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  • Toni Akunebu moves her tassel from right to left. Ann Richards School Graduation 2015 Photo Gallery
  • Gensler_Austin Office_OpenOffice-500 Midcentury modification: Day one as an architecture intern
  • An old PBS studio photograph. Just picture Olivia and I, interns extraordinaire, standing happily behind the set. Lights, Camera, Action: My Media Tech Internship Experience
  • More than 150 students and Dream Act supporters rallied in front of the Federal Office Building in downtown Los Angeles, California, on Friday, June 15, 2012, to voice their support for President Obama's decision to halt the deportation of young illegal immigrants. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/MCT) The Fight for the Texas Dream Act
  • Photo Credit: Shilah Chhadua College counselor plays hooky for student equality



  • Meet Oren: Tinkerer extraordinaire

    Oren Connell is an educator, a maker, and a sailor. You may have seen him around the ARS Makerspace, teaching people how to use equipment. He has been tinkering with things from a young age, and still uses that mentality today to guide everything he does. “I grew up on a small ranch in rural …...

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  • Between homes in different cities

    Sophomore Shilah Chhadua packs her luggage for the third time this month to ride a plane  182 miles from Austin to Dallas, where her biological father lives. Every first, third, and fifth weekend of every month Shilah goes through the process of packing, going through security, waiting for the long process that is...

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  • 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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  • Varsity Volleyball Hitter Plays Cousin in Bastrop Game

    The Ann Richards vs. Bastrop Volleyball game this past Friday received a lot of buzz for obvious reasons– both teams undefeated, Bastrop being new to the district this year– but what most people didn’t know was that STARS varsity outside hitter, Ally Reznicek (11), was playing against her cousin,...

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Local News

May 15, 2015 • Views: 209

College counselor plays hooky for student equality

On Thursday March 12th, Mr. Heineman was not seated in his office with the door wide open. Rather, he was representing an organization called TACAC (Texas Association for College Admission

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Block Walking: Waste of Time or Important?

November 5, 2014 • Views: 279

ACL Festival Kicks Off Its 2nd Weekend

October 11, 2014 • Views: 249

Beyond Our Walls

May 15, 2015 • Views: 205

The Fight for the Texas Dream Act

Texas was one of the first states to offer in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants as a part of the Dream (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act fourteen years ago. The

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What to expect in Obama’s last years

February 3, 2015 • Views: 550

The women of Bangladeshi sweatshops

December 9, 2014 • Views: 1040

Ebola Update: First Case in The United States

October 7, 2014 • Views: 502



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