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  • Naomi Shihab Nye reads poetry during the workshops done for 6th grade english classes. Naomi Shihab Nye visits 6th grade english classes
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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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Local News

November 5, 2014 • Views: 102

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: 86

Beyond Our Walls

February 3, 2015 • Views: 216

What to expect in Obama’s last years

President Obama promises to strengthen the middle class, be diplomatic but firm in foreign policy, and pursue increased opportunities for all Americans in his State of the Union address.

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The women of Bangladeshi sweatshops

December 9, 2014 • Views: 292

Ebola Update: First Case in The United States

October 7, 2014 • Views: 204

ISIS – the new terrorist group?

September 21, 2014 • Views: 805

ARS students react to Joan River’s death

September 7, 2014 • Views: 87



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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!