Austin College is an Academy Level campus for 1st and 2nd year TIPsters. It hosts classes such as Creative Writing, Design Challenges, Experiments in Science, Field Biology, From Wonderland to Hogwarts (dubbed Wonderwarts), Mathematical Problem Solving, Programming For the Web, Psychology, Sound and Light, The Human Body, Algebra I, Anthropology, and Crime Scene Investigations. This relatively young campus was first offered in 2012. During the first term ever, while the R.Cs were performing orientation skits, a daring Tipster started the phrase, "Dun- Dun- DUN... iiiiit's SUPER R.C.!". It is to be determined whether or not this event will be immortalized forever in TIP Tradition.
Term 2 2012 (alternatively, Austin College's First TIPster-ception)
- Sterling E.
- Sterling T.
Term 2 2013
NOTE: two TIPsters are missing from this list
Term 1 2014
- Johnathan (JOHN, JOHN, JOHN J JOHNATHAN)
Term 2 2014
Kat's Kit Kats
- Kaye Loni
Melissa's Sock Puppets
Yarelhdi's Hipster Disney Princesses
- Sofia Ciancaglini
Katherine's Fabulous Flamingos
- Alyssa Crum
Ian (Listed in Term Book as "Campbell's Cows")
- Zach Ashford
- Dave (Rob)
- Thomas Hunt
- Noble Song
Term 1 2017
Term 2 2017
Natalie's Triple T (Tippropriate Tiptastic Tipsters)
- Jenny (Nancy)
- Sadrita (Sad Burrito)
Ana Lucia's Queens
Essence's Pineapples (Their names weren't listed on their page in the term book so idk)
Adam's RC Group
Michelle's RC Group (The Spidget God Concotionists)
Jess's Spidget Finners
Tommy's Spidey Squad
- Gavin Bell
Michael's Fidget Spinner Godz
- Aaron P.
- Aaron R.
- Grant M.
- Grant K.
- Reid Mansur*
- Kaila Lemons
- Quarter Boy (Caden Ziegler)
- Kit Kat (Kaitlynn Li)
- Sara Whitman (Term 1, 2016)
- Isabelle Milford (Term 1, 2016)
Courses at Austin College
America & The World: Challenges and Opportunities
Design Challenges (The Gentlemen - "Do you see us laughing?")
Beetles, Butterflies and Black Widows: Entomological Investigations
From Wonderland to Hogwarts
The Human Body
Hypotheses to Conclusions
In Term 2 of 2013, classes such as Creative Writing, Design Challenges, Field Biology, Wonderwarts, Mathematical Problem Solving, Psychology, The Human Body, Algebra I, and Anthropology were available. At the annual TIP Sync competition, Mary Ellen and her "Mellen's" won the competition with their Pitch Perfect song and dance. They were awarded with the ability to eat first in the cafeteria. Most Enthusiastic went to Kat and her Kittens, who sang I'll Make a Man Out of You, from Mulan. The Kittens all received bubbles. Best Costumes went to Nam Wan and her RAG group, who dressed up as safari animals and sang Hakuna Matata from the Lion King. Most Creative went to Charlie and his RC group, who did their zombie apocalypse rendition of Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. Charlie's group was given a hand made plastic utensil sculpture. Judging the TIP Sync competition was Moose (Meg, the instructor of Wonderwarts,) Laura (TA of Wonderwarts,) Madame Zamboni (Laura, instructor of Creative Writing,) and Logan (TA of Creative Writing.) In the staff talent show, Kat sang her opera, Daniel did a magic act, and many other showed off their diverse talents. In the Roo-Fest, the Red team won. Grellow (Gray and Yellow) got second, Green got third, and Blue came in last. The three dances were Red, White, and Boogie, the Neon Dance, and the Black and White dance. In the TIPster talent show, many displayed talents such as acting, skits, storytelling, playing musical instruments, and singing. The Austin College Term 2 group still stays in touch with their Facebook group.
- Field Biology
- The Human Body
- From Wonderland to Hogwarts
- Design Challenges
- Mathematical Problem Solving
- Programming for the Web
- Experiments in Science
- Sound and Light: The Physics of Waves
- Design Challenges (the best class)
- Fatal Flaws in Engineering
- Algebra 1
- The Human Body
- Creative Writing
- Speech and Debate (bestest class)
- Experiments in Science
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Programming for the Web
- Daniel aka "Frizzle"
- Bilquis aka "Bubbles"
-"Captin Kirk" aka LuLu (won tip sync)
-Tajin (SUPER RC!!!)
-Becca (Won TIPsync Term II)
-Tania (Won TIP Amazing Race Term II)
Charlie was Reid's RC. He had a tattoo of a lamp on his arm. George asked him about it once. He told him that it represented his values. He was a very cool guy. He once played the game "Spot-it" with George. He also deserves recognition for dealing with Chikem, the TIPster. Charlie was one of the favorite RC's there.
Princess was awesome. She was nice. And cool. She often wore pink, with sparkles, and occasionally wore her signature tiara.
Kat went to college and studied opera singing, and she showed these skills in the talent show.
Also known as "Captain Kirk" lulu's RAG was the TiPster Enterprise. She was known for wearing snap backs, T-shirts, and converse with brightly colored sun glasses. A student of linguistics at Harvard University, she taught the girls in her class that the plural of platypus is not platypi or platypuses... But rather platipodes.
Other RC's included Daniel, Laramie, Bo, Lulu, Nam Wan, and Mary Ellen.
- Kat (Kat is the best rc ever bye)
Term I 2017
Term II 2017
- Ana Lucia
James Levine (Psych instructor) & Lee (Psych TA)
Well for one thing Lee said "umm" way too much as pointed out by Karina in evening study one time and James always stroked his beard but we still shipped them lol. We had a bunch of inside jokes in our class such as slaying the blob "Z" the murderous ice-cream man and taking Will and Franks hats durring class. Overall James and Lee were great we always joked around in class and even though we had tests and quizes it wasn't like school at all. James once tried to trick us into thinking he was Adam Levines cousin. We always did interactive stuff in class like making a human neuron, this thing with colored paper to test our color perception in our peripheral vision, debating pro vs con on medical marijuana and we even watched inception while learning about sleep and dreams. I personally loved the class and as far as I know so did everyone else.
"Thats beyond the scope of this course"
Laura Tabor (Creative Writing Instructor)
She was AWESOME! Very mature and "no nonsense" at times, but if you were polite and always remembered your manners, you'd get on her good side. And being on her good side was pretty awesome. Reid and George were on her good side! She graduated from ASU. Laura is a great writer and teacher. She was a TIPster. She told Geoge that he would love going to East. (Unfortunately, Academy TIPsters can't.) Also, shout out to Miss Laura for taking care of Chikem. Miss Laura instituted "Relephant" the relevant elephant to keep TIPsters, like Chikem from making irrelevant comments. Which many of the well behaved class members were mad they were not immediately rewarded the "relephant." She was occasionally shipped with Logan, or her ex student Charlie. Only weirdos like Chikem shipped her with Logan. Chikem was raised his hand and said "Miss Lorgan,...", to which Laura replied, "That's not a thing, dude." Miss Laura told us that she has been knowing/dating the Design Challenges Instructor for three years! Her alternate personality was Madame Zamboni.
Logan Brooks (Creative Writing T.A.)
Logan went to University of Tennessee. He was smart. Although his evening studies were sometimes boring. He was really nice and funny. It was his first time working at TIP and from what I could see, he loved it! He loved having us mess with him and want to be around him. His students often hugged him. He did not really like hugs from the TIPsters, so he would take hand hugs. I gained his trust by always giving him a "proper" hand hug. Then on the last day, I came in for a hand hug, and he thought it would be a "proper" hand hug. Haha, It wasn't.
Laura (Hogwarts T.A.)
Hilarious. Nice. We "shipped" her with Logan.