Poem by Alaina Nesby: "To live in a world where kings don’t care about our future. They fill their ears with cement, thick and viscous like the muggy air that gets hotter every year, Their voices vile like a slug slipping through my lips and down my throat, Only to arise again through tears."
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.