"The reality is that only an informed and empowered public can make the changes that need to be made for a better future—and only the media can give us the information we need to do so. How we select what we read, watch, and listen to determines our course. Let this article be your guide."
Why do we resonate so much with Rome’s Republic––a Republic which barely resembles our own, and a Republic that fractured after a century of civil war and was then diluted to symbolism for the rest of its imperial history? The answer is simple, and it doesn’t just pertain to Rome.
Austinites gathered in front of City Hall on the evening of December 17 in support of President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Demonstrators carrying signs and waving banners flooded the outdoor plaza and the sidewalk, chanting slogans and criticizing the president to the tune of Christmas carols.
A poem by Akins student and AYAU performing arts editor Alaina Nesby on being young in today's political climate.
A poem by Ellie Greer on feminism: "Toxic words. False representations. They permeate the depths of society, tainting the image of 'feminist.' Equivalent to the cruelest of words. The harshest of insults. Media has twisted the very foundation of gender equality so that it amounts to nothing more than man-hating radicals."
An op-ed by Gaya Rajamony. "My experience with sex ed in public school was terrible. It was held in the worst-smelling gym imaginable, and every five minutes during the uncomfortable presentation, someone would giggle or groan. But the worst part is that it taught me nothing about sex. Sure, I learned what a uterus looks like, but I didn’t know the mechanics of sex, how to prevent disease or how to avoid teen pregnancy. In fact, most of my sex education came from the internet, as I googled terms the kids at my middle school threw around."
An Op-Ed by McCallum student Elyjah Johnson: "I’m black, 16, and have lived in Austin my entire life. Everyday, my neighborhood in South Austin becomes more gentrified, and in the 2000s, Beto O’Rourke would have torn down my home."
An op-ed about an emerging threat to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. By Thomas Goldstein, senior at Westlake High School, Lead-Editor of AYAU Journalism.
An avante garde work of art by Westlake High School Senior Quinn Erickson.
On the afternoon of September 20, throngs of protestors filled the steps of the Capitol, braving the sweltering heat. Among the crowd were high school students from across the city, various environmental groups, and University of Texas (UT) students.
By: Dane Hildreth "Staycation" is a digital art piece done with photoshop that is low key about global warming, but also high key.