Tag: Travis Early College High School

This is not a drill: SAISD students go to Austin to begin a conversation on gun control

This is not a drill: SAISD students go to Austin to begin a conversation on gun control

Sitting in the Capitol hearing room reserved for their day of meetings, I watched the five students from San Antonio ISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy and seven from Travis Early College High School settle in behind the dais. The seal of the State of Texas hovered over them as they swiveled in the cushy chairs…

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Feeding on solidarity and opposition, student activists galvanize ahead of Saturday’s march

Feeding on solidarity and opposition, student activists galvanize ahead of Saturday’s march

At the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on Wednesday, March 21, a group of high school students listened with wide eyes as the seasoned protestors explained the many scenarios that can arise during a march, and offered tips on how to respond. Hecklers: don’t engage. Persistent hecklers: form a barrier between heckler and marchers. Violent…

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