The Shield Online

Alysa Spiro
Junior Alysa Spiro is a second-year member of the Shield staff. Because she is quite opinionated (to put it lightly) and enjoys the arts, opinions editor and co-A&E editor are a perfect fit. Alysa gets here endorphins from bubble tea, stop-motion films and bullet journaling. Alysa’s goal as a writer is to make you laugh then question your own existence. As of now, Alysa’s thinks she’d like to study English in college and maybe work as a speechwriter in the future. She’d like to thank Sam Seaborn for being the person she looks up to most in life (sorry mom) and Dave Winter for being the best advisor she could ever ask for.

Alysa Spiro, a&e and opinion editor

Jan 09, 2021
Students become teachers; teachers become students (Story)
Dec 24, 2020
Outdoor stage goes from holiday wish to New Year’s solution (Story)
Dec 20, 2020
You deserve better than blank Zoom boxes, current options (Story)
Dec 20, 2020
Dear teachers, thank you and we’re sorry. (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
The rebirth of Minecraft (Story)
Oct 31, 2020
In-person students to rotate classes (Story)
Oct 18, 2020
Mathias’ new sound all about experimenting, having fun (Story)
Oct 04, 2020
In-person school is upon us. Please stay home. (Story)
Sep 27, 2020
Educator caravan delivers union demands to district HQ (Media)
Sep 25, 2020
Challah in Heaven (Story)
Aug 28, 2020
Merlin pairs powerful lyrics with upbeat, laid-back style (Story)
Aug 23, 2020
Griffith: Authentic tasks create best student experience (Story)
Jun 19, 2020
NSPA Writer of the Year portfolio (Story)
May 15, 2020
From the band hall to a COVID-19 hospital unit (Story)
May 12, 2020
District aims to create a level online playing field (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
Pandemic prompts proliferation of puppy parents (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
How to cure the COVID-19 quarantine blues (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2020
First cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Austin (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Amid coronavirus fears, city cancels SXSW (Story/Media)
Feb 26, 2020
Finally done with finals overload (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Checking out the Grand Hotel (Story/Media)
Feb 12, 2020
Poetry in motion (Story/Media)
Dec 18, 2019
Happy Challahdays! (Story/Media)
Nov 19, 2019
They can be heroes … or villains (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Perpetuating the fight against climate change (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
Reviving joy in dance (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Calling out for change (Story/Media)
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Alysa Spiro