The Shield Online

Lucy Marco

Lucy Marco, online co-editor in chief & people editor

Lucy Marco, a junior and a second year staff member for the Shield, is taking on the roles of co-people editor and co-online editor this year. She decided to join newspaper so she could explore how it works to be a journalist, improve her writing skills, and be a part of the lovely and talented mac journalism community. Her favorite pieces to write are feature profiles and new editions to her online-exclusive blog.

Marco moved to Austin from the French Alps when she was around 4 years old. In her free time, she enjoys making art, collecting old photographs, putting together outfits, petting her cats, cooking, baking, listening to music, FaceTiming her boyfriend in Ireland, watching good movies and going on walks. Recently, she has been very into listening to news podcasts and keeping herself up to date with what's going on in the country, as well as educating herself on the systemic injustices towards minorities and BIPOC. Since Corona, she has spent lots of time planning out her future, going outside, and watching her favorite show twice, Madmen.
She is very excited for this year of newspaper and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

All content by Lucy Marco
Can I employ this garden gnome to recreate the magic that the childhood me found in an imaginary world of woodland fairies? It will take a week to find out  if it will be a sort of gnomecoming or that there's no way to go back gnome.

Making yourself at gnome

December 20, 2020
HOT LUNCH HERO: Ruth Villarreal serves warm bread to students. Villarreal takes pride in her work and is well-known for her kindness in the lunch line. “My favorite part of my job is serving to the future,” Villarreal said. “You are my future.” Photo by Lucy Marco.

Behind the lunch line

November 14, 2019
VICIOUS VIOLAS: The viola section picks up the melody during the McCallum Orchestra’s winter performance, with Danali Jah, very concentrated on his part. The concert featured classical pieces as well as holiday favorites arranged by McCallum’s own Mr. Pringle and Mrs. Shockley. “Being in orchestra is stressful and a lot of work;” says Danali “but fun and worth it for the final product.”


December 18, 2018
ALL ABOUT THE ANGLE: First chair violinist, Ian Stripling, puts everything into his solo on Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, while Anishka Wilner waits for her cue. After months and months of practice the pair played an outstanding performance at the Winter Orchestra Concert.


December 18, 2018
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