online

The Student News Site of McCallum High School

The Shield Online

Kate Boyle

Kate Boyle, co-print managing editor, co-news editor

Kate Boyle is a third-year Shield staffer who is now one of the co- print managing editors and news section editors. Boyle is looking forward to moving away from Texas for college next year as she has visited many coastal colleges for the cooler weather and prettier nature. For the Knights, Boyle participates in the swim team, PALS and the writing center. Out of school occupations include: lifeguarding, swim coaching, baking and playing with Lucy, her dog. Be ready to catch Boyle at hopefully an old-timey newspaper stand around Mac at the end of the nine weeks! 


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Voters walk outside the Ben Hur Shrine Temple to cast their ballots on Nov. 8, 2022.

[Photo] Seniors cast their first votes

Maya Tackett, staff reporter
December 22, 2023
Dueling signs offer opposite views on the fate of Proposition B on Exposition Boulevard just outside the polling location at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tarrytown.

What’s the Austin Police Oversight Act?

Kate Boyle, co-news editor & co-print managing editor
May 3, 2023
Smith gathers Lamar Fiddlers Violet Lee, Zachary Fisher, Alessandra Lorenzini, Eleanor Klein and Mara Beiersdorf.

Reviving Lamar Fiddle

Kate Boyle, co-print managing editor & co-news editor
April 17, 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
Junior Maggie Coulbourn poses in one of her favorite handmade pieces, a dress she wore to a Florence and the Machine concert.

Coulbourn wears her heart on her sleeve

Kate Boyle, co-print managing editor & co-news editor
January 21, 2023
Senior Reva Gill has been working year round for the City of Austin for four years. She started working as a lifeguard at neighborhood pools, but soon moved up the ranks and now works as a manager and at Barton Springs. Gill has had to cut back significantly on her hours over the school year so she has time to prioritize college applications, school work, and swim team.

For four Knights, lifeguarding a year-round calling

Kate Boyle, co-news, co-print managing editor
September 21, 2022
The McCallum swim team at last years 5A regional meet in San Antonio. The meet was split into preliminaries and finals. All McCallum swimmers advanced to finals.
“The general atmosphere was great,” sophomore Maggie Coulbourn said. “Everybody was super congratulatory and excited. The team overall did so good, I was so proud of everybody’s hard work and and we had a lot of people drop time!”

AISD swimmers deserve a pool of their own

Kate Boyle, co-news, co-print managing editor
September 18, 2022
Principal Nicole Griffith welcomes AVID and English teacher Nathan McCallum.

Nathan McCallum

Kate Boyle, co-news and co-print managing editor
September 2, 2022
Anna McClellan will spend the first semester of her freshman year in Spain before coming to the William & Mary campus for the spring semester. Photo courtesy of McClellan.

The limit does not exist

Kate Boyle, staff reporter
May 29, 2022
My chosen perfect cookie

That’s one smart cookie

Kate Boyle, staff reporter
December 13, 2021
Although cooking this dessert was mildly stressful, the final result of my bitter-sweet chocolate soufflé proved delicious.

Sink or rise

Kate Boyle, staff reporter
October 18, 2021
University of Texas students collect in the grass outside of the UT tower. Some wear masks, others do not, as they socialize after almost a year and a half of online school. “Campus now feels really lively,” UT professor Stephanie Holmsten said. “Students are walking about campus, there were student organizations set up on campus. There were folks enjoying the beautiful weather on the south mall. So students are back and you feel it, you feel it on the sidewalks. Students who maybe spent COVID in their childhood homes have come back to Austin.”

A breath of fresh air

Kate Boyle, staff reporter
September 17, 2021
SOMETHING LOOKS A BIT FISHY, Science teacher Nicole Sorto Poses in the hall before school wearing a fish hat. The hat has a story behind it too she said, “this is actually my son’s hat, he got it when he was 5 so it must’ve been about 12 years ago, I had a lot of hat’s to pick from but I particularly liked this hat because I thought it was fun.”

[Photo] Their struggle recognizes ours

Lucy Marco, online co-editor in chief
April 23, 2021
Coach Gabe Adame oversees weightlifting during the football programs strength and conditioning at the Mac practice fields on Aug 25.

Destined to become a teacher

Kate Boyle, staff reporter
October 1, 2020
AISD board president Geronimo Rodriguez moderates the public comments during the board meeting on Aug. 28,  which included defenders  and critics of the new sex-ed curriculum.  On Oct. 22, the board unanimously passed the new curriculum. Parents can fill out an opt-out form for their child to be excused from attending sexual-education classes. Photo by Bella Russo.

Board unanimously approves new sex-ed curriculum

Kate Boyle, McCallum photojournalism
December 24, 2019
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