The Student News Site of McCallum High School

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

Kristen Tibbetts

Kristen Tibbetts, co-editor in chief

Senior Kristen Tibbetts is a second year staff member for The Shield and currently co-editor in chief. She is a future college journalism major who loves sports, dogs and pasta. Outside of working on the newspaper, she plays classical guitar, is a member of a national award-winning quartet, tutors for the McCallum writing center and is a part of Model United Nations.

All content by Kristen Tibbetts
Junior outside hitter Sarah Weisbrodt leaps up for a kill against Travis on Friday, Sept. 27. After defeating the Rebels, the Knights have a 5-0 conference winning record, as does Dripping Springs, their opponent for Tuesday nights match.

Setting up for revenge

September 30, 2019
The view of the UT tower from the famous turtle pond.

UT for almost-free

September 30, 2019
On May 6, 2015, the yearbook staff posted this picture of archived yearbooks to promote sales of surplus 2015 yearbooks. It was the first post on the @macjournalism page.


December 19, 2018
Koslan gives a lecture to his AP Physics 1 class about momentum. Koslan loved chemistry as a student, but grew to love physics when he became a teacher.

[Photo] Down to a science

November 29, 2018
Senior co-captains Piper Wiest and Marianna Vandenbout pose for a picture in front of Decker Lake, the same location where they first became friends three years prior. Photo by Kristen Tibbetts.

Going the extra mile

October 26, 2018
Kollmann stars in his third and final final dance in the end-of-the-year dance show for non-acadamey majors, where he got to exhibit his hip-hop skills along with other types of dance. Photo by Kristen Tibbetts.

Phil in America

May 23, 2018
Sophomores Lucy Smith and Richard Hernandez dance at the McCallum High School Ballet Folklórico Quinceañera tonight. Of the 16 McCallum girls who participated in the event, some had never had a quinceañera, some were celebrating their quinceañera for a second time, and four were celebrating their real quinceañeras. The quinceañera started with a dance routine that the 16 girls and their partners practiced everyday at lunch for two weeks and was followed by lots of food, music and more dancing. McCallum Spanish teacher, Juana Gun, coordinated the event for the third straight year in order to give McCallum girls a chance to participate in the Latino cultural celebration. This started when one of my Ballet Folklorico girls said, Mrs. Gun, did you have a quinceañera? and I said, No, my family couldnt afford it, Gun said. So, we brainstormed how we could have a McCallum High School quinceañera for people that wanted to be in it. Photo and reporting by Steven Tibbetts.

Sixteen Quinces

April 13, 2018
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