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  • Sophie Moore (8) and Ariel Wilson (8) participate in both volleyball and cross country. Double Dose: Middle schoolers participate in both cross country...
  • The dance team kicks off the first assembly of the school year. Swingin’ Back into the School Year: Starlettes Receive a...
  • New officer recite oaths and accept leadership posts. Photo by Lupita Galvan Pass the torch: Honor societies welcome new members
  • 20933160134_8d2b1b9e12_k Ovarian cancer fundraiser takes off
  • Friends Frida Capitan, Anabelle Glass, and Arden Price (7) look at books in the library before school starts. Anabelle will also be attending the festival on Saturday, after being convinced by Frida to attend. Counting down the days: Students and librarian eagerly await...



  • Put me in, Coach: New math teacher cultivates diligence and high spirits dressed as a...

    “When you walk in, I want you to see student space,” says Eric Ortmann, standing outside the classroom that has been his for almost four weeks. From the outside, you can feel the glow of the Christmas lights strung along the ceiling. “Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect and he lived for a while in …...

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  • 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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Local News

September 25, 2015 • Views: 70

Counting down the days: Students and librarian eagerly await the Texas Teen...

Students are preparing for the Texas Teen Book Festival (TTBF), a one-day event celebrating the teen reading experience, to take place on Saturday, September 26th. “I’m really excited to see all

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Block Walking: Waste of Time or Important?

November 5, 2014 • Views: 322

ACL Festival Kicks Off Its 2nd Weekend

October 11, 2014 • Views: 284

Beyond Our Walls

September 24, 2015 • Views: 92

Eyes on the Tiger: ARS family supports alumna at Dallas Division I...

Ann Richards alumna, Sofia Hruby, was supported by friends, family, and former teammates in the SMU Doubletree Classic volleyball tournament in Dallas, Texas September 18th and 19th. Hruby is one of

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The Fight for the Texas Dream Act

May 15, 2015 • Views: 248



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HS Soccer Fundraiser--support the team! Begins at 4:30pm
Send good vibes to ARS girls testing!
Go to Austin High to support the tennis team at 5:30pm
Stop by the Burger Center at 5:30pm
Powderpuff Game and other fun activities 4:30pm at ARS
Enjoy Good Friday off!