Even though Austin, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and a magnet for the technology and arts industries, not every sector is enjoying the good times. Many students live below the poverty line, and some of…
By Joshua Barajas
Whole Foods, known for its organic and natural foods selection, is opening a separate chain of stores that promises lower prices for younger shoppers, the latest in a series of attempts to shed its reputation as an expensive grocery store.
By Jason Kane
AUSTIN, Ind. — Holli Reynolds didn’t entirely understand what HIV was when the news broke earlier this year that 11 people in her tiny town had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Neither did her classmates — a…
By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Barack Obama is showcasing the work of students from around the country who produced short films about service and giving back for a White House contest. The budding filmmakers include Austin, Texas, students who organized a wheelchair challenge that…
By Corinne Segal
Kash Shaikh, whose company #BeSomebody calls itself “the World’s Platform for Passion,” addressed students at Austin High School on Jan. 5 about the experience of leaving his job to pursue other goals. Shaikh's visit sparked a school-wide discussion about passion,…
Sevylla del Mazo is a music teacher and founder of Roots & Rhythms, an after-school program that teaches drumming to underserved, bilingual students.
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