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  • JamesWhite The Spoke unbroken for fifty years
  • "They may seem stupid, but go to the mixers," said Nia Thomas, Trinity College class of 2018. ARS graduates return: a photo gallery
  • Ms. Goka and Ms. Turner  cheer on band members at the Band Jamboree at Burger Center. More than a principal
  • Ms. Nelson hugs 11th grade student, Esmeralda Juarez. Everyone needs a Ms. Nelson in their life
  • Mukhta Mollah sews side seams of ladies blouses eight hours a day, six days a week at Beauty Garments Ltd. in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The paycheck has been liberating. She sends half of it to her family in her small home village near the Indian border to help pay for a younger sister's education. (Kenneth R. Weiss/Los Angeles Times/MCT) The women of Bangladeshi sweatshops



  • The Spoke unbroken for fifty years

    The year was 1964. Gas cost 30 cents per gallon. The Beatles were embarking on their first world tour. Americans were fighting the war in Vietnam. Neil Armstrong had not yet walked on the moon (and wouldn’t for another five years).  Where the Ann Richards School is today stood a race track. Red Lobster was …...

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  • What the world was like when Rosetta was launched

    10 years, 8 months, and 18 days ago, space probe Rosetta left Earth. The date was March 2nd, 2004. It was a Tuesday and my sixth birthday was exactly one week away. Ten years later,  I’m 16 years old and Rosetta lands on the nucleus of a comet, leaving the 2004 Earth far behind. There’s no …...

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  • Protecting frail populations

    There’s a little dirt road just south of Blanco, nestled between Comfort and Canyon Lake, with a strict speed limit of 10 miles per hour. Drivers who frequent the road know that this is a precaution taken in case an African lion should amble into the street. At the end of that lane lies a sweeping …...

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  • Home is not a place

    When Paige Robbins graduated high school and moved north to New York City for college, she would’ve told you home was in Texas. However, as her freshman year at Barnard College went on, she realized her home wasn’t what she had thought it was. As a freshman, Robbins ended up with a roommate very unlike...

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  • On West Texas, mixed feelings, and finding home

    When my friend Erin grows up and looks back on her childhood, I think she’ll think of summer. And when she thinks of summer, she’ll think of long road trips, peach ice cream, screened-in porches, iced tea, freezing cold spring fed-pools, and great starry expanses. For Erin, West Texas is a second home. Her...

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  • My three thousand mile humble abode

    When we roll our suitcases full of fleecies past the side of the house, into the basement and through the yellow bedroom, it feels like the year is beginning again. It feels like this is where I’m supposed to be, where, despite the year going by, things seem mostly the same, but only a little...

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  • Blending fall trends into the uniform

    For me, the school days blend together when it comes to style. I can’t blame Ann Richards- the plaid skirt and polo/oxford pairing is a classic standby, but it often doesn’t leave much room for style experimentation or the season’s latest trends. This season though, things are taking a positive...

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Local News

November 5, 2014 • Views: 12

Block Walking: Waste of Time or Important?

Don’t you just hate it when random strangers knock on your door? I mean, who wants to be bothered in their home? When a stranger comes to your door, most people just want them to go away and

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ACL Festival Kicks Off Its 2nd Weekend

October 11, 2014 • Views: 15

Beyond Our Walls

December 9, 2014 • Views: 33

The women of Bangladeshi sweatshops

Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated and impoverished countries. To put its size into perspective, the country is only slightly smaller than Iowa, but has the 9th largest

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Ebola Update: First Case in The United States

October 7, 2014 • Views: 35

ISIS – the new terrorist group?

September 21, 2014 • Views: 92

ARS students react to Joan River’s death

September 7, 2014 • Views: 13

All About Ferguson

August 14, 2014 • Views: 34



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